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Budget Backpackers

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.

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Please note that guests at our hostel must be at least 18 years of age. Proof of age is required at check-in.

Awesome location....free wifi..free city tour..free pub crawls

We’re in an awesome location, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Edinburgh Castle, right in the heart of the famous Grassmarket area. We’re also just five-to-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations and the famous Haggis Tour routes. It’s no wonder our four-star hostel was voted the No.1 hostel in Scotland for February 2012.

Our facilities include free Wi-Fi, Internet access, a free city tour, free pub crawls, free bed linen, free in-room lockers, free tourist info and free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in starts.

We have an all-new, kick-ass cafe and bar with great-value meals available.

Reception is open 24hrs and there’s no curfew. Security is also great, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests.

Our funky designer rooms were designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and free lockers for every bed. There’s no crowded rooms here – our dorms are spacious.

We keep it clean – all of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are also constantly kept clean. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.

Our friendly staff are the best; they are friendly and will tell you all the best places to go – and more importantly, where not to go!

We have very modern facilities, with a large self-catering kitchen and hot showers. There’s also a treehouse chill-out room.

Our motto is 'live life to the full', and we mean it. So what are you waiting for?!

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

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Conditions

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.

We will contact you at the time of booking for the CVV code in order to verify the card.

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37-39 Cowgate Grassmarket

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too noisy..

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

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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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