Great Backpacker Bars in Edinburgh

One of the best ways to save money while travelling through Edinburgh, but still have a social life, is to visit the many Backpacker Bars in the city. A backpacker bar is usually next door, or joined onto a hostel, and they usually offer cheap drinks and food deals for any backpackers, or at the very least for those staying at their hostel. Although I wouldn’t recommend spending all of you social life in Backpacker Bars (as you don’t really get to know the city from the point of view of a local), it is a great place for a cheap night out. The following are some hostels in Edinburgh which have their own Backpacker Bar:

St Christopher’s Edinburgh Hostel (Belushi’s Bar)

Located at 9 – 13 Market Street, Belushi’s is a great backpacker bar! It has free wifi, many happy hours, happy days, and also offers a VIP card if you are after further discounts. I like how they have a lot of 2 for 1 deal’s on various cocktails and beers. Also Jagerbombs are only £2 all night every Friday!

Caledonian Backpackers

3 Queensferry Street. The Caledonian Backpackers has a great backpacker bar! It has a pool table, and a Nintendo Wii available to play anytime, making it a great place to meet other travellers. They also hold an open mike night every Sunday, and have some instruments available including an electric drum kit! Also, all performers get a free beer from Carlsberg!

The Globetrotter Inn Edinburgh

46 Marine Drive. One of the best things about the Globetrotter Inn bar is that they will stay open for as long as you are drinking! They offer different drinks promotions every night, and they pool tables, large screen sports, live music, and a video jukebox.

Backpacker bars are a great way to find cheap deals on food and drink. They also tend to have things on every night of the week, and are a great place for meeting other like minded travellers!

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