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Backpacker Accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh

Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located hostel with a HUGE personality. It’s the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh! We’re a friendly and homely hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs.

Important info if you're staying with us soon!

  • Reception will be open from and 15:00-23:00 and 07:00-11:00. Please get hold of us via email before your stay if you need access to the hostel or luggage storage outside of these times and we’ll arrange with our sister hostel High Street. 
  • Breakfast will be served for just £2,50
  • Guests are allowed use of in-house kitchen
  • Towel hire has returned for just £2
  • Extra cleaning shifts daily
  • Check in from 15:00-23:00. Please contact us if you are arriving outside of these hours.
  • Check out at 10:30. 
  • Free hot drinks in our main lounge
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout hostel
  • Some events during the week with our sister hostels High Street and Castle Rock. Ask at reception!
  • Touch points in hostel cleaned 4x per day
  • No laundry services on site

Welcome to Royal Mile Backpackers in Edinburgh

Royal Mile Backpackers Lounge

Cosy Lounge

Royal Mile Backpackers is located in the Heart of Edinburgh. After a big day of seeing the sites, we will have a fire waiting for you in our cosy lounge.

Royal Mile Backpackers Dorm Room
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Royal Mile Backpackers Reception

Experienced Receptionists

All of our staff have been trained to assist you with recommending walking tours, restaurants, bars, night clubs and anything else you may need.

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Looking for a walking tour while in the city? Then check out our partners Sandemans on the link below

We also have sister hostels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile Backpackers also offers two sister hostels in the Scottish Capital, High Street Hostel and Castle Rock Hostel.

Whether you’re using us as a base, or just stopping in for a night –
The Royal Mile Backpackers offers all the facilities you require on your trip as well as events most nights.

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About us

The Royal Mile Backpackers, Edinburgh is owned and operated by MacBackpackers Ltd. For information on our multi award-winning tours, please visit our tours website here!