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Argyle Backpackers

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
14 Argyle Place, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1JL, United Kingdom

Upmarket hostel within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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Location
Great location
Amenities
Great amenities
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Cleanliness
Quite clean

Argyle Backpackers

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

What’s around Argyle Backpackers

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 9-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 14-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 15-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 16-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 20-minute walk
  • George Street - 23-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 29-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 33-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 20-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 28-min walk
  • Kingsknowe Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 14-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Argyle Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers
  • Argyle Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Argyle Backpackers

  • Does Argyle Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Argyle Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Argyle Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Argyle Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Argyle Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The New Leaf Co-op (1-min walk), Deadly Donuts (1-min walk) and Cellar Monkey (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 108 reviews

Good 6.0
Just ok
Very rude person at the front desk when I wanted to get my deposit back. Noisy neighbors who woke me up at 5.45
Mathias, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Ok hostel, just depressing
Stayed here for 1night. The hostel is a bit depressing, just got no character. I couldn't stay here for any great length of time. Don't get me wrong the hostel is clean and tidy with 2 homely kitchens and a TV lounge. It's like going to your grandmother house that's the best I can describe it. The hostel is a good 15min walk from the city centre across the meadows
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We will be back! Clean and comfortable
The staff here were really friendly and helpful and definitely made the stay here worthwhile. As a hostel you usually expect small and cramped places but there were two lovely kitchens and a lounge to meet your friends and if you're not a high maintenance hotel visitor and just want a nice clean bed for the evenings then this is the place to go! A 10 - 15 minute walk to a main area of the City means the location was fantastic and quiet in the evenings. Where I will be staying again for any future trips to Edinburgh!
Bryony, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Provided what we needed.
I have never stayed in a hostel before. I have to say my experience was good. I did not have high expectations. Room was clean bed comfortable. Shared toilet and showers ok. Shared kitchens ok, a little rough around the edges. Comfortable large light and airy living room. Mixture of travellers, ourselves visiting grandchildren, simple and straightforward meeting anxiety greeting.
Cindy, gb4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Rooms were warm, clean and basic. Walls were thin so you could hear people talking quite cleary. The door lock didn't feel secure, asked reception if someone could look at it but was flimsy and did not make for a good nights sleep. It is a good location but wouldn't stay there again.
gb2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good value for money
It was a good hostel. I enjoyed the stay.
Kate, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Not disappointing!
Great service. Affordable private room (public bathroom). The bathrooms weren’t well-maintained and not very clean so I didn’t feel comfortable taking a shower there. Pro tip: Be sure to bring your own towels! I had forgotten about that! Location isn’t bad. Lots of stuff within a 20-30 minute walk, including great restaurants and city center and everything. But it was hard to locate.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Cozy and affordable!
Cozy little flat with a few stories of space. Multiple bathrooms and kitchens, with a nice little patio out back. Good wifi, and showers, as well as a nice and helpful staff. Would definitely visit again! BONUS there is an awesome Pub right across the street and we even bumped into the owner of the Hostel there!
Cole, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Not So Young Backpackers
The staff was helpful and our room was good. The shared bathroom was not a problem. Everything was clean and tidy. They did our laundry (for a small fee) while we were out sightseeing so we left on our journey happy and clean.
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Argyle Backpackers!
I really enjoyed my stay at Argyle overall. The bed in my private room was comfortable and the staff were always friendly. I would suggest getting rid of the carpet throughout the place, though - not so great for people with allergies. But the rest and the location made up for it. Loved walking through The Meadows!
Tara Marie, ca5 night trip

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