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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
  • Fantastic 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.

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 -10.30am 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.




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 night of your stay. Different conditions apply for August and over Hogmanay!

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.

Please note that any bookings for AUGUST or HOGMANAY will be charged in FULL if not cancelled within 14 days prior to check-in date (before 10.30 am).

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Thu 16 Aug 2018 - Sun 19 Aug 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Thu 16th August 2018 - Sun 19th August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2018
    I stayed during the Fringe, so the noise factor was higher. All and all it was fine, the only thing the showers water pressure was not very strong, but I seemed to manage. Each bed had two outlets and little light and lockers in the room which was fabulous. Anyhow, it was great. Thanks
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    08 Aug 2018
    Lovely hostel, great friendly staff! Brilliant location right in the middle of the Royal Mile, less noise than expected in city centre. Not an overly social/party hostel but easy to make friends if you tried and a few doors down from some great places to go out. Comfortable rooms, kitchen and bathrooms cleaned regularly. Short wait for a shower at peak times but not bad. Small kitchen but access to sister hostel with larger kitchen. Luggage store for before and after check in, extremely useful.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Aug 2018
    Great place! Small and well run. The beds were a bit firm, but as expected from a hostel. The staff were very accommodating and welcoming. Will definitely return!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    31 Jul 2018
    Staff are fantastic. The place is very small and crowded, especially the bathrooms, but this actually creates a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. Everyone chats and helps each other out. Great location but can be noisy at night.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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 have a 14 days cancellation policy for any bookings in August and for Hogmanay. Please note that any bookings for August and over Hogmanay will be charged in full if not cancelled within 14 days prior to check-in date (before 10.30 am).

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.

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.

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