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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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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It's the best hostel I've ever been. So beautiful and comfy! The staff is really cool and the rooms are big and clean, it's close enough to the center of Edinburgh (15min walk) and right beside Meadows Park. I am definitely staying in Argyle Backpackers again next time.

Disliked: I think it would'n kill to have a bigger locker in the room, but it's pretty safe and you can keep bagage with the staff if you need, so it's no problem.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nice, quiet, not far from centre. The best thing is free ground coffee

Disliked: the room where we stayed isn't that spacious

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

Liked: Lovely clean, comfortable, relaxed friendly hostel.

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: flexibility

Disliked: the midnight fire alarm

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Small hand towel provided in shower rooms.

Disliked: Poor to nil Wifi. Fire alarm went off 9 times on first night. Staff said it was due to dust on sensor, not smoke. Sink in shower room taped off out of order. No toilet paper in toilets. Open sanitory buckets. Shower rooms mouldy and in need of repair. Key to bedroom would not lock door on leaving room.

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

Anonymous
16 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was quite good ,they re warm and friendly

Disliked: It s a bit insecure

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I really liked the whole athmosphere in this hostel. The staff was nice and always willing to help. I got a free towel and also a hairdryer. The showers and toilets were always clean and also the room. Furthermore I liked the locker in the room, because not ever hostel I was in before had one. The location is cool. It's not far from the city centre but it's a quiet area.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: I think this place really ticked all the boxes - it was absolutely ideal for me. I was staying here whilst studying in Edinburgh for 4 weeks. A big thank you to all the staff.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Hostel is very clean and well cared for, with friendly and helpful staff. It's in a great area, little bit out of the city centre but love being by the Meadows. It's got a great atmosphere but is very homely at the same time.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Lovely staff, lovely hostel will definitely book again.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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