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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."

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Edinburgh Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

PLEASE NOTE that from December the 27th until January the 2nd (both included), a minimum stay of 3 nights is a must to book with us.

Check in: from 2pm (reception open 24 hours )

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 cirumstances.

•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.


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.

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*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
*24-hour reception
*Lockers available in all dormitories, cash deposit required
*Key card access for dormitories, cash deposit required
*Free luggage storage prior to arrival
*£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 cirumstances.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances, 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!

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Overview

Edinburgh Backpackers is a friendly spot for a trip to Scotland, spread across four buildings in the heart of the city. Check in is from 2pm, but no worries if you get here early – we'll keep your bag for free while you explore. Just ask at reception and we'll point you in the right direction for a free city tour. We've got a café and two common rooms for friendly gatherings – relax with a movie in the TV room, or unleash your competitive side in our games room. Pool, anyone?

Location

Our rooms are in 19th-century buildings on Cockburn Street in the city's Old Town – known by locals for its quirky shops. Because of their age, there are stairs in each building, and no elevators. It's just a few steps from Waverley Train Station, where the Airlink 100 bus will drop you off if you're coming from the airport (it takes about 30 minutes). Stroll downhill from us and you'll be on Princes Street – the heart of Edinburgh's shopping area – in minutes. Wander uphill to find yourself on the historic street, The Royal Mile, with the castle at the top.

Rooms and Dorms

You can mingle in a mixed or female-only dorm, or treat yourself to some alone time in a private double, twin or quad. Pick a room with an en-suite for a little extra privacy. Our rooms have free linen, key card access and secure lockers (you'll need £5 for a deposit in the dorms, or £10 in the private rooms). Because we're on a hill, you'll get a great view across Edinburgh's skyline: perfect for a selfie!

Extras and activities

We're just up the hill from the Cowgate, Edinburgh's best nightlife street, so you won't have far to go for a pub crawl with your new travel buddies. With free Wi-Fi, you can share photos that'll make your friends back home wish they were out with you! Help yourself to free tea and coffee in the shared kitchen to help you wake up the morning after.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Just perfect for my daughter and I to explore Edinburgh. Very central location for both the new and old town. We had a ensuite twin room. Only improvement might have been the heater. It couldn't decide if it wanted to heat or not. But the blanket was amazingly warm. Would definitely consider staying here again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    We stayed in a 4 bed private. Probably the comfiest bed I've slept in that's been in a hostel. Located 5 minutes walk from the train station. Very clean rooms, bathroom, showers etc, decent kitchen. Very secure, need a code and a key to get into the building then another key for the room. Staff were very friendly even when we set off the fire alarm by accident, sorry guys! Would stay here again.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. The environment was clean and tidy and the staff were very friendly. Next time I visit Edinburgh, I will definitely stay here again. Thank you!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Feb 2020
    The hostel is in a really good location, its nearby any touristic spot. The female room is lovely, is right next the female showers and bathrooms. In communal kitchen you can store and cook meals also has free coffee and tea. The hostel is comfortable, clean and the staff is welcoming and helpful.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Feb 2020
    Great location on Cockburn Street. Ideal for exploring Edinburgh if you've never been. Or as I did, just studying through the day and theatre at night. Rec room plenty big enough for me to grab a table for myself at this time of year.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Feb 2020
    A delightful stay with wonderful facilities. My room was exceptionally clean and the bathroom was a pleasure to use. The staff were knowledgeable about the area and were very helpful with any queries. Will deffinately stay here again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    I stayed in a private room located a minute walk away from the actual hostel. The facilities there were perfect, but I do not know anything about the acutal hostel. It is right in the centre of Edinburgh and would recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accomodation in the city!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    28 Feb 2020
    Staff very kindly
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    06 Mar 2020
    The hostel provided a dormitory located 20 meters away from the hostel headquarter which means that all the hostel facilities were not at easy disposal. Moreover, we could hear everyone who was crossing the street or walking throught the dormitories. Bathroom was clean and Location was GREAT. Extra cost was charged to left the baggage after the checkout. If I were going to comeback to Edinburgh, definitely Backpackers Edinburgh is not going to be my first hostel to book.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    17 Mar 2020
    The shower wasn't working properly. Fire alarm went off, we never received any information about what was going on and we were just sent outside. We were there during the Covid-19 crises and received wrong information about our stay. We were already pretty sure that we couldn't stay the whole time that we had booked but they said we couldn't change the booking but the nights we didn't use would work as a deposit for the next stay. When we checked out it turned out to be a lie.The money is gone!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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