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Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh

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14 Argyle Place, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1JL, United Kingdom

Upscale hostel within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
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Delicious food
Great amenities
Great room
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Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh

from $56
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What’s around Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk
  • King's Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 12 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 12 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 14 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 15 min walk
  • Princes Street - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 17 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 20 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 28 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. Guests planning to arrive after 9pm must contact the property before check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

At the hostel

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
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
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Shared accommodations

Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh’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 elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 125 reviews

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, usRomance 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
Good 6.0
Private room with double bed review
The bed sloped outwards, and for some odd reason the bathroom windows in the upstairs restrooms are missing from above the door. This means you have no "sonic" privacy (if you get my drift). We tried to do laundry while staying there and there was a mix up that resulted in us having dirty laundry returned to us. Since we had to leave the next day and had no other opportunities to do laundry, that was a real bummer. It was by far the cheapest option, and for that reason alone I might stay there again, but if another spot could compare with the price I would likely try another place instead.
us3 night romance 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, gbRomance trip

Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh

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