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Boutique Backpackers

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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good13%
  • Average21%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible38%
  • 15 Apr 2017
    “Absolutely disgusting!!! Do not go there!”
  • 12 Mar 2017
    “Absolutely disgusting, DO NOT GO!”
87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD Scotland See on map
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I stayed in many Hostels around the world, but this one was the dirtiest place I´ve ever been to. It was smelly, really dirty and kind of creapy. The windows were broken and fixed with a few sheets of paper... The window frame was full...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Julia B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the hotel's official description, I took the liberty of adding some comments: How often to you get to sleep in brand new beds - ALL OLD, BROKEN AND DANGEROUS. The bed slats broke on 3 of the beds we slept on which is...More

Date of stay: March 2017
4  Thank Clara H
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The facility was in terrible condition and clearly hadn't been cleaned for a long time. Bathroom especially was in poor shape. The staff was fine but oddly recommended that if I needed anything I ask one of the other residents rather than the staff.

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank cjdwan08
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Boutique Backpackers is a very dirty hostel. In the bedrooms, walls, windows, and bed surfaces were dirty. Litter from previous residents was pushed under beds. In bathrooms, there are large patches of black mould on the walls and well developed layers of grime show that...More

Date of stay: December 2016
3  Thank Calum I
Reviewed 16 August 2016

First thing to point out is that all the photos on Hostel World etc. are misleading, and probably of somewhere else. We stayed 3 nights during the Edinburgh festival in a mixed shared dorm. As you walk in from the evening air and follow the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT How often to you get to sleep in brand new beds, comfortable mattresses and new fresh More linen in a hostel. We are guessing not many travelers can say they have ever stayed in a hostel with extremely comfortable beds ect.... Well here you can.... Why not give us a go. Welcome to the new and improved Boutique Backpackers Hostel in heart of Edinburgh city. We are located walking distance from all city center forms of transport and if you fly in you can catch the Airlink bus to our door step. Easy as :-) We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 10 beds filled with your newest friends, or spoil yourself with a 4 or 6 bed with private ensuite, you are sure to find it at Boutique Backpackers. Our facilities include free Wi-Fi, self cater kitchen, Tv/movies/board games, free bed linen, free in-room lockers, free tourist info and free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in starts. Security is also great, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. For the security of all guests, everyone is required to produce government- issued photo ID to check in. Unfortunately we only accept guest over the age of 18years. We accept big groups, hens and stag groups. Please let us know when booking. See you all very soon Less
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Formerly known as
Edinburgh Nights Hostel
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Boutique Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Formerly known as
Edinburgh Nights Hostel
Also Known As
Boutique Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Brooke K
15 December 2014|
Response from Boutique87 | Property representative |
Hi there! Many thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Room Tips
"Hostels closer to city centre are usually better"
28 Jan 2017
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"worst room ever"
29 Feb 2016
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"don't go to that hostel."
25 Feb 2016
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"Ensuite bedroom !"
14 Jun 2015
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