We stayed in a private double room at 34a which is located over the road from the main hostel. Our room was at the top of 3 flights of stairs, which maybe some people should consider.
Reception staff, and other staff, are friendly and able to recommend things to do. The hostel also offer a discounted breakfast at the adjoined cafe.
The room was clean and comfortable. Towels were provided. There was also a small TV and large space to hang clothes. Shared kitchen was clean and had lots of equipment. Toilets and showers were clean and suitable. We saw staff cleaning common areas daily.
Our main gripes were that there were few mirrors- only small mirrors in the bathrooms. We would have appreciated a full length mirror in one of the common areas or else a small mirror in our room. Guests should also be aware of the thin walls, a common feature in lots of hostels, unless you're into your neighbours late night going-ons.
The location is absolutely fantastic and convinient for the Royal Mile, waverley station and beyond. Most of the city is within walking distance.
We hope to one day return to Ed, and wouldn't hesitate booking here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has one of the best locations in the city. We have 4 seperate buildings and cater for a wide variety of travellers. We have single, double, twin and quad private rooms (standard & en-suite). We also have 11 dormitories ranging in size from 6-14 beds. Our main building has free WIFI, games room (with pool table), TV Lounge (Sky TV), dinning room and fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is given their own entry key and all dormitories have free lockers (deposit required).All our staff are Backpackers, so we have in depth knowledge on the best and cheapest things to see and do in this amazing city. Our reception is operated 24hrs a day, so someone is always on hand to help with any questions. If you want great value for money and a friendly welcome, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is the place to stay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edinburgh Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel Scotland