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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 !!! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2019
    Couldn't fault the hostel! Only thing I didn't like is that the rooms don't have their own bathrooms but it's a minor complaint in the grand scheme. They give everyone security passes meaning you can't into the hostel after hours unless you're actually staying there that night which I liked. They also don't change for room keys which I liked especially when I got myself locked out of my room.It's only a five minute walk from the city centre (up a hill unfortunately though) overall would recomend
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    11 Mar 2019
    Perfect location! Really comfy beds and good duvets to keep you warm! The beer is cheap at the hostel bar in comparison to a lot of the pubs in the old town! Showers are hot with good pressure and the bathrooms are clean! Would definitely stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2019
    The place was decent, it just didn’t have a great vibe and it felt a bit cheap. The bathrooms weren’t great and they were shared between a lot of people so the floors were always wet. The location was good in that it was so central, but loud because it’s on the street with all the clubs in the city, and can be sketchy after dark if you’re alone.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2019
    The hostel is located in a great area of town and was easily accessible to many resturaunts and tourist attractions. The bathrooms were never clean and the toilets were always clogged. It also was extremely loud late at night so at 3am there was music blaring and our room couldn’t fall asleep. The stay was pleasant enough, but the cleanliness and noise is something to note.
    USA, Mixed Group, 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
  • 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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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.

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