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Princes St East Backpackers
Ranked #175 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
scotland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“not great!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2009

The close up to the hostel has a pub at the bottom, and a mans social club on the second floor. to get to the hostel you have to go past these and we found some very drunk men lingering about the close smoking, which was not too pleasant. Rooms were dingey and not particularly clean. Shower room on our floor did not work and only one toilet for a floor of 4 dorms...
not great would not go back.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2006

Unfriendly staff and unkept property. No locks on dorm rooms. Be ready to climb lots of stairs when you arrive.

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  • Stayed July 2006, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2004

it sure was a pleasent surprise... as i has a bit hesitant to entrethe building..but once up in the waiting area.. i was sure it was going to be a great nextfew day. the staff were really very friendly..and made some really wonderful people..! i had planned to stay on for a day ..but landed up staying for 4 days..wouldnt had left that place if i had no work back home.the xmas party was just so very wonderful... i really enjoyed it ...! i will definatly recomond it if some one wants to chill out ..great place to stay within budget ...i definately know where to stay next time i visit edinburg.mahendra

  • Stayed December 2004
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Property: Princes St East Backpackers
Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Ranked #175 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 54
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