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Budget Backpackers

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket , Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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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Tue 26 Jun 2018 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jun 2018
    Best hostel I have ever stayed at. It has set the new standard for a 10 rating for me. Only complaint is having to keep pressing the shower button!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Jun 2018
    This is a great hostel, the only reason it didn't get a full mark is because of the dorm doors. The security doors make an awful bang every time they close, and when people are getting ready to leave at 4am, the doors make it impossible to be quiet. And most people go back and forth to the bathroom a few times between waking up and leaving. Slam, slam, slam, slam! And yes I had earplugs in, and the sound still woke me and others in my room.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jun 2018
    I did a private room with a friend and the accommodations were spacious and very clean. The location is perfect and close to everything. We stayed on a Saturday and with the window open, it was loud outside which is to be expected. Inside the hostel was very quiet. Loved the Scottish breakfast in the morning which was a great value for the amount of food. Would highly recommend staying at this hostel.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2018
    I enjoyed the atmosphere here and everyone seemed really friendly!
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2012

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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

We only accept groups of up to seven people via Hostelworld.
Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.
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.


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