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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    21 - 25 of 581 reviews

    Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here for 2 nights for my mates stag do weekend and couldn't of wished for a better located hostel. Right smack bang near the pubs and clubs. The staff were very welcoming and helpful when asked about local information and the hostel was very...More

    Thank Dcolbert
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 8 June 2017

    Thank you for your great feedback . We are so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. BB Manager :)

    Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

    Friendly staff. Laundry machines available. Showers were a bit small. Location is good, near many restaurants and on the old town area. The room floor was a bit moist all the time, but that propably was to do with the weather also.More

    Thank Niina M
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 June 2017

    Thank you for the awesome 5 star rating. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes it was very warm and humid during your stay which is very unusual for Edinburgh but nice for a change. Thanks again for the great feedback....More

    Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed with my friend in a private room with a double bunk at bottom and single at top. The room was great! Spacious and clean with comfy beds. Views across to the entrance to Greyfriars. Being close to the road it was noisey and...More

    Thank Kate B
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 31 May 2017

    We are so pleased you liked our spacious rooms and that you found our reception staff to be friendly and helpful . We are so sorry if our bar staff failed to deliver the best possible customers service and we have passed your comments onto...More

    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    As a cheap stay it offers everything you could ask for, a bar, an excelent location (right in the heart of the town, next to greyfriar's bobby) and a reception that know all the best stuff to do. The rooms were nice, my only complaints...More

    Thank Pedro C
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 May 2017

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are so pleased you liked our Location and friendly helpful staff and Value for money. We are not sure why any of the showers should be cold but we have asked our maintenance team to do a full...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed in this hostel a night prior to a tour and two nights upon returning from my tour before going back home. The vibe of the hostel was fun and "hip" and I liked that security was well strict (needing not only a room...More

    Thank KaySunshineee
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 28 May 2017

    Hey. Its so nice to hear back from you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate your awesome feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back when you decide to visit our great city again. Thanks again and...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (147)
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    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
    ...More
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    Jodie027
    7 June 2017|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
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    rgs1997
    15 April 2017|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there. The bathrooms we have are as follows. Some of our bathrooms are mixed gender , what this means is that the sinks areas are the the only sections that are mixed and shared. The Showers areas are Private pods that... More
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    Caligiiiirl_19
    11 December 2016|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there we are unfortunately not offering weekly rates at the moment. We do have a longer stay section of the hostel but this is fully booked at the moment. Our standards rates are very low at the moment to encourage our... More
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    Room Tips
    "Stay in a room close to open fields, there are no airconditioners"
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    "Perhaps a room on one of the lower floors if you need wifi"
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    "Excellent location, good atmosphere."
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    "if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights"
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