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Princes St East Backpackers

93 reviews
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Room & Suite (15)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible33%
17 Sep 2017
“Best Avoided!”
3 weeks ago
“Stairway to hell”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WORST HOSTEL I've ever been to. Super noisy, like sleeping inside a nightclub. Super dirty, stains everywhere on the carpets and sheets. Super cold, heating was not invited in our room. UNSAFE, power supplies from another age, my phone didn't survive it. If there is...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

1. 5 stores till u get to the hostel 2. most staff rude (one dared to insult me) & even they say 24h, 1 felt asleep while i knocked the door 20min 3. rooms are GROSS, beds=the worst. and you go up 2 stores more...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed in room N which was in the upper part of the hostel (which means even more stairs once you've made it up to reception). The toilets on this floor were out of order so there was only 1 toilet/shower (in the same room...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The only outstanding feature of this hostel is the central location, you literally step out the door and across the street you will find the main shopping street in Edinburgh, Princes St. The pluses end there for this hostel because it is a total dump....More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Horrible experience, from the moment I first entered the property to the bitter end. First of all, it's a 77 steps climb to the hostel. They try to joke about it (it's even in their WiFi password), but there's no way around it: these 77...More

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USD 20 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Also Known As
Princes St East Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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