We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Mile Backpackers

Traveler (48)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (3)
Certificate of Excellence
Overview
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
2 Star accommodation
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (207)
Filter reviews
142 results
Traveler rating
63
52
15
6
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
63
52
15
6
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cozy hostel royal mile common room self catering kitchen great location cheap breakfast usb ports free tea and coffee clean bed edinburgh castle bring earplugs dorm room street noise decent size train station early hours the heart of the city
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 142 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty decent hostel with a great location. Staff was kind enough to let us (group of 4) keep our bags safe as we strolled for a few hours after the checkout. Good money for value ratio! Would recomend for sure.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank DiogoNorte
Response from BirgitN260, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you here again some time!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Possibly the best location in Edinburgh. Very close to bus connection from airport and basically in the hearth of the city. Staff at this place is just amazing, everyone was nice, very friendly, willing to help. Beds are comfortable, I slept like a baby (well...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Martin K
Response from BirgitN261, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Martin, thanks for recommending us. We're happy to hear how much you liked our wee hostel and our location. Hope to see you here again some time!

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Wanderful hostel, friendly staff, very helpful and informative, very clean and confy! Thank you for everything! I would raccomend them anytime! They also offer free use of the kitchen, coffee and tea at any time. Also, be responsible, recycle all you can in the appropriate...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank SandorS14
Response from BirgitN260, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 10 December 2018

Hi there, we're happy you had such a great time with us - thank you so much for the great review and helpful words and please come back some time!

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Nice hostel, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. The hostel is very welcoming and the location is excellent. The dorm room is a bit small but has personal lockers. There are shared bathrooms, I didn’t really liked the idea. I stayed there for only two nights and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank dankW4212SI
Response from BirgitN260, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for writing a few words about your stay with us. Great to hear you enjoyed our wee hostel and its super central location. We have a mixed and also a female bathroom for people to share - sorry you didn't like that....More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This hostel is quite small with not too many dorms, the rooms were not cramped however. Each bed had its own reading light and socket. I never had to wait for a toilet or shower. The kitchen is quite small but with less people there...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank katepV3919IV
Response from BirgitN261, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Kate, thanks you very much for the great rating and the kind words. Great to hear you had a good stay with us and we hope to have you here again some time!

View more reviews
About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$13 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$13 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Photos
Traveler (48)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (3)
Nearby
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-flavored 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 153 nearby hotels
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
2,024 reviews
.05 km away
The Inn on the Mile
1,412 reviews
.07 km away
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
4,976 reviews
.10 km away
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
1,338 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,851 nearby restaurants
Hewat's on the Mile
381 reviews
.03 km away
Edinburgh Larder Cafe
1,173 reviews
.04 km away
The Royal Mile Tavern
1,327 reviews
.04 km away
Whiski
1,619 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,299 nearby attractions
Museum of Childhood
1,134 reviews
.03 km away
John Knox House Museum
204 reviews
.08 km away
Scottish Storytelling Centre
92 reviews
.09 km away
Urbane Art Gallery
9 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Royal Mile Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
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..."
Emma-Manue-lt
9 Aug 2017
Read review
"There is no lift so be prepared to take the stairs. If that is a concern consider requesting a lower floor."
AstroHiker
19 Jul 2017
Read review
"No nos dejaron elegir habitacion"
ElViajeroEuskaldun
8 Dec 2016
Read review
"excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe"
abbya382
19 Nov 2016
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing