+44 (0) 131 557 6120 royalmile@macbackpackers.com

About Us

We’re a small and cosy 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.

With our open plan kitchen and dining area, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chill and chat with guests and staff in our cosy lounge area with it’s own open fire. Our dorms are light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious.

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel
  • Free tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • Free daily walking tours
  • Free use of hair dryers
  • Free book exchange
  • Free pub crawl every Thursday night
  • Fresh bed linen
  • Clean and hot showers
  • Accepting of cash, debit, and credit cards [but not cheques]
  • Bicycle storage available across the road at High Street Hostel
  • Knowledgable Receptionists to help with recommendations
  • Towel Hire – £0.50
  • Continental breakfast selection served 7.00am -10.30am for £2
  • Laundry service – we do it for you for just £4
  • Lockers in rooms (£10 key deposit)
  • Kitchenette/dining area open 24 hours
  • 24hr access available through our sister Hostel High Street Hostel
  • Reception open from 6:30am – 3am (24hrs for Hogmanay and Fringe)

Please check our booking table below for availability, please note that if anyone is under 18yrs you must phone the hostel prior to booking [generally we don’t take children]. If you are booking for 5 or more people you must phone to check prior to booking. We advise that you check our refunds policy before booking. Sorry but we do not take Stag or Hen parties.

Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay. 
Key deposit required on check-in (£10, Drivers license, or Passport)
All payment types except American Express available for online bookings.

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