- Luggage Room
- Free Wi-Fi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Room
- Mini Supermarket
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Steam room
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels for hire
- Towel 1.24USD
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).
-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
- Age Restriction
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- No Curfew
Map and Directions
2. Bus No. 100 (AIRLINK airport shuttle) + Bus No. 41 (or walk).
Take the bus Number 100 AIRLINK (£4.50 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, Morningside or Kings Building 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.