Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers

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

based on 951 reviews

Royal Mile Backpackers
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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
With a stay at Royal Mile Backpackers in Edinburgh (Old Town Edinburgh), you'll be steps from Royal Mile and Princes Street. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.

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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
  • Elevator
  • Non-feather pillow

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • 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 sanitized
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


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

Accessibility and suitability

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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment 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 3:00 PM and check-out time is 10:30 AM at Royal Mile Backpackers.

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

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

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Distance to city centre

0.7 km

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