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Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU , Edinburgh, Scotland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

*Please note that the shared kitchen in our main building will be closed for upgrade works from 10/12/18 - 17/12/18*

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has 4 separate buildings comprising of a variety of dormitories and private rooms, in the very best location in Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful attitude and are always on hand to give recommendations of our favourite attractions, historical sites, pubs, clubs, restaurants and local businesses.

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*Best location in town
*24-hour reception
*Lockers available in all dormitories, cash deposit required
*Key card access for dormitories, cash deposit required
*Free luggage storage prior to arrival
*£3 all day luggage storage upon departure
*Free WIFI throughout all our buildings
*Free tea and coffee in shared kitchen

Our clean and comfortable dormitories range in size from 5 beds to 14 beds. All of our dorm rooms have power points for every guest, key card access (cash deposit required) and security lockers (cash deposit required).

We have 20 recently renovated private rooms spread across our 4 buildings. The options available include singles, doubles, twins, triples and quad rooms. Not all room types are available as en-suites.

In our main building we have a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen, with everything you need to keep yourself fed on a budget.
Our 2 common rooms are a great place to meet fellow travellers. We have a games room with pool table and darts board and a TV/dining room with Sky TV, book exchange and board games.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances, no under 18's in our dormitories

•All under 18's (no under 12's) must be booked into a private room with an adult.

Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.
We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

SPECIAL EVENT BOOKINGS

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50
Over £25.00 - 3% of total


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Oct 2018
    Edinburgh backpackers has the perfect location, right in between Waverley Train Station and the Royal Mile. The airport link bus also departs from Waverley Bridge if you are flying. We stayed in the private room and it was excellent. Very comfortable and spacious room - only thing is be ready for some stairs as the private rooms seemed to all be on the top level.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Oct 2018
    Great location on the Royal Mile. Friendly, great facilities - a treat to be able to cook! Beds were fairly comfortable. Would definitely stay here again
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Oct 2018
    The location is perfect and the staff friendly and always available. Sadly the hostel is freezing, there is no heating in the bathrooms and the common room is very cold as well. The dorms are extremely dirty, I doubt the floor have been swiped in a month. You can smell the dust from the top bunks and see tons of it under the beds.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    26 Oct 2018
    Very well located from train station and city centre. Toilets can use some upgrade and cleaning.
    India, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

*Due to the historic nature of our buildings we do not have any elevators or disabled access.

* We are a fun and energetic hostel aimed at travellers and backpackers.

*Government issued photo ID (passport, national identity card, drivers licence) must be provided at check-in. Fail to do so will result in your booking being cancelled.

*No under 12's in our hostels or under 18's in our dormitories.

*All under 18's must be booked into a private room with an adult.

*Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly to make a booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 12% deposit.

*We cannot guarantee that groups will be roomed together. This depends on availability.

*Check in time is 2pm.
*Check out time is strictly 10am, we do not offer a late check-out service.

*Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons
*Twin rooms have either 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds
*Triple rooms have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
*Due to the large number of private rooms that we have we cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page. If you would like a particular room you have seen, please contact us directly

*We accept all major credit/debit cards excluding American Express.

* No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.

* There is a 10 GBP CASH refundable key deposit for all guests.

SPECIAL EVENT BOOKINGS

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges
Under £25.00 - £0.50
Over £25.00 - 3% of total

YOUR DATA
We take your data privacy seriously.
We receive the data you provide to Hostelworld in order to process your reservation. Once your stay has passed, we are able to anonymise your booking and personal information, should you request this.
If you have contacted us by email, your data is held for 3 months and then removed from our systems. You may also contact us and request the information be removed.
We will only use your data for the purpose of processing your reservation.


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