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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Edinburgh without booking a place to stay. With few options we happened to stumble upon this place. Glad we did. Not only did it seem cheaper than most comparable options, we found our room to be a good value at the price. And they were extremely friendly and helpful, going as far as to help us find a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast here. It's huge, clean, and located in the middle of Old Town, surrounded by trendy shops and bars. It's a great place to meet people. Nice, relaxed armosphere. Really friendly, cool staff.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, I would not have believed this was a hostel. Stayed in a private 2 bed room with bathroom. This is located in a separate building. The beds were very, very comfortable; most likely because I was expecting bunk beds and was happy not to have to sleep on a standard hostel style bed after long day exploring. Opted for...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is perfectly located, close to the castle. We stayed in this hostel as part of an Erasmus Trip to Edinburgh. I could not really complain about anything. it was not croweded, (bath)-rooms have been clean and breakfast was provided. So everything you would expect from a hostel was perfectly fullfilled.

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My friend and I wanted a cheap hostel for 1 night only, but we didn't want to share a dorm room with other people. We had our own room and shared a pretty good sized bathroom and nice kitchen area with 2 other people. All the rooms and bathrooms were clean and in good condition and the communal bathrooms in...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Edinburgh back packers on two seperate occasions and both were as bad as each other. The first time we stayed when we got checked in the guy checking us in was great helped us out, Because we were in a private room we weren't in the main building we were in a building down the next street...

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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here over Hogmany (Scottish new year celebrations - if you haven't been do it!!) Dec 15/Jan 16 We found the hostel to be very welcoming, with a free shot of whiskey on entry! I think that was just because it was Dec 30th! It was quite clean, not too noisy apart from actual new years - great party...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Booked 2 nights, ended up staying 8. Awesome location, great facilities and friendly staff. Couldn't ask for much more during my time in Edinburgh. As a solo traveller I found it really easy to meet people here and had a great few nights out on the pub crawl!

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is close to everything if you're looking to check out some of the most popular spots in Edinburgh. I traditional don't like to stay so close to all the touristy things but I admit that the convenience of the location was so nice. I stayed in the private suite which was very big and comfortable. I stayed on...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 times before really like the helpfulness of the staff and friendly home from home smaller place to stay from last time but all the practical things you need great price and great location staying again next time I stay too 😆

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has one of the best locations in the city. We have 4 seperate buildings and cater for a wide variety of travellers. We have single, double, twin and quad private rooms (standard & en-suite). We also have 11 dormitories ranging in size from 6-14 beds. Our main building has free WIFI, games room (with pool table), TV Lounge (Sky TV), dinning room and fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is given their own entry key and all dormitories have free lockers (deposit required).All our staff are Backpackers, so we have in depth knowledge on the best and cheapest things to see and do in this amazing city. Our reception is operated 24hrs a day, so someone is always on hand to help with any questions. If you want great value for money and a friendly welcome, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is the place to stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Address: 65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $30 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Private room options would be best”
 of 5 bubbles roisin171, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We usually try and stay in the main building, which has a lot of stairs but is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaJane1981, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This hostel is very close to all things about the city.”
 of 5 bubbles fernandomataram, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Private Room 4 - away from the street and on the top so not much noise buy other guests”
 of 5 bubbles 536DavidN, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main hotel if you take a room for your own. And if U're not afraid of stairs, the ones at the top of the hotel are the best !”
 of 5 bubbles ThibLo, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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