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Budget Backpackers

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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“bed dorm”(40 reviews)
“great location”(90 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Hostel kinda looks like their trying to hard to be “cool” or “hip” but dismiss that. It’s a pretty good place to stay and eat! Pros Nice spacious rooms Can sit up straight on bottom bed Only 1 or 2 pound room key deposit Pretty...More

Thank Natalie K
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for the good feedback and all your positive comments. We are not sure why the showers would be cold then really hot but we have asked our maintenance team to check all the automatic thermostatic valves to ensure that there are none that...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

One is always a little apprehensive about last minute bookings, especially if it was a hostel. I was a little sceptical as well, because everything about Budget Backpackers seemed too good to be true. Booking - It was super easy to choose options and make...More

Thank Kauzik4
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you so very much for your very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate you taking the time to review us. Thanks again and we hope to see you back very soon. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Unfortunately I had to leave the hostel even if I didn't care about the money I paid. The room was literally freezing, I couldn't sleep or stay in there as my bones hurt from cold. Cold air was coming through the windows, people from the...More

Thank Tasos C
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 December 2017

We can only apologise if there was problem with the heating in your room. We where not aware of any problems but we have immediately asked our engineers to check and ensure the heating is turned up to full during this very cold spell. We...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Nice and cheap rooms,very helpful staff,clean toilets but the showers are not so good,not a lot of room to put your luggage in lockers.Cheap and good food and drinks.Hostel is close to the city centre!I definitely recommend it!More

Thank Paschalis S
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for your great feedback. we are so pleased you found our staff so helpful and out toilets clean. We do have cleaners on from 06.30am until 9.30pm and we are sorry if at any point when you used our showers they where not...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I recently stayed here with my boyfriend in a double room and I won't be returning. The staff are all very friendly and I can't fault the staff or your bar area. I wasn't impressed with the room. As soon as we walked into the...More

Thank Amy B
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We so pleased you appreciated our friendly staff and bar. We don't know why there would be any odour in the private room you stayed in but we have asked our housekeeping team to identify if...More

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US$ 18 - US$ 84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 18 - US$ 84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Traveller (157)
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Nearby
Old Town
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
8 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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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
12 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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"Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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"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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