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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

•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 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Very easy to find, welcoming staff who were happy to answer questions. Twin bunk room was well kept and had all amenities; comfortable mattress and duvet, towel provided. In our accommodation across Cockburn St from the main hostel building, there was a useful communal kitchen. Shared bathroom - clean and shower hot! Very much recommend - not a luxury stay but good value for money.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2019
    One of the best hotel experiences ever. The location is PERFECT and the bed/comforter is the best I have ever experience to be honest. Don't think about it, just book here. You will be so happy you did!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Jul 2019
    Shower is awesome. Hot and High pressure. Great value for money. Only con is the head space in the bottom bunk. Hit my head a few times lol.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Jul 2019
    It was great - location and cost for a single room. Good kitchen facilities and kind staff. The showers were the best of the hostels that I stayed at, though, I do wish they were slightly more private or with a better place to leave belongings while showering.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Jul 2019
    Super nice hostel! Can't beat the location and the staff is super nice and helpful! The beds could use some individual reading lights though.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Jul 2019
    Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The bunks themselves have no real privacy at all, which was my main issue. But all in all, I had a very good experience there. Thanks!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    06 Jul 2019
    Spent 4 nights at the hostel in a 8 bed female dorm. Each day when someone checked out I noticed they didn’t change any of the sheets or pillow case and then I realised after I left that I had bed bug bites all over my legs and arms. Apart from the bed bugs it’s a good hostel in a good location and the cafe next door is really good.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Jul 2019
    Great location, very close to the Royal Mile and the train station. However, it is up a very steep flight of about 60 old stone stairs, which was difficult to get up with our packs. We stayed in a twin private room which was not in the main building but was very close. We we’re only there one night and opted to not use the shower as we had no hot water. Would recommend for a short stay but not longer then a 2 or 3 days.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    12 Jul 2019
    Overall we had an amazing stay at this hostel! However, when we checked in the woman at the front desk was a little hostile towards us as we were not aware that since we booked as individuals, we might not necessarily be in the same dorm. She was quite rude to us, then immediately pleasant and excited to greet the people checking in after us, which threw off our morning.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    05 Jul 2019
    Management informed me that I should have informed the hostel that our group was traveling with a person with a disability and her guide dog. She stated that they perhaps had guests with allergies and many stairs. This was our 6th hostel on a 21 day trip around Ireland and Scotland and our 1st concern from management. We had a rather lengthy uncomfortable exchange centering around how it was my responsibility to notify them that we had a guide dog and were traveling with a person with a disabili
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
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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