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Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

Property Information:

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 Double/Twin/Single Rooms across four separate buildings in the best location in town.

- We offer free WiFi throughout the building,
- Every bed has a double power plug for your phones and computers
- Free locker to use during your stay (5.00 deposit taken)
- 24hr Reception with friendly staff to answer any questions
- Every guest will receive a key card (5.00 deposit taken)
- Private Rooms (10.00 deposit taken)
- We offer a left luggage service on departure
- Best location in town
- Please note that we do not permit stag parties

We also have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms.

In our main building we have a variety of spacious dormitories, ranging in size from 5 to 14 beds. There are also three 'penthouse' private rooms located on the top floor. This building features a fully equipped kitchen, TV room (with Sky TV) and a games room.

We are conveniently located in the heart of the historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile. The hostel is within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions and Edinburgh's wild nightlife.

All staff have extensive knowledge of the best and cheapest places to eat, drink and party in this exciting city. Guests are invited to join us on any of our regular nights out and to pick our brains for the best places to go for your own nights out.
If you don't feel like cooking we have a great café directly next door to the hostel. The Southern Cross Café offers 15% discount to all hostel guests and they do a fantastic full Scottish Breakfast. The café also has free Wi-Fi!

Please note that we do not accept under-18s in our dormitories unless the entire room is booked for that family/group.

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  • Latest Review

    I stayed with my partner in one of the double bedroom ensuite and I thought we paid just a little less than for a normal little hotel in Edinburgh but got a room that wasn't well heated, the bathroom was very small, the access to the tiny washbasin was almost impossible and the door wasn't closing properly. These are just little details that can easily be improved, or please reduce the price properly compared to hotels that take care of these details.
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      Anonymous, France, Female, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation. There is a 10 GBP key deposit for all guests. We accept all major credit/debit cards. Photo ID (drivers licence, passport) is required to check in to the hostel. If you're unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking. Check-in: 2pm. Check out: 10am. Private Rooms � For all private room bookings the hostel will charge the first night to confirm booking 24 hours before arrival. Groups of six or more people may be subject to a GBP 20/person security deposit which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour. Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of GBP 50 if you smoke in this hostel. During the month of August, the hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given. If the card is declined your booking will be cancelled. Special Event Booking � Hogmanay Special. Please Note: For All Hogmanay Bookings, your credit card will be charged the full outstanding amount shortly after the booking is made. Cancellations made more than 14 days before the arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the arrival date shall not receive any refund. If the card is declined your booking will be cancelled. *We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee. Card Charges Under 25.00 - 0.50 pence Charge Over 25.00 - 2% Charge

Edinburgh Backpackers Located at 65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Backpackers
Edinburgh EH1 1BU 65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU
78% 5054
55.9506175 -3.1889104
Edinburgh Backpackers
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