Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bursting with character and exceeding standards for over 25 years!
Argyle Backpackers is ideal for a stay in Edinburgh

Hostel reception hours are 10am - 4pm hours, check-in time is 2pm - 4pm. Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement.

Only 10min walk to get to Edinburgh University and Napier University campuses!

Everything you need is close by - Organic Food Shops, Fruit and Veg Shops, Supermarkets, Cafes and Pubs.

The hostel is only a 10-15 min walk to The Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and other city attractions.

The rooms are spacious, well-furnished with large windows offering stunning views of Arthur's Seat.


- No Curfew
- Free Wifi
- Free luggage storage
- Free Tea/Coffee/Sugar
- Free Hair Dryers, Irons
- Digital Safes or Lockers in some rooms
- Flat Screen TVs in private rooms
- 2 fully equipped self-catering Kitchens
- Charming Conservatory and Garden
- Towel hires (£1)
Laundry service (£5)
24 hour CCTV

Cancelation Policy

If cancelled within 7 days prior to arrival date or in the event of a no show the full balance of the booking will be charged.

Amendments free of charge up to 28 days prior to arrival, if you cancel within 28 days prior to arrival or fail to arrive the full amount of the reservation will be charged

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay, very friendly staff and just wonderful overall service.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    Under trying COVID circumstances we were glad this hostel stayed open. No kitchen/recreational facilities but that didn’t matter as we just needed a bed for the night. Clean and great staff, that’s what you want on your travels.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    I stay here regularly and the staff are very nice and friendly and always accommodating :-) Very Homely feel to the place, I never use anywhere else when I'm working in Edinburgh.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2021
    The only problem was the gas smells, but the place is nice and the staff is great
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    21 Jun 2021
    The location and facilities are great for the price. Staff were super friendly and even moved us to a different room when there was a problem with the one we were in. The atmosphere was a bit dead, but I imagine that might be a bit more standard post-covid. There was also one altercation/shouting match during our stay. Almost certainly the best hostel in Edinburgh (:
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Feb 2020
    Really great value
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    28 Feb 2020
    Very simple but good value and good location. Would be nice to have some towels.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    16 Jun 2021
    Location is great, facilities good. I know these are strange times with Covid-19 and the rest of it, but I never saw a member of staff and there were clearly long term residents basically living there, who had built a 'nest' in the dorms: lots of large shopping bags with stuff, blankets, clothing etc. Quite a lot of rubbish in the rooms too. Atmosphere=0. Again, these are strange times and presumably the owners need an income, but could keep tabs on residents to make it hospitable to everyone
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    29 May 2021
    was woken up at 5am by a WPC who was wanting info about the noisy party going on elsewhere in teh hostel the fire exits are booked by bikes, old hoovers, spare wood etc. A bit of a shocker to be honest. And I didn't see a staff person the whole stay
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 3.4


    30 Jul 2021
    Really not happy with our stay here. When you enter the door there is a very strong smell of gas, I was old this is not gas but rather phosphorous because it is an old building and readings are taken regularly however this wouldn’t show in a reading anyway. I know the smell of gas and there’s no mistaking this. Impossible to sit in the common living room because of this smell and a gas bottle in there next to the sofa, very dirty and clearly not tidied or cleaned regularly
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi