Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers is a small, cosy and friendly hostel in Edinburgh city centre, locate on the Royal Mile, halfway between the castle and Holyrood Palace. We have dormitory accommodation and facilities including free WiFi, a kitchenette, a dining room and a laundry service. Linen is provided and lockers are available, subject to a refundable deposit. Towels can be hired and we serve a very reasonably-priced breakfast. We organise weekly free pub crawls.
We accept payment by cash, travelers cheque and credit card.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
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.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy (different conditions apply for August and Hogmanay – see below!). Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date – otherwise they’ll be treated as no shows. No shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation. Guests cancelling outside of 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a refund of the full price minus the deposit.
We cater for guests aged 18 and over. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.
We charge the non-refundable bookings within 24 hours for the full amount.
For groups of more than 4 people please contact the hostel directly - if you fail to do so the booking might get cancelled.
Reservations over Hogmanay include the ticket to the street party.
- HOGMANAY (NEW YEAR'S EVE): For any bookings over Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) we will charge you the full amount on the 1st December. Should you
book after the 1st December the whole amount will be charged within 24
hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be
- AUGUST: For any bookings in August we will charge you the full
amount 14 days before arrival. Should you book less than 14 days before
arrival the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking.
Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be given.
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Directions - Bus station
From the bus station at St Andrews Square head down to Princes Street (the main shopping street in Edinburgh.) Turn left onto Princes Street and then take the first right at the Balmoral Hotel onto Northbridge. At the top turn left at the 'Byron Burger' onto the High Street on the Royal Mile. We are up there on the first floor and share the stairs with 'Shamoli Restaurant'
Directions - Train station
From the railway station take the Market Street exit, turn right onto Market Street and then turn left at the roundabout onto Cockburn Street. At the top turn left onto the High Street on the Royal Mile and then cross the traffic lights at Northbridge and then we're down there on the left hand side. We are up there on the first floor and share the stairs with 'Shamoli Restaurant'
Dirrections - Airport
From the airport take bus no.100 (£4.50 single, £7 return, and takes about 30 minutes) into the city centre and get off at Waverley Bridge.
From there walk away from Princes St. towards the roundabout and cross straight over the roundabout onto Cockburn Street.
At the top of Cockburn Street turn left onto the High Street on the Royal Mile and then cross the traffic lights at Northbridge. You find us on the left hand side up a flight of stairs we share with 'Shamoli Restaurant'.
Right in the heart of the city on the world famous Royal Mile, a short walk to all attractions including Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Gardens. Also very close to train station, airport link drop off and bus station.