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Budget Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$ 27*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 27*
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel is quite central, you can walk everywhere. Staff are friendly and people in the hostel as well. A lot of Germans and Spanish people. The breakfast is not good and expensive, I recommend having breakfast outside the hostel. Cleaning is okay but not great. I went on my own and manage to do some friends there. There's a...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased you found our staff friendly and helpful. We try to offer a budget range of breakfast from £2 as we are aware most of our guests are on a budget. We are sorry that you thought our breakfast offer was expensive. We are so pleased that you would recommend us...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bed, recently renovated washrooms and bedrooms, quiet. You can charge your phone right next to your bed! There are lockers for bags (need your own lock), and the lounge is very nice. A note for very spiritual visitors, the grave yard can be seen from some of the bedrooms windows. Good value for money. However, the wifi did not...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the graveyard you see from some of our windows is the historic Greyfriars Kirk in the historic old town where the famous little dog Greyfriars Bobby is buried. The wifi is designed to reach all rooms and we have asked our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's walking distance to Greyfriars, elephant cafe, Victoria street, grassmarket and other tourist attractions. The hostel is clean, bed linen is clean, toilets are clean. This hotel has a nice cool cafe. The security of the hostel is good because you need a security pass to enter hostel. You are not allow to go in hostel if you do not...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We are so pleased you liked our location and high level of Cleanliness and Security. Thanks again and we hope you had a safe onward journey after checking out. BB Manager :)

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first and last time to stay in a hostel. Location was good, its in the centre of old town. Three friends and I shared a 4 bed room which was spacious. However it was so hot , I mean couldn't breathe kinda heat. Had to sleep with the windows open and the radiator didn't turn off. The...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you liked our Location but sad you did not enjoy the hostel experience. All our rooms have heating in them that have controllable radiators that can be turned off for guests comfort. We have asked our maintenance team to check all our rooms to ensure all thermostats are...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time in Edinburgh and staying at Budget Backpackers was a very good choice! The team is very nice and help out with any questions, the showers and kitchen work just fine and the beds are very comfortable! As the hostel is very central in the old town of Edinburgh every sight and attraction was in walking...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Its always great to hear that our guests have had such a great time while staying with us. Thanks for the awesome feedback and we hope to see you back again soon. BB Crew :)

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Everything was fantastic. Amazing staff, astonishing travelers and.community, great facilities, though the kitchen gets quite busy at midday or between 8-9pm. If you go to the bar, give a try tp the ,,caledonian three hops,,!! During tye year you can get a bed for six pounds night, so it,s also the cheapest place around! Pd:The chill room is amazing!!

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review. Thank you so very much for taking the time and reviewing us and giving us such a fantastic recommendation to our future guests. We are so happy you had a great time with us and we hope you will stay with us again when you next come back to Edinburgh. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The hostel was great, good ubication, clean and confortable, the staff was friendly with one exception, Cristina, she was rude everyday and not helpful at all. I also recomend to do the free walking tour with other company, not with the hostel.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi we are so pleased you liked our hostel and found it clean comfortable and friendly. We can only apologise if one of our staff failed to deliver on customer service. We have passed your comments onto our customer service team to ensure all our staff always deliver excellent customer service all of the time. Thank you so very much...

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The beds were comfortable and they had good reading lamps and lockers but the place was tiny. The bathrooms were shocking. Two people couldn't even fit between the stalls and the basins. There would be an awkward traffic jam of getting into the shower when someone was washing their hands. There were more men's bathrooms than woman's? And the rest...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There thank you for taking the time to review us. We do indeed have some unisex bathrooms but the only area that is unisex are the sinks. All the showers areas are private pods with a changing area included in the pod. We also have completely female only and male on bathrooms for any guests that do not want...

Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very budget. Staff at times finish talking to each other before attending to you at reception, spacious lockers in room but bed was unchanged (unreserved beds so people can try all free beds before choosing one). Had one breakfast there, order was forgotten (waited 20mins when only 3 people were there)...good choice of teas though.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. All our beds have their linen changed after a guest has vacated. Our guests get bed tokens to put on the bed they have chosen. When a guest checks out and removed their token to return to reception indicates to our housekeeping staff that this bed needs its linen changed. If...

Reviewed 5 March 2017

I wish I had taken a photo of the private room, my friend and I were able to book at Budget Backpackers. We were really happy with it, and my friend was happy to be in a room where it was just us. She is light sleeper, and although we could hear people in the hallway into the early morning,...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our awesome Location and Great Atmosphere. We hope you will choose to stay with us again when you next visit Edinburgh. BB Crew :)

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Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With over 250 beds, and located in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Budget Backpackers is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh! All of the amenities you need including free linen, free hot showers, a self catering kitchen, and a bar/cafe! Budget Backpackers is one of the best located hostels in the city, being only a 10 minute walk from Waverly Train Station, a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle practically on our doorstep! There is also always something happening within the hostel, with weekly Wii and Pool Competitions, Quiz and Movie Nights, Free Walking Tours 11am daily Monday to Saturday, Whether you want to see the sights, make friends, party it up, or just relax, Budget Backpackers has everything you need to make your stay in Edinburgh memorable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Backpackers

Address: 37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: ₹ 1,221 - ₹ 4,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Budget Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Excellent location, good atmosphere.”
noorahytoenen, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights”
93johnnyc, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi.”
  • view of castle from front of hostel
  • private rm with shower, shared bathroom
  • night view of castle from front door of hostel
eccartwright, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the street can be noisy (especially during festival season), pack earplugs.”
sarahgI8590TZ, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“do not take one of the 6 bed rooms”
MusaIocosa, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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