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37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

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4745 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Amazing place with great people.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Budget Backpackers is a pretty organized establishment. The beds are comfortable and each one has a locker, reading light, mini shelf and power outlet. The laundry facilities are easily managed. The location is great and my interaction with the staff were pleasant. I would definitely recommend it to a friend staying Edinburgh


Really helpful staff, the best location available, quiet rooms, clean spaces, and a great bar/cafe. The lockers were large enough to fit your backpacks in. The rooms are located upstairs so that the noice from the street won't disturb significantly. The distance from the railway station is quite short and easily walkable. There's also a good variety of different kinds of restaurants just next to the hostel. And don't forget the awesome free walking tour!


Very clean, nice building, in a perfect, central location. Staff very helpful and kind. Would stay again on my next visit to Edinburgh!


Stayed only one night and didn't have time to go out, socialize with other guests/staff or make use of the common rooms. Everything was perfectly fine and it's a good place to stay for sure. Nothing special though and not a stay that I'll remember.


too many fire alarms

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