• What Others Say
    Aug 17th, 2009 by gurustu

    Thanks to the greatness that is the interweb, people now leave comments about backpacker hostels which help other people pick their hostel. Its better than the stuff the hostel owners say because its real, man. So we are going to leave a selection of them here. We admit, we may leave out some, ahem, not so wonderful reviews, or we may add them, and add our own comments. Hopefully they will give you a good idea about us.

    Instant Online Bookings
    Oct 30th, 2014 by stuwad
    Secure Bookings Secure Bookings

    Instant confirmed reservations.

    We use Hostelbookers to process our online bookings. This means you can be assured of a safe, secure environment in which to book. When you book a bed it is guaranteed that you will receive that bed type, or better.

    To book you will be required to pay a 12% deposit to Hostelbookers. The remaining 88% you pay to us when you arrive at the hostel.
    If you fail to arrive for the booking, you will be charged the remaining 88% for the first night, and subsequent nights will be cancelled, so always inform us if you will be late, preferably by email. Also, if you wish to change your booking in any way, for example if you are arriving to Edinburgh on a different day, then please email us to change your booking.

    Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to your arrival without charge, however the 12% deposit is retained by Hostelbookers, so we are never able to refund that.

    Click to book your bed at Caledonian Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh.

    Keep up to date with our Twitter Feed
    Jan 29th, 2013 by alexr

    Apr 26th, 2011 by gurustu

    Groups, Hen and Stag Parties
    Oct 9th, 2010 by alexr

    We cater to stags, hens and groups looking to have a good time.  With its own bar, spacious rooms and with breakfast included in your stay, we can cater to any sized group, big or small.

    Please get in touch with reception who will talk you through room rates and packages available for you and your group.

    Book Groups with Hostelbookers.com

    Free Walking Tour
    Sep 27th, 2010 by gurustu

    Every day, 3 times a day, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm you can join a walking tour which costs absolutely nothing, except maybe a tip for the guide. The tours are run by Sandemans Tours, who are Europe’s leading walking tour company.

    The walking tour takes about 3 hours, and you will see all of the main sights of the Old Town of Edinburgh.

    • Edinburgh Castle
    • St Giles’ Cathedral
    • The Royal Mile
    • Old & New Towns
    • Mercat Cross
    • Greyfriars Kirkyard (cemetery) and Greyfriars Bobby
    • Scott Monument
    • Princes Street Gardens
    • Grassmarket
    • Site of Witch Burnings
    • The original ‘Hogwarts’
    • William Wallace and the Stone of Destiny
    • National Museum
    • Edinburgh University
    • Covenanters’ Prison
    • Martyrs’ Memorial
    • The Mound
    • Tron Kirk
    • Burke and Hare, bodysnatchers
    • The real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    • The Scottish Enlightenment

    …and more!

    The tours are on everyday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3pm and start from the front of the Starbucks Café by the Tron Kirk on the High Street(Royal Mile). The tour ends in Princes Street Gardens, which is only minutes walk back home to the hostel.

    The tours run in all weather and rain gear is available at the beginning of the tour.
    No reservations are necessary. Just show up. Ask at reception for directions to the start point.

    The tours are free, and there is no pressure, but it is always nice to give the guide a tip, as that is their only source of income, and their tours are so good, they seem to be able to get enough tips to survive.

    Hostelworld Reviews
    Aug 19th, 2010 by gurustu

    Here are some of the reviews we have been receiving. (These are direct from Hostelworld, so we haven’t edited them.)

    Review Us
    Aug 19th, 2010 by gurustu

    We work hard to try to provide the best facilities for you we can. If you have enjoyed what we offer, and you would like to let other people know, then please take a minute to review us.


    Logo Images
    Aug 18th, 2010 by gurustu

    Distances In Scotland
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    Map Of Scotland
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    Maid Of The Forth
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    Scottish Sealife Sanctuary
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    Loch Lomond Aquarium Sealife
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

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    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    I haven’t been on it, nor has anyone I know, but it looks interesting, and I will try to get up there soon.

    regions to visit pdf ideas
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    The Scottish Borders
    Edinburgh & Lothians
    Argyll & The Isles
    Loch Lomond & Bute
    Stirling & The Trossachs
    Inverness, Strathspey & The Eastern Highlands
    Fort William, Loch Ness & Skye
    Northern Highlands
    The Outer Hebrides
    The Orkney Isles
    The Shetland Isles
    Angus & Dundee
    Dumfries & Galloway
    Ayrshire & The Isles of Arran and Cumbrae

    Scottish Seabird Center
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    The Scottish Parliament
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

    The National Museum Of Flight
    Feb 9th, 2010 by stuwad

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    All guests must be over 18 years of age.
    We will not let anybody under 18 enter the building.

    All guests are required to provide government issued photographic identification to check in. Check-in will not be allowed without it.
    Caledonian Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh :: Phone +44-131-226-2272
    3 Queensferry St, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH2 4PA