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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | 65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BU

79.2% Overall Rating

127 out of 153 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/07/2013)

"The location is on Cockburn road.. just off Royal mile.. so it is very convenience.. although they describe the direction to the hostel.. but when i came out from the bus station, i can't find the street signs to know…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.58

What's Included

  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Edinburgh Backpackers is a vibrant international hostel ideally located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Read more

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About Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has it all. Location, friendly staff, comfortable beds, affordable prices, an international and lively atmosphere and did we mention a superb location. Situated in a 18th century building in the heart of the historic Old Town on Edinburgh’s funkiest Street, our hostel is located 50 metres from the Royal Mile and less than 2 minute’s walk from the Train station and airport shuttle bus. This means we’re perfectly positioned in the middle of Edinburgh’s many attractions and wild nightlife.

We have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms and a few private rooms, which are located in our main building, and some have magnificent views down Cockburn Street or over the Edinburgh skyline. We also have a large number of other private rooms housed in self-catering apartments in two separate buildings on the same street. These tend to be a bit quieter and are quite popular with couples or small groups

The Hostel has a 24-hour reception and there is no curfew so you are free to explore the city until all hours in the morning. We also have a large self-catering kitchen, pool room, chill out room with Sky TV. If you don’t feel like cooking there is café/bar attached to the Hostel called the Southern Cross Café. Come here for a relaxing drink, or to do some emailing on the Internet. We have an extensive menu and a wide range of drinks to offer. All Hostel guests also receive a 15% discount off their food bill.

Hostel facilities include:-

Cable TV
Pool table and darts
E-mail and internet access
Southern Cross Café (Special Discounts for all residents)
Self-catering kitchen
Hot showers
Free linen
Secure storage for valuables and luggage
24 hour reception
Pub crawls

Secure car parking facilities are located just a 5 minute walk from the hostel. Reception is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there is no curfew so you can make the most of the many pubs, clubs and restaurants nearby.

Catering for Groups

For group bookings, we can provide a range of excellent value meals, including Full Scottish Breakfast and two and three course lunches and evening meals. We are happy to meet your budget and requirements.