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Overview of Royal Mile Backpackers

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In-room safe, free WiFi
Bathroom sink
Front of Property
Daily continental breakfast (GBP 1.9 per person)

Royal Mile Backpackers

2 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationReal Mary King's Close3 min walk
    Popular LocationSt. Giles' Cathedral4 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle9 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)18 min drive

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 bed)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 bed)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town Edinburgh neighbourhood, Royal Mile Backpackers is near a train station. Royal Mile and Princes Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Botanic Garden. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Real Mary King's Close - 3 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 5 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 18 min drive

About this property

Royal Mile Backpackers

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hostel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Royal Mile
This smoke-free hostel features laundry facilities, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front desk safe. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and safes.
Royal Mile Backpackers offers 6 forms of shared accommodation with a safe. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 1.9 per person

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 1.9 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel
Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh
Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Royal Mile Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Is Royal Mile Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Royal Mile Backpackers?
This hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Royal Mile Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 3 AM.
What time is check-out at Royal Mile Backpackers?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Royal Mile Backpackers located?
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles' Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is only a 4-minute walk and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 5 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 52%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Being located on the Royal Mile was very handy to the sights I wanted to see. I liked that it was a smaller hostel- it was quiet and no noisy parties. WIFI worked well. I felt there were too many beds in Little Miss and I didn't find the ladders easy to climb up to the top bunk- need a better ladder design so you can grab on to something at the top to climb onto the bed more easily.Would be helpful to be able to designate lower bunk during the reservation process.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Arrived late, left early, super nice and helpful staff, comfortable bed, convenient outlet right by the bed, they offer luggage storage if you need it, affordable price
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice quaint and friendly hostel in the city center
Located on a main tourist street, close to transpiration (Edinburgh Wavery train station) and attractions like Edinburgh castle. Hostel had a friendly comfortable feel, staff were welcoming. Recommend doing a pub crawl in Edinburgh, so fun!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2017

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