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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Budget Backpackers

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket , Edinburgh, Scotland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Budget Backpackers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there's 'lots of common areas to meet people if you're travelling on your own' and that they 'recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people'. We've noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.

Property Description

IMPORTANT : NO GUESTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. Proof of age is required at check-in.

AWESOME CITY CENTRE LOCATION....Free wifi..Free city tour….Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment. Guests of Budget Backpackers get to use, free of charge all the facilities of our New Kick Ass sister Hostel only 2 mins walk From Budget.

Our awesome location is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the famous Grassmarket area. We are only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations and the famous Haggis Tour routes. It’s no wonder our four-star hostel was voted the No.1 hostel in Scotland for February 2012.

FACILITIES INCLUDE: Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Free city tour, Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment, Free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in time. Tourist Info provided, Bed linen provided

KICK ASS CAFÉ AND BAR: Serving great-value meals and drinks at unbeatable prices.

SECURITY: 24hour reception. No curfew. Great Security, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. Security Lockers in all rooms

FUNKY DESIGNER ROOMS: Designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and Security lockers provided for every bed. There are no crowded rooms here – our dorms are spacious.
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KEEP IT CLEAN – All of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.
AWESOME FRIENDLY STAFF ; they are friendly and will tell you all the best places to go – and more importantly, where not to go!

MODERN FACILITIES: Including large self-catering kitchen and personal private showers pods. Private Bed Lights
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SUPER COOL TREEHOUSE is a great place to chill.
Our motto is 'LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL', and we mean it. So what are you waiting for !!!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Oct 2018
    I had the most memorable and incredible time in my stay here. I travelled on my own and this was my first time staying in a hostel, but I wouldn't think twice about booking and doing it again! Staff were so friendly and the facilities were brilliant to promote socialising between all different cultures. Only thing I was disappointed in was having to go home!
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Oct 2018
    The best hostel I’ve stayed in. Great staff, location, super clean, and a fun bar/cafe downstairs. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Oct 2018
    I really enjoyed my time here, be warned though, you have to go up a hill in the mornings when leaving for your destination. Im from Seattle, so these hills were exactly what i am used to and it didnt bother me, but its a thing to note for those who havnt been to Edinburgh. It was really quick to get to all of my destinations (like bus tours, Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket, and of course Old Town. Great kitchen, lots of bathroom space, in room wifi, and a great hang out space.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Oct 2018
    Good place to stay. No curtains on beds but each bunk had outlets. Bring earplugs for the bigger rooms. Good location for food.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wii

Awards

  • 2012

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Budget Backpackers says

Budget Backpackers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there's 'lots of common areas to meet people if you're travelling on your own' and that they 'recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people'. We've noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.

Things to Note

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.

We only accept bookings of up to 9 people via Hostelworld & Hostelbookers. Any bookings for 10 or more people need to be pre-paid in advance. Half of the total is due immediately and will be charged to card provided, second half will be due 1 month prior to arrival and also charged to the card provided. If your booking is less than a month away full cost will be charged immediately. Contact us directly should you like to pay by bank transfer.

Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over. Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations and will be charged for the first night accommodation.

Maximum stay at the hostel is 14 night.


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