Free WiFi

Royal Mile Backpackers

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9.1
Superb
3025 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld travellers rate Royal Mile Backpackers very highly for its location and it’s little wonder why – it’s located in the very centre of Edinburgh on the pedestrian section of the Royal Mile, close to the Castle and Waverly Train Station. Guests have told us it’s ‘nice and cosy and full of character...this hostel really makes you feel at home’. We like that the laid-back, friendly and helpful staff provide a number of thoughtful extras like shelves in the showers, hooks to hang clothes on and power sockets by each bed.

Property Description

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.

Reviews & Ratings

9.1
Superb
3025 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.4
  • Location
    9.9
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    9
  • Facilities
    8.4

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Latest Reviews

8.6
Fabulous
Nov 09, 2022
It was really great location, the lockers were REALLY skinny so I couldn’t fit my bag in it (I haven’t had an issue in any other hostels) I ended up having to put it under the bad. It felt really inclusive they had an all gender bathroom and the staff seemed lovely. I’d like to stress again the best thing was the location!
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Female, 18-24
7.4
Very Good
Nov 04, 2022
great location. Rooms small for the number of people but there are lockers and luggage storage under beds. Had a problem with my key not working and the hostel is locked in the middle of the day.
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Nov 04, 2022
5 mins walk from the train station and 8 mins walk to the bis station. 24 hours reception, so no worries on arriving late. Very clean and comfortable bed. Good value for the money i paid
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Awards

2020

1st, Most Popular Hostels Edinburgh

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