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6.6
Good 205 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.5
  • Security 6.7
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 7.4
  • Atmosphere 5.7
  • Cleanliness 5.4
  • Facilities 5.7
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6.6
Good 205 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.5
  • Security 6.7
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 7.4
  • Atmosphere 5.7
  • Cleanliness 5.4
  • Facilities 5.7
Boutique Backpackers Located at 87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
Boutique Backpackers
Scotland
Edinburgh EH2 4SD 87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
66% 205
55.9493560 -3.2100141
Boutique Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
17th Jun 2016
9.1

Great hostel. They welcomed us with free beer and the staff was so friendly. Even better- they had an adorable dog. The staff was very helpful and overall I highly recommend for anyone traveling to Edinburgh.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Spain, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
13th Jun 2016
10.0

Was a nice hostel, the location was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would happily stay there again if need be in Edinburgh.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
11th Jun 2016
4.3

This was probably the worst hostel I have stayed in. It was filthy, smelt like cigarette smoke and old wet socks. They had a dog that would growl at you whenever you walked in. There were always a group of guys (not sure if they worked there or were just hanging around) that would stare at you and make you feel uncomfortable when you were in there. The bathroom was horrible, broken tiles and dirt/hair all over the floor. The bedroom stank, and the beds dirty. Would not recommend to anyone

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
11th Jun 2016
3.7

I understand you get what you pay for however I have gone to much cheaper hostels with much in terms of upkeep then here. First of all I wasn't sure if it was a hostel or a place where actual individuals were living regularly. There seemed to be random people walking around that had the codes to EVERY room and weren't actually traveling. Secondly, the bathrooms were in a destitute state and the cleaning process elsewhere was minimal, if at all. It was a one-night stay and I got out promptly.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
29th May 2016
6.9

Fantastic staff , good central location location . Secure lockers in the room . Free wifi , Linen was clean, duvets had a a bad feet smell . No pillows

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
28th May 2016
9.1

The place is located in the best place possible. Close to everything, but not in the middle of the crowd. The place is clean and the staff is friendly. But the fact that they have some long-term guests can make the environment uncomfortable sometimes. Anyway, would definitely recommend it.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Bahamas, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
7th May 2016
9.1

The hostel very good location. The reception guys are very friendly and helpful. Very good place. I come back...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
30th Apr 2016
2.6

The good: guys who work there are nice! The bad: Easily the filthiest hostel I have ever set foot in. Smells like a wet golden retriever. Food ground into the carpet in the kitchen. Cleaning schedule on the wall says they tidy the bedrooms just once a week. Fire alarm battery was dying and it beeped all night long. Only one shower and one toilet for the whole first and second floors. Pillow they gave me was covered in someone else's hair. Location sucks. Book anywhere else.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • India, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
13th Apr 2016
6.9

Itvwas a good ecperience of staying with boutique backpackers and great staff, it was cleaned too. Great location !!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th Mar 2016
4.3

The place didn't smell fresh- the rooms were very small and not like the photographs. Bathrooms poor quality. Place didn't feel very safe- not geared well towards travellers. Would not recommend.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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