If you you're looking for "hostel feeling" you'd probably be dissappointed. BUT the room was spacious,Kitchen & Bathroom were clean. Also the location is great. Just 2 min away from "downtown", some nice pubs and shopping facilities.
I really liked the remote location of the hostel. In the middle of green surroundings, very quiet and friendly staff.
We stayed for 3 nights in the Backpacker. It was a great location right on Highstreet in the center of Edinburgh. The Staff was most friendly and helpfull - I would choose the Backpackers again every time!