Princes Street Backpackers East
Princes Street East caters mainly for independent, international backpackers between the ages of 18 and 30, although any traveler over the age of 18 with a valid international passport is welcome. We offer an easygoing atmosphere, comfortable dormitories and private double rooms. Facilities include a TV lounge with a movie library, a shop, a guest kitchen, a dining area, laundry services, lockers, a payphone and internet access. A free dinner is served every Sunday night.
We do not have a curfew or lock-out time.
Long-term rates are available.
Please note: we do not accept groups or guests under the age of 18. A passport or ID card must be presented at check-in.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free City Tour
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Wake-up calls
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Special Note for Hogmanay -:
Bookings for Hogmanay will be charged 50% shortly after the booking is made. Cancellation period is a FULL 14 days prior to date of arrival (start of booking day is 12am). Cancellations made within 14 days will be charged the full amount.
Your credit card will not be charged unless you default on the booking. Please note that any cancellations must be made a full 24hrs before the day of arrival (for example: if your booking is on the 3rd then you must notify us of your cancellation before 11:59pm on the 1st), or the full amount of your first night's stay will be charged.
Please note that guests must be over the age of 18 years, and able to provide photo identification at the time of check-in.
We ask that you bring some photographic identification with you to check in, preferably your passports, or photo driving licenses.
Check out time is at 10:30am, and most rooms will be ready for check in by 2pm.
If your room is not ready at the time you arrive, we are able to hold your luggage for you and allow access to kitchen, bathroom and common room facilities until you are able to go into the room.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
*_DIRECTIONS TO PRINCES ST EAST BACKPACKERS
Turn left out of the bus station onto St Andrews St, and walk one block
to West Register Street, on your left. Follow that around until the
Guildford Arms pub, which we are next to (same building, but upstairs,
we're on the 4th floor).
Follow the signs to Princes St, then turn right and walk to the corner
of Princes St and North Bridge (The Balmoral Hotel is on this corner).
Cross the road towards the big horse statue (the Duke of Wellington). We
are located on the top floor at 5 West Register St, Edinburgh, on the
street opposite the Balmoral Hotel on Princes St. Our entryway is to the
left of the Guildford Arms Pub. Just follow the artwork up to Reception
(we're on the 4th floor).
Take the Airport Bus (#100 3.50) to its very last stop at Waverley
Bridge. Turn right off the bus and walk to Princes St. Turn right and
walk to the corner of Princes St and North Bridge (The Balmoral Hotel is
on this corner). Cross the road towards the big horse statue (the Duke
of Wellington). We are located on the top floor at 5 West Register St,
Edinburgh, on the street opposite the Balmoral Hotel on Princes St. Our
entryway is to the left of the Guildford Arms Pub. Just follow the
artwork up to Reception.
All these take less than 2 minutes to walk! We are on the top floor at 5
West Register St (we're on the 4th floor).
Please remember to bring valid photo identification for each guest, such
as a passport, national identity card, or photo driving license.
Edinburgh St. Andrew Square Bus Station
Edinburgh Waverly Train Station
Waverly Bridge (Airport Bus stop)