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Dundee Backpackers Hostel

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8.6
Fabulous
2492 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Reception hours are 09.00 - 19.00 Sunday - Thursday, and 09.00 - 22.00 on Friday and Saturdays.

If you plan to arrive outside these hours, please email the hostel. Full payment will be taken at this time, and instructions regarding collection of keys and location of rooms will be emailed to you.

If your card is declined, your booking WILL be cancelled.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy if you wish to cancel - you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.

This unique hostel, set within 5 beautifully restored period buildings, one of which dating back to the 16th century, offers a selection of private and shared rooms on Dundee's bustling High Street.

***** Due to the historic nature of the buildings, we do not have any elevator or disabled access. There are lots of stairs with old and uneven stone steps (see photos), and no rooms available on the ground floor. *****

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Centrally located, the Dundee Backpackers boasts the pedestrianised centre, with numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs, right on its doorstep. Within walking distance you can visit popular attractions such as Discovery Point, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, McManus Galleries, and the new V&A Design Museum. Furthermore, the bus and train stations are both within a 5-minute walk of the hostel.

Each building reflects the style and character of the time in which it was built. There are feature fireplaces, plaster cornices and even a little ˜museum" full of information and artefacts from the buildings' history. Due to the historic nature of our buildings, we do not have any elevators or disabled access. There are lots of stairs, and no rooms available on the ground floor.

Our clean and comfortable mixed dormitories range in size from 4 to 8 beds. We also have a wide range of private rooms: single, twin, double and a family room (1 double bed + 2 single beds), either with shared or ensuite bathroom.

In our hostel you will find a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a dining room, a TV room, a reading room with library and book exchange, and a games room with WiFi, pool table and darts board.

* Best location in town
* Reception hours are 09.00 - 19.00 Sunday - Thursday, and 09.00 - 22.00 on Friday and Saturdays.
* 24-hours key card access
* Free WiFi available in communal areas only (NO WIFI in ROOMS)
* TV available in common area only (NO TV in ROOMS)
* Free tea and coffee in shared kitchen

Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons.
Twin rooms have 2 single beds.
Family room has 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
All of our dormitories are mixed-gender.
Only rooms with Ensuite bathroom have their own private bathroom. The other rooms have access to multiple shared bathrooms spread across the hostel.
Each of our rooms are different, in shape, size and furniture. We cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page.

* No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances.
* No under 18's in our dormitories, all 12-18 year olds must be booked into a private room with an adult.
* No Hen/Stag parties. Entry will be refused.

There is a small open air backyard where you can store your bicycle.

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Golf tournaments, concerts, festivals and other special event bookings will be subject to the following conditions:
* 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.

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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

****'Non-refundable bookings' will be charged within 24 hours of the booking being made and as stated, are non-refundable!

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Reviews & Ratings

8.6
Fabulous
2492 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.6
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    8.4
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8.4

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Nov 26, 2022
Generally speaking, Dundee Backpackers is a great hostel. Friendly staff,toilets & showers extremely clean,comfy beds,amazing common areas. Historic building full of character & right in the city centre. The only downsides: poor indication on the outside,small & worn lockers in room, no individual lighting in beds /little shelves/easy plugs to recharge. and little/outdated information on activities such as tours to visit and other local facilities.Still, I'd go again, thank you!
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Male, 41+
8.3
Fabulous
Nov 24, 2022
This was all I could ask for. It’s just so unfortunate that the roommates I had were terrible. Would come back here again!
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Male, 18-24
4.6
Rating
Oct 16, 2022
The dorm rooms are crowded, smelly and the linen old. Cleaning is done by residents in exchange for beds and unprofessional. Kitchen and fridges are disgusting, crowded and theft common. Single rooms are not serviced for the entire length of stay. Front rooms are noisy late at night and early morning. Stone stairs are dangerous and the lift doesn't work. People sleep in common areas. Laundry service only. It's a hostel for poor international students and the otherwise homeless. Heating is good.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Pool Table

Awards

2009

1st, Country Winners Scotland

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