X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels!

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

Princes Street Backpackers East

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

81%Rating

  • 81%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

Property Information:

Princes Street East caters mainly for independent, international backpackers between the ages of eighteen and thirty. Bear in mind, however, that this is only the core group; any traveller (over 18) with a valid international passport and a desire to have a good time is welcome here!

When we say independent, we mean it! You'll find NO lockouts or silly curfew rules here! The staff are always doing their best to provide our guests with a friendly, easy-going and creative atmosphere. And you'll often find one or more of our residents jamming away on their guitar, or collecting others to join them in a night out on the town!

There are 77 steps up to our funky little place (and no elevator) so please keep this in mind when filling your backpack. Our comfortable dormitories hold between four and twelve persons. We also have three double rooms, ideal for couples or persons who desire a little more privacy. You'll find ample toilets and showers (no shortage of hot water here) conveniently located on all three floors. And during your stay, why not take in one of over 500 movies available to you in our Video lounge?

You'll find most of the snack goods you'll want for the film, as well as any toiletries you may need during your stay, in our resident shop. We also have a self-catering kitchen (including free tea/coffee), refrigerators for residents' use, a large dining area, laundry facilities, a payphone, free Internet access and lots of great pictures on the walls. Also, all our residents enjoy a free dinner each Sunday night!

All the staff (and Manager) are backpackers themselves, so you can be sure that we will look after your needs.

24 Hour Everything
No Curfews or Lockouts
Free Tea and Coffee
Long Term Rates
2 Common Rooms
Fun staff - all backpackers themselves
On Site Shop
Fast Internet access
Wireless Internet throughout the hostel
Video Room (over 500 videos & DVD's)
Lockers for each person large enough to hold a backpack
Free dinner for all guests every Sunday evening
Lots of Fun!!!

Please Note: We do not accept groups, or anyone under 18. Please also remember to bring your passport or ID card with you.

Search for availability

City Guide

Download our comprehensive, compact guide for Edinburgh
  • Latest Review

    The hostel looked cheap and well situated, but a big disappoinment once I arrived. There was no warm water in any of the showers on my floor. While they promise free Wifi, you only get 2 hours for free for your whole stay and it does not work in the rooms. Also, they say there is a washing machine, but when I wanted to use it, the staff said it was only available after 6 PM every day. When I wanted to wash then, I was not allowed to because it was my last day. The rooms have no locks either.
    Read More
      Anonymous, Germany, Male, 25-30
  • See all reviews »

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Special Note for Hogmanay -: Bookings for Hogmanay will be charged 50% shortly after the booking is made. Cancellation period is a FULL 14 days prior to date of arrival (start of booking day is 12am). Cancellations made within 14 days will be charged the full amount. Your credit card will not be charged unless you default on the booking. Please note that any cancellations must be made a full 24hrs before the day of arrival (for example: if your booking is on the 3rd then you must notify us of your cancellation before 11:59pm on the 1st), or the full amount of your first night's stay will be charged. Please note that guests must be over the age of 18 years, and able to provide photo identification at the time of check-in. We ask that you bring some photographic identification with you to check in, preferably your passports, or photo driving licenses. Check out time is at 10:30am, and most rooms will be ready for check in by 2pm. If your room is not ready at the time you arrive, we are able to hold your luggage for you and allow access to kitchen, bathroom and common room facilities until you are able to go into the room.





Princes Street Backpackers East Located at 5 West Register Street - top floor, , Edinburgh.
Princes Street Backpackers East
Scotland
Edinburgh Midlothian, Scotland EH2 2AA 5 West Register Street - top floor
81% 1177
55.9535248 -3.1904125
Princes Street Backpackers East
    Rooms available     Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm     6 Bed Mixed Dorm     8 Bed Mixed Dorm     10 Bed Mixed Dorm     12 Bed Mixed Dorm
Please give us your feedback