Argyle Backpackers

14 Argyle Place, Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Rating: 90%from 6 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 96%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!


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!


- FREE luggage storage
- 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
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • 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
  • 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.

We are located in a residential area, we want you to have fun but we are not a party hostel. So please respect out neighbours and other guests.

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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


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.


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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