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
  • Excellent 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 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.

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 8.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.2

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
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay. Very comfortable and homey. Reception staff was great. Highly recommend if you’re in the area. Co-op across the street, Delicious Italian restaurant close by! Location is very “local” feeling!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Nov 2021
    Great location near The Meadows. Bathrooms really clean. Friendly atmosphere and felt very safe. Helpful staff.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2021
    I only spent one night here, but it was a very clean and safe hostel
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Nov 2021
    A great place to stay! It seems a bit older but the staff and facilities are pretty good. There are two functioning kitchens that are cleaned everyday. Small gen area but OK for remote workers. My only issue was the location, it's south of the Meadows so as a female who wants to go out at night may not be the most convenient location to walk back to. However, still walking distance to Old Town, Arthur's Seat, West End, Royal Mile, etc. Great local coffee shops and eco-grocery store right across!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Oct 2021
    Great classic hostel, beautiful building, very nice volunteers. Kind of places that is run by the volunteers, which makes it warm, I just wish they would be payed employees because they deserve a lot of money for their job.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    29 Oct 2021
    A good stay! Short but nice!
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Nov 2021
    The staff was nice, the building itself is nice, and the location is good. Needs better cleaning and hygiene though, doors are not very secure. Not enough bathrooms for so many people, toilets are continously occupied which is a bit inconvenient when you need it.
    Hungary, Female, 25-30
  • 2.3


    03 Dec 2021
    It was trully the worst experience I have ever had in a Hostel / Hotel. Don't be fooled by the good reviews, The hostel is really really dirty, it smells really badly. There are people leaving there for over a year and they clearly think that the place is there house and that they can do whatever they want there. Staff stay there just for some few hours (normally in the middle of the day, when you are touristing), what made it really harder do talk to anyone. Worst place ever. Never coming back
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 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