This is one of the worst hostels I have ever stayed in. To start with the positives: the location is spot on, right in the middle of the city. That's about all I can say about the positives. On the negative side: room was the size of a shoe box (we could only stand in the room with the bags on the beds), the linen and towels in the room had stains on them (brown stains - we had to go out and buy new ones), and the bathroom had a carpet floor (which was damp and smelled really bad). Just to cap off our stay we were given a room outside of the main building (in the dirty ally next door), which after midnight became a haven for drunks who continued drinking, spitting, fighting, and yelling into the wee hours. Booked through the VisitScotland hotline, but they didn't respond when I made a formal complaint. My tip - stay away from both.
- 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