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Argyle Backpackers Hostel

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

89% Overall Rating 375 out of 391 customers would recommend this property based on 391 reviews

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Please bring valid ID for check in Passport /driving licence (UK residents too)

You will be charged £10 (in cash) as a deposit for the room key, refundable upon check-out

GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE must contact up via Phone or Email, 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

CONTACT US if you are planning to arrive after 9PM

A TRIPLE ROOM can be: 3 x 1single bed or 1double bed + 1single bed or 1double bed + bunk 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 18

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, we will contact you to provide us with your CVV code off the card (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 2 NIGHTS stay from 1st to 31st August (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).

Please Note:
There is a minimum of 3 nights stay required during Christmas and New
Years and we accept cancellations ONLY before 26th November.
Cancellations made more than 4 weeks before the arrival date will
receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the
arrival date shall not receive any refund. Your c/c will be charged with
a 20% of the deposit from the outstanding amount shortly after the
booking will be made, that's why we will contact you to provide us with
your card details. If your card is declined your booking will be
cancelled. This is applicable for bookings falling between 22nd December to 2nd January.

Please contact us directly if you have any enquiries :)

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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.

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