This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Edinburgh Backpackers

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

8.8
Fabulous
9814 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

Please see "Things to Note" before booking with us!

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy - if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.

No Shows will be charged in full.

Government Issued ID required at check in

Check in: 2pm

Check out: before 10am

*Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly to make a booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled.

* We do not accept stag or hen parties and reserve the right to refuse accomodation to such groups.

* We cannot guarantee that groups will be roomed together. This depends on availability.

* No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances.

* No under 18's in our dormitories, all 12-18 year olds must be booked into a private room with an adult.

* Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.


The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is a fun hostel aimed at young and young at heart backpackers looking to enjoy themselves in Edinburgh. We have 4 separate buildings comprising of a variety of dormitories and private rooms, in the very best location in Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful attitude and are always on hand to give recommendations of our favourite attractions, historical sites, pubs, clubs, restaurants and local businesses.

Scroll down and read *things to note* before booking with us

*Due to the historical nature of our buildings, we have a lot of stairs and no elevator - be prepared to climb!
*Best location in town
*Lockers available in all dor

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
9814 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.9
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.3
  • Cleanliness
    8.4
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    8.3

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9.1
Superb
Feb 09, 2024
Very nice comfy place. We were in a 14 bedroom dorm and there were no issues, it felt big enough and cleaned daily. The kitchen was very nice, even had an air fryer. The shower pressure was sooooo high tho lol. Staff were nice. Perfectttt location. Would def stay here again
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Female, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Feb 04, 2024
Great hostel! Perfectly well located, nice facilities and great staff Really happy to stay here
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Mixed Group, 31-40
10
Superb
Jan 15, 2024
Best hostel I’ve ever been to! Great location, very clean, amazing value for money. 24 hour reception, very safe, as a female I felt super safe there. Manager is super friendly and even let you win at a game of pool. Will definitelly stay again, thank you!
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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