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Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers

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9

Exceptional

41 reviews

41 reviews

Housekeeping4
Breakfast1
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Scottish Gems

The Tappit Hen

20 m

Palenque

30 m

John Knox House Museum

40 m

Museum of Childhood

40 m

Popular landmarks
The Real Mary King's Close

270 m

Edinburgh Old Town

280 m

National Museum of Scotland

410 m

Calton Hill

430 m

Royal Mile Street

550 m

Closest landmarks
The Netherbow

70 m

Geoffrey (Tailor) Inc

70 m

Old St. Paul's Church

80 m

Designs on Cashmere

90 m

Edinburgh City Chambers

100 m

Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH11SG - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Edinburgh Old Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Edinburgh

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

290 meters to public transportation

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center2.7 km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.9 km

Rooms available at Royal Mile Backpackers

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Royal Mile Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Royal Mile Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Royal Mile Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at Royal Mile Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Royal Mile Backpackers. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Royal Mile Backpackers?

Royal Mile Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Royal Mile Backpackers?

Royal Mile Backpackers is located in Edinburgh Old Town, famous for good restaurants such as The Three Sisters, The Last Drop and Makars Gourmet Mash Bar.

What popular shopping places are close to Royal Mile Backpackers?

Royal Mile Backpackers is located in Edinburgh Old Town area which features shopping places such as The Tappit Hen, John Morrison Kiltmakers and Fudge Kitchen.

What are popular attractions near Royal Mile Backpackers?

Royal Mile Backpackers is located in Edinburgh Old Town area, which is famous for attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Royal Mile Backpackers?

Royal Mile Backpackers is located within Edinburgh Old Town, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Royal Mile Street, Johnston Terrace Garden and Traverse Wall.

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What people love about Royal Mile Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Friendly helpful staff"

    Janet

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    June 28, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The hostel is well maintained, clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful."

    Shallin

    |

    June 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are accommodating and attends to your needs."

    serafin

    |

    March 3, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,527 Edinburgh properties
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Value for money score
9.1/10
Location score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
9.3/10
Service score
9.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
98
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
41 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.6
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More about Royal Mile Backpackers

More about Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers

See the best of Edinburgh with a stay at Royal Mile Backpackers, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Edinburgh is easy with a stay at Royal Mile Backpackers, just 870 m from Edinburgh Castle.
The facilities and services provided by Royal Mile Backpackers ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hostel.
The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Royal Mile Backpackers. The hostel provides linen service in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Royal Mile Backpackers also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Royal Mile Backpackers. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Royal Mile Backpackers. Engage in the city's best art at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.6 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Arthur's Seat which is located just about 1.6 km away.


Reasons to stay here

This hostel scores higher than 98% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hostel scores higher than 99% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
Location
105 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH11SG
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    55.2 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    290 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    2.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Richard Verney Health Centre
    530 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.4 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    80 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • The Real Mary King's Close
    270 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    280 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    410 m
  • Calton Hill
    430 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    550 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    600 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    870 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    910 m
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.7 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Scottish Gems
  • The Tappit Hen
    20 m
  • Palenque
    30 m
  • John Knox House Museum
    40 m
  • Museum of Childhood
    40 m
  • John Morrison Kiltmakers
    60 m
  • Fudge Kitchen
    60 m
  • Geoffrey the Tailor
    60 m
  • Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris
    70 m
  • Rent A Bike
    70 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • The property does not accept stays of 7 or more nights.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from06:30
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until03:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)22

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 6
  • Room voltage240

Reviews of Royal Mile Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.0
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.4
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.3
Value for money9.1
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (8)
Dec - Feb (10)
All guests (41)
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8.4
Excellent
ELIZABETH from Singapore
Family with teens
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Nice enough stay in city centre for the pricing”

Feel safe on a busy street smack right in the city centre. Cheap for a 8 female room. Staff are friendly and good in giving recommendation. Free map available. Free food and toiletries available. Hot and stuffy in room with window closed. Kitchen facilities not fully equipped. No cooking can be done. Overall, still a good deal.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Eman from Germany
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

Overall, it was a good place at this price range with a perfect location and friendly staff. I would strongly recommend it

Reviewed December 19, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Salman
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Excellent”

Location is very nice . Close to the train station and few tourist attraction . Staffs were really friendly and welcoming . But the rooms are too small comparatively. Didn’t have a very clean cozy environment.

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
jun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

good!!”

It is the best of the kind and the nice step The hotel is also clean and the location is fine

Reviewed October 31, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Dawn from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Homely hostel”

Small hostel that is a bit like sharing a large flat. Good beds, cooking facilities, and a nice fire to sit around, in a great location.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
SUTARAT from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Very good”

excellent for everything and close to landmarks. Very good idae if you want to book this hostel

Reviewed January 31, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Good”

The water in the shower room is too slow. Others are good.

Reviewed June 16, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Qi from China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

cheap with good service and friendly talk”

friendly,clean,position

good

Reviewed November 28, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Thatchawat from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Best hostel ever”

good

Reviewed June 11, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Cheng from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

It's pretty free and cozy!”

it's cool

Reviewed April 30, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Janet from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Great location in old Edinburgh ”

Friendly helpful staff

Reviewed June 28, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Shallin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

Had a good stay here”

The hostel is well maintained, clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Can see that they are very thoughtful for the guests to have a comfortable stay here with comfortable and clean bed, female bathrooms with toileteries provided and equipped kitchen for us to cook. Very good hostel. Will definitely come here again.

Reviewed June 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
serafin from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Great Location, Clean place and Good staff”

Located near shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. Also, walking distance from train station. The staff are accommodating and attends to your needs. The room is just enough for bed but well maintained and clean, heating is great. Lockers are provided and toilet is clean. Have free coffee and £2 breakfast which is great. Overall, the place is great and great value for money.

Reviewed March 04, 2022

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7.7
Very good
Hideki from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

スタッフが親切”

ロケーション、スタッフ、清潔

8ベッドルームに宿泊。同室の客に問題があったが、ホテル自体は良かった。 スタッフがとても親切に対応してくれた。

Reviewed January 03, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
SUTARAT from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Excellent”

พักห้องหญิงรวม ดีทุกกรณีค่ะ ชอบตั้งแต่พนักงาน ที่พัก ทำเล ห้องพัก ดีทุกกรณี และราคาก็ไม่แพฃด้วย

Reviewed February 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Annie from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

非常棒”

位置很好,職員很友善。

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
WAI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

有lift 會更好”

一切很好, 房間別緻 如果有lift 會更好, 行李也太重了.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
SAMYEONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Excellent”

친절하다 숙소도 싸다 근데 새벽3시까지 술먹고 소리지르는 외부 소리가 그대로 들림

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
so from South Korea
Family with young children
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

좋아여”

위치 좋고, 나무 침대라 안 들려서 좋고, 주방에서 음식 조리해 먹을 수 있는 것도 좋고, 친절하시고 다 좋았어요~^^

Reviewed May 03, 2018

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6.8
Good
Hyunkyung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

위치가 좋음”

올드타운에 있어서 위치가 너무 좋았다. 그리고 직원들 정말 친절하다. 조식은 빵과 과일과 시리얼 정도인데 2파운드이다. 커피랑 차는 무료로 제공된다. 8인실인데 좁다는 생각이 안 들었고 개인락커룸이 있어서 좋았다. 화장실과 샤원실은 여성 전용과 남녀공용이 있었고 딱히 대기 시간이 길지 않았다. 문 열면 바로 있는 침대를 사용했는데 공간 배치는 다시해야할 것 같다.

Reviewed April 10, 2018

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