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Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel

105 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

'Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located hostel with a HUGE personality. It's the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh! We're a vibrant hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland's most famous street- The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, you can't get much closer to the city's main attractions; bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs Read more

91% Overall Rating 155 out of 166 customers would recommend this property based on 166 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 88%

Location 96%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

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What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • WiFi

Important Information

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy (different conditions apply for August and Hogmanay – see below!). Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date – otherwise they’ll be treated as no shows. No shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation.

Guests cancelling outside of 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a refund of the full price minus the deposit.

– We have a 28 days cancellation policy for any bookings in August. Please note that any bookings for AUGUST will be charged in FULL if not cancelled within 28 days prior to check-in date (before 10.30 am)

Please note that there won’t be ANY REFUNDS for the whole of AUGUST when cancelled less than 28 days before check-in.

In AUGUST any deposit paid is non-refundable.

We cater for guests aged 18-35. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.

Please note we accept over 18's only and only groups up to 4 people.

For group bookings of 5 people or more please call the hostel directly.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

'Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located hostel with a HUGE personality. It's the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh! We're a vibrant hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland's most famous street- The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, you can't get much closer to the city's main attractions; bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs Read more

Shared Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About Royal Mile Backpackers

Please note we accept over 18's only and only groups up to 4 people.

Smack, bang in the middle of town, you won't find a better location than the Royal Mile!
With our open plan kitchen and dinning area, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chill and chat with staff and guests in our cosy lounge area with an open fire.Our dorms are all light and bright and are bathrooms are clean and spacious with hot, powerful showers.

The hostel also offers FREE WI-FI, FREE tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Our friendly receptionists can offer you some great advice on what to see and do and what to eat and drink during your stay in Edinburgh. They can arrange for you to make the most of your time while you are in Scotland and book you on a MacBackpackers Tour to the Highlands. We aim to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible so here is a wee list of what else we have to offer:

Showers in plenty - hot and powerful!
Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
We accept cash, sterling and credit cards
Receptionist available to help you during opening hours (6.30am-3am)
Free tour booking service and advice
Minutes walk to the bus and train station
Kitchen/Dining area open 24 hours
Large continental breakfast selection served 7.30am -10.30am from 80p
Laundry service - we do it for you for just £3.50
Towel Hire - 20p
Secure lockers in rooms (£10 key deposit)
Free Wi-Fi
Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
Free electrical adaptors
Free book exchange
Free daily walking tours
Free hairdryers for use
Burger nights Friday and Sundays- £3.50
Local Food&Drinks discounts
24hour access

Luggage storage and bicycle storage available across the road at High Street Hostel
**Free pub crawl every Thursday night**

Step outside and be at the centre of it all. Guests also enjoy the benefit of access to the lively, bustling High Street Hostel with its wide range of facilities.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

For group bookings of 5 people or more please call the hostel directly.

We cater for guests aged 18-35. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Accommodation Information

Please note that we only accept group of less than 4 people

Location Information

Right in the heart of the city on the world famous Royal Mile, a short walk to all attractions including Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Gardens. Also very close to train station, airport link drop off and bus station.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.