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Princes St East Backpackers

Traveller (28)
Room & Suite (19)
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible35%
17 Sep 2017
“Best Avoided!”
6 days ago
“Ignore the bad reviews!”
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Do not sleep here unless you want to die because of a fire. The building is a complete labyrinth of corridors, ups and downs, I honestly do not imagine what would happen if there was a fire, but nobody came alive. Other than that, it...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The hostel is located up several narrow winding stairs, which is quite difficult if you have a large backpack or suitcase. I called the day before to check if they had free wifi, which they stated that they had. When I arrived they told me...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were incredibly helpful, allowed me to print my plane boarding passes which I was quite flustered about. It is a cheap hostel and so you cannot expect miracles, but I had a wonderful sleep and could not hear anything from outside my room even...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I'm student and i stay couple hostels around but this is the worse one Avoid...extremely dirty,smelly,no hygiene,no Internet in room,no hot water in wc,no curtain, Only good things staff is helpful. Location is fantastic

Thank Amet T
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The whole stay was a god awful experience, i rented my own room at a higher cost and thought you know it must be worth it. it wasn't. the whole place looks like it hasn't changed from the 1980s. Black mould just about everywhere, it...More

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USD 17 - USD 80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Also Known As
Princes St East Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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Traveller (28)
Room & Suite (19)
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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"Just don't come to this hostel please, you'll loose more than win"
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"Beware the 77 steps to the top"
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"Do not ever go to this hostel. It is NOT as pictured."
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"No vayas! No merece la pena"
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