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.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come and experience the authentic Edinburgh while staying in two victorian townhouses

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

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

Hostel reception hours are 10am - 4pm hours. Check in is available from 10am depending if your room is ready. Check in after 4 is also available, please let us know in advance what time you will be arriving.

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 8.2

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2021
    We are flad to stay for a little in your hostel. In the neighbourhood of the old town and very confortable for three friends.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    13 May 2022
    -Shower wouldn't heat up but that couldve just been ours, there were other showers on the facility, but apart from cold showers the bathroom was super clean -rooms were lovely and clean, our window didn't shut which didn't bother me but I could see it being an issue in the colder months, there were wooden panels on our window we could lock over it so it was still safe -2 kitchens and the common room looked lovely, overall a really lovely place
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Apr 2022
    All is o.k. Compare with other places I can give them 4 stars.
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    25 Mar 2022
    We liked the location, it was a nice short walk through the park to the university and old town. The facilities were a bit old and I felt the room could have been cleaner. It did feel homey, but also messy and a bit unclean. However, the customer service was great - they let us store our bags for longer than allowed and were very helpful to us.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 May 2022
    Good hostel, a bit away from the city center but it’s a nice walk through a park to get there. Wasn’t many people staying there but that might be the time of year (early May). Desk isn’t staffed after 4pm so they leave your key in the key box for late arrivals. Shower was nice, have a sink in the room which was helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2022
    Very lovely place to stay. The people there were all very friendly and welcoming (guests and staff). The common room is filled with games and musical instruments people frequently used. The rooms and kitchen were a little untidy. I never felt grossed out, it wasn’t overly messy, but could have used a hoover. I would stay there again. Lovely location
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    17 Mar 2022
    It was beyond dirty, and felt very unsafe.
    Hungary, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    17 Mar 2022
    The front door was never locked.The lockers in the bedroom could fit a fair of shoes, if that. Our bedroom door was never kept locked because of the permanent stay individuals. We never saw a front desk worker. There were bugs in the bathroom and hair in my bed. The room smelled like feet. A man was watching porn on the TV in the living room. There was a massive axe just sitting on the living room carpet. Do not be fooled by the good reviews, do not book here unless you are a 45 year old man.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    21 Apr 2022
    I got overcharged 5 days ago 150£ and I'm still waiting to get my money back
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    31 Dec 2021
    This has been the worst hostel I ever been to. Avoid this place. It smells terrible and it looks like it’s never cleaned. On top of that, apparently there are guests that are permanently living there, so when you get yo your room there is someone that lives in there. So of course the person is using all of the space in the tiny room. The hostel was so awful that I had to look somewhere else to stay in the city during New Year’s Eve!. And even more outrageous, they never gave me my deposit back
    Colombia, Female, 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