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Budget Backpackers

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Negative Dark room Positive Very friendly staff!!! Beautiful room Bequemes Bett Clean bathroom Cheap bar within the hostel Good wifi connection everywhere 2 minutes away from Grassmarket Functional kitchenMore

Thank wirbelwynd
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and giving us a 5 star rating. We are not sure why your room would be dark but we have asked our maintenance to check all the light bulbs just in case the wrong wattage bulb...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I've stayed at almost every hostel in Edinburgh. I can tell you the ones to stay at and the ones to stay away from. This hostel while not perfect (few are), delivers everything you need at a great price. Cleanliness is excellent considering how busy...More

Thank Fred L
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 September 2017

Hey thank you for your comprehensive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you have taken the time to post this positive review. We appreciate all your comments and we hope that you will stay with us again when...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I booked a twin room and it was tidy and well kept. Bed wasn't the comfiest but was good enough to sleep in. Showers were a bit of a problem as were very small so not much room to change when getting in/out and there...More

Thank Dan W
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the good feedback. Our mattresses are hotel standard but we have asked our housekeeping team to check the room you stayed in just in case the mattress need to be replaced. Thanks for the heads up. We hope you had a safe...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, quirky, clean, cool. Its a great location, not far from train station, right in the middle of everything, grass market a stones throw away Though was told i couldn't add haggis to my scrambled egg order, but if i get it in a...More

Thank Gareth D
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 28 August 2017

The best hostel in Edinburgh easily, clean rooms, good social areas, location is perfect. Central Edinburgh, right on one of the main night time thoroughfares. Staff were both swift and caring, enabling ambient textures travellers appreciate.

Thank Gordon S
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so very much for the awesome review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate you taking the time to post this cool review. BB Manager :)

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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
...More
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Jodie027
8 June 2017|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
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rgs1997
15 April 2017|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Hi there. The bathrooms we have are as follows. Some of our bathrooms are mixed gender , what this means is that the sinks areas are the the only sections that are mixed and shared. The Showers areas are Private pods that... More
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Caligiiiirl_19
12 December 2016|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Hi there we are unfortunately not offering weekly rates at the moment. We do have a longer stay section of the hostel but this is fully booked at the moment. Our standards rates are very low at the moment to encourage our... More
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"Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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"Stay in a room close to open fields, there are no airconditioners"
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"Perhaps a room on one of the lower floors if you need wifi"
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"Excellent location, good atmosphere."
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