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Royal Mile Backpackers
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Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,464 reviews
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About Royal Mile Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Five minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Station and less than 10 minutes from Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile Backpackers enjoys a central location surrounded by bars, cafés and restaurants. The small and cosy hostel features free WiFi and knowledgeable staff to tell you about the Scottish capital and assist with tour bookings. Mixed and female dormitories have bunk beds and lockers, and guests can make use of laundry services, hairdryers and adaptors. Luggage storage is available at the property. Bicycle storage is available at the High Street Hostel just across the road. There is both a female-only and mixed bathroom with hot showers and toilets. The property's comfy lounge with fireplace is the perfect place to socialise. You can buy a continental breakfast at Royal Mile Backpackers, and enjoy free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The kitchen and dining area is open 24 hours a day, and you can make use of discount vouchers for local food retailers. Close to the university, this hostel is a little over 10 minutes’ walk from the huge Holyrood Park, home of Arthur’s Seat. Grassmarket and Princes Street are both 6-8 minutes away.

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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
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


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


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


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

Accessibility and suitability

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

Services and conveniences

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


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Shared kitchen

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles

Reviews of Royal Mile Backpackers

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9.1 Wonderful
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.


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



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FAQs when booking at Royal Mile Backpackers

  • Where is Royal Mile Backpackers located?

    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.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Royal Mile Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at Royal Mile Backpackers.

  • Does Royal Mile Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Royal Mile Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Royal Mile Backpackers from the airport?

    Royal Mile Backpackers is 11.4 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Royal Mile Backpackers is 56.4 km from Dundee.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Royal Mile Backpackers hotel deals?

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.7 km

Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11.6 km