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Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

Rating: 73% from 19 reviews

  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 74%Security
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 94%Location
  • 66%Value for money
  • 58%Facilities

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  • The location of this hostel really couldn't be much better for tourists. It's only a few steps from the Royal Mile, and very easy to reach from the train station (which is also where airport buses drop off). The staff was also very friendly.
  • 86%
  • 30 Jan 2016 Anonymous USA
  • During normal rates, I'd use it for sure! The hostel was very friendly and well located. But we paid a high premium for the New Year, so the value was gone. If visiting for New Year, pick a hotel instead because this hostel wasn't worth the high, high price. The shared bathroom was not in good shape, the front door was left unsecured multiple times, and quality was basic. We could have afforded a hotel nearby with a secure front door, private bath, & higher standard for furnishings.
  • 80%
  • 30 Dec 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Good location. Friendly staff. Crowded, stuffy lounge room. Tiny kitchen. Bathrooms smelly and dirty.
  • 66%
  • 14 Nov 2015 Thomas
  • Nice and friendly staff. Fantastic location. Fairly good value for money
  • 80%
  • 13 Nov 2015 Anant India
  • the room that we had was quite good. the only thing that was wrong: was that when it was raining we got water inside on the floor. the shower good not get the steam out son in time that will be mouldy. Otherwise it was nice, that we had a private room and own bathroom
  • 77%
  • 06 Nov 2015 Helena Denmark
  • Very dirty rooms, toilets and kitchen. Internet connection didn't work at all through out my staying. Wouldn't stay here again or recommend it to a friend.k
  • 46%
  • 17 Oct 2015 Lucilia
  • Hostel is clean, could be better but was ok.
  • 57%
  • 18 Sep 2015 Judith Italy
  • Excellent hostel in a good area, with good staff and great services.
  • 100%
  • 04 Sep 2015 Viktor Fredrik Sweden
  • Best hostel I've been in and I'd recommend this one to everyone. Right off the royal mile, close to everything you could need to see in Edinburgh. I've never met staff who love their job more, and the experience in Edinburgh was perfect... I gave them 100% for good reason! Thanks so much Edinburgh Backpackers!!
  • 100%
  • 25 Jul 2015 Anonymous Canada
  • THE WORST HOSTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN! I actually cut my trip short because I could not bear to stay another night (and was not given a refund for the night I did not stay) Damp dank and dusty it triggered my asthma and gave me an allergy attack. Awful communal bathroom setup did not have female and male toilet on every floor with mold stains on the shower curtains. Top bunks had no railings or ladders and the staff treated me more as an inconvenience than a guest. Never again.
  • 34%
  • 16 Jul 2015 Teresa Portugal
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