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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 7 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    Really conveniently placed for Waverly Station, the Royal Mile & everything else in central Edinburgh. Nice and clean shared bathroom and dorm, didn't use the kitchen. Friendly staff on hand too. First time I'd stayed in a hostel so was pleasantly surprised.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Location in the heart of the city’s old town, super nice staff, great facilities, toilets clean. Will repeat for sure!!
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Oct 2019
    We had a private room with an en suite bathroom. It was perfect for a one night stay, and honestly we could have stayed longer! Super clean and comfortable beds.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Nov 2019
    Had a really nice comfortable stay in November 2019. Is located bang in the middle of the Old Town. And there are a a few parking spots by the curb, which are free of cost in the nights. The guy at the reception was really helpful and briefed us regarding the tourist spots etc. Arthur’s Seat, Scott monument, Canton Hill, The Princess street etc are just a walk away!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Oct 2019
    This was an awesome location, close to everything. 1 block from the free walking tour meeting place and everything else even closer, multiple cafes that neighbored us, ATM
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Nov 2019
    Staff seemed friendly, didn't meet much of them tho... The location was perfect. The bed was amazingly confy, and the room quite dark, perfect for a long sleep. Talking about the room, I didn't get to stay in the hostel itself, was placed in a second building and had to go to the hostel for kitchen, common area, etc... They organized some activities for an extra charge. Overall, would stay at the hostel again!!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Oct 2019
    Couldn’t get a better location in the old town of Edinburgh and reception staff were really friendly and informative. We booked a private room for a couple of nights which included an en-suite and kitchenette, really good value - only complaint was the room and water temperature was cold!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Nov 2019
    Great location with helpful and welcoming staff. Since they don't offer free breakfast you get a discount at the Cafe nextdoor, which has really good food!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    31 Oct 2019
    Nice mattress on the bed, but room was very cold (maybe to be expected in old building). Really nice to have a large common room and sperate small cosy lounge. Kitchen has recently been refitted and is nice (but a little small) and staff seem to take up half the fridge space (it might be hard getting fridge space when the hostel is busy). Bathrooms are also new and the whole hostel is clean. I would stay again
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    09 Nov 2019
    We stayed in an ensuite (one bed, one bath). The room was fine but we couldn’t really shower but the temperature only got extremely cold or extremely hot. There was no warm water. I tried showering but the scolding hot water would randomly come on and burn me while I was trying to shower with the cold water. The bed size was good. However the mattress was very firm and uncomfortable. Other than that, the place was fine.
    USA, Couple, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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