Was a bit hesistant to stay in a backpackers on our trip around Scotland but most of the central cheaper hotels were already booked up and my partner wanted to stay somewhere central so we decided to go for a double room at Budget Backpackers! Put a bit of research into deciding where to stay and I'm glad I did. Good, secure room (uses a keycard system similar to a hotel), comfortable enough beds, room was clean and not too much noise from other rooms :). Breakfast was amazing! Porridge yummy and good value, waffles delicious. Wifi available to use in the eating/chill out areas. Was a bit slow to use at night time (when many people are using it) but in the morning was very quick. Showers were hot and clean. Toilets could have been a little cleaner but I have seen public toilets much worse and was expecting worse anyway. Staff were nice. There was a place to leave suitcases and backpacks on the day you leave but lockers could only fit backpacks in so we had to leave our suitcases unsecured. They were still there at the end of the day but next time if I stayed I would aim to move on to the next place in the morning so I wouldn't have to leave my suitcase.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 250 beds, and located in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Budget Backpackers is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh! All of the amenities you need including free linen, free hot showers, a self catering kitchen, and a bar/cafe! Budget Backpackers is one of the best located hostels in the city, being only a 10 minute walk from Waverly Train Station, a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle practically on our doorstep! There is also always something happening within the hostel, with weekly Wii and Pool Competitions, Quiz and Movie Nights, Free Walking Tours 11am daily Monday to Saturday, Whether you want to see the sights, make friends, party it up, or just relax, Budget Backpackers has everything you need to make your stay in Edinburgh memorable! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
- Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland