Budget Backpackers

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.5km
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Rating: 83%from 5 reviews

  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
Budget Backpackers is a 4-Star Hostel located just a stones throw away from Edinburgh Castle in the heart of the historic old town. We are 2 minutes from the city's vibrant nightlife and 5-10 minutes walk from bus and train stations.

As well as private rooms we have dormitories with individual reading lights and lockers for each bed, and we offer a number of facilities including kitchens, a chill-out room with a plasma television and internet access. Linen is provided.

We operate a 24-hour reception and we do not have a curfew. Entry is by electronic key card and there are CCTV cameras throughout.

Please note: we do not accept stag or hen parties, or guests under the age of 16.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Playstation
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.

We only accept bookings of up to 9 people via Hostelworld & Hostelbookers. Any bookings for 10 or more people need to be pre-paid in advance. Half of the total is due immediately and will be charged to card provided, second half will be due 1 month prior to arrival and also charged to the card provided. If your booking is less than a month away full cost will be charged immediately. Contact us directly should you like to pay by bank transfer.

Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over. Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations and will be charged for the first night accommodation.

Maximum stay at the hostel is 14 night.

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Our Awesome location is in the middle of Edinburgh’s historic old town. The main tourist spots, Bars and cafes (including the castle) are only a few minutes walk from our central location. We are 10 minutes walk from the Train and bus station and 5 minutes from the famous Haggis tours. Our location is sure to impress you.

From the Airport:
Get the Airport Bus (No 100) to Waverly Train Station and then follow directions as below.

From Waverly Train Station:
We are about a 10-minute walk from Waverley Train Station.
Exit the station at Waverley bridge (the other exit from the train station is onto Princes St). Now, facing the castle, go left on Waverley Bridge and walk to the end, where there is a small mini-roundabout. Turn right here onto Market Street and walk up the hill to the end. Then turn left onto Bank Street; follow this road around and up to the traffic lights. Continue through the lights onto George 1V Bridge then turn right at Victoria Street. Walk down to the bottom of this street and then turn left. You can't miss us. We are on the corner of Candlemaker Row.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future if you have any further queries. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

Located Near

Our Awesome location is in the middle of Edinburghâs historic old town. The main tourist spots, Bars and cafes (including the castle) are only a few minutes walk from our central location. We are 10 minutes walk from the Train and bus station and 5 minutes from the famous Haggis tours. Our location is sure to impress you.

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