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Argyle Backpackers

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14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JL, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Argyle. It's in a quiet part of the city, but just across the Meadows from the City so not too far. Great for cyclists as can store bike in the garden and access from back lane. Dorm was spacious and well serviced with lockers, tables, chairs etc. Bed was solid and comfy. There are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a private room for two nights. We got a downstairs room right next to the reception and kitchens. We slept well, as the silent hours start at 10pm and held pretty well. Bathrooms were clean and available. Kitchens well equipped, free coffee and tea. Pricey, but the location is great. 10min walk from the old town, slightly more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights, staff were very friendly and happy to help you whenever you requested help. The location is good, just a 10min walk to city. This hostel has free wifi (but not the fastest wifi) the room was average with limited space, bed was ok and the room had a tv, a chest of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

overall a pleasant stay. one very annoying happening was staff repeatedly turning the lights off in the kitchen and leaving without a word which just seemed rude. i meant to mention it to the staff on the check in desk before leaving but had to leave before they opened so if you are reading this staff at argyle backpackers a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stayed for one night at this hostel in a private room. My room was in a building down the street on the top floor. The room was a decent size and had dark curtains which I loved! It gets so bright during around 4 am so the curtains really worked well. The building I was in had a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Staff very friendly and very good if you had any questions. Hostel in fab location - just 10-15min walk to city centre via the meadows park. Very quiet and great room and bathroom. Kitchen very clean too. One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Perhaps a bit pricey but you get what you pay for - great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I stayed here for two nights each week for six months whilst working in Edinburgh. It's a great hostel in an easily accessible location. The room was always clean and the kitchen is well stocked for utensils.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had a nice room in attic wit lcd TV, shared bathroom and shower. wifi is free ( not so strong signal at the top flour), towels can be obtained for some fee, there is also a nice livingroom with elegant furniture and desktop PC for free using. Kitchens are also free for cooking and making tea or coffee. Hotel... More 

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Thank you for your Review! I am so glad you had a nice stay! Argyle Backpackers. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed at Argyle Backpackers for 6 nights in a private room with a shared bathroom. It was a great experience, I have no complaints. It is in a great location - I literally walked everywhere, about 20 minutes from the Royal Mile, 40 from the Royal Botanic Gardens and about 20 from the bottom of Arthur's Seat. Down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed here with little expectation. But surprisingly for the money and location it was very nice experience. I stayed in private room with shared bathroom with 3 other rooms. Pros: 1. Great location. Just besides of The Meadows. One of the great park in Edinburgh. I trakked to Aurther's seat in morning and came back in 2 hours. If... More 

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