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Argyle Backpackers

14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JL, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hopped around different places in Ireland/ Scotland and this was the worst place we stayed. It's quite old and smells of mold. The room was freezing cold and we found condoms in the dresser drawer. It was noisy at night and our last night there one of the staff was loudly arguing with a guest outside our door telling... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice hostel in a quiet area. Almost has a B&B feel about it as it is a converted house on a residential street. Rooms were very nice, comfortable beds, quiet and clean. Toilet and shower facilities were also clean and well functioning. There are two kitchens downstairs should you want to cook, and there seemed to be plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I recently stayed at Argyle Backpackers for four nights with a couple of friends - we were three in total. The location was great, very central but in a quiet area of the centre where there isn't any noise pollution, so was perfect fro the days when we wanted to rest up and get an early start to the day.... More 

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Venice
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went there for 3 nights to visit the city and for a conference. I found the location great because in the center near to a huge park and main points of attraction. However I must say that bathrooms and rooms were not properly clean and hot water as well as light in the toilet were not working for a... More 

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Grong Municipality, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Cold showers and cold rooms. Big rooms. It was close to the centre. When we found out the bus didn't go early enough, the staff were a big help, they called a taxi for ous. Big tv and great burgers. :)

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Oxford, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very easy to find. Friendly staff. Clean. Walking distance from the Royal Mile, and just a block from the university and a great park. Very close to a Sainsbury, which if you haven't visited, it is a must. You can also walk to King Arthur's Seat, which is a grew short hike with an awesome view at the top. You... More 

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very clean and safe!friendly staff always available to help you.2 big kitchens and a nice garden.Only 10 mins walk to the Royal Mile and 15/20 to Princes Street. Near the beautiful Meadows park and Edinburgh University.Would recommend it to a student and to a professional.Very quiet and green location.Love it! Ostello pulito a 15 min dal centro zona tranquilla,personale molto... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed in there for a few days last april and I have to say that is a veryr cosy place and just a few minutes from the old town. Quiet neighbourhood. You feel like at home. Surveillance maybe is something to improve.

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Milano
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I came in edinburgh and had to stay for 3 nights in the edinburgh backpackers which is more than dirty and disgunting. When i reached the argyle i felt like in heaven. It was wonderful. I haven't had any problem. The staff is so young, friendly and kind. The yard is pretty and you can chillout there when everyone is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed here myself in a private room. It was very comfortable and quiet. The kitchens are quite well equipped, there are some nice spots to sit and chat and you can have your clothes wash & dried for a reasonable fee. The pub is right across the road and serves good food. Along with the pub, the fish &... More 

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