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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent33%
          • Very good41%
          • Average13%
          • Poor5%
          • Terrible4%
          Travellers talk about
          “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Bar/Lounge
          Kitchenette
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Castle Rock Hostel
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          #3 of 202 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
           
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          Reviewed today 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

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          Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

          It was my second time staying at this hostel and I'm sure I will stay here also the next time. The hostel is really well located and you can basically reach most of the hotspots by foot. I also felt very safe walking in the...More

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          Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

          Thank you so very much for your awesome feedback. We are so pleased your 02nd stay with us was as good as your first. We really appreciate your positive comments and hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again for the 03rd...More

          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          I stayed 4 nights and I cannot complain. My 6 bed room was quiet and usually clean. Bathrooms were clean and, although they seemed too few for the available beds, I never had to wait to use toilets or showers. Not so great: showers are...More

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          Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

          Thank you for the great feedback . We are so pleased you found our facilities clean. Sorry we do not have an elevator as we are located in a very old historic building and unable to install one. Thankfully our hostel only has 2 levels...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Decent rooms, friendly staff and good facilities. Wi-Fi was average and the 6-8 mixed dorms had a tendency to end up as mostly male (during my time there at least), which may turn off some solo female travellers. The location was stellar and the sister-hostel...More

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          Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

          We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Thank you for the great feedback and your very kind words of recommendation. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          This place was so cool and the staff were so friendly. Its perfect for young people because of the environment and the type of people that are staying there. The bedrooms are big and comfortable. I strongly recommend. The only bad thing for me is...More

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          Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

          Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked our vibe. Our sink in the bathroom areas are shared. Our toilets and showers are of course private. we do have a few sink areas that...More

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          #3 of 202 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
           
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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Price range
          • US$ 17 - US$ 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 300
          • Reservation Options
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          • Location
          • United Kingdom >
          • Scotland >
          • Edinburgh >
          • Old Town / Cowgate
          • Also Known As
          • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
          • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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          Traveller (145)
          Dining (82)
          Room & Suite (67)
          Hotel & Grounds (156)
          Family and Play Areas (3)
          Bathroom (1)
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          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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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          rgs1997
          Hi, the hostel looks very modern and clean in the images. My question is about your shower facilities - I am just slightly confused and wanted to confirm what the facilities are like as in your photographs they appear to be lovely private cubicles in very good condition but in a review it describes completely open showers with no privacy? What is the situation with this? Thanks :)
          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
          Hi! Do you guys have weekly rates?
          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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          GiseBocco
          Hi, I was just reading previous guests reviews and after reading some of them I wanted know if the shared bathrooms are unisex or if you have bathroom and shower facilities for female only use. Also do the showers are separated by stalls? Thanks in advance
          20 July 2015|
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          Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
          Hi There . Some of our bathrooms are unisex . It is worth noting that it is only the sink areas that are unisex . The showers are obviously completely private. They are designed to give complete privacy and incorporate a... More
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          Room Tips
          "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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          "Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi."
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