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Argyle Backpackers Reviews

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

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87%

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1191 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

Really good hostel in a great location. The house has heaps of character and the rooms are well made. The facilities are ideal and plenty for the amount of guests.


86%

Comfy beds and great, clean and modern facilities, well located if you like a quiet but still central place to stay. You have to remember to lock your own ro when leaving, and it got quite cold, but reception was happy to offer extra blankets or even a heater. Great place.


74%

The staff is nice and helpfull in this hostel, but unfortunately, it's too rarely at the desk. Of course, you always have a way to contact them (phone number or a button to press), but a human presence, a smile, can't be replace by a piece of paper. Apart from this, the atmosphere is very peacefull. There were a lot of working people, middle-aged, so if you come to meet a lot of young people, you better have to look somewhere else. If you want to stay in a quiet place it's the perfect one.


86%

Nice hostel. Great location. Te staff was helpful and the showers were very clean. Would recommend.


91%

'Argyle Backpackers suited out every need. It's located about a block from the park, and a short 10-15 minute walk from downtown and the train station. Very good location, very helpful staff, and an overall great hostel.'


94%

Very cozy laidback hostel, great kitchen to cook in with every thing setup appropriately.


83%

I stayed at Argyle over the Hogmanay festival. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and it's a nice hostel with a good atmosphere.


74%

My room seriously needed to be vacuumed. The place is rather spacious and relaxing, excellent for lounging. I have no idea why I received the impression that there was free breakfast because that wasn't the case I believe. There also isn't any heating and the place was freezing. They should consider at least putting small heaters into each room so that people don't feel like they're living in the ice age.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review. We clean our rooms everyday, but with few people sharing the same room it is difficult to maintain carpet cleanliness throughout the day. Our hostel has central heating with radiators in every room. We also provide extra blankets and electric heaters if needed. In regards to breakfast, although we do not offer a free breakfast, we do have well equipped kitchens in which you can make your own as well as free tea, coffee and sugar for our guests.

100%

It was one of the best hostel experience in my life.everything was so clean! they have big common area and two big very clean kitchen.Location is also really good!staff was very friendly and helpful.definitely recommended.

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Extremely comfortable place! I felt like at home. If you want a quite place where to have a proper rest, then choose this hostel. Staff is also nice and helpful. Definitely would stay there again!


80%

The room was clean, the staff were helpful and friendly, and the kitchens were nice. The pub across the street was also very convenient and good value. It was in a nice neighbourhood and not too far from the city center attractions. I had a great stay!


80%

Only one bathroom (toilet, shower, sink) on our floor with 4 bedrooms, which was problematic when everyone was trying to shower in the morning, and the hot water would run out. The location was good- 7 minute walk at most from Royal Mile. Kitchen with a small refrigerator and free coffee/tea, which was great! Really the only problem was the bathroom situation. Otherwise, a lovely hostel- would definitely stay again.


94%

Staff very helpful and friendly, good location just outside the busier area of the city, and a quiet neighborhood. Having the individual bathrooms and showers were great.


80%

Isn't the best hostel that I stayed but it's ok.


89%

We just spent the nights there, so it was perfectly located and 24h door open, which was very useful after going out on saturday night. Book this if you like a cheap but good bed in the middle of the university's campus!

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I had a really good stay at the Argyle. The staff were extremely helpful and the location was great. Initially having booked a triple room I was told we had been allocated a room with a double bed and one single bed. This was not ideal as a group of 3 male friends but thankfully they were able to change our room to one with two bunk beds in instead. Overall, happy with my stay.


100%

We stayed in another building, it was more quiet than the main building so it was perfect! The place was clean and safe.

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Very nice place to stay - very homey feeling

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Argyle Backpackers was a great place to stay. The staff was so helpful when we needed something. If anyone has any form of time delay, just let them know as soon as possible. The staff would be more willing to understand your situation and make arrangements with you. The place offers a T.V. and Wi-Fi. Argyle Backpackers is not far from the major sites of the city, so walking is not an issue. If I ever want to go back to Edinburgh, Argyle Backpackers would the place to stay.


94%

Great bedroom, living room and kitchen. The toilets/shower were always clean. During the night, no noise. It was great

  • 20th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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