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Argyle Backpackers

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

2459 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic 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

2459 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Feb 10, 2024
Very basic for how much was charged No bin in the room? No towels provided No clear explanation / tour of facilities Greeted in rude / patronising manner
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Male, 18-24
Feb 07, 2024
The hostel is beautiful and the staff was amazingly kind and helpful and I really apppeciated that. They facilitated a lot my stay. But the room was too small for four people (and tehir luggage), the mattresses and pillows uncomfortable and there were troubles with the hot water. There was no hot water on the groundfloor. I had to ask where to shower. The one the third floor works very well ;-)
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Female, 31-40
Jan 27, 2024
Thanks guys great stay!
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Female, 31-40


  • 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

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