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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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  • 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.
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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.


Royal Mile Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


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


    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+
  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    A superb location and a great price. Place was clean with plenty of hot water in the shower. The staff were especially charming and helpful. Highly recommended
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Jan 2020
    Great small hostel. Good facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. The mixed dorm was large enough but noisy at night. Windows facing the Royal Mile and lights from shops coming in at night but it didn't bother me much. Earplugs and eye mask a must for me. Room a bit stuffy if windows shut in winter. (I opened them and problem solved) Towel to hire for 50p, decent breakfast for 2 pounds, free coffee tea and cocoa all day long makes this hostel great value for money. I definitely recommend! :)
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Jan 2020
    Cosy hostel, nice vibe, friendly staff, great location! It's not very big, modern or like a party hostel, if you're looking for anything of that, but good to feel like at home in a friendly atmosphere. They do different events every evening so it's easy to socialise and have some fun. Also they organize tours around Scotland's most beautiful places. I really liked that all rooms and beds have names which is quite amusing and gives some character to the hostel! Many thanks to staff! :)
    Latvia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    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


    17 Sep 2020
    I really liked it , the hostel just re opened , everything was clean and staff very friendly
    Bolivia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Jan 2020
    It’s a nice but small place. Looks like a flat, with a front desk, living room, kitchen and I think 10 or less rooms. I stayed in a 10 bed female room. The bedroom was big but beds a bit uncomfortable. I couldn’t sleep well. For £2 you can have breakfast with cereals, milk, bread and fruit. tea or coffee for free! I’ll recommended only because has a very good location!
    Chile, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel right in the old city. It felt kind of weird having to show the paper to all the separate staff until they know your face. Otherwise it is very nice. One of the ladies was super nice!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Jan 2020
    The hostel was very easy to find in centra l position f ft om Waverley staff tion on and over bride.. There wasbit of humour with rooms and beds staying in all female dorm.. Bedding coukd havd dfone with being fresher and rooms alittle dated however value for money and very cheap breakfast which made my stay as was staying for work purposes.. Showers were clean and fine as lsilo. And hostel had historical feel t o it in general.. Which added to homliness.. Also hair dryer use was free
    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
  • 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


  • 2020

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