Edinburgh Backpackers

65 Cockburn St , EH1 1BU , Edinburgh , Scotland

Directions

From the Train Station take the exit to Waverley Bridge. When you are on the street turn Left and continue for one hundred metres and there will be a small roundabout. On the otherside of the roundabout is Cockburn Street. Head up the street to Number 65. We're right next to the Southern Cross Cafe.

From the Airport Shuttle bus. Turn left when exiting the bus. Head along the street for 100 metres and there will be a small roundabout. On the otherside of the roundabout is Cockburn Street. Head up the street to Number 65. We're right next to the Southern Cross Cafe.

Driving? Follow directions the the Royal Mile (High Street) and turn down Cockburn Street (one way traffic).

Free

  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included

General

  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire

Food & Drink

  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procedural changes have had to be made to operate in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government.
To minimise face to face contact, and maintain social distancing, our Reception will not be open.
All bookings will be charged 48 hours prior to arrival, and instructions regarding collection of keys and location of rooms will be emailed at time of payment.
An additional £10 key deposit will also be charged to your card at this time. This will be refunded within 24 hours of the return of the keys.
If your card is declined, your booking WILL be cancelled.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy – if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.


Check in: from 2pm

Check out: before 10am

•We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances.

•No under 18's in our dormitories, all 12-18 year olds must be booked into a private room with an adult.

•Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.


The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is a fun hostel aimed at young and young at heart backpackers looking to enjoy themselves in Edinburgh. We have 4 separate buildings comprising of a variety of dormitories and private rooms, in the very best location in Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful attitude and are always on hand to give recommendations of our favourite attractions, historical sites, pubs, clubs, restaurants and local businesses.

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*Due to the historical nature of our buildings, we have a lot of stairs and no elevator - be prepared to climb!
*Best location in town
*24-hour reception (Reception currently closed)
*Lockers available in all dormitories, cash deposit required
*Key card access for dormitories, cash deposit required
*Free luggage storage prior to arrival
*£3 all day luggage storage upon departure
*Free WIFI throughout all our buildings
*Free tea and coffee in shared kitchen (kitchen currently closed in accordance with Covid-19 Government guidance)

Our clean and comfortable dormitories range in size from 5 beds to 14 beds. All of our dorm rooms have power points for every guest, key card access (cash deposit required) and security lockers (cash deposit required).

We have 20 recently renovated private rooms spread across our 4 buildings. The options available include singles, doubles, twins, triples and quad rooms. Not all room types are available as en-suites.

In our main building we have a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen, with everything you need to keep yourself fed on a budget. (Kitchen currently closed in accordance with Covid-19 Government guidance)

Our 2 common rooms are a great place to meet fellow travellers. We have a games room with pool table and darts board and a TV/dining room with Sky TV, book exchange and board games.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances.

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances, no under 18's in our dormitories

•All under 18's (no under 12's) must be booked into a private room with an adult.

Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles.
We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

Special event bookings

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50

'Non-refundable bookings' will be charged within 24 hours of the booking being made and as stated, are non-refundable!

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88%
Overall Rating

8724 reviews

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Value For Money

86%

Security

90%

Location

98%

Staff

91%

Atmosphere

82%

Cleanliness

85%

Facilities

82%

It’s perfect. I only gave neutral to the staff as I didn’t meet anyone. I collect my key as instructed from a security box. Will stay there again if visiting in the future and I will def recommend this place. Very nice room and tidy

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Sun 9 August 2020 - Mon 10 August 2020

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  • Cancellation Policy

    Deposit Only rates

    This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated (see "Things to Note").

    Non-refundable rates

    Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

  • Important Information

    Things to Note

    Bookings and Check in Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procedural changes have had to be made to operate in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government. To minimise face to face contact, and maintain social distancing, our Reception will not be open. All bookings will be charged 48 hours prior to arrival, and instructions regarding collection of keys and location of rooms will be emailed at time of payment. An additional £10 key deposit will also be charged to your card at this time. This will be refunded within 24 hours of the return of the keys. If your card is declined, your booking WILL be cancelled. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy – if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date. Check in: from 2pm Check out: before 10am • We have a 2 day cancellation policy if you cancel with less than 2 days notice you will be charged for the first 2 nights of your stay. • We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in. • No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances. • No under 18's in our dormitories, all 12-18 year olds must be booked into a private room with an adult. • Please note Edinburgh Backpackers does not have storage for bicycles. • No-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first 3 nights. • There is a 10 GBP CASH refundable key deposit for all guests. • Photo ID (drivers licence, passport) is required to check in to the hostel. If you're unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking. • Check-in: from 2pm. Check out: before 10am. • Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly before you make the booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 15% deposit. Special Events Bookings • August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc. • The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. • If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. • Cancellations – Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued. We accept all major credit/debit cards. Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts Under £25.00 - £0.50 Over £25.00 - 3% of total

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