Argyle Backpackers is a comfortable, relaxed and friendly property in Edinburgh, just off the Meadows. We are less than 15 minutes' walk from the famous Royal Mile, with Edinburgh Castle and the buzzing city centre, yet we are in a calm and relaxed part of town, with a pub, restaurant and shops nearby. We are also convenient for the university.
We have private rooms and dormitories, plus facilities including 2 kitchens, a living room, bicycle hire, free lockers, a conservatory and private garden, internet access and free tea and coffee.
24-hour access to the hostel with keys.
Guests arriving after this time will be charged an additional late fee of £5.
Please note: we require a minimum of 3 nights for reservations over New Year. Cancellations during this period will be charged the full amount.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Cable TV
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Room
- Mini Supermarket
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Safety Deposit Box
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
-Reception is open from 09.00-22.00 (UK time).
- Our check-in time is 2pm - 10pm. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 11PM. If you fail to give us notice we will not check you in and will charge you for the first night.
-Passport /driving licence is required to check in
-GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE MUST PHONE TO BOOK, otherwise we won't accept the booking and the deposit paid online will not be refunded.
-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.
-A TRIPLE ROOM can be: 3 x 1single bed or 1double bed + 1single bed
-A Twin ROOM can be: 2 single beds or a bunk bed
-Any guest under the age of 18 can stay only in a private room with family member who is over 21.
-There is a charge of 1.2% for the use of credit/debit card (there is an ATM just around the corner form the hostel)
You will be charged £10 (in cash) as a deposit for the room key, refundable upon check-out.
Please remember to bring your Passport, Photo ID or Driving License in order for your check in (UK residents too).
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 72h 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 from 5th to 27th 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 after 19th November. Your c/c will be charged the outstanding amount shortly after the booking was made.
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How to get to the hostel FROM THE AIRPORT, WAVERLEY STATION:
1. Bus No. 35 will take you all the way from the airport to the top of the Meadow Park (bus stop and the street is called Forrest Road). It will take between 45-55min. The bus ticket costs £1.50 - you need exact change as none is given. Once you get off walk back to the top of the park and continue walking for another 10 min.
2. Bus No. 100 (AIRLINK airport shuttle) + Bus No. 41 (or walk).
Take the bus Number 100 AIRLINK (£3.5 single ticket/ £6 return) and go out at the last stop (Waverley Station). Once you there, there are 2 options:
By Bus: To get to Argyle Backpackers from Waverley Station, catch a number 41 bus from the Mound (go up to Princess Street, it's the parallel street to Waverley Station) in the ‘Craighouse’ direction. Ask the bus driver to stop at Warrender Park Road, the name of the bus stop is ‘Roseneath Street’. The bus ticket costs £1.50 - you need exact change as none is given. The hostel is on Argyle Place which is just around the corner from Warrender Park Road, opposite the Argyle Pub, there is a white sign out the front.
On foot: You can walk up the Mound to the Royal Mile, keep heading straight over George IV Bridge and then go right at the ‘Y’ intersection, cross the road at the traffic lights and head straight down a walking only path. This will take you to the Meadows (the largest park in Edinburgh). Walk straight across the Meadows to the other side where the traffic lights are on Melville Drive. This is the bottom of Argyle Place so head straight up the street and the backpackers is on your left hand side with a white sign out the front.
3. TAXI. Taxi ride to the airport takes about 30min, costs around £18 - £20. Taxi ride to the train station (Waverley) costs around £6-£7.