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Princes Street Backpackers East Reviews

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

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81%

Rating
1175 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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49%

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.


100%

it was aaamaaazzzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggg thanks :)

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

great atmosphere, very sociable people who you get to know very quickly as the hostel has a great common room for everyone. we met very cool and friendly people there, we're even out all together. it was a great time. everything is very easy overthere (except from wifi:()

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Location was perfect. It was almost at right in front of the station. But it's on the 5th floor in the building without a lift. So one who carry a trolley bag should keep this at mind. 24 hour reception is good. Except the location, everything was so poor.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I really like to spend time in this hostel, the staff is very nice and almost people there were very friendly. Anyway, I think that only the security could be improve, because the entrance door on the ground floor is open all the time and the bedroom I was not have any lockers. Recommend this place.


57%

1. only 2 hrs of free wifi regardless of duration of stay; major problem when trying to plan activities 2. lack of enough power outlets in the room (only 2 near the door, adjacent to 2 beds in an 8-bed dorm 3. the bottom of the upper bunk is 1.5 feet from the lower bunk bed so you have no chance of sitting up in your bed and will inevitably bang your head multiple times when getting up 4. the hostel is on absolute top-most floor (almost the roof) 5. no lock on the door or entrance


94%

The hostel is centrally located and the staff are pleasant and easy going. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and fresh and the showers have hot water, which can not always be taken for granted. We were very pleased and felt welcomed. The only negative thing we can think of is that it is located on the top floor and has no lift. But otherwise we can highly recommend this place! You really get value for your money and if we go to Edinburgh again, we will definitely consider staying here again!

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.


89%

good hostel. location is good. staff is friendly. clean room


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.


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