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Royal Mile Backpackers

179 reviews
Traveller (29)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (3)
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sister hostel”(8 reviews)
“gotham city”(5 reviews)
“royal mile”(51 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Rooftop Bar
2.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewssister hostelgotham cityroyal milefemale bathroomcommon roomgreat locationpower pointfree tea and coffeeclean bedlaundry serviceedinburgh castletrain stationyour luggagebunk bedsenjoyed my stayearly hourswalking distance
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I stayed here a couple of months ago. This hostel can't have a better location! My first impression when entering the hostel was that it was very small, but that just means that bathroom and kitchen are not far from the dorms, so it is...More

Thank abrtz
Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 7 August 2017

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - we hope to see you here again some time!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Maybe not fancy but this place is clean, comfortable and is in a great location. You can't beat it for ease of access to the train station, royal mile and other city sights. As long as you are not too fussy, this place is great.

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Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi there, glad to hear yu enjoyed your stay with us - thanks for the review! Maybe see you here again some time!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This hostel is centrally located and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I choose this hostel because of it's location and because of it's authentic and homey appearance. I was not disappointed with my selection. The hostel is a little hidden from the main street but...More

Thank 5katm
Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 13 June 2017

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This hostel was a pleasant place to stay in. The distance to the city centre and to all sights was not big, we walked everywhere; the centre of Edinburgh seems bigger than it actually is. The first time we almost missed it, it is nicely...More

Thank Eliška K
Management response:Responded 26 May 2017

Hi there, good to hear you enjoyed your time here with us - thanks for the nice review. Really sorry that you found some drunken guest in your bed - fortunately it doesn't happen very often that other guests just ignore that they are allocated...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of the better hostels I've stayed in. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the bathrooms are clean as well. The staff are good. Breakfast is good. Basic kitchen facilities. No issues.

Thank Lauchie T
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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-flavoured 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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