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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Backpackers is a vibrant international hostel ideally located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Read more

82% Overall Rating 66 out of 73 customers would recommend this property based on 73 reviews

Atmosphere 75%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 76%

Location 95%

Safety 83%

Staff 86%

Value 85%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Pool Table
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

*Due to the historic nature of our buildings we do not have any elevators or disabled access.

* We are a fun and energetic hostel aimed at travellers and backpackers.

*Government issued photo ID (passport, national identity card, drivers licence) must be provided at check-in. Fail to do so will result in your booking being cancelled.

*No under 12's in our hostels or under 18's in our dormitories.

*All under 18's must be booked into a private room with an adult.

*Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly to make a booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 12% deposit.

*We cannot guarantee that groups will be roomed together. This depends on availability.

*Check in time is 2pm.
*Check out time is strictly 10am, we do not offer a late check-out service.

*Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons
*Twin rooms have either 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds
*Triple rooms have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
*Due to the large number of private rooms that we have we cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page. If you would like a particular room you have seen, please contact us directly

*We accept all major credit/debit cards excluding American Express. All card transactions incur a minimum charge of £0.50

* No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.

* There is a 10 GBP refundable key deposit for all guests.

SPECIAL EVENT BOOKINGS

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50
Over £25.00 - 3% of total

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Edinburgh Backpackers is a vibrant international hostel ideally located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Read more

Shared Rooms

14 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 14

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 16

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 16

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

1 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 1

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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

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About Edinburgh Backpackers

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has it all. Location, friendly staff, comfortable beds, affordable prices, an international and lively atmosphere and did we mention a superb location. Situated in a 18th century building in the heart of the historic Old Town on Edinburgh’s funkiest Street, our hostel is located 50 metres from the Royal Mile and less than 2 minute’s walk from the Train station and airport shuttle bus. This means we’re perfectly positioned in the middle of Edinburgh’s many attractions and wild nightlife.

We have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms and a few private rooms, which are located in our main building, and some have magnificent views down Cockburn Street or over the Edinburgh skyline. We also have a large number of other private rooms housed in self-catering apartments in two separate buildings on the same street. These tend to be a bit quieter and are quite popular with couples or small groups

The Hostel has a 24-hour reception and there is no curfew so you are free to explore the city until all hours in the morning. We also have a large self-catering kitchen, pool room, chill out room with Sky TV. If you don’t feel like cooking there is café/bar attached to the Hostel called the Southern Cross Café. Come here for a relaxing drink, or to do some emailing on the Internet. We have an extensive menu and a wide range of drinks to offer. All Hostel guests also receive a 15% discount off their food bill.


Hostel facilities include:-

Cable TV
Pool table and darts
E-mail and internet access
Southern Cross Café (Special Discounts for all residents)
Self-catering kitchen
Hot showers
Free linen
Secure storage for valuables and luggage
24 hour reception
Pub crawls

Secure car parking facilities are located just a 5 minute walk from the hostel. Reception is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there is no curfew so you can make the most of the many pubs, clubs and restaurants nearby.

Please note, we do not permit stag or hen parties.

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.