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Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High Street , Edinburgh, Scotland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Please note we accept over 18's only and only groups up to 4 people.
From May to the end of October we have a maximum stay of 10 days.
We charge the 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 FREE WI-FI, FREE tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Our friendly receptionists can offer you some great advice on what to see and do and what 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 so here is a wee list of what else we have to offer:

Clean bed linen
We accept cash and credit cards
Receptionist available to help you during opening hours (6.30am-3am)
Free tour booking service and advice
Minutes walk to the bus and train station
Kitchen/Dining area open 24 hours
Continental breakfast selection served 7am -11am for a small fee
Laundry service - we do it for you for just £4
Towel Hire - 50p
Secure lockers in rooms (£10 key deposit)
Free Wi-Fi
Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
Free use of electrical adaptors
Free book exchange
Free daily walking tours
Free hairdryers and -straighteners for use
Local Food&Drinks discounts
24hour access
Luggage storage for the length of your stay and bicycle storage available across the road at High Street Hostel
**Free pub crawl every Thursday night**

Step outside and be at the centre of it all. Guests also enjoy the benefit of access to the lively, bustling High Street Hostel with its wide range of facilities.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

***FOR GROUP BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 4 GUESTS YOU MUST CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY***

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

Please bring a government issued photo ID for the check-in. We also require a key deposit: a £10 note or a government issued photo ID.

Any booking over Hogmanay (New Years Eve) includes the ticket for the street party.

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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Oct 2018
    GOOD: Cheap, small & cosy, nice staff, good brekkie for £2, good bunks that don't make any noise. BAD: Bedroom doors make a lot of noise when closing, kitchen & common area are small. TIP: You can use the big common areas & kitchen at their sister hostel next door High Street Hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Oct 2018
    One of the best hostels in Edinburgh. Especially if you are just looking for a place to sleep. The staff is very friendly. The location cannot be better.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    13 Oct 2018
    Great location! However that also implies noise late at night
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    12 Oct 2018
    Overall stay was good. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean and I'm glad they have a coed one in addition to the females only bathroom because the female only washroom was full each morning I was there. Bed was quite comfortable however the room gets stuffy and very warm with 8 people in it making it hard to sleep. Loved having a light and outlet in my bunk area. Very quiet atmosphere, would recommend if that's what you're looking for.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy (different conditions apply for August and Hogmanay – see below!). Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date – otherwise they’ll be treated as no shows. No shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation. Guests cancelling outside of 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a refund of the full price minus the deposit.

We cater for guests aged 18 and over. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.

We charge the non-refundable bookings within 24 hours for the full amount.

For groups of more than 4 people please contact the hostel directly - if you fail to do so the booking might get cancelled.

Reservations over Hogmanay include the ticket to the street party.

- 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: For any bookings in August 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.


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