Smack bang in the middle of town, you can’t get closer to the action than Royal Mile Backpackers. Our comfortable accommodation looks over Edinburgh’s most iconic street – with attractions, bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstep.
Join us for backpackers’ events 7 days a week, from lively Pub Crawls to traditional Scottish dancing. We accept travellers aged 18+ to book with us for an exciting, energetic stay.
The hostel also offers Wifi, free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Our friendly receptionists can offer you some great advice on what to see and do and where to eat and drink during your stay in Edinburgh. They can arrange for you to make the most of your time while you are in Scotland and book you on a MacBackpackers Tour to the Highlands. We aim to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible - here is a wee list of what else we have to offer:
Clean bed linen
Daily Breakfast for £3 from 8am until 10:30am
Cash and credit card payment
Receptionist available to help you during opening hours (8am - 11am and 3pm - 10pm)
Easy access to the bus and train station
Tour booking service and advice
Kitchen/Dining area open 24 hours
Towel Hire for Free
Secure lockers in rooms
Free tea and coffee
Free use of electrical adaptors
Free hairdryers and straighteners for use
Local Food & Drinks discounts
24hour access after check-in
Step outside and be at the centre of it all.
***FOR GROUP BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 4 GUESTS YOU MUST CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY***
WE HAVE A MINIMUM AGE OF 18 YEARS. Sorry - no children
We have a maximum stay of 14 nights sorry, no long-term accommodation.
Please bring a government-issued photo ID for the check-in.
This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal up to the first two nights of your stay. Different conditions apply for August and over Hogmanay!
- HOGMANAY (NEW YEAR'S EVE): For any bookings over Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) we will charge you the full amount on the 1st December. Should you book after the 1st December the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be issued.
- AUGUST: For any bookings for August we will charge you the full amount 14 days before arrival. Should you book less than 14 days before arrival the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be given.
If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged according to our cancellation policy and your reservation will be cancelled unless you've notified us directly about your late arrival.