Argyle Backpackers

Argyle Backpackers

14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JL, United Kingdom
+44 131 667 9991

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Argyle Backpackers
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Wed 8/2

About Argyle Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located in Newington, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Meadows and University of Edinburgh. Grassmarket and Princes Street are also within 15 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is 20 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 28 minutes.

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Amenities at Argyle Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • Safe
  • Computer use available
  • Multi-lingual staff

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini-market on site
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out

Accessibility and suitability

  • Adults only
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling


  • Socket near the bed


  • Shared kitchen

Reviews of Argyle Backpackers

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8.0 Very Good
Pros:Private rooms available, rooftop access for good views
Cons:Bathrooms left something to be desired. Towels for rent were cheap and starchy.


14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JL

What's nearby

  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.9 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk1 km
  • National Museum of Scotland1 km
  • National Library Of Scotland1.1 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral1.2 km
  • Edinburgh Castle1.2 km
  • Real Mary King's Close1.3 km
  • The Royal Mile1.3 km
  • Museum of Childhood1.4 km
  • Princes Street Gardens1.5 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland1.5 km
  • Scott Monument1.6 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:30


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Argyle Backpackers

  • Argyle Backpackers is located at 14 Argyle Place in South, 1.5 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Greyfriar's Bobby is the closest landmark to Argyle Backpackers.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at Argyle Backpackers.

  • Yes, Argyle Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Argyle Backpackers is 11.3 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Argyle Backpackers is 58 km from Dundee.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Argyle Backpackers in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Argyle Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Argyle Backpackers.

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Distance to city centre

1.5 km

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