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Argyle Backpackers

Hostel | 14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 1JL

83.1% Overall Rating

1035 out of 1112 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/08/2014)

"Staff we're very friendly on check in and check out. The whole place was quiet and clean, and the location is absolutely perfect for the Festival. Just a short walk across the meadows and you're in the heart of…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.66

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Reception opens from 9am to 10pm. Groups of 4+ people must phone to book. We won't accept bookings made directly on-line. Passport /driving license is required to check in. Guests under 18 y.o. can stay only in a private room with family member who is over 21. Cancellations must be made at least 48h in advance (by 10:30am on your arrival day). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: -Reception is open from 09.00-22.00 (UK time). - Our check-in time is 2pm - 10pm. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 11PM. If you fail to give us notice we will not check you in and will charge you for the first night. -Passport /driving licence is required to check in -GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE MUST PHONE TO BOOK, otherwise we won't accept the online booking and the deposit paid online will not be refunded. -Cancellations must be made at least 48h in advance (by 10:30am on your arrival day) and it must be confirmed by reception via email. -A TRIPLE ROOM can be: 3 x 1single bed or 1double bed + 1single bed -A Twin ROOM can be: 2 single beds or a bunk bed -Any guest under the age of 18 can stay only in a private room with family member who is over 21. -There is a charge of 1.2% for the use of credit/debit card (there is an ATM just around the corner form the hostel) You will be charged £10 (in cash) as a deposit for the room key, refundable upon check-out. Please remember to bring your Passport, Photo ID or Driving License in order for your check in (UK residents too). IMPORTANT information for AUGUST: You will be charged a non-refundable deposit for the first night shortly after you've made the booking on-line (This is the remaining 90% of the price for the first night; please note this charge is not what you are paying online at the moment of booking, but will be incurred afterwards). The other nights can be cancelled, however 72h notice must be given. In the case of no show up, you will be charged for the whole stay. There is a MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS stay from 5th to 27th August (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings). PLEASE CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE FURTHER ENQUIRIES. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE NEW YEAR: There is a MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS stay required during New Years and we don't accept any cancellation after 19th November. Your c/c will be charged the outstanding amount shortly after the booking was made.

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.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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Overview

Welcome to our small, friendly and beautiful 4* hostel!! It's the RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, the PEOPLE, the LOCATION and FACILITIES that make travellers come back here!

Hostel reception hours are 9 - 22 hours, check-in time is 2pm - 10pm. Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement.

NO CURFEW ----FREE TEA/COFFEE----FREE WIFI----FREE LOCKERS----FREE DIGITAL SAFES in private rooms----FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE----FREE BED LINEN----FREE LEFTOVER TOILETRIES Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

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Self-catering

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

Twin (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

Triple (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

Single (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering

About Argyle Backpackers

Location is perfect for students – it takes only 10min walk to get to EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY and NAPIER UNIVERSITY campuses! Everything you need is close by - ORGANIC FOOD SHOPS, LOCAL VEGETABLE SHOPS, FRESH MEAT and FISH SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS, CAFES, PUBS, SHOPS, BANK

It’s only a 10-15 min walk to the old town to EDINBURGH CASTLE, ROYAL MILE, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND and other attractions. And only 2 min away from the beautiful central MEADOWS PARK – the main place for events during EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!

What makes Argyle Backpackers special are the 2 VICTORIAN-STYLED HOUSES that create a unique chilled atmosphere. We have top facilities including 2 KITCHENS, a LIVING ROOM (with a 40” FLAT SCREEN TV and real fireplace!) and a BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATORY with a PIANO, musical instruments, outdoor games equipment and a massive 40” FLAT SCREEN TV! Outside there is a beautiful SUNNY PRIVATE GARDEN that is perfect to relax or make a barbeque in!

The ROOMS are spacious, well-furnished with lots of space for storage and have big windows offering STUNNING VIEWS of the Arthur’s Seat mountain and Marchmont area!


ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION:
- 24h key access (NO CURFEW)
- FREE WIFI
- FREE bedding
- FREE luggage storage
- FREE TEA/COFFEE/SUGAR, free food box
- FREE HAIR DRYERS, IRONS, SCALES on demand
- FREE leftover shampoos and toiletries
- DIGITAL SAFES or LOCKERS in the rooms
- FLAT SCREEN TVs (19” – 32”) in private rooms
- 2 fully equipped self-catering KITCHENS with FRIDGES
- Video/DVD/TV room with lots of FREE VIDEOS and DVDs
- Charming CONSERVATORY with 40” FLAT SCREEN TV
- SUNNY GARDEN (smoking only outside)
- Bicycle hires (only £5/day)
- Towel hires (£1)
- Skype phone facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Long term stay offers (except June, July & August)
- Breakfast for groups by request
- 24 hour CCTV

Accommodation Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
-Reception is open from 09.00-22.00 (UK time).
- Our check-in time is 2pm - 10pm. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 11PM. If you fail to give us notice we will not check you in and will charge you for the first night.
-Passport /driving license is required to check in
-GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE MUST PHONE TO BOOK, otherwise we won’t accept the booking and the deposit paid online will not be refunded.
-Cancellations must be made at least 48h in advance (by 10:30am on your arrival day) and it must be confirmed by reception via email.
-A TRIPLE ROOM can be: 3 x 1single bed or 1double bed + 1single bed
-A Twin ROOM can be: 2 single beds or a bunk bed
-Any guest under the age of 18 can stay only in a private room with family member who is over 21.
-There is a charge of 1.2% for the use of credit/debit card (there is an ATM just around the corner form the hostel)

Location Information

IMPORTANT information for AUGUST:
You will be charged a non-refundable deposit for the first night shortly after you've made the booking on-line (This is the remaining 90% of the price for the first night; please note this charge is not what you are paying online at the moment of booking, but will be incurred afterwards). The other nights can be cancelled, however 72h notice must be given. In the case of no show up, you will be charged for the whole stay.
There is a MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS stay from 5th to 27th August (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).
PLEASE CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE FURTHER ENQUIRIES.


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE NEW YEAR:
There is a MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS stay required during New Years and we don't accept any cancellation after 19th November. Your c/c will be charged the outstanding amount shortly after the booking was made.


Directions how to get to the hostel FROM THE AIRPORT or Waverley Station:

1. Bus No. 35 will take you all the way from the airport to the top of the Meadow Park (bus stop and the street is called Forrest Road). It will take between 45-55min. The bus ticket costs £1.50 - you need exact change as none is given. Once you get off walk back to the top of the park and continue walking for another 10 min.