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Reviews of Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh Hostel

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

Facilities

  • 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).

IMPORTANT information for CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR:
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

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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94% Overall Rating
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  • 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%
  • Safety - 80%
  • 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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  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
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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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
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
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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  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
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%
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  • 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

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Relaxation / spa, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff kindly, helpfull and always smile, there were ni problems that they cant solve. Next time in Edinburgh I stay again here!

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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