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Princes Street Backpackers East Reviews

5 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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81%

Rating
1124 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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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)


100%

Great hostel...I would recommend this hostel


86%

Great location and perfect staff. Only problem I see is dont have breakfast and its in a 5th floor without lift

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

location is soooooooooooooo perfect!

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Tip Top, Jackpot!


100%

We got absolutely the same or maybe more what we had expected. Well, we wanted to find one of the cheapest possibilities around and this hostel is that...so we did not expect the comfort of a four star hotel with all inclusive services....Security? Nobody can enter without being checked by the reception. Location? In the heart of the city. Staff? Friendly, helpful, informative. Atmosphere? Nice, funny wallpaintings...:))Really good value for money, we do not have a bad word to say about it!!Thnx

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great facities, staff and a generally awesome atmosphere. The artwork around the hostel is quirky and alternative. The stairs keep you fit :)


97%

Very friendly & nice people


60%

The localization is very good and my stay was good as well. However, one girl from staff was not friendly with us. Moreover, we felt a bad smell inside the bedroom. Could be good the change of things to bed and so on.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

We had to do an early checkin and the staff was friendly enough to allow us to use the facility and leave the luggage for site seeing. So was the case when we had to checkout. We had a late bus ticket and we could leave our luggage and pick it up just before our departure from Edinburgh. Overall the experience was good

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Too scary. I'd better check the pictures of this hostel before I booked.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Staying here: +cheap +near the railway station +shower&WC are clean +free tea/coffee & nice kitchen - no lockers -no free wi-fi -being a female, I was surprised to live a night with three males

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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