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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.


Princes Street Backpackers East

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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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.

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
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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2019
    Perfect place to stay! Very good staff!
    Russia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Stayed a few times, great for location near train and bus stations, now new showers/toilets. Shame about the 70 steps to climb!
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 Sep 2019
    Ideal location very close to the Edinburgh Railway Station Excellent help from staff The kitchen facility needs upgrading There area is not welcoming
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    02 Oct 2019
    They really need new mattresses, and the wifi didn’t reach the rooms down stairs at all. But it’s location is great and the staff are nice.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Sep 2019
    Had a good stay at Princes St Backpackers. Originally booked just one night but extended to three. Last night I had to move room and was put into a room without working outlets (Room G). The reception's response was: some of them don't work sometimes. But none of them worked. Was a bit frustrating but the whole hostel seemed to be a bit of a construction site so I understand the staff can't really do much about things like this.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    26 Oct 2019
    The staff was nice, but a bit disorganized. I liked the room, nice renovated bathroom, but in the kitchen couple of things didn't work (oven, hob, the kettles were very dirty inside). You could at least put there some information what doesn't work. I didn't like that the heating was working only in the late evening, so it was freezing in our room till maybe 9 or 10 pm. There were a lot of hair in the bedding, so I'm not sure if it was washed. Hanging cords in the corridors looked dangerous
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    15 Oct 2019
    I liked the staff members, but they are not cleaning the place enough times. A neglected lavatory, hostel or not hostel, decent price or not, still the first thing that put me back on the road. Its in the heart of the city, that's a big plus.
    Hungary, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    17 Sep 2019
    The receptionist english was quite bad. She misunderstood a few things i asked a couple of times which was a bit irritating, in the end i just didn’t bother. Movie room was locked and when i asked why they didn’t really have a answer other than its closed? Um why? If your going to advertise a movie room than have it open all the time for people to use or relax in! The bunk beds were also horrible as well, i could barely roll into the bottom bunk it was that squishy.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    08 Nov 2019
    Biggest complaint was cleanliness - bedding wasn’t clean at all, hair in it and smelled terrible. Upstairs there was only one toilet/shower between all the rooms which was frustrating.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    21 Sep 2019
    The staff and process of check in. Are terrible...
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi