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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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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.

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Royal Mile Backpackers

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

You will receive an email prior to your stay with our new COVID measures in place. Please note - we cannot be used as a quarantine address as we do not have the facilities to accommodate this. If you travel from a country on the quarantine list, your reservation will be cancelled upon arrival. Currently we can't offer breakfast but our guests have access to our self-catering kitchen. Face covering is obligatory in our common areas.

Please note we accept over 18's only and only groups up to 6 people.
We charge all non-refundable bookings within 24 hours for the full amount.

Smack, bang in the middle of town, you won't find a better location than the Royal Mile!
In our small and friendly hostel with an open plan kitchen and dining area, making new friends is easy. There is plenty of space to chill and chat with staff and guests in our cosy lounge area with an open fire. Our dorms are all light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious.

The hostel also offers Wifi, free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Our friendly receptionists can offer you some great advice on what to see and do and where to eat and drink during your stay in Edinburgh. They can arrange for you to make the most of your time while you are in Scotland and book you on a MacBackpackers Tour to the Highlands. We aim to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible - here is a wee list of what else we have to offer:

We have lots of services available at our wee hostel! Unfortunately, we have had to stop some of them during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but we are still trying our best to give you the best experience of beautiful Edinburgh! Our services include …

Clean bed linen Daily breakfast for £2 from 8am until 10:30am
Cash and credit card payment
Receptionist available to help you during opening hours (8am - 11am and 5pm - 11pm)
Easy access to the bus and train station
Tour booking service and advice
Kitchen/Dining area open 24 hours
Towel Hire for £1
Secure lockers in rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Free tea and coffee
Free use of electrical adaptors Free hairdryers and straighteners for use Local Food & Drinks discounts
24hour access after check-in Book exchange

Unfortunately our wonderful laundry service are unavailable at the moment - however, we are working hard to bring them back as soon as we can!


Step outside and be at the centre of it all.

***FOR GROUP BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 6 GUESTS YOU MUST CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY***

WE HAVE A MINIMUM AGE OF 18YEARS. Sorry - no children! For guests under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.

We have a maximum stay of 14 nights sorry, no long-term accommodation.

Please bring a government-issued photo ID for the check-in.

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal up to the first two nights of your stay. Different conditions apply for August and over Hogmanay!
- HOGMANAY (NEW YEAR'S EVE): For any bookings over Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) we will charge you the full amount on the 1st December. Should you book after the 1st December the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be issued.
- AUGUST 2019: For any bookings for August 2019 we will charge you the full amount 14 days before arrival. Should you book less than 14 days before arrival the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be given.

If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged according to our cancellation policy and your reservation will be cancelled unless you've notified us directly about your late arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Feb 2022
    My favourite hostel in Edinburgh!
    Russia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Nov 2021
    Awesome place
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Feb 2020
    I have stayed in more than 50 Hostels, Royal Mile Backpackers is one of the best. I liked everything about it. Excellent location, wonderful staff, friendly, clean and homey. I would recommend it for everyone, all ages. You will be very happy you chose this Hostel to stay in Edinburgh.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Mar 2022
    Really enjoyed our stay at RMB, the location is brilliant and the staff at the hostel were helpful and welcoming. The rooms are nice, with secure lockers, and the facilities were decent. The breakfast is also a really useful addition. I would happily stay here again!
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Feb 2022
    Absolutely loved it, I felt very welcomed and safe the entire time :) the receptionist was extremely sweet, and I really enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Feb 2022
    Wonderful stay for the weekend! Orly was so kind and helpful and the facilities were so cozy. The complimentary hot drinks were also perfect to come home to after a day of sightseeing. Would be happy to stay here again!
    Philippines, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    23 Oct 2021
    Hostel was excellent, staff was friendly. The bathrooms did not seem to be separated by gender - if I had known this ahead of time, I would not have booked there.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Sep 2020
    I really liked it , the hostel just re opened , everything was clean and staff very friendly
    Bolivia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    07 Nov 2021
    Too much noise and light on until late and that purely because the travellers I shared the room where coming at anytime and kept their mobile on ringing at night.
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Feb 2022
    Great location for site seeing around the centre of Edinburgh. There are sufficient facilities in the hostel, although everything is somewhat dated. Lovely staff and a relatively quiet night's sleep despite the room overlooking the ever-busy Royal Mile. You are essentially paying for the location.
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Edinburgh

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