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Argyle Backpackers

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14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JL, Scotland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I checked into Argyle Backpackers for Hogmanay last December. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the premises were clean and inviting, it is located a short distance from the city centre, and overall we had a lovely time. I would recommend Argyle to anybody travelling to Edinburgh as I intend to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed at argyle backpackers for hogmanay and it was one of the only ones left at a reasonable price. much to our good luck. the hostel is located 15 minutes walk from the centre of town which places it in a quiet part if town. the hostel is very nice and clean with a great communal area that had... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up needing to stay an extra night and the staff we able to accommodate us even though they were completely booked for the New Years. There are two kitchens, each well stocked with pots, pans, and other dishes. Food people leave is kept for a while and placed in a free box. During our stay people were diligent... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Though he hostel is further from the city center then others in Edinburgh, the location is still quite convenient, only a short walk from High st through the Meadows. Rooms are quite spacy, there are two kitchens and a terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast. A store is close by. There are only a few bathrooms, so during the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We were at this hostel for 4 days in our visit to Edinburgh and I highly recommend it for anyone! The location is good, 10/15 min walk to Old Town - where is pretty much everything you want to see in the city. Nice staff, the double room is confortable for a couple and the bathroom (shared) was very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I had a really nice stay at Argyle Backpackers despite the awful weather during my stay; nice located and well kept! Highly recommend. Location: Situated at about 10/15 minutes walking distance from Edinburgh city centre it is the perfect accommodation for someone on a budget and/or that is not fussy about staying in expensive hotels. The Accommodation: I have found... More 

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Thank Daniele C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I chose this hostel solely on its locations and what it wasn't near, the tourist side of Edinburgh. It was a good and clear decision with plenty of local markets and a daily walk through the meadows to many morning coffee houses which I enjoy. I stayed for right at three weeks and enjoyed my time, the hostel as it... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Dear all, I have been to many hostels around the world and never suffered such outrageous treatment. After being looking for a flat desperately for 20 days from this hostel, one morning i was told i had to leave because the owner did not wat people 'hanging around' which i guess means cooking and socialising with others. With regard to... More 

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ali405, Owner at Argyle Backpackers, responded to this review

This review is vastly unfair, During your stay you were asked repeatedly to clean up after yourself by multiple members of staff. You were asked to leave because of how untidy you were, the kitchen was littered with crumbs after you used it. After being told to clean up your mess on one of the first occasions you became aggressive... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My partner and I stayed in a double room in Argyle Backpackers for two nights. We were on the top floor. The room was quite small, but clean and neat. The bed was a bit too soft for our liking, but that's personal preference. Every floor has its own shower(s) and toilet(s), so there were no lines. There are two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place ideal location and the staff were friendly and helpful will deinfiately be returning next time I go to Edinburgh. I only stayed for 2 nights as I was on a 2 day seminar but my time there was very positive. The lady on reception was also friendly.

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