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Royal Mile Apartment

Apartment 2F2, 17 Milton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • 73%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

Property Information:

The Royal Mile Apartment is a truly unique place to stay - our bright young team will welcome you to our beautiful Victorian Town Apartment bursting with character and charm. We are a 5 star designer apartment right next to Arthur’s Seat which is at the end of our street, next to Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament, and one of the Worlds most famous streets, The Royal Mile.

We also designed our private pods to maximize your comfort and privacy. Our room is a mixed dorm, but you effectively have your own private suite, complete with reading light, privacy curtain, 2 USB chargers, a shelf, and six International electrical outlets.

But the only way to really experience the Royal Mile Apartment is to come check it out yourself – we’ve had hundreds of guests since our opening and so far we’ve had rave reviews about our designer pods on Hostelworld. There is one Super Kingsize pod that sleeps two very comfortably on a private mezzanine level and two Single Pods. We can accommodate 3 guest very comfortably and 4 but must contact us to arrange this and two guests must share the mezzanine pod.

We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned Scottish Family hospitality. Our guests often say it's more like a Family home than a Hostel, with a laid back attitude and cosy friendly atmosphere. The Royal Mile Apartment is the place to chill out and make new friends. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle, 3 minutes walk to Holyrood Palace, 3 minutes walk to Scottish Parliament. And Arthurs Seat, the extinct volcano is right on our doorstep with the largest green belt area, Holyrood Park, Holyrood Abbey & The Queen's Gallery.

Reception is open from 7am to 10pm and check in time is from 3pm to 10pm. If you arrive in the city before 3pm, please feel free to drop off your luggage and we will give you a map and introduction to Edinburgh, then come back after 3pm to check in.

We aim to provide a good night's sleep for our guests so that everyone feels refreshed the next day to explore the city or to continue with their onward journey. Therefore there is strictly no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please do not book with us. This rule can be extended to 11pm in case of delays in transportation. After 11pm there will be no entry until the following day.

The Royal Mile Apartment is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 10% of our profit to a housing charity. So when you stay with us, you are also helping to provide homes for people in need.

We are situated in the artistic area of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses - and a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm for your essential supplies!

The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. We have a spacious comfy lounge where you can relax and enjoy reading some of our books in our extensive travel library.

We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen Designer Facilities, Miele Dishwasher & Miele Washing Machine, NEF Induction Hob & Cooker..... Yes Miele Dishwaher, so no need to wash up, Yey! There is also a large back garden where we host regular campfires and BBQs - so bring your guitars and best (or worst) singing voices and join us for a good old sing along around the fire; dancing is optional!

We provide all these free stuff:
Free breakfast consisting cereal, toast, jam, butter spread, chocolate spread, peanut butter, marmalade, tea and coffee.
Free tea and coffee all day.
Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer.
free towel hire, free linen.
Free power adapter hire, free reading light hire.
Free ear plugs, Free shower gel.

We offer a bright and spacious room which is our 4-bed dorm; The 4-bed dorm has a private mezzanine with the whole area floored with super king size memory foam for a couple to share with electrical sockets, bedside table and a lamp. Below is two more double beds and one single bed so it can accommodate up to a family of 4/5.

We operate a no shoes policy in The Royal Mile Apartment to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home.

There is a no smoking policy throughout the House with smoking area in the back garden.

There is no curfew. However, we are not a party house, therefore the lounge and kitchen are unavailable at midnight and we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure other guests who are sleeping are not disturbed.

Please be aware there are different booking conditions for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year due to high demands during these periods; ask for details.

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00.
Check-out by 11:30.
Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance.

Under Age Policy:
Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.

Group Booking Policy:
Maximum 4/5 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties.

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  • Latest Review

    Sharing a room with 4 others and is cosy. However, good mirrors in room for putting on makeup etc. Free wifi and all other facilities acceptable. Any drawbacks are made up for by a great host . Extremely clean and very helpful with any questions .
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooker
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD's
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Cash Only
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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

CHECK IN BETWEEN 15:00 and 22:00 ONLY. On arrival: a ������£10 refundable key deposit to be paid and balance paid in full. Please leave shoes on front Shoe Rack as no shoes in the Royal Mile Apartment house. Any child under the age of 15 must stay in a family room. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, SPORTS EVENT WEEKENDS, AUGUST, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.

Royal Mile Apartment Located at Apartment 2F2, 17 Milton Street, Edinburgh.
Royal Mile Apartment
Edinburgh Edinburgh City EH8 8EZ Apartment 2F2, 17 Milton Street
77% 78
55.9550625 -3.1678335
Royal Mile Apartment
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