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    Royal Mile Backpackers

    105 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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    • Excellent36%
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    Rooftop Bar
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    1 - 5 of 122 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is a great place to stay if all you need is a bed to sleep in and clean bathrooms. It's a simple place, which I liked. There were lockers and outlets for each bed. Bathrooms were gender-specific and adequate. A quiet place in a...More

    Thank trisarahtops19
    Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 5 days ago

    Hi there, thanks for your review - good to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see yu here again some time!

    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    If you like fancy hostels, with lots of space and activities, this one is not for you. But if you are looking for a nice place just to spend nights, and/or meet people, this is for you! It's a small hostel, but with everything we...More

    Thank Emma-Manue-lt
    Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

    we were welcomed in by a very funny and friendly guy who explained to us everything there is to know about the city. the room was very big and comfortable. the location is 5 minutes from all the good places and the very close to...More

    Thank sophie m
    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    Lovely hostel in a ridiculously good location in the centre of Edinburgh. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Place was clean, with a very nice kitchen you could cook up your own food in. Highly recommend!

    Thank Joe T
    Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 8 August 2017

    Hi there, we're happy to hear you had a great stay at our wee hostel. Thanks for the lovely words and hope to see you again some day!

    Reviewed 6 August 2017

    I stayed here a couple of months ago. This hostel can't have a better location! My first impression when entering the hostel was that it was very small, but that just means that bathroom and kitchen are not far from the dorms, so it is...More

    Thank abrtz
    Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 7 August 2017

    Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - we hope to see you here again some time!

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    • US$ 16 - US$ 47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 6
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    • Old Town
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    Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
    ...More
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    Nearby Restaurants
    Dubh Prais
    995 reviews
    .03 km away
    Whiski
    1,412 reviews
    .02 km away
    The Royal Mile Tavern
    845 reviews
    .04 km away
    Monteiths
    1,172 reviews
    .05 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Museum of Childhood
    1,016 reviews
    .04 km away
    John Knox House Museum
    170 reviews
    .05 km away
    The Royal Mile Market
    87 reviews
    .10 km away
    Scottish Storytelling Centre
    81 reviews
    .09 km away
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    Room Tips
    "If you enjoy sleeping in a quiet room, ask for one which is not on the street. The windows are old and High..."
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    "There is no lift so be prepared to take the stairs. If that is a concern consider requesting a lower floor."
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    "No nos dejaron elegir habitacion"
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    "excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe"
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