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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 PlaceNewington, EdinburghScotlandEH9 1JLUnited Kingdom, 0203 024 8216Great location! See map

Upscale hostel within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
88See all 88 reviews
From 248 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Argyle Backpackers

Hotel Info: 0203 024 8216

from £53
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM until 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

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

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
  • Shared accommodations

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


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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Argyle Backpackers


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh (10-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (12-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (17-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (19-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (20-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (20-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (28-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 27-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 24-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 26-min walk
  • Slateford Station 13-min drive

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 88 reviews

Argyle Backpackers
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.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
Argyle Backpackers
Very Good8.0
Good value for money
It was a good hostel. I enjoyed the stay.
Kate, gb2 night romance trip
Argyle Backpackers
Very Good8.0
Thumbs up
It's all in the info, as expected
Nick, gb1 night business trip
Argyle Backpackers
Very Good8.0
Nice hostel in a quiet part of town. Free parking after 5:30pm. Although the public areas and kitchen were tired, the private room and bathroom were in good condiction. Really good value fpr money given hotel prices in the City.
Jason, gb1 night business trip
Argyle Backpackers
stuff was good. No hot water when taking the shower.
Yuanzheng, gb1 night business trip

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Argyle Backpackers

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