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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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Princes Street Backpackers East

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Princes Street East caters mainly for independent, international backpackers between the ages of eighteen and thirty. Bear in mind, however, that this is only the core group; any traveller (over 18) with a valid international passport and a desire to have a good time is welcome here!

When we say independent, we mean it! You'll find NO lockouts or silly curfew rules here! The staff are always doing their best to provide our guests with a friendly, easy-going and creative atmosphere. And you'll often find one or more of our residents jamming away on their guitar, or collecting others to join them in a night out on the town!

There are 77 steps up to our funky little place (and no elevator) so please keep this in mind when filling your backpack. Our comfortable dormitories hold between four and twelve persons. We also have three double rooms, ideal for couples or persons who desire a little more privacy. You'll find ample toilets and showers (no shortage of hot water here) conveniently located on all three floors. And during your stay, why not take in one of over 500 movies available to you in our Video lounge?

You'll find most of the snack goods you'll want for the film, as well as any toiletries you may need during your stay, in our resident shop. We also have a self-catering kitchen (including free tea/coffee), refrigerators for residents' use, a large dining area, laundry facilities, a payphone, free Internet access and lots of great pictures on the walls. Also, all our residents enjoy a free dinner each Sunday night!

All the staff (and Manager) are backpackers themselves, so you can be sure that we will look after your needs.

24 Hour Everything
No Curfews or Lockouts
Free Tea and Coffee
Long Term Rates
2 Common Rooms
Fun staff - all backpackers themselves
On Site Shop
Fast Internet access
Wireless Internet throughout the hostel
Video Room (over 500 videos & DVD's)
Lockers for each person large enough to hold a backpack
Free dinner for all guests every Sunday evening
Lots of Fun!!!

Please Note: We do not accept groups, or anyone under 18. Please also remember to bring your passport or ID card with you.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.3

  • Security 7.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 5.9


Latest Reviews

  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Dec 2018
    Nice friendly staff but facilities and cleanliness could be improved.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    01 Jan 2019
    Nice staff and very central location; however, I felt like my bed sheets hadn't been changed before I came into the room, the shower was full of mold and the floor was quite dirty.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    03 Nov 2018
    You should know that apparently there is no hostel that offers bathrooms in the rooms in Edinburgh. Access to the room is not very clear. The pictures have nothing to do with the rooms. The lockers that are going to be used during your stay can be taken, i.e. I have found clothes and food scraps in my locker. There is no door in for the shared toilets it is the bathroom that you must close completely to have your privacy. Anyway, they won't refund you if you change your mind.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9

    Rating

    24 Nov 2018
    The worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at. The showers weren’t working, the building itself looked half abandoned and the whole place smelled really strongly of dirty feet. There were no keys so anyone could walk in off the street and into your room. The one thing going for it is it’s great location. Could be a great hostel if renovated but it’s not. Would never stay there again.
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Special Note for Hogmanay -:
Bookings for Hogmanay will be charged 50% shortly after the booking is made. Cancellation period is a FULL 14 days prior to date of arrival (start of booking day is 12am). Cancellations made within 14 days will be charged the full amount.

Your credit card will not be charged unless you default on the booking. Please note that any cancellations must be made a full 24hrs before the day of arrival (for example: if your booking is on the 3rd then you must notify us of your cancellation before 11:59pm on the 1st), or the full amount of your first night's stay will be charged.

Please note that guests must be over the age of 18 years, and able to provide photo identification at the time of check-in.

We ask that you bring some photographic identification with you to check in, preferably your passports, or photo driving licenses.
Check out time is at 10:30am, and most rooms will be ready for check in by 2pm.
If your room is not ready at the time you arrive, we are able to hold your luggage for you and allow access to kitchen, bathroom and common room facilities until you are able to go into the room.


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