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  • 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.
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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.


Edinburgh Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

Please see "Things to Note" before booking with us!

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy - if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.

Special Events are non-refundable! Check in "Things to Note"

No Shows will be charged in full.

Government Issued ID required at check in

Check in: 2pm

Check out: before 10am

* We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

* No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances.

* No under 18's in our dormitories, all 12-18 year olds must be booked into a private room with an adult.

* Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.

* All bookings for Special Events (August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.) will be charged in advance, and are non-refundable.

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is a fun hostel aimed at young and young at heart backpackers looking to enjoy themselves in Edinburgh. We have 4 separate buildings comprising of a variety of dormitories and private rooms, in the very best location in Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful attitude and are always on hand to give recommendations of our favourite attractions, historical sites, pubs, clubs, restaurants and local businesses.

Scroll down and read *things to note* before booking with us

*Due to the historical nature of our buildings, we have a lot of stairs and no elevator - be prepared to climb!
*Best location in town
*Lockers available in all dormitories - own lock required
*Key card access for dormitories, cash deposit required
*Free luggage storage prior to arrival
*A £3 all day luggage storage upon departure
*Free WIFI throughout all our buildings
*Free tea and coffee in shared kitchen

Our clean and comfortable dormitories range in size from 5 beds to 14 beds. All of our dorm rooms have power points for every guest, key card access (cash deposit required) and security lockers (cash deposit required).

We have 20 recently renovated private rooms spread across our 4 buildings. The options available include singles, doubles, twins, triples and quad rooms. Not all room types are available as en-suites.

In our main building we have a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen, with everything you need to keep yourself fed on a budget.

Our 2 common rooms are a great place to meet fellow travellers. We have a games room with pool table and darts board and a TV/dining room with Sky TV, book exchange and board games.

* No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances, no under 18's in our dormitories

* All under 18's (no under 12's) must be booked into a private room with an adult.

Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.

We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

Special event bookings

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50

'Non-refundable bookings' will be charged within 24 hours of the booking being made and as stated, are non-refundable!

Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel reserves the rights to charge any guest who causes damage to the hostel a fine of up to £200 depending on the severity of the damages caused.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    Reception staff were helpful and nice. The room and my stay was wonderful, thank you very much.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 May 2022
    What made this hostel experience great was not only the clean & modern facilities but the friendly & welcoming atmosphere created by the receptionist and the staff. Definitely would recommend this hostel for excellent location, right next to the Waverley train station.
    Estonia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 May 2022
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    Room had a great view over Edinburgh.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2022
    Had a great stay! Staff was so friendly and helpful creating a very welcoming environment! Comfy beds, facilities very clean and hostel in an ideal location close to Royal Mile, University, shopping area and the train station!! Thanks for a memorable stay! Best wishes to you all! Cathy from Canada❣️ ☮️🌍🌈
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    10 May 2022
    Great Location! The common rooms are a bit small, but still a cool place to hang. Get ready to climb because there are many stairs.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Apr 2022
    Our party of 5 stayed in one of the 5 bedroom dorms. The room was perfect for a short stay. Lockers with locks were provided in each room. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were able to use the hostel facilities even after check out which was very handy. The location was fantastic and surrounded by great bars, restaurants and cafes. Due to its location it was quite noisy but nothing some earplugs couldn't fix. Overall I would recommend this hostel.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    13 May 2022
    I liked the hostel, the position is perfect, the forniture inside are good, the organisation of spaces and the staff. I been in the room for 5 and I think is really small and the toilets aren’t in every floor so you have to go up lr down every time but is ok I liked in general, I can recommend for 1/2 nights My best friend never been in a hostel before and he liked as well ao I think is a good point of view
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    30 Apr 2022
    I love hostels and have stayed at a great many in several different countries. But this stay was SUPER uncomfortable. The bed was the least comfortable bed I slept in for my 3 weeks in Scotland, and the shower was unusable--either freezing or so scalding hot. An unpleasant discovery at midnight, for sure. The staff were great the next day, but my experience with the facilities was pretty terrible. I would not likely stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 3.7


    07 May 2022
    We were very disappointed by this hostel. We were not in the main building. The door to our building opened up in the alleyway which was directly across from an alcove people used as a toilet. Further, the facility was very unclean. I itched all night. There were bugs in the bathroom light fixtures. We chose this hostel because of its high scores and reviews and it does NOT live up to its reviews so we are rating it fairly. We were so uncomfortable we cancelled our following night.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi