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

90.5% Overall Rating

992 out of 1067 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/04/2014)

Matthew Batten-Carew thinks…

"Two well-stocked, comfortable and spacious kitchens, a great place for dining, games, instruments, a free-to-use computer and comfortable living room, and very friendly and helpful staff. TV with…"

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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 1.68

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). IIMPORTANT INFORMATION: -Reception is open from 09.00-22.00 (UK time).Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement. -Passport /driving licence is required to check in -TRIPLE ROOM can be : 3x1single bed or 1double bed +1single bed -A Twin ROOM can be: 2 single beds or a bunk bed -GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE MUST PHONE TO BOOK -Any guest under the age of 18 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) and it must be confirmed by reception via email. NEW YEAR'S EVE booking information on Overview, please read before booking!!

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Directions

2. Bus No. 100 (AIRLINK airport shuttle) + Bus No. 41 (or walk).

Take the bus Number 100 AIRLINK (£3.5 single ticket/ £6 return) and go out at the last stop (Waverley Station). Once you there, there are 2 options:

By Bus: To get to Argyle Backpackers from Waverley Station, catch a number 41 bus from the Mound (go up to Princess Street, it's the parallel street to Waverley Station) in the ‘Craighouse’ direction. Ask the bus driver to stop at Warrender Park Road, the name of the bus stop is ‘Roseneath Street’. The bus ticket costs £1.50 - you need exact change as none is given. The hostel is on Argyle Place which is just around the corner from Warrender Park Road, opposite the Argyle Pub, there is a white sign out the front.

On foot: You can walk up the Mound to the Royal Mile, keep heading straight over George IV Bridge and then go right at the ‘Y’ intersection, cross the road at the traffic lights and head straight down a walking only path. This will take you to the Meadows (the largest park in Edinburgh). Walk straight across the Meadows to the other side where the traffic lights are on Melville Drive. This is the bottom of Argyle Place so head straight up the street and the backpackers is on your left hand side with a white sign out the front.

3. TAXI. Taxi ride to the airport takes about 30min, costs around £18 - £20. Taxi ride to the train station (Waverley) costs around £6-£7.