Average Rating Great
Atmosphere 8.9
Staff 9.0
Location 9.0
Cleanliness 9.0
Facilities 8.8
Safety 8.9
Value 8.9

Edinburgh - Hostel Royal Mile Backpackers

105 Highstreet, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1SG

Hostel overview

We're a small & cosy hostel right in the heart of the city on the world famous Royal Mile, a short walk to all attractions like Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street & the Gardens.
Also very close to train station, airport link drop off & bus station.
There is plenty of space to chill & chat with staff & guests in our cosy lounge area with an open fire. Our dorms are all light and bright & our bathrooms are clean and spacious.
Free WIFI, tea, coffee & hot chocolate.


Situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs
Step outside and be at the centre of it all. Guests also enjoy the benefit of access to the lively, bustling High Street Hostel with its wide range of facilities.

  • Free City tours
  • Free City maps
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Secure lockers
  • Free Linen
  • Free Luggage / storage room
  • Free Safe deposit box at reception
  • Free Power adaptors
Great For
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for city breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for activity breaks

Info & Price

Arrival date: 16 April 2019
Number of nights: 1
Departure date: 17 April 2019

Free tour booking service & advice, Kitchen/Dining area open 24 hrs
Continental breakfast served 7am -11am for a small fee
Laundry service - we do it for you for just £4
Towel Hire - 50p
Secure lockers in rooms (£10 key deposit)
Free use of electrical adaptors
Free book exchange
Free daily walking tours
Free hairdryers and -straighteners for use
Local Food& Drinks discounts
24 hr access
Luggage storage, bicycle storage available across the road at High Street Hostel
Free pub crawl - Thursdays-

  • Free City tours
  • Free City maps
  • Social and Fun areas
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours / travel desk
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Shopping district / mall near by
  • Common area / room
  • Lounge
  • Board games
  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 2:00 PM
    • End: 2:30 AM
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
    • End: 10:30 AM
  • Reception time
    Hours when reception is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 6:30 AM
    • End: 3:00 AM

Our friendly receptionists can offer you some great advice on what to see and do and what to eat and drink during your stay in Edinburgh. They can arrange for you to make the most of your time while you are in Scotland and book you on a MacBackpackers Tour to the Highlands. We aim to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible so here is a wee list of what else we have to offer

Payment type accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Cash

Minimum age to check-in: 18 years old

Please bring a government issued photo ID for the check-in. We also require a key deposit: a £10 note or a government issued photo ID.

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