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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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Budget Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 Super Fast WiFi....Free city tour….Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment. Budget Backpackers has just had a major refurbishment bringing it to the same awesome level as our New Kick Ass sister Hostel and has just been awarded the top "Superb" hostelworld rating in 2019 for the best rated hostels in Edinburgh.

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.
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

NEW 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.

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. USB charging Points at all beds

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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    Loved every second. 55 never stayed in a hostel before recommend it
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 May 2019
    Great coffee and breakfast options, beds are comphy and the rooms have everything you need. Staff are helpfull and the location is perfect. The bathroom could be better, only 2 toilets nearby for lot of people. But it’s regularly cleaned and the showers worked great.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Apr 2019
    It has all qualities to be called as a perfect hostel. Good location . Nice rooms. Cleanliness. Cozy environment. Only thing missing was breakfast is not included.(many cheaper options are available in cafeteria below)
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Apr 2019
    This is a great hostel! I had lower expectations given the name "Budget Backpackers." It didn't feel like a budget hostel at all. Granted I didn't sleep super well in one of the rooms (it was musty and I had allergies) but the staff was super nice & accommodating with switching me to a nicer room for the same price, where I slept great. The kitchen is spacious and great for cooking, although always busy. I didn't participate in any social events but there seemed to be a lot going on.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    My room smelled. But it was a mixed dorm of 30 people that was pretty much full, so what can I expect? Other than that, the facilities were insanely clean, the bar on the bottom floor has an amazing chill and artsy atmosphere and cheap food and drink (especially compared to the crazy high prices of eating out in a touristy city). The hostel has an awesome WiFi connection. I like the colours throughout the hostel. They create a friendly and nice atmosphere. The bed was so comfy too.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    Good location and hostel events
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Apr 2019
    Stayed here many times. Very good hostel and even being located at party quarter, people are generally behaving well. Loud behaviour seems not to be tolerated. Very budget laundry. Kitchen should have much more cutlery and also add dinnerware, espc. some deep bowls. Very well managed.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 May 2019
    Key card took a few swipes to actually work even after getting a new one, but it always did eventually; a few other people in the room had trouble getting their cards to work as well. Aside from that, the facilities were great.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    13 May 2019
    Staying on the top floor there was no ventilation making it a clamy atmosphere resulting in a poor sleep Toilets were dirty not a comfortable Environment to experience the location was perfect and price was reasonable.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    21 Apr 2019
    I didn’t like the place. Is well located but the kitchen was very dirty and the common bathrooms uncomfortable. It was very noisy as well.
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
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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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