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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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66% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: For an hostel of this type, the bedrooms and the common rooms had a nice atmosphere. Stay is friendly!

Disliked: The managers of the hostel can be disorganized. If you intend to book a room on this hostel make sure to call them before arriving to check if the correct days of your stay were booked (for example, confirm if they have the correct check in day and number of nights).

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Quiet location not too far from Royal Mile and with shops, pubs and places to eat nearby. Very convenient for universities.

Disliked: Could not lock door when inside. TV did not work. Light bulb not replaced. Walls a bit thin - very aware of other guests in adjoining rooms.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: I spatially liked the friendly athmosphere of this hostel due to its the smaller size comapre to other ones.

Disliked: There was none.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Argyle Backpackers is a great place to stay. It has two big kitchens, with all the necessary amenities. Moreover, the garden is really beautiful and the small room next to it is extremely peaceful and warm. The rooms are very well equipped. We stayed in a twin room and it was perfect, with a huge plasma TV and a safe box. Also, the staff is very friendly and attentive. We arrived at the hostel at midnight, but everything was perfectly organised and we can get the keys without any problem. Highly recommended!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Had a really nice feel to it, and lots of places to hang out - the conservatory and garden are particularly nice. The staff were really helpful.

Disliked: Nothing really.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
06 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Quieter location, good quality bathroom facilities, safe, secure and friendly

Disliked: Quality of beds is poor

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: excellent location, cleanliness, friendly atmosphere and affordable price is what I expected and I found

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
14 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: The ambient was really good. The kitchen was clean and well organized. They had good tips for visiting the city. The best was the area outside the kitchen, when you can stay to work and some time listen some music because there is a piano and several guitars you can use.

Disliked: The internet worked randomly in oru room, so we had to go to the common room to read or emails and work.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nice quite place, not far from the centre of the city

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: This hostel is great. It's very clean, and surprisingly cozy for having a number of rooms. Bathrooms and kitchen were always clean. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The lounge is nice and there's a computer you can use. They also have a piano and multiple guitars to use.

Disliked: My only gripes are that its a little walk to the city center. And their wifi was sketchy, although they said they were fixing it and I believe them. Very nice stay and would recommend.

Customer would recommend this property

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