Royal Mile Backpackers

Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Female Only Room
  • Organized Events




About the hostel

Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located hostel with a HUGE personality. It’s the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh! We’re a friendly and homely hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs. All of our staff have been trained to assist you with recommending walking tours, restaurants, bars, night clubs and anything else you may need.

With our open plan kitchen and dining area, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chill and chat with guests and staff in our cosy lounge area with it’s own open fire. Our dorms are light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious.

We offer:
Free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel
Free tea, coffee & hot chocolate
Free daily walking tours
Free use of hair dryers
Free book exchange
Free pub crawl every Thursday night
Fresh bed linen
Clean and hot showers
Bicycle storage available across the road at High Street Hostel
Knowledgable Receptionists to help with recommendations
Towel Hire – £0.50
Continental breakfast selection served 7.00am -10.30am for £2
Laundry service – we do it for you for just £4
Lockers in rooms (£10 key deposit)
Kitchenette/dining area open 24 hours
24hr access available through our sister Hostel High Street Hostel
Reception open from 6:30am – 3am (24hrs for Hogmanay and Fringe)


• All rooms and the common areas are non smoking
• Animals are not accepted


105 High Street, EH1 1SG, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Accuracy

  • Cleanliness

  • Staff

  • Location

  • Security

  • Atmosphere

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