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Royal Mile Backpackers

176 reviews
Traveler (29)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (3)
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sister hostel”(8 reviews)
“gotham city”(5 reviews)
“royal mile”(50 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Rooftop Bar
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this fairly last minute for New Years as I was late to the party, all my friends booked their accommodation earlier on. As all other reviews state, the location is just perfect. You are as central as it gets, prime location! The only...More

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Response from Birgit N, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us - thanks for the great review and please come back some time!

Reviewed December 5, 2017

I visited Edinburgh, Scotland in December 2017 and spent 4 days in the City. I stayed at Royal Mile Backpackers for 3 nights. The hostel locates in the heart of the City, 5 mins by walk from the main trainstation. Edinburgh Castle is only 10...More

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Response from Birgit N, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded December 7, 2017

Hi there, thanks for the great review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. So sorry about the power cuts - there was a building site in the neighborhood which left our whole side of the street without power for a...More

Reviewed September 30, 2017

Located at the main street in the heart of the old town. Not too big, clean, safe and good facilities. Bathroom could be spacier but it was enought for the number of guests. Super nice and friendly staff. Lisa contacted me by email to confirm...More

Thank Moe M
Response from Birgit N, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded November 7, 2017

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Royal Mile Backpackers. We're looking forward to having you here again some day!

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Great hostel and centrally located in old Town. The staff was super friendly, place was clean but small. If your are leaving on the Haggis Adventure tour you roll out of bed and across the street to pick it up. Lots of food and pub...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stay if all you need is a bed to sleep in and clean bathrooms. It's a simple place, which I liked. There were lockers and outlets for each bed. Bathrooms were gender-specific and adequate. A quiet place in a...More

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Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded September 19, 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review - good to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see yu here again some time!

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$12 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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"If you enjoy sleeping in a quiet room, ask for one which is not on the street. The windows are old and High..."
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"There is no lift so be prepared to take the stairs. If that is a concern consider requesting a lower floor."
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"No nos dejaron elegir habitacion"
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"excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe"
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