Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG, United Kingdom
+44 131 557 6120

based on 600 reviews

Royal Mile Backpackers
Thu 9/12
Fri 10/12
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About Royal Mile 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 Old Town, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles' Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is only a 3-minute walk and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 28 minutes.

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Amenities at Royal Mile Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • No smoking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lift
  • Non-feather pillow

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Dustbins
  • Heating
  • Adapter

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Adults only
  • Lift
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Window
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Ticket service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Tour desk
  • Key access


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Hairdryer


  • Laundry facilities


  • Shared kitchen

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles

Reviews of Royal Mile Backpackers

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9.1 Excellent
Pros:Friendly and informative staff! Excellent location! If you are in need of a place to rest while exploring scotland royal mile backpackers is an excellent start. I would recommend this over a hotel because the people that volunteer their time at the Hostel are very helpful and extremely kind hearted especially for those inexperienced first timers.
Cons:Im a little too tall for their accomodations. I can honestly say that if you are close to or taller than 6 feet tall (72 inches) you are going to have an issue dealing with the twin sized beds with twin sized bedding.
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105 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG

What's nearby

  • Museum of Childhood59 m
  • The Royal Mile87 m
  • Real Mary King's Close273 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral294 m
  • National Library Of Scotland395 m
  • National Museum of Scotland0.4 km
  • Waverley Mall0.5 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.5 km
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.5 km
  • Scott Monument0.5 km
  • Calton Hill0.6 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.6 km



Check in anytime after 17:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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

FAQs when booking at Royal Mile Backpackers

  • Royal Mile Backpackers is located at 105 High Street in Old Town, 0.7 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Museum of Childhood is the closest landmark to Royal Mile Backpackers.

  • Check-in time is 17:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Royal Mile Backpackers.

  • Yes, Royal Mile Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Royal Mile Backpackers does not offer free parking.

  • No, Royal Mile Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Royal Mile Backpackers is 11.6 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Royal Mile Backpackers is 56.7 km from Dundee.

  • No, Royal Mile Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.7 km

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