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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    US$ 28*
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    Reviewed 4 March 2017

    Overall, it was a comfortable stay in a convenient location. We had a private room for my friend and I. It had a table with chairs, two beds and a TV - the basic amenities of a hotel room at a hostel price! We stayed...More

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    Thanks for your review though 2 stars seems a little harsh given it appears in the most part you had a pleasant stay. Our fire alarms are in accordance with the most current Scottish fire regulations and tested weekly. In the case of an incident...More

    Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

    Currently staying in room 5 and too cold to get out of bed as there is no radiator in the room #freezing. Friendly staff and great location only a few minutes walk from the bus and train station. Just so cold!

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    Thanks for your review. All of our private rooms and dorms have heating systems fitted, dorm 5 that you mention has two heaters, one under the window and another beside the door which can be freely operated by guests as requiered. Enjoy your travels!

    Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in the building that was down an alleyway next to the main entrance and I must say it was filthy! The bathrooms were scary and disgusting and you shared with the other people in the building. Our bed sheets and towels had stains...More

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    Thanks for your feedback. Since the time of your stay (March 2016) our hostel has undergone renovations and improvements along with a change of daily operations management, as a result we would hope to see you pleasantly surprised if you were to choose us as...More

    Reviewed 30 January 2017

    The hostel itself was a little, uhm, dingy. To say the least. It felt a bit odd that some of the rooms were in a totally separate building. BUT... the customer service was decent, the beds were comfortable and the bedding clean. And quiet frankly...More

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    Thanks for your feedback. As noted on our Hostelworld bookings page Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 Double/Twin/Single Rooms across four separate buildings, all buildings are located within a 20 second walk of our central premises where you are welcome to converge and use...More

    Reviewed 28 January 2017

    Too many beds squashed into tiny rooms which gives a very claustrophobic feeling. Toilets and rooms are smelly and too far away from the rooms. They ask for a £5 deposit for a PLASTIC key card, and also another £5 to use the lockers. And...More

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    Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at Edinburgh Backpackers. Toilets are situated throughout each of our buildings, if there is any issues locating facilities then our staff would be more than happy directing you to your closest...More

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    • US$ 22 - US$ 99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    JessJJ_5377
    Are there any hairdryers provided? Thanks
    4 April 2017|
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    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    There are free hairdryers located in the communal female bathrooms. If you are staying in a private room you can borrow a hairdryer from reception for free, you just need to pay a £5 deposit
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    MECKY888
    請問從FORT WILLIAM 火車站去Fort William Backpackers 可以步行嗎?所需時間多少?有指示路標嗎?有公車到嗎? route no?
    15 January 2015|
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