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Argyle Backpackers

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
14 Argyle Place, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1JL, United Kingdom

Upscale hostel within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
Food
Delicious food
Amenities
Great amenities
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Cleanliness
Quite clean

Argyle Backpackers

from €53
  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

What’s around Argyle Backpackers

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk
  • King's Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 12 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 12 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 14 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 14 min walk
  • Princes Street - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 26 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 20 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 28 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
More
  • Shared accommodations

Argyle Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers
  • Argyle Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 128 reviews

Very Good 8.0
My friend and I had a slightly underwhelming stay, fine for the most part but even for a hostel our twin room left something to be desired. Not even a bin in the room which we thought was odd and a pretty standard thing. Dirty walls and a plug socket that was hanging off. Two single beds positioned one in front of the other against the wall, without much space to move. For winter, the duvets were extremely thin, but the girl at the desk was very accommodating when I asked for another. Towels, hairdryer etc are also provided if you ask. We just felt it was a shame because the rooms themselves let the experience down- there was dirt and dead flies in one of the communal bathrooms, there wasn't even a little sense of comfort or character in the bedroom, there was incense burning somewhere so the place stank of it. Ive stayed in a wide range of hostels, hotels, airbnbs and I'm generally easily pleased, but sadly nothing about this place left me with any kind of lasting impression or the desire to go back. It's difficult finding anywhere in Edinburgh that delivers on both affordability and homeliness/cleanliness so while it just about did the job for two nights, we didn't find ourselves wanting to hang about the place any more than we needed to.
Erin, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good stay clean room and bathroom lovely service great prices
Karin, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Just ok
Very rude person at the front desk when I wanted to get my deposit back. Noisy neighbors who woke me up at 5.45
Mathias, gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Not disappointing!
Great service. Affordable private room (public bathroom). The bathrooms weren’t well-maintained and not very clean so I didn’t feel comfortable taking a shower there. Pro tip: Be sure to bring your own towels! I had forgotten about that! Location isn’t bad. Lots of stuff within a 20-30 minute walk, including great restaurants and city center and everything. But it was hard to locate.
usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Ok hostel, just depressing
Stayed here for 1night. The hostel is a bit depressing, just got no character. I couldn't stay here for any great length of time. Don't get me wrong the hostel is clean and tidy with 2 homely kitchens and a TV lounge. It's like going to your grandmother house that's the best I can describe it. The hostel is a good 15min walk from the city centre across the meadows
gbOther trip

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