Royal Mile Backpackers

Hostel in Old Town
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Five minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Station and less than 10 minutes from Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile Backpackers enjoys a central location surrounded by bars, cafés and restaurants. The small and cosy hostel features free WiFi and knowledgeable staff to tell you about the Scottish capital and assist with tour bookings. Mixed and female dormitories have bunk beds and lockers, and guests can make use of laundry services, hairdryers and adaptors. Luggage storage is available at the property. Bicycle storage is available at the High Street Hostel just across the road. There is both a female-only and mixed bathroom with hot showers and toilets. The property's comfy lounge with fireplace is the perfect place to socialise. You can buy a continental breakfast at Royal Mile Backpackers, and enjoy free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The kitchen and dining area is open 24 hours a day, and you can make use of discount vouchers for local food retailers. Close to the university, this hostel is a little over 10 minutes’ walk from the huge Holyrood Park, home of Arthur’s Seat. Grassmarket and Princes Street are both 6-8 minutes away.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. If you plan to arrive outside reception hours, please inform the property in advance. On arrival, a deposit of GBP 10 is required for the keys. Please note that this property cannot accommodate stag or hen parties. Please note that this property cannot accept groups of more than 4 people. Luggage storage is available on the arrival day and departure day.


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Internet services
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Mini-market on site
  • Adult only
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Board games/puzzles


  • Free WiFi available