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Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

Property Information:

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 double and twin rooms across four separate buildings in the best location in town.

We also have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms.

In our main building we have a variety of spacious dormitories, ranging in size from five 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 (with pool table).

If you’re in the market for something quiet we have three separate buildings that house our private rooms. We have a large selection of standard and en-suite double/twin rooms and a couple of triple and quad rooms. These buildings are very popular with couples and small groups.

We strive to offer a lively atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, affordable prices and a comfortable stay, with free Wi-fi, 24 hour reception and lockers (deposit taken) for everyone.

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. This hostel is run by backpackers for backpackers!

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 for only £3.95. 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.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

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  • Latest Review

    We stayed in room 8. We appreciated the space & facilities although the hot tap in the basin is not connected. However, other guests were extremely noisy. We expected movement at all hours because of the Festival but did not expect people to slam doors, talk loudly and jump up and down the stairs. The 1st night we had an hour or two sleep. Perhaps a notice pointing out to the people upstairs that there is a room right by that entrance door and every sound is magnified and please be quiet!
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      Anonymous, England, Female, 41+
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Common Room
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant

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.

Things to Note

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations shall be charged the equivalent of the first nights accommodation. No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation. 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. There is a £10 key deposit for all guests. We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee, with a credit card charge of 2%. Photo ID (drivers licence, passport) is required to check in to the hostel. If youre unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking. Check-in: 2pm. Check out: 10am. Groups of six or more people may be subject to a £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 £50 if you smoke in this hostel. Private Rooms – For all private room bookings the hostel will charge the first night to confirm booking 24 hours before arrival.

Edinburgh Backpackers Located at 65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Backpackers
Edinburgh EH1 1BU 65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU
80% 4017
55.9506175 -3.1889104
Edinburgh Backpackers
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