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Dundee Backpackers Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
2563 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Reception hours are 08.00-00.00 (8am - midnight)

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 08.00-00.00 (8am-midnight)
* 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.

****'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

8.4
Fabulous
2563 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.3
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    8.7
  • Atmosphere
    7.5
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    8.3

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
May 04, 2024
A good hostel with kitchen and areas where you can meet people. Felt clean and just a few minutes walk from the train station.
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Male, 18-24
9.4
Superb
May 03, 2024
Really nice hostel! Very clean, I felt comfortable walking without shoes from my room to the toilet. The kitchen was a good size and had a big dining room! The movie room had dozens of movies and the hostel had separate rooms for games and reading. I only stayed here one night, but the others had a movie night together that I would have joined if I hadn't been so tired. Good location to bus and train station! The stairs up to the rooms are older and can be tricky with a lot of luggage, but I had no issue wi
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Female, 18-24
5.7
Rating
Mar 08, 2024
They didn't sent me an email with the booking confirmation - that made me very unsure if the booking worked or not. A telefone number was not easy to find anywhere so it took lots of my time during my holiday to find out if the reservation was right or not.
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Couple, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
  • Services

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

    • DVD's
    • Pool Table

Awards

2009

1st, Country Winners Scotland

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