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Argyle Backpackers Hostel

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

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 9.30am 10.00pm, 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---- Read more

88% Overall Rating 366 out of 382 customers would recommend this property based on 382 reviews

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 88%

Location 86%

Safety 87%

Staff 95%

Value 88%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.41USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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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 9.30am 10.00pm, 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---- Read more

Shared Rooms

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 6

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

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 4 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

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
- 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)
- Towel hires (£1)
- 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 09.30 -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.

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.