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.


Royal Mile Backpackers

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  • 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.


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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2022
    Such a great experience. Staff was helpful, everyone was very friendly and social, and it was really nice that we were able to cook there. Overall very cozy vibe and it was very easy to feel at home! Would definitely stay there again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2022
    The best thing about this hostel is by far the location. If you are leaving onto any day tours, it's just a step outside the door and across the street. Good for people that like to sleep in as much as possible and not have to bother going to look for a place for your Meetup. My only downfall was that they gave me a key that did not work to get in the front door, so I was lucky to get in their first night when somebody let me in, and the second day the staff member had to give me her own key to get in. I'm
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2022
    Fantastic hostel... Great value. Staff were friendly and very helpful... Tried to stay on longer but they were full so they kept my. Backpack for the day to allow me to explore. Close to the train station and the city for exploring.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2022
    Very well located and lively place.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Sep 2022
    Lovely small and homely hostel.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Sep 2022
    It’s a great central location and dorms are pretty good. Can be noisy at night from the noise outside (was there on a weekend so maybe different on a weekday) but you just need earphones/ ear plugs. Kitchen is a bit on the small side but overall nice space and value for money.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    17 Aug 2022
    Overall this was a good stay. It was clean, had lockers to store valuables (but not entire bag unless it’s small), and was small (personally I like smaller hostels better than big ones). But the atmosphere was a bit strange. A lot of the guests seemed to be traveling in groups or with their partners, so there wasn’t a ton of interaction between one another. Which, for me as a solo traveler, isn’t ideal. Interestingly, I hung out a lot with the staff. No hostel events in August which sucked.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 Sep 2022
    This hostel was a perfect location for first time visitors. The staff was always friendly and inviting. The rooms are definitely older. The bathrooms were very small and cramped. It was a chill hostel for travelers looking to get some good sleep, however, if travelers wanted to engage in social activities they ran great activities! The pub crawl, held on Thursday was so fun! I got to meet so many fun people. The pub crawl combines with other hostels in the area so you get to meet so many people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Sep 2022
    Really pleasant looking place, and breakfast was well stocked and tasty. The place had a really cool hole-in-the-wall atmosphere and the themed rooms were a cool idea. My only criticism was that the showers were quite cramped and I had trouble moving my stuff etc. having said that however, everywhere seemed clean.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    11 Aug 2022
    Well located in he city center, but the clean must be improved. If you have trouble with the noise coming during the night, this is not for you. I stayed hosted in august, there was no AC and the unique options was to sleep with an opened window, where you could hear everything from the street.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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