Welcome to Edinburgh’s MOST CHARMING and BEAUTIFUL 4* hostel! You will fall in love with it at first glance!! It’s the ATMOSPHERE, the PEOPLE, the LOCATION and FACILITIES - all that keeps travelers coming back here again and again for many years!
Hostel reception hours are 9 – 22 hours. Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement.
NO CURFEW ----FREE TEA/COFFEE----FREE WIFI----FREE LOCKERS----FREE DIGITAL SAFES in private rooms----FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE----FREE BED LINEN
Just take a short 10-15 min walk to get to the very heart of Edinburgh – CASTLE, ROYAL MILE and all it’s got to offer! And only 2 min away from the hostel is the beautiful central MEADOWS PARK which is buzzing with action during Edinburgh’s famous Fringe festival is August!
We take pride in the HOMELY and CHILLED ATMOSPHERE that all the guest and staff create – you feel part of this SMALL FRIENDLY FAMILY and you will always be taken care of. Located in one of the most fabulous and student-filled areas of Edinburgh it’s got everything at hand – only a few minutes away are the ORGANIC FOOD SHOPS, LOCAL VEGETABLE SHOPS, FRESH MEAT and FISH SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS, CAFES, PUBS for all tastes, SHOPS, BANK and everything else you need.
Great location for access to Edinburgh University and Napier University campuses.
If you’re looking not only for the fantastic city life but also a GOOD NIGHT SLEEP and time just to chill out and get the feel of Edinburgh life – THIS IS THE PLACE! You will be amazed at the charming atmosphere that this old VICTORIAN-STYLED HOUSE with all its decorations creates, and yet it’s packed with everything you need for a MODERN, SAFE and COMFORTABLE stay.
For those musical souls – you will always find a couple of guitars, drums and other instruments around the hostel so you can always relax yourself, entertain fellow travelers and make new friends.
We have top facilities including 2 KITCHENS, a LIVING ROOM (with real fireplace!) and a BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATORY looking onto a PRIVATE GARDEN. Also don't forget INTERNET ACCESS with 15 min free on arrival, FREE TEA and COFFEE and us, the friendly multilingual staff!!
PLEASE NOTE: Check-in time is 2pm - 10pm.PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 10PM. If you fail to give us notice we will not check you in and you will be charged for the first night.
We offer the following to our guests:
- 24h key access (NO CURFEW)
- FREE WIFI with your own laptop + (15 min free) for customers without own
- FREE personal lockers (inside the room!)
- FREE DIGITAL SAFES in all private rooms
- FREE luggage storage
- FREE bedding
- TV in rooms up to 32inch
- COMPUTER with internet access
- 2 fully equipped self-catering KITCHENS with FRIDGES and all that is needed to make even the biggest meal.
- Video/DVD/TV room
- 24 hour CCTV
- Charming CONSERVATORY with 40 inch TV
- SUNNY GARDEN (smoking only outside)
- Bicycle hire (only £5!)
- Skype phone/fax facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Long term stay offers (except July & August)
- breakfast by request
-Reception is open from 09.00-22.00 (UK time).
-Passport /driving licence is required to check in
-A TRIPLE ROOM can be : 3x1single bed or 1double bed +1single bed
-A Twin ROOM can be: 2 single beds or a bunk bed
-GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE MUST PHONE TO BOOK
-Any guest under the age of 18 can stay only in a private room with family member who is over 21.
-Cancellations must be made at least 48h in advance (by 10:30am on your arrival day) and it must be confirmed by reception via email.
IMPORTANT information for AUGUST:
You will be charged a non-refundable deposit for the first night shortly after you've made the booking on-line (This is the remaining 90% of the price for the first night; please note this charge is not what you are paying online at the moment of booking, but will be incurred afterwards). The other nights can be cancelled, however 48hrs notice must be given. In the case of no show up, you will be charged for the whole stay. There is a minimum of 3 nights stay during the August (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).
PLEASE CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE FURTHER ENQUIRIES.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE NEW YEAR:
There is a minimum of 3 nights stay required during New Years and we don't accept any cancellation between 29th December – 2nd January. Your c/c will be charged the outstanding amount shortly after the booking was made.
Bus: To get to Argyle Backpackers from Waverley Station on Princes Street, catch the number 41 bus from the Waverley Bridge. Ask the bus driver to stop at Warrender Park Road (£1.30 bus fare - you need the correct change as none is given). The hostel is on Argyle Place which is just off Warrender Park Road, opposite the Argyle pub. It's about a 10 minute bus trip.
Walking: Alternatively, you can walk up the Mound and follow the street it leads on to (George IV Bridge) and then take the right fork. At the 'T' intersection, cross the road and take the path straight ahead (for pedestrians & cyclists only) through the Meadows (a large park in the middle of Edinburgh) until you reach Melville Drive. Cross this road and follow the street Argyle Place which is straight ahead. Argyle Backpackers is at the top on the left, opposite the Argyle pub. It's about 20 minutes walk.