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.
  • Perfect 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 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 8.8

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2021
    Really good place
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2021
    Lovely building situated not far from the centre and with good access to parks and bars. Staff lovely and helpful. Well-equipped for cooking. Exceptional value for money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2021
    I’m actually still here as I have extended my stay. I’ve had such a good experience here. I love that it’s in a home. It makes it more comforting. The staff is friendly and just lovely to talk to. Some things in the rooms could be a bit cleaner but that could also be from other backpackers. They do a great job making sure tenants are comfortable. The house is cozy and the security makes me feel safe. If I need another hostel in the future if choose this one every time.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2021
    Lovely people and perfect position - easy walk into the city and a lovely park on the door step. The facilities were good and the people were lovely
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Aug 2021
    I was so pleasantly surprised with my stay here. It was actually my first time staying in a hostel anywhere! It was very clean, everyone was very nice, and it was just a very comfortable and homey place. Very much enjoyed my stay here. Thank you so mUch!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2021
    This hostel is very cute and in a beautiful location! Only issue is the reception closes at 4 pm.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2021
    Only stayed one night but was happy with my experience. The staff were nice and helpful! About a 15 min walk to the center which goes through a lovely park!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Sep 2021
    I had a great three night stay in a private dorm in Argyle Backpackers. It has a very laidback vibe and what you see is what you get, but it had everything I needed for a little solo Edinburgh trip. Alice responded to my emails promptly and helpfully :) it's also in a great location, right by the meadows and on the same road as a lovely coffee shop. Have recommend to friends and would stay again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    31 Jul 2021
    My lasting impression was the overpowering smell of gas as soon as you enter the main door.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    28 Aug 2021
    The toilets are very dirty Beds are not clean The house smells bad
    England, Female, 31-40
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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