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
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 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.
Please note we accept over 18's only and only groups up to 4 people.
For group bookings of 5 people or more please call the hostel directly.
We cater for guests aged 18-35. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for manager's approval.
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.
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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 Royal Bank of Scotland onto the High Street on the Royal Mile and we're down there on the left hand side above a shop called Thistle Do Nicely.
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 up a small flight of steps.
Directions - Airport
From the airport take bus no.100 (costs 3.50 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 and then we're down there on the left hand side above a shop called oxfam.
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.