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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9 - 21 hours, check-in time is 2pm - 8pm. Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement.

Only 10min walk to get to EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY and NAPIER UNIVERSITY campuses!


The hostel is only a 10-15 min walk to the old town to EDINBURGH CASTLE, ROYAL MILE, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND and other city attractions. And only 2 min away from the beautiful central MEADOWS PARK - the main place for events during EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!

The ROOMS are spacious, well-furnished with lots of space for storage and have big windows offering STUNNING VIEWS of the Arthur's Seat mountain and Marchmont area!


- FREE luggage storage
- DIGITAL SAFES or LOCKERS in some rooms
- FLAT SCREEN TVs (19' 32') in private rooms
- 2 fully equipped self-catering KITCHENS
- Towel hires (£1)
- Laundry service (£5)
- 24 hour CCTV

Please note:

- Hostel may contact you to confirm card details and ask for CVV code to
be able to charge the non-refundable deposit. Failure on processing the
payment will cause a cancellation of your booking.
-The hostel will charge your card in case of 1 night booking prior
arrival on check in date and prior sending late arrival instructions.

IMPORTANT information for AUGUST
Please Note:

You will be charged a non-refundable deposit for the first night shortly
after you've made the booking on-line (please note this charge is not what you are paying
online at the moment of booking, but will be incurred afterwards). The
other nights can be cancelled, however 72h notice must be given. In the
case of no show up, you will be charged for the whole stay.

There is a MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS stay from 1st to 31st August (exceptions
could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).


Please Note:

You will be charged a non-refundable deposit for the first night shortly
after you've made the booking on-line, we will contact you to provide us
with your CVV code off the card (This is the remaining 90% of the price
for the first night; please note this charge is not what you are paying
online at the moment of booking, but will be incurred afterwards). The
other nights can be cancelled, however 72h notice must be given. In the
case of no show up, you will be charged for the whole stay.

There is a minimum of 3 nights stay required during Christmas and New
Years and we accept cancellations ONLY before 26th November.

Cancellations made more than 4 weeks before the arrival date will
receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the
arrival date shall not receive any refund. If your card is declined your
booking will be cancelled. This is applicable for bookings falling
between 22nd December to 2nd January.

Please contact us directly if you have any enquiries :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    The hostel was an excellent choice for the weekend trip with 4 friends. The staff was very helpful and thoughtful, also very quick attending us on phone and email. The kitchen facilities and showers are excellent, the building in general is very cosy. People were respectful and atmosphere very relaxed. Definitely we would book again here!
    Bulgaria, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2019
    Wonderful place, good bedroom and toilets. Agnes was the best staff. Very polite and kind.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Dec 2019
    This place was in a nice, quiet neighborhood that wasn't too far from central Edinburgh. The hostel itself felt very warm and homey, which made me feel very comfortable right away. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Edinburgh!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Feb 2020
    Great location, we walked everywhere from where we stayed. Did not interact with staff much but they seemed very nice.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Dec 2019
    Argyle Backpackers is a very comfortable place to stay and only a short 15 to 20 minute walk to central Edinburgh. This place is not only cozy and quiet but conveniently has two kitchens to use. Our room was a 3 bedroom private and included a TV. The staff was extremely courteous and even let us check in early.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 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+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Jan 2020
    Good small cozy place. Management needs to work in the wifi..that is horrible. Loved the place otherwise. Community kitchen refgirator needs to be cleaned and food items must be kept covered. Evertime I opened it to take out my stuff, some or the other nonveg or veg stuff cooked or non cooked were kept uncovered. Check in was easy and room was fine. TV remote batteries never changed or may be that one is not working. Overall a good place.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    08 Feb 2020
    A bit far out of town. Cheap, so it is what you pay for. It’s ok, but have stayed in much better hostels. Location is further out than you realise
    Scotland, Male, 41+
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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