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Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St EH1 1BU

Highlights

  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room
  • Restaurant

Important Information

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations shall be charged the equivalent of the first nights accommodation. No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.

During the month of August, the hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given. If the card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

There is a 10 key deposit for all guests.

We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee, with a credit card charge of 2%.

Photo ID (drivers licence, passport) is required to check in to the hostel. If youre unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking.

Check-in: 2pm.
Check out: 10am.

Private Rooms – For all private room bookings the hostel will charge the first night to confirm booking 24 hours before arrival.

Groups of six or more people may be subject to a 20/person security deposit which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour.

Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of 50 if you smoke in this hostel.

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From $21

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 double and twin rooms across four separate buildings in the best location in town.

We also have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms.

In our main building we have a variety of spacious dormitories, ranging in size from five to 14 beds. There are also three 'penthouse' private rooms located on the top floor. This building features a fully equipped kitchen, TV room (with Sky TV) and a games room (with pool table).

If you’re in the market for something quiet we have three separate buildings that house our private rooms. We have a large selection of standard and en-suite double/twin rooms and a couple of triple and quad rooms. These buildings are very popular with couples and small groups.

We strive to offer a lively atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, affordable prices and a comfortable stay, with free Wi-fi, 24 hour reception and lockers (deposit taken) for everyone.

We are conveniently located in the heart of the historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile. The hostel is within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions and Edinburgh's wild nightlife.

All staff have extensive knowledge of the best and cheapest places to eat, drink and party in this exciting city. Guests are invited to join us on any of our regular nights out and to pick our brains for the best places to go for your own nights out. This hostel is run by backpackers for backpackers!

If you don't feel like cooking we have a great café directly next door to the hostel. The Southern Cross Café offers 15% discount to all hostel guests and they do a fantastic full Scottish Breakfast for only £3.95. The café also has free Wi-Fi!

Please note that we do not accept under-18s in our dormitories unless the entire room is booked for that family/group.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

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Important Information

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations shall be charged the equivalent of the first nights accommodation. No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.

During the month of August, the hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given. If the card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

There is a 10 key deposit for all guests.

We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee, with a credit card charge of 2%.

Photo ID (drivers licence, passport) is required to check in to the hostel. If youre unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking.

Check-in: 2pm.
Check out: 10am.

Private Rooms – For all private room bookings the hostel will charge the first night to confirm booking 24 hours before arrival.

Groups of six or more people may be subject to a 20/person security deposit which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour.

Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of 50 if you smoke in this hostel.

The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 double and twin rooms across four separate buildings in the best location in town.

We also have bright, clean and spacious dorm rooms.

In our main building we have a variety of spacious dormitories, ranging in size from five to 14 beds. There are also three 'penthouse' private rooms located on the top floor. This building features a fully equipped kitchen, TV room (with Sky TV) and a games room (with pool table).

If you’re in the market for something quiet we have three separate buildings that house our private rooms. We have a large selection of standard and en-suite double/twin rooms and a couple of triple and quad rooms. These buildings are very popular with couples and small groups.

We strive to offer a lively atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, affordable prices and a comfortable stay, with free Wi-fi, 24 hour reception and lockers (deposit taken) for everyone.

We are conveniently located in the heart of the historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile. The hostel is within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions and Edinburgh's wild nightlife.

All staff have extensive knowledge of the best and cheapest places to eat, drink and party in this exciting city. Guests are invited to join us on any of our regular nights out and to pick our brains for the best places to go for your own nights out. This hostel is run by backpackers for backpackers!

If you don't feel like cooking we have a great café directly next door to the hostel. The Southern Cross Café offers 15% discount to all hostel guests and they do a fantastic full Scottish Breakfast for only £3.95. The café also has free Wi-Fi!

Please note that we do not accept under-18s in our dormitories unless the entire room is booked for that family/group.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

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Great 80%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The staff was very nice and the location is great. The price was high since it was the beginning of the fringe festival and everybody tripled their prices.

The one complaint we have is we that were given beds in an adjacent building and not in the main one. In that building the conditions are much inferior to those in the main building - no real windows in the room, no public areas, no wi-fi, no entertainment room, no kitchen. All were promised during the booking and only available in the main building. We got these inferior rooms even though we booked the beds in advance. While booking the beds we were not informed of the option of being housed in the other building. We suspect that an error of one of the staff members caused our booked beds in the main building to be canceled and then the solution that was found was giving us the beds in the other building. Either way (not being informed in advanced or getting these beds due to an error of the staff member) this caused us to be less satisfied form this hostel. We believe that the price of beds in the adjacent building should be lower than those in the main building.

But other than that - the place is well located, valued and a good choice for a dormitory in Edinburgh.

Overall
3
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
2
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

lovely stay!!!!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Located in the real city centre. Suggested for short stay.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The location cannot be better. Although it is pretty dirty and the bathroom was on another level, I cannot complain about the atmosphere. The people that choose this place are nice and easy to talk to. If you are looking for a good time, meet new nice people, going out, great location and you don't care too much about the cleanliness this is the right place.

Overall
2
Location
5
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
2
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Perfect location but a bit noisy...
There shuld be a light system so that people who comes to the room at night doesn't need to open the lights...
and there could also be some notes to ask people not to make noice in common areas near the rooms at night...

Overall
3
Location
5
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
1
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I chose this hostel on the basis of location, I was joining some freinds for a weekend of beers in Edinburgh and as my wife and daughter were staying at home I deceided to use a hostel (no need for private space).

The location is perfect for the station and the royal mile and still not too far from major bus routes and shopping (Princes St).

I stayed in the big 14 bed dorm and (maybe due to the beers) never had any trouble sleeping. Always could get a hot shower and space to sit and read or listen to music in the common room.

All in all if you know what to expect from a hostel and you know what's good in Edinburgh then you'll know this is a good place to stay!

Enjoy your time in Edinburgh wherever you choose to stay!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Booked on a budget and wasn't sure what to expect, but this place was fantastic value! The beds were comfortable, the staff friendly and the view from the window, over a very Christmassy city, was great! On the downside, the heaters in the room didn't seem to work and hot water was temperamental; but, for the price we paid, it was EXCELLENT VALUE. Would definitely stay there again, and recommend the place to anyone who doesn't mind cutting back on a few luxuries.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Common Room
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant

sport& leisure

  • Pool Table
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