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Argyle Backpackers
4 stars

Argyle Backpackers

14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JL, United Kingdom
+44 131 667 9991
C$ 81

rate per night


based on 925 reviews

Argyle Backpackers
Sat 20/4
Wed 24/4
Room type
Nightly total
Double room
C$ 81
Standard Room
C$ 128

About Argyle Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated in Edinburgh and with University of Edinburgh reachable within 800 metres, Argyle Backpackers features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.4 km from The Real Mary King's Close, 1.4 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and 1.5 km from Edinburgh Castle. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests. Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also feature a city view. At Argyle Backpackers the rooms include a TV and a safety deposit box. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Argyle Backpackers include EICC, National Museum of Scotland and Royal Mile. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 9 km from the hostel.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Argyle Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • Safe
  • No smoking
  • Bicycle rental


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


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

Services and conveniences

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling


  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Grill
  • Garden

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Socket near the bed


  • Fax/photocopying


  • 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 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Argyle Backpackers

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 157

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 140
Cheapest month to stay with an average 59% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 20% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Argyle Backpackers

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Top tips for your stay at Argyle Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Argyle Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in October and July.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Argyle Backpackers, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Argyle Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 166, while the most expensive was C$ 166.
  • How long should you stay at Argyle Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Argyle Backpackers

  • Where is Argyle Backpackers located?

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

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

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:30 AM at Argyle Backpackers.

  • Does Argyle Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Argyle Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Argyle Backpackers from the airport?

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

  • How does KAYAK find such great Argyle Backpackers hotel deals?

    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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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

1.5 km

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11.3 km