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2302 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Come and experience the authentic Edinburgh while staying in two victorian townhouses
Bursting with character and exceeding standards for over 25 years, Argyle Backpackers is ideal for a stay in Edinburgh.
Everything you need is close by - Organic Food Shops, Fruit and Veg Shops, Supermarkets, Cafes and Pubs.

The hostel is only a 10-15 min walk to The Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and other city attractions. We are also very close to Edinburgh University and Napier University campuses!

The rooms are spacious, well-furnished with large windows offering stunning views of Arthur's Seat.

Reception hours are
Monday - Thursday : 10am and 4pm
Friday - Sunday : 10am and 7pm

Check in is available from 10am depending if your room is ready. Check in after 4 is also available, please let us know in advance what time you will be arriving.


- No Curfew
- Free Wifi
- Free luggage storage
- Free Tea/Coffee/Sugar
- Free Hair Dryers
- Free Irons
- Digital Safes or Lockers in some rooms
- Flat Screen TVs in private rooms
- 2 fully equipped self-catering Kitchens
- Charming Conservatory and Garden
- Towel hires (1)
- Laundry service (5)
- 24 hour CCTV

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 48hrs in advance
(i.e. 48hrs before 10:30am on your arrival day, local time).

Please note that if you booked via Hostelworld or HostelBookers you have been charged a 12% deposit for your reservation. This is non-refundable, even if you cancel in advance. If you give less than 48hrs notice, charges will be applied up to the full cost of the reservation. Payments made are non-refundable.

Please contact us directly if you have any enquiries :)

Reviews & Ratings

2302 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Dec 04, 2022
Clean, friendly staff, quiet location. Garden door wouldn't fully close, my room neighbouring got far too cold when it's below freezing out, though the rest of the building seemed warm enough. Cleaner's error re checkout dates meant I came back the first morning to find my room emptied - I got my stuff straight back from reception. Room was fine but I'm getting too old for an ok mattress and thin pillow.
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Female, 31-40
Nov 23, 2022
Excellent staff and place Thanks
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Male, 41+
Oct 31, 2022
This is my favourite hostel in Edinburgh!! It's quiet and quaint with interesting travellers passing though who aren't usually the rambunctious type. Sometimes the facilities are not fully operational (E.g. the first floor shower doesn't usually have hot water), but the atmosphere is worth any minor inconveniences for me. There is a charming back garden and conservatory, cozy front room, and friendly staff. I always stay here when I come down to do work at the National Library of Scotland.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi