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Princes Street Backpackers East Reviews

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

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81%

Rating
1153 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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97%

Nice kitchen, friendly staffs, wonderful location!


77%

This hostel is slightly alright. It's sort of safe as there are lockers in the rooms and they control everyone who comes in by requiring people to show a certain paper given during the check-in, but there are no safety measures when it comes to getting access to the rooms. It's very well-located, in the city centre and right on the side of the train station. The staff was very helpful when I needed. Downside: they should take more care of the building, what we pay and what we get aren't the same


71%

Had free dinner on sunday which was an amazing surprise! Location is great if coming from the train station but it is up 4flights of stairs


60%

over priced run down place, broken bed spring was sharp and stuck into me, not enough bathrooms or showers for number of guests in far rooms. common areas where ussually taken up by long term guests. stairs up are a killer. only good points are friendly helpful staff and location. only pick if you have little other choice.


77%

Too expensive


71%

free dinners on Sunday. there are regulars who live there - nothing good or bad. internet access is limited to 2 hours per stay, regardless of how long it is. dislike certain toilets where there are no wash basins - have to go to the shower / another toilet to wash the hands...


51%

It was the worst selection I made while my stay in UK. location ok but too tough to find. No sign or mark. Not even any board. Kitchen, toilets are too bad. My dorm was smelly. Wont recommend in any conditon.


86%

It was a great place, if you are looking for a good, cheap place to stay. This is your place. Go for it!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

we have enjoyed our stay but we did not appreciate a few things. For example it is written in their site that they sell padlocks for 2£ (without one you can not close the locker) while they asked us 5£ each (so it is better if you take yours). Besides on Hostelword a FREE wifi access is advertised and instead it is with fee!

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic location,brilliant staff. Highly recomended !!!!!

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

I generally loved my stay at "Princes Street Backpackers", this was especially due to the great and helpful members of staff. Addtionally, it was awesome to have a 24 hour reception - in comparison to the "Boutique Hostel", where I spent my last night. The only spot on the otherwise clean record was the status of the building: Holes in the wall, instable looking lockers and half broken toilets. Spending some money on refurbishing would help this hostel to get a 100% rating, I reckon.


89%

Location of this hostel is really great, because it is situated in the centre of the Edinburgh and the price is still very good. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere of hostel was very nice. The boxes for the bags could be more safety.


77%

Excellent location and that's what you are really charged for. Staff was quite helpful too. Toilets/showers are not many but you can managed. I would stay there again.


86%

I recommend this hostel to everyone (although be prepared to climb some stairs!): location is perfect (easy to get from airport/train station, basically around the corner from Princes St, short

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Close to the bus stop from the airport. Glad that the discription already mentioned how many steps it was to the reception ;) I was well prepared! Also the wall art helped a lot haha. Friendly staff, nice roommates. Great value! Close to everything. Loved it!


80%

I don't know whether this is the case in all the rooms, but my room didn't have curtains, which can be annoying when the sun wakes you up early in the morning. You get 2 hours of internet for free, but it doesn't work in all the rooms. Kitchen is well equipped, so you don't have to eat out much. Bathrooms are shared, but there are quite a lot of showers, so there is no queue for them. And they are kept reasonably clean.


54%

The room was dark and the bunkbeds did not have enough space between them. The wifi was free for two hours, then you had to pay and it only worked in the kitchen. The door to the room did not lock and did not close completely, so you could hear noise from the hallway. All in all i guess i just didnt like the atmosphere and i ended up changing hostel. Cool art on the walls though, i enjoyed that a lot.


69%

In general was good, apart from the WIFi, when you have to pay extra money after 2 hours


86%

There should be free wifi access at all times,not just 2 hours for your whole stay.Plus there could be some sinks in the shower room and toilets on the first floor at the end.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely place, lovely staff, very clean, peaceful, it feels like home. Thank you for such a nice time.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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