Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.


Edinburgh Backpackers

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

From Monday, 9 August 2021, Reception will be open from 08.00 - 22.00 (8am-10pm) daily. If you plan to arrive after 22.00 (10pm), please contact Reception at to make arrangements!

Please wear a mask whilst at Reception.

Please note - we cannot be used as a quarantine address as we do not have the facilities to accommodate this. If you have travelled from any country on the quarantine list, your reservation will be cancelled upon arrival.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

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

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
*Lockers available in all dormitories, cash deposit 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 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2021
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2021
    Great place in a nice street.
    Hungary, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2021
    The 2 Spanish guys in the hostel were great! Really good pub recommendations.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Oct 2021
    We’ve had a lovely stay at Edniburgh Backpackers. The location is what we like the most cos its close to everything. It is literally like 3 minutes walk from the station and it is just beside Scran which sells the best Hagis I’ve ever had. The only downside to it is our private kitchen in the room does not have a stove to cook food on, no electric kettle and also it does not have the basic cuttleries and pots and pans. We never really used the kitchen during our stay cos of this.
    Philippines, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2021
    Lovely staff, very easily found and a great location! The facilities were enough for our weekend stay and we were able to book a dorm to ourselves for our group of five! Common room provided a nice place to eat and chill.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2021
    Excellent location right in the heart of things. I stayed in a private room separated from the main hostel where im sure there was a lot more atmosphere. Both the rooms I had were clean and fine for my needs and even in my building there was a fridge and kettle for anyone to use. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and all this resulted in me returning for a night at the end of my 1 week Scotland visit. Also the cafe next door is excellent and does a great breakfast.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2021
    Great location and value for the cost.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Oct 2021
    The location was perfect and great value for money perfect for a solo traveller. If I have any criterium it's that the bed wasn't very comfy.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Sep 2021
    Well located hostel in the heart of Edinburgh! The room is comfortable and cozy, the showers are hot and nice! The Spanish guy who hosted us when we arrived was very friendly and helpful!
    Portugal, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    25 Sep 2021
    Great location, helpful staff. I really like my private room just off royal mile. Was kind of hoping for a bit more of a party/ social atmosphere though.
    England, Male, 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