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Royal Mile Backpackers

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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Breakfast included
Pool
Rooftop Bar
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have nothing but great things to say about Royal Mile Backpackers. The staff are friendly and helpful. They recommended some great food and attractions while we were there. The facilities were clean and the common room was coZy. There was breakfast offered each morning...More

Thank Keisha H
Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 31 October 2016

Hi there, great to hear you had a lovely stay with us! Thanks for the lovely words and we're looking forward to having you back here again some day!

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights while in between flats and everything was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The place has a really nice atmosphere and it is clean and cosy. My room was fairly nice, and even though 6 people were sharing it, it...More

Thank Hermes_Kyllenios
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The position is perfect, just in the middle of the royal mile. People are nice and friendly, the rooms and the toilets are always clean. It's possible to use the kitchen and in you can get tea and coffee for free. I highly recommend it!

Thank Ester D
Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 19 October 2016

Hi there, thanks for the great review - we're happy to hear you had a lovely stay! Hope to have you here again some time!

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I adored my stay at Royal Mile backpackers. All the staff were super lovely, which gives the hostel a very homey and fun vibe to it. The staff were all very knowledgable and helpful with things to do, directions, ect. The hostel itself was very...More

Thank emilybd6
Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 12 October 2016

Hi there, thanks for the lovely words and the great review - great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see yo here again some time!

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I booked here during the opening weekend of the fringe, and they really helped me get two beds in the same room for my entire stay. The location is fantastic! Close to everything, the only downside to this is that the front windows look out...More

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US$ 13 - US$ 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Royal Mile Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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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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"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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