Royal Mile Backpackers, Edinburgh

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Kind person and good location

People are so kindly, it is not far away from train station, it is clean and comfortable.

Hui hua
Age 42 | Taiwan

Clean and chilled, good lockers -- location great

Beds comfy, great location -- 5 mins from main station. chilled but helpful staff. Traveling alone, so good places to sit and meet ppl. Showers great. Lockers safe and secure. Would definitely recommend.



I loved this hostel. My friend and I stayed here for two nights this past March (2008), and had a blast. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We met lots of great people, and the whole place had a fun, relaxed vibe to it. We stayed in a 4 bed room, and it was spacious, and the beds were comfortable and clean. The bathrooms were small, but very clean. And for about 8 pounds a night, you can't go wrong. I plan on staying here next time I'm in Edinburgh, and I've told all my friends who plan on visiting to stay here. Great hostel, great people, great price. This place helped make my stay awesome!

United States

Good Introduction to Hostels

Being a senior and never having never stayed in a Hostel before, I thought I would try one on my trip to Scotland Sep 2006. I found the staff very helpful (toted my big bag up the narrow stairs) and the kitchen facilities were just great. Room in the fridge for perishables and they were not touched. Since I had brought my own coffee, tea, and cereal, cannot comment on the available breakfasts for a charge. I ended up in a dorm type of room (four double bunks) with the bathroom just down the hall, which suited me fine. There were never more than four of us at a time so I didn't feel crowded. Train Station just down the road and the City bus tours across from it. Good pubs and shopping nearby. Would definitely stay there again if visiting Edinburgh but if the staff are planning a party, ask for a room further from the reception and dining room, as they do know how to party.

Ilene Terry


Situated on Scotland's most famous street, our small, intimate hostel gives easy access to the city's wonderful sights, scenery and nightlife. We have helpful, friendly receptionists, are open late all year with 24hr access, just a short walk from bus and train, and on the MacBackpackers Hostel Bus Service route.

Location and Contact




Address: 105 High Street, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

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Royal Mile Backpackers is part of the hostel chain MacBACKPACKERS

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Website Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh
Phone Number: +44 131 557 6120
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Pub Crawls

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Breakfast (£2)

Towels (20p)

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Walking Tours

Airport Pickup


Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 18

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6:30 AM - 3 AM (06:30-03:00)

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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