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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.
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  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    It was my 3rd stay here and I’ll definitely be back. Staff are amazing especially Jade. Location is perfect. An easy bus ride from the airport and walk up a hill. The Southern Cross Cafe next door where we get a discount was fantastic as usual. I always get a private room and I really like the quiet Fleshmarket Close location right next door.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Good hostel although I only stayed one night. Everything was well-organized, and the location is unbeatable if you want to be generally where the action is. Dorms were quiet and comfortable. No problems with WiFi or bathrooms etc.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Great location. Friendly staff. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 May 2019
    Great facilities & location! Close walking distance to Waverley station which was also very convenient. Would stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 May 2019
    Great stay in a central location but slightly off the main strip so nice and quiet. Old buildings and decor but kept as clean as they can for a backpackers. Reception staff Jayde was super friendly and helpful with her suggestions of sights to see! Southern Cross cafe for breakfast was superb. Overall, I’d stay here again.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 May 2019
    The Edinburgh Backpackers is right in the middle of the city centre and very convenient to bus station and Edinburgh Castle. Private room is clean but a little cramp and staff all very helpful.
    Singapore, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 May 2019
    Good location
    Malaysia, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    21 May 2019
    We stayed in a private double en-suite room. The room was fine, clean and did the job for one night. Found the price quite expensive for what it was but guess they can do that as it’s in central Edinburgh. For one or two nights it’s ideal as it’s cheaper than most other rooms in the city centre. I do think the room photos are a little outdated though.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    20 May 2019
    Clean, good location for exploring the city and nightlife. Very impolite staff and very loud at night from the nightlife on the streets and the staff vacuum cleaning at 1..
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    18 May 2019
    Honestly the worst night I ever spent in a Hostel. Do not book the dorm with 14 beds. It smells very moldy, there is no fresh air (window doesn't work), the beds were ok though, staff was okay, facilities clean but oldish.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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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