Argyle Backpackers

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Very nice place to stay, about 10 min walk to city center or the other way to arthur´s seat. Friendly staff willing... more...

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Rating: 90%from 6 reviews

  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 96%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
Bursting with character and exceeding standards for over 25!
Argyle Backpackers is ideal for a stay in Edinburgh


Hostel reception hours are 9 - 22 hours, check-in time is 2pm - 10pm. Late arrival is possible ONLY by early notice and arrangement.


only 10min walk to get to EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY and NAPIER UNIVERSITY campuses!

Everything you need is close by - ORGANIC FOOD SHOPS, VEGETABLE SHOPS, and FISH SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS, CAFES, PUBS, SHOPS, ATM


It's only a 10-15 min walk to the old town to EDINBURGH CASTLE, ROYAL MILE, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND and other city attractions. And only 2 min away from the beautiful central MEADOWS PARK - the main place for events during EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!


The ROOMS are spacious, well-furnished with lots of space for storage and have big windows offering STUNNING VIEWS of the Arthur's Seat mountain and Marchmont area!


ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION:

- NO CURFEW
- FREE WIFI
- FREE luggage storage
- FREE TEA/COFFEE/SUGAR
- FREE HAIR DRYERS, IRONS, SCALES
- DIGITAL SAFES or LOCKERS in the rooms
- FLAT SCREEN TVs (19' 32') in private rooms
- 2 fully equipped self-catering KITCHENS
- Charming CONSERVATORY and GARDEN (with BBQ)
- Towel hires (£1)
- Laundry facilities
- Breakfast for groups by request
- 24 hour CCTV

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

- Please bring valid ID for check in Passport /driving licence (UK residents too)

- You will be charged £10 (in cash) as a deposit for the room key, refundable upon check-out

- GROUPS OF 4+ PEOPLE must contact up via Phone or Email, 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. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first 2 nights of your booking.

- CONTACT US if you are planning to arrive after 9PM

- A TRIPLE ROOM can be: 3 x 1single bed or 1double bed + 1single bed or 1double bed + bunk 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 18


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please note:

- Hostel may contact you to confirm card details and ask for CVV code to be able to charge the non-refundable deposit. Failure on processing the payment will cause a cancellation of your booking.
-The hostel will charge your card in case of 1 night booking prior arrival on check in date and prior sending late arrival instructions.

IMPORTANT information for AUGUST
Please Note:

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 2 NIGHTS stay from 1st to 31st August (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).

IMPORTANT information for CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Please Note:

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 22nd December to 2nd January (exceptions could be made if there are gaps between the bookings).



Please contact us directly if you have any enquiries :)

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Traveling from the Airport

Bus No. 100 (AIRLINK airport shuttle)

This express bus service runs from the airport to Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations).

Buy tickets at the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or in advance online

Frequency: Every 10 minutes.
Journey time: 30 minutes approximately (Waverley Bridge).
Fare: Single £4.50, return £7.50 (reductions for children).
Once you reach Waverley station you can either take the No. 41 (£1.50) or walk.

Bus No. 35

This Lothian Buses service runs to the city centre from the airport its slower but cheaper than the 100 bus and takes you closer the the hostel.

Frequency: Every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays.
Journey time: About an hour depending on traffic.
Fare: Single £1.50, Day ticket £4.00 (reductions for children).
The bus stop you need to get off at is called Forrest Road.

Once you get off the bus follow you can walk along the main path through the park until you reach Argyle place

TRAM

Frequency: Approximately every 8-12 minutes.
Journey time: Average journey time 35 minutes.
Fare: Adult single £5, adult return £8 (reductions for children)
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram halt.

TAXIS

Taxi from the airport takes about 20min, costs around £18 - £20.

Taxi to the train station (Waverley) costs around £6-£7.

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