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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

81% Overall Rating 36 out of 40 customers would recommend this property based on 40 reviews

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 72%

Facilities 74%

Location 99%

Safety 78%

Staff 84%

Value 85%

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What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Common Room
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 6.48USD
  • Luggage Room 3.93USD
  • Towel 1.31USD

Important Information

You may cancel your booking up to 48hrs hours before arrival. Less than 48hrs notice the first night will be charged.

***In the event of a no-show (non arrival) without cancellation you will be charged the full amount.***

***Photo ID (Drivers Licence, Passport) is required to check-in to the hostel. If you are unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking.***

The Serious Stuff
Due to our guests being of an adult age we do not accept under 12's in our dormitories.

10 key deposits per person are required at check-in.

We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee

Groups of six or more people may be subject to a GBP 20/person security deposit, which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour.

Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of GBP 50 if you smoke in this hostel.

During the month of August/Rugby/Bank Holiday Weekends/Easter/Hogmanay The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given.

If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

Hogmanay Special Please Note: For All Hogmanay Bookings, your credit card will be charged the full outstanding amount shortly after the booking is made. Cancellations made more than 14 days before the arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the arrival date shall not receive any refund.

If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.


***Note:

*We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee, with a credit card charge of 2%.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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

Shared Rooms

14 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 14

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

About Edinburgh Backpackers

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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days 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.