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Reviews of Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh Hostel

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 87%

Location 85%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 89%

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 1.56USD

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

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 87%

Location 85%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 89%

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69% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location and Cost and helpful staff

Disliked: Not much atmosphere..

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Liked: homely athmosphere

Disliked: It could do with a bit of modernisation without loosing the character

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Near to the bus stop to the city.

Disliked: Room too small for the paid price. Kitchen is dirty. Bathroom is old and mouldy.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Liked: I liked the atmosphere of the hostel whoch was very free!And the kitchen was the best of all and we can use the computer for free.

Disliked: I had to walk a lot to get to the centre of the city.But if you like walking a lot, then it wouldn't be a problem.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: comfy beds with good duvet; privacy; friendly and helpful staff; clean

Disliked: still a lot of money. I need a private twin room when with my son as he is autistic and isn't good with lots of people. This need always costs more money which is tricky.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very good location in front of a park with direct rout through it to go to the city center. Suprisingly broad kitchen wiith a variety of facilities you need during the stay, intresting and comfortable interier of a the dining room.

Disliked: A little bit more cleanliness and some details to care in shared bathrooms (lack of paper all the day long, wet floor; may be would be convenient to put swag or rap to help the visitors keep it dry, etc) Not too hot water in shower, only tap water is quiet hot.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Rooms and toilet nice. Staff friendly

Disliked: Could be closer to the centre

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: great location once I figured out where it was,lovely friendly staff and very accommodating.

Disliked: Lock on bathroom door was wee bit dodgy, other than that no complaints

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Lovely old building in one of the prettiest areas of edinburgh. Rooms aren't too crowded, beds quite comfortable. Nice lounge. Friendly staff that aren't in your face trying to sell you extras.

Disliked: A grumpy guy in my dorm!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Basic accommodation in a convenient location

Disliked: Accommodation could probably do with a little cosmetic upgrade

Customer would recommend this property

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