Almost Fringe time

Only a week to go till Edinburgh Fringe Festival – we can’t wait!

Christmas at Royal Mile Backpackers – join the ‘family’

What are you doing for Christmas this year?

Here’s what we’re up to:

Mulled wine in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve, a delicious brekky with Santa under the Christmas tree and a festive 3-course Christmas lunch/dinner with our sister hostel. Be part of our wee international ‘hostel family’ for the festive season – we would love to have you here!

Hostel closed on 9th + 10th Nov 16

Our wee hostel is closed for maintenance on the 9th and the 10th November – sorry for the inconvenience! Our sister hostel, the original Highstreet Hostel, is only a one minute walk away from us and still has vacancies. We’ll be open again on Friday, 11th November at 8am. See you then!

Hogmanay bookings welcome

With another fantastic Fringe Festival coming to an end you can now book your bed for the other super event here in Edinburgh – Hogmanay! Please note that the tickets for the famous street party are included in the price for bookings over the New Year’s festivities! Looking forward to having you here!

Pancake Tuesday!

Delicious home-made pancakes every Tuesday morning – free and limited time only!!!

Book your bed for the Fringe

The first shows of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe are now on sale! Make sure to book your bed with us for the busiest and most exciting time of the year.


We’re getting ready for famous Edinburgh Hogmanay. Party, party, party… and fireworks over bonnie Edinburgh!

Winter Wonderland

The Edinburgh Christmas Markets are open and there’s a feeling of Christmas in our hostel as well. Every Advent Sunday – from now to Christmas – there’s free mulled wine in front of the fireplace for our guests!

It’s getting colder

10th November 15

It’s that time of the year again! It’s getting darker and colder but Edinburgh is as beautiful as ever (maybe even a wee bit more mysterious!). Come back from a day exploring our beautiful city and chill with us in front of the fire-place, a free hot drink in your hand!