X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Budget Backpackers Reviews

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

Reviews & Ratings Explained

86%

Rating
4244 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

97%

One of my favourite places to stay in Edinburgh; I'll always come back here! Its always really friendly and welcoming....if its partying you are after then you have the option to join in with the great free events at the "sister hostel" down the road, though the bar at the Budget is always nice and busy and the drinks are well priced.


94%

It's a very good place to stay.. Nice atmosphere, friendly crew, also clean bathroom.. Great experience during my visit.. Keep it up..!!!

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This was THE place to stay in Edinburgh just steps away from everything fun! They were very welcoming. We got wifi in our room. There were people from all over the world and the cafe was awesome. The staff did a great job they were very friendly- the walking tour could have been better but it was somewhat informative. We would definitely stay here again


77%

Cold showers!!! Not fun... Not ideal to have cold showers in Scotland. It wasn't just a one off, not once did we get hot water over the four days we were there. Other then that... Good location, cleanliness could be improved eg. Bedrooms. Staff were friendly enough and wifi was good.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Narissa . Thanks for your review . We have checked out the showers looks like faulty boiler . this has now been fixed . Please note because our boilers are in the basement if customers are using shower on the 02nd or third floors it can take a minute or so for hot water to reach these levels but defo hot water always on tap 24/7. Thanks for your good comments regarding staff and wifi. We are also boosting our clean team to ensure high levels of cleanliness are maintained. BB Crew :)

94%

Great hostel with excellent staff...the best location possible in edinburgh, near the castle and main atractions.


97%

I would like to thank a girl named cathrine i think her name was, who worked in the reception, from new zealand, she helped us in any way possible, so a big thanks to her and we will most definitely recomend this place!

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Clean hostel and fun...Alright location. Good bar attached for meeting people and fun free pub crawl organised by the hostel. So it's good for the solo traveller or groups. Staff are helpful and decent security with lockers inside the rooms. Also powerpoints next to beds and wifi reaches the rooms which is always helpful. Would stay there again.


77%

Showers were cold. Overheated dorms and no air circulation. Quirky and clean cafe/bar area. Lovely NZ staff!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Young and funny atmosphere with big respect of convivence between people.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Realy good place in the center of the old town. The staff was very friendly. The food at the longe bar is great for the price.


91%

Staff was very friendly and warm welcoming. The accoutrements was excellent, colorfoul and modern. Hostel is situated in centre of Edinburgh!

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Good location. Wicked cafe and chill out room. Only issue with our stay was there's no hot water on our entire 4 night stay.


74%

The four-person room was well insulated from the noise of the rest of the hostel, but being on the first floor with single-glazed windows, the noise from the street was quite loud and I found it impossible to sleep without earplugs. The mattress was rather uncomfortable, but it was roughly what you'd expect.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, staff and location were all fantastic. Cheap price as well. Would never stay anywhere else in Edinburgh!


77%

No kitchen available for quests (or maybe it's hidden really well), distracted staff making mistakes during check-in (solved, but it made a bad first impression). Apart from that - great place, conveniently located, quiet at night, no queues to common toilets/showers.


97%

Great hostel highly reccomend would stay here again.


97%

That was my esconde time there, so, I chose because really like and enjoyed each time, nice atmosphere, relax, nice shower and localization.


94%

Great hostel. Great location just down from the Royal Mile. Clean facilities, and luggage lockers were great.


83%

Very friendly staff and great bar/dining area! Pretty good value for money


94%

Fantastic location, clean good-size bedrooms, plus a kick-ass bar !


« first « Prev 1 2 3 4
(78 results)


View all Edinburgh Hostels

Please give us your feedback