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Royal Mile Backpackers Reviews

105 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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86%

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1579 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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74%

Hostel was quite basic, clean beds, location is right on the royal mile so very convenient. staff were mostly friendly. kitchen is very basic, and also only two showers/toilets each for men and women for the whole hostel, so you usually have to queue to use. otherwise was quite clean. downside to the location is that it could be quite noisy. room also got quite hot, though probably not too much of a problem in winter time. would recommend anyway!


54%

Although this hostel was right on the royal mile we paid way more than it was worth (probably because the Fringe festival was going on). It was so noisy at night, the bathrooms needed a little TLC and maybe more stalls for how many people this hostel serves, the kitchen facilities were a little lacking as well. The staff was friendly but not very attentive. When we checked in we had to wait with no greeting while the attendant was on the phone. they did have hair straighteners to borrow!


80%

was a nice little hostel but the beds all could of done with there own little lights. this would help on a night when coming in and other people in the room

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for the review and the suggestion - we're actually planning on re-doing the reading lights for each bed. Come back some time!

89%

The hostel has the perfect location and the staff is great. There are few toilets and showers for the size of the hostel but at the end it turns out well. I would definitely choose this hostel again.

  • 8th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for your lovely review - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! Maybe come back sometime!

89%

Stayed here during the Edinburgh Festival and it was quite noisy outside, so earplugs are a must. Otherwise, it's in a fantastic location in the Old Town - was so easy to walk everywhere, and it was a short walk from the rail station. I had a really comfortable stay even though I was in a 10-bed room, which was large and spacious and didn't feel cramped at all. Staff were so helpful and kind, and I had a very pleasant stay here!


66%

Although this hostel was in a great Edinburgh location, I would not stay here again, nor would I recommend it to a friend. The rooms had a musty smell and the beds and bathroom felt unclean. 10 bunk beds in one small room might make good business sense for the hostel but it did not feel hygienic.


97%

Super cosy hostel Quite during the day


97%

This hostel is small and cosy and a real gem- my favorite place to stay in Edinburgh. Very small kitchen may be inadequate if you want to cook a lot, but I don't so it's great. Location can 't be beat.


86%

Great hostel, really good location on the high street. They don't have a fully equipped kitchen but their sister hostel does and it's 1 minute away. Really friendly staff.


97%

I stayed there just for two days but it was such a lovely place to stay in Edinburgh. It is located right in the centre of the most important places to visit in the city, for an affordable price. Moreover, the free pub crawl organised on thursday lets you easily meet many backpackers.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! Hopefully see you again some time!

83%

The hostel overall was good, great location, but the room was a bit too small for 4 people and smelly. I think it's due to the ventilation. It was too cold outside to open the windows, but there was no ventilation inside.


97%

The folks (staff) at the hostel were very helpful and provide not just good service but also great company! I hope to visit again soon :)

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel, centrally located on the Royal Mile, with super friendly staff. Place has very good facilities and is secure.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for the great review - happy you enjoyed your time here with us! Come back some time!

89%

The metal bed can be uncomfortable if someone is moving a lot at night and jumps on the bed rather, gently lies down as it basically vibrates through the entire bed. Otherwise, good location, when windows are closed no sound can't be heard from the busy Royal Mile. Good location for all tourist activities, and no need to climb up anything as you are already at the top of the hill :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for the review. We will replace the last metal beds this year and then have our solid wooden beds throughout the hostel.Glad you enjoyed your stay!

86%

Great location, comfortable beds, place was clean and secure. Internet connection was great.


86%

Cosy little hostel. Perfect location. Has everything you need. Would definitely recommend!


80%

Very nice Hostel in center of Edinburgh. The Internet was awfully bad, but so it seems to be all over Scotland.


94%

Fantastic place, great staff, great location


97%

Excellent location on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, extremely secure and with very helpful and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Only negative point is that common areas are a little bit small and narrow however guests can take advantage of facilities of their twin hostel which is literally across the road and offer plenty of space. Overall strongly recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for the lovely review -we're happy you enjoyed your time here! Come back some time!

100%

I really liked the place, my friends stayed in the travelodge which was ugly and souless, this hostel was wonderful, full of character and comfortable. The staff were really helpful. I would recommend it definitely.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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