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Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland (Old Town)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

You can't sleep due to the street noise (people shouting) and can't breath during the night as too many people in one dorm. Extremely dirty. Only 2 showers and 2 toilets. Bed and bedlinen are filthy and smelly. No wifi in the dorms. Kitchen is freezing and very dirty especially the fridges (2 very small ones). Avoid at all cost!... More

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Myself & 3 friends had booked in to stay here for the weekend, After what felt like a decade of walking up the hill to get to it from the bus station, We got to our rooms which for 4 girls all trying to get dressed for a night out in was like a tin of sardines. I really was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The thing that struck me the most about this place, after climbing the don't-blink-you'll-miss-it stairs, was how awesome the staff were! None of them were Scottish of course, but they were far more helpful and fun than any other hostel stuff I had encountered so far. They yapped with me for ages when I arrived to tell me about things... More

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Scotand, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The best thing about the hostel is obviously the location, which is on Royal Mile, in the heart of the city centre, with Princes Street and the major transport links by bus and train within close proximity. From its tiny entrance, you would be firgiven for ot even noticing it was a hostel. It is a stone's throw away from... More

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Piran, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The location is perfect but thats all. Common areas are small so you have no place to sit same as the kitchen. There is no wifi inside rooms Its noisy during night Bathroom is small and there is no place to put your things. Its not dirty, but its not perfectly clean I would not stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Okay, not the most amazing hostel, but the staff are friendly, it's good value, and the beds are comfy, and the rooms have awesome names, and the bed names are even better. It's on the royal mile (obvs) so it's in a great location and I found it easy to locate from the main station. You can definitely walk from... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My partner and I only stayed in the hostel for one night during the Edinburgh Fringe and Tattoo! We had a great experience, the hostel is easy to find, not too far from 24 hour car parks, it is central! On the same road as the Edinburgh Castle, and finally it was clean. I've stayed in hostels around the world... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here with 2 friends for one night in March for a conference. Location was fantastic, although a little difficult to find at first - the doorway is tiny and up a flight of stairs! Had loads of character, friendly staff and decent rooms. Basically exactly what you expect of a hostel for bathrooms and breakfast, but it was great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

While maybe not everyone's style, I found it the perfect cute little hostel. The rooms and beds are named, decorated and a bit quirky. Made for a very nice atmosphere, like staying a friend's rather than the uniform feel of some of the larger chain hostels. Only a small number of showers and toilets, however I never had to wait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, don't have any complaints really. The rooms and beds have names instead of numbers and I wont say any so I don't spoil it but they're hilarious. Highly recommend it!

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Also Known As:
Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 105 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Ranked #65 of 167 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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