Princes St East Backpackers

Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH22AA, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the New Town area of Edinburgh, is near Castle Rock, Balmoral Spa, Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre, and MacTours City Tour.
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    The Hairy Coos

    A travel blog entry by meredith_lauren on Aug 28, 2015

    3 comments, 10 photos

    ... that when my camera is on automatic mode, I am letting a 25 year old Japanese program take my pictures for me. Personally, I thought the 25 year old program did a decent job.. but I kept my mouth shut. Throughout the five hour tour, James gave me and the only other participant, Charlotte, a brief historical overview of each monument that we photographed. First, James would tell us what level of exposure to adjust to, what he wanted us to capture in the ...

    Edinburgh and Dinner in Kirknewton

    A travel blog entry by xtopherc on Jun 18, 2015

    14 photos

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    Farewell to balmy Edinburgh

    A travel blog entry by stedders on Nov 06, 2014

    4 comments, 8 photos

    ... I decided I needed a warm hat - pronto! A walk down the North Bridge and I found exactly the thing and I was then as warm as toast. We continued walking down the Golden Mile to Canongate where we found the Museum of Edinburgh. This museum is located in three connected 16th, 17th and 18th centuries buildings. The Museum tells the history of Edinburgh through artifacts and architecture. Once again ...

    Day 156 Edinburgh day 1 (harry potter 3)

    A travel blog entry by iancarmen on Sep 07, 2014

    120 photos

    This morning i got up at 8am. I showered – bit of a walk to the showers on the floor of the hostel that i was on. I dressed and then went down to breakfast. Breakfast at this hostel was
    1.50 pounds extra, paid at breakfast and was cereal and a bread roll with juice and coffee. After eating i went back to the room, got ready for the day, used the WiFi, then left the hostel for the day.

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    Barcelona bound

    A travel blog entry by trewly on Jul 03, 2014

    1 photo

    ... and in good hands. Well trained staff and good customer service. Ok, so I have, at least for a month more, a gold card to whizz me through security, and the tranquility of a lounge is often appreciated, but what I like is that they are "solid". I believe there is more to the mature woman in the aisle,with her hair in a bun, than her ability to pour a Bloody Mary and check my seat belt. Pretty young things can razzle dazzle me in any bar, or shop, ...