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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    USD 73*
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    Room & Suite (43)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent15%
    • Very good32%
    • Average25%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible15%
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    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Airport Transportation
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    1 - 5 of 270 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The location of the hostel is great and the room was comfortable and clean. The private room I was staying in was situated in another building, and as a result I didn't really experience the atmosphere of the hostel. The entrance of this building is...More

    Thank Margriet P
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Considering the location of the hostel on Cockburn St I was quite surprised at the price for a 2 bed ensuite and a 4 bed dorm. Very cheap for us even though people had cancelled at the last minute. Great location close to the Royal...More

    Thank cthomson58
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Never written a review before UNTIL NOW... had a shocker of an experience with one staff member Jonny who boasted his ability to take money out if my credit card because he owned my card credentials, this was while out drinking on a pub crawl...More

    1  Thank James C
    Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for your review. Whilst on our free pub crawl, members of your group were evicted from two separate bars for reckless behaviour and attempted theft. After the second incident, in which we were shown CCTV footage of your travelling companions attempting to steal various...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I dont want to raise my expectation too high after reading some negative review But because on this trip my budget and time was very limited, and almost all female dorms in other hostels were fully booked, so I decided choose this hostel. Turned that...More

    Thank VisiD
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Terrible and rude service. Dirty, stained bed sheets and smells around most of the hostel. Very cold showers and unsightly toilets. The only saving grace is the location - it's very easy to leave. A lot of comments about the price being it's redeeming feature;...More

    Thank dsul90
    Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for your feedback though extremely negative. At Edinburgh Backpackers our staff and management strive to provide the cleanest, friendliest and most accommodating services and facilities possible as reflected in our mostly positive reviews. Our reception is maned 24hrs and happy to address any concerns...More

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    5 April 2017|
    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    There are free hairdryers located in the communal female bathrooms. If you are staying in a private room you can borrow a hairdryer from reception for free, you just need to pay a £5 deposit
    Room Tips
    "Excellent location"
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    "staying in the rooms in the building down the street is much quieter being off the main road & being a..."
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    "The private room for 2 was a good deal for us since we didn't want to deal with the security of our..."
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    "No accessibility for the disabled. Top floor on right side of the building (next to toilets) has excellent..."
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