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
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

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

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.

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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 - 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2021
    Absolutely fantastic price for the facilities you get. Kept really clean and the staff were lovely. The location is wonderful too! Couldn’t recommend more!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Dec 2021
    Excellent location and staff. The single room was small but comfortable, although it was on the top floor, good for some cardio, lol..
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Dec 2021
    Fantastic location, great staff v helpful. I stayed on a weekend with my partner, because of the buildings age there was a lot of noise during Saturday evening which is expected but if you are looking for a quiet stay the weekdays are probably better for you.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Dec 2021
    Staff very helpful and welcoming.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    13 Dec 2021
    Great location, nice private room and large in size, staff were lovely and very helpful.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Dec 2021
    Clean rooms, comfortable beds, and convenient location. This hostel shines in all the essential areas of hospitality. Unfortunately the lack of heating made it difficult to get to bed some nights, but the provided radiator helped somewhat. All in all, I enjoyed my stay and am very impressed with the facilities offered.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    13 Dec 2021
    Nice rooms, good kitchen and living facilities! The showers were terrible though - like painful high pressure, or no pressure at all and only very hot or very cold. Also a few of the toilets on the 4th floor didn't work well at all!! But lovely location & nice staff
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Dec 2021
    Hard to judge as I visited during the pandemic. However what is a bit odd is that a number of rooms are situated across the road from the hostel proper where the common room is located. Not perfect if you're looking to meet new people. Otherwise a very nice hostel in a great location. One thing to note is they don't serve food and the cafe they are linked with is on the expensive side – in fairness it is located just off the Royal Mile.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    31 Dec 2021
    We had to wait around 20 minutes before we could book in, as person on reception was ages with a call on the phone. The first room we were given was a bunk bed room, so had to go back to reception and was then given what I had booked - twin bedded room with en suite. The person on the desk did, however, apologise for this error. Was not good value for money, paying £195 for one night - no wardrobe, no TV, room was small and no tea making facilities.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 2.0


    01 Dec 2021
    The room was full of damp and mould which ended up triggering my asthma making me fairly unwell. We only stayed one night as we arrived late and had no other options. The next morning we decided to leave and complained due to the negative effect on our health. The receptionist was fairly rude and answered the phone twice in the middle of our conversation. Eventually, after some arguing, they offered half our money back which we accepted as we needed to book somewhere else to stay.
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
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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