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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Fraser Suites Edinburgh
    1,627 reviews
    #52 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Grassmarket Hotel
    2,173 reviews
    #51 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    2,525 reviews
    #44 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
    2,156 reviews
    #57 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    211 - 215 of 569 reviews

    Reviewed 19 January 2015

    I cannot recommend this place enough. We stayed here as a group of 5 in a 6 bed dorm for a weekend. I am also was a little cautious staying in backpacker hostels as sometimes they are less than ideal regarding noise, cleanliness etc but...More

    1  Thank Conalva
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 21 January 2015

    Hi Conalva Thanks for reviewing us and giving us such a good review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are embarking on further improvements over the next few weeks to further enhance our customer experience. So all good . Thanks again BB Crew...More

    Reviewed 19 January 2015

    I selected this Hostel for his location which is very good near the city center. The decoration is really nice and the bar is cheap and tasty. Also there is a kitchen and the possibility to cook your own stuff. The rooms are basic but...More

    Thank XI M
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 21 January 2015

    Thank you Xi for giving us such a good review. Its great to hear positive customer feedback. We really do try to get it right and thankfully most of the time we do. The good new is we are further upgrading our hostel over the...More

    Reviewed 19 January 2015

    Overall quality of facility was ok. I shared dorm room with the worst kind of roommates (scattering all their belongings on the floor, showing up dead drunk in the dawn making lot of noise), but it was just a bad luck after all... The biggest...More

    1  Thank Eunore K
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 21 January 2015

    Hi Eunore Thanks for your review. Sorry that the fire alarm went off during your stay. We take our customers safety very seriously and we must evacuate the building if the fire alarm goes off regardless of the weather. It turns out somebody smoking had...More

    Reviewed 11 January 2015

    I stayed at Budget Backpackers for 5 weeks with my boyfriend whilst we were job-hunting in Autumn. At first we had a 6-bed room, which was very clean, comfortable, warm and shared bathroom in the second building, directly across from the main building. I remember...More

    Thank Tashiita32
    Reviewed 11 January 2015

    this was my second stay in two years and the hostel lived up to my fond memories. Bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and comfortable, staff were super friendly and wifi was excellent! Will visit again!More

    1  Thank KeenTravelerGirl
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 January 2015

    Hi there Thanks for the great review. Its always nice to hear customers enjoyed their stay. We are in the process of updating all our facilities so that our customers will have an even better experience during their stay with us at our value for...More

    Fraser Suites Edinburgh
    1,627 reviews
    #52 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Grassmarket Hotel
    2,173 reviews
    #51 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    2,525 reviews
    #44 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
    2,156 reviews
    #57 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Laundry Service
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • USD 25 - USD 156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
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    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (146)
    Dining (82)
    Room & Suite (70)
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    Nearby
    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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