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Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh

2-star2 stars
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JR, United Kingdom

Located steps from Greyfriars Kirk
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
  • Helpful staff, great location, nice service. They charge you for storing your luggage…May 2, 2019
  • The room light is quite dark. Staff is very friendly. Good locationJan 27, 2019
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Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh

from $73
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What’s around Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 2 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 3 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 17 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 20 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 8 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Budget Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
  • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Budget Backpackers


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 3 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 13 reviews

Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Great short stay! Clean and friendly
Clean rooms, really friendly staff and great location. I would definitely stay here again. Booked as I was driving to Fife the next day so just wanted one night in Edinburgh and location was fab. I was a bit questionable when I booked it as it was so cheap but can’t fault the place! A bit noisy but to be expected when staying so central
Eleonora, gb1 night trip with friends

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Budget Backpackers Hostel, Edinburgh

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