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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a private room with ensuite last minute for this hostel and were pleasantly surprised. We had room 3 on the top floor (disclosure its 6 flights of stairs) but when we got in it was a full apartment. The room had a double bed, lounge with tv, and private kitchen complete with all utensils. To top it off the view was amazing. Its hostel clean so dont expect crazy things there but it was nice and comfortable. I would recommend it.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part of this facility is the customer service by the staff. They are all so incredibly helpful, kind and welcoming. We were surprised that our room was in a separate building down the alley. Unfortunately, we were kept up all night by the other guests.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent Hostel. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly - numerous times they went above and beyond to assist. Fantastic location, close to bars, pubs and cafes. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Nice hot showers and clean bathroom and toilets.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Edinburgh with my friends for 3 days, so we booked two twin rooms at Edinburgh Backpackers. I should say that the room that me and my friend stayed was the worse that I've ever stayed in an hostel (and I've stayed in a lot of dorm rooms before). The room was located in a different building, close to the main building. Our room door was right next to the main door, so we heard all people coming in and out of the building all night. Besides that, we heard all the noise from the upstairs rooms (and I'm not talking about people shouting, we heard even the tiniest steps), so sleeping was impossible. The room looked like a cave and it had no windows. The bathroom was really claustrophobic. The cold air from outside entered the room from underneath the door, so we had to leave a really old heater on all night.
The main building had a tiny kitchen to prepare our meals, but it was closed for cleaning between 12h to 13h (meaning, lunch time...).
I think that are better options for the same price or even cheaper in Edinburgh.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Joana T
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edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018


Hi There, Thanks for leaving a review.
In response to your complaints I would like to point out a few things
1.) It clearly states on our website and our Hostelworld page that we have 4 separate buildings.
2.) Because of our central location, there is always going to be noise, which is the reason we provide free earplugs for all guests.
3.) The room does have a window as well as a couch, a kettle and a T.V, which is more than most hostels.
4.) The room has central heating and we also provide additional space heaters for guest that are really feeling the cold.
5.) The kitchen is closed for cleaning for a 15 minute period between 12 and 1pm to make sure it is properly cleaned in time for people to make their lunch.
At no time during your 3 night stay, did you bring any of your complaints to reception. We are open 24hrs and would have happily moved you and your friends to another room if you had asked. Unfortunately it is impossible for me to fix any of your issues once you have checked out. Maybe next time you are unsatisfied with the accommodation you have booked, you will speak to a member of staff instead of just complaining online.
Enjoy the rest of your travels

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This hostel is in a great spot,just on the Royal miles, in the heart of the old city. It is clean and the stuff is nice and helpful. If you arrive before the room is ready they mind your luggage for you and if your flight is late they offer a luggage storage for just 3 pounds which is ,I think,a fair price. I will be back in this hostel again.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
Thank Anna M
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