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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“bed dorm”(40 reviews)
“great location”(90 reviews)
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Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere in hostel isint that great and staff weren't helpful or friendly if anything I found staff to be abrasive and unwelcoming. Location is great right on cowgate and you can see the castle. Cold showers and bathroom wasn't that clean. Overall it was fine...More

Thank Nakita2014
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 January 2015

Hi Nakita. Thank you for your review. Good to hear you liked our awesome location but sorry our normally excellent customers service do not come up to par during your stay. We will of course investigate this matter. Our bathrooms are normally inspected every hour...More

Reviewed 22 January 2015

Great place to stay right beside Edinburgh castle and views too! I stay here while back packing through Europe and loved it. We stayed in the largest room 32 bed dorm. It was very spacious and great. But probably just a little too many people,...More

Thank Jenna M
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 January 2015

Hi Jenna Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and good to hear our staff added to your customer experience. It is always so very nice when we get such a nice customer review. We hope...More

Reviewed 21 January 2015

For only charging me £10 a night, I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked a 4-person female dorm room. But the staff was pleasant, friendly, professional, and eager to have guests come along on the free walking tours and pub crawls that they...More

Thank Kathryn M
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 January 2015

Hi Kathryn Thank you kindly for your nice review. We do try to be competitively priced so good to hear you appreciate our value for money and location . Hope to see you back again soon. BB Crew :)

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

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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

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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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