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Budget Backpackers

37-39 Cowgate Grassmarket

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room

Important Information

We only accept groups of up to eight people via Hostelworld.
Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.
We only accept groups of up to seven people via Hostelworld.
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.

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Awesome 87%

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.

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Important Information

We only accept groups of up to eight people via Hostelworld.
Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.
We only accept groups of up to seven people via Hostelworld.
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.

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.

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Budget Backpackers set the bar high as my first hostel experience! The staff was super friendly and helpful (and Sebastian gives a very entertaining walking tour), and there is a great bar/restaurant with reasonably priced food that was quite good. Lots of fun events to meet other travelers offered in the evenings. The kitchen is well-equipped, but a tad bit small. Great location in downtown Edinburgh.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

too noisy..

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Excellent location, right in the heart of the city. Very friendly place to stay. Staff were really helpful. Street noise might be a problem for some but this is to be expected with such a city centre location. Was great to stay somewhere and not have to get buses or taxis anywhere for the whole trip. Would definitely stay here again.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • PlayStation
  • Restaurant
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wii

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

sport& leisure

  • Pool Table
  • Map
  • Streetview
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