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Royal Mile Backpackers

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smallest hostel that I ever stayed in, but that did not detract from my experience at all. Firstly, the hostel has a spectacular location on the Royal Mile, close to everything that I wanted to see. It is in walking distance from the bus station too, as well as a Tesco and Sainsbury's. The hostel was very... More 

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France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights with friends but not so happy with our stay. The room is so small and dark, old beds, old furniture. There are only two showers so, not happy about it too. Very small hostel. During breakfast, everyone is cramming in the kitchen since they only have 2 tables that can only fit 12 people. Staff are... More 

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3 Thank Parisgirlhippie
MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write about our hostel. We are a very small hostel - we cater for people who like a homely and cosy place to stay. Usually our kitchen, lounge area and 4 showers are enough for for the small amount of guests we can take. If not there's also the option to use... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I stayed there for a couple of nights in a 10-bed female dorm and found it very pleasant. The hostel is rather small and its furnishing is both comfortable and convenient. The bathrooms were very tidy, just a little crowded from time to time. The kitchen/dining room and the lounge are nice places to linger and meet new people and... More 

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Thank 19A91J
MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the lovely words - glad you enjoyed your time here with us. It's the advantage of the small and homely places that it's easy to meet new people. Our bathrooms can get a bit crowded in the 'rush-hour' - sorry about that. Hope to see you again some time! More 

Saint-Usage, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is near in Royal Mile but very small and not a hostel that you want to stay. Some staff are rude.Rooms are dark and very tiny. Staff are hanging out in common areas especially in the kitchen that you as a guest will be uncomfortable to sit in or eat (small of tables of two with 4 chairs... More 

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2 Thank Littlemissfrenchgirl
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

i've been there for short time but next time i gonna spend all my stay at this hostel the best hostel in edinburgh very clen the staff is ( very ) welcome and right in the beautiful part in edinburgh very good

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

good and old hostel. staff r usually not kind. but one staff her name is maria is really so nice!! even small and old hostel, i stayed well cuz of her. location is really perfect. this hostel is nearby hostel's sister hostel. so i could compare two hostels.

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2 Thank Eddyphdhong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I felt very comfortable in this hostel. Cute place, clean facilities, nice and helpful staff and good location. An extra shower or two would be good but it's quite small so understandable. Having the kitchen was very handy! They also stored my luggage for 3 days while I went on a tour which was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I was impressed by this hostel. The location is perfect for spending time on the Royal Mile and doing local walking tours. It's also close to a variety of restaurants and shops along with a grocery store. The hostel itself was clean and cozy, those who work there are extremely nice and helpful.

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Thank Megan C
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I'm a regular guest here on this hostel, been coming back and I think already spent more than £600 (for staying for more than 1 month here) in different dates. But, somehow the staff here (Lisa) who is unfortunately the Assistant Manager here, is very rude and made me felt uncomfortable during my last stay here. As a regular guest... More 

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3 Thank vinatraveler
MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, sorry you felt so offended by Lisa's reaction and completely changed your mind about our wee hostel. As a regular guest you came and stayed 11 times with us, altogether for 17 nights over 2 months, and you told us many times you loved the place. You also wrote a very nice first review on 14th April about... More 

Villejuif
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I stayed there four nights and i've been very happy with my stay. The room was clean and comfortable ( i slept so well !!), the staff was nice, the kitchen really welcoming... The only low was that it was difficult to bond with the people staying here long terme, who were the main group in the common areas. Other... More 

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Thank Alice G
MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your nice review - glad you had a good time with us. I think you're referring to our live-in staff - sorry you found them a bit intimidating. I think it was also the days when we had quite a lot of returning customers in who had bonded with our staff so that would have been... More 

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Royal Mile Backpackers

Address: 105 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $16 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Mile Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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