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Royal Mile Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Mile backpackers is a small and homey hostel in a great area of Edinburgh. The facilities are adequate and the rooms were spacious. The common room was very small but cozy. Not the most social hostel, it seemed like a lot of long term guests. Still a nice base to explore Edinburgh. The also have fabulous restaurant recommendations!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually stay in private hostel rooms, but we were in an 8 (4 bunk beds) bedded female room and it worked out fine. Check in was easy and quick with a good procedure and very security conscious. The room was very near the bathroom. Lockers were by key (no padlock needed). They are on the smallish side. Our backpacks...

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at our wee hostel - thanks for the nice review. Sorry you were not happy with the temperature in your room. I know it can be difficult to agree on the temperature with several people sharing a room. Maybe talk to our receptionist the next time so that he/she can help...

Reviewed 16 April 2017

This hostel is amazing enough just being located right on the Royal Mile. You really cannot ask to be any closer. On top of that it also just has a really nice environment. It's small and cozy and gives you a good chance to interact with other people, but the rooms are still nice and spacious and the beds are...

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Hi there, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us - thanks for the lovely review! Hope to have you here again some time!

Dehradun, India
Reviewed 11 April 2017

clean dorms and washrooms, informative and helpful reception (especially Birgit), great location (5 minutes away from railway station and about 7-8 minutes from the bus station), one gets 20% discount in some restaurants and pubs that are associated with the hostel. I had a lovely time and would surely recommend the hostel to backpackers.

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Hi there, thanks for the lovely words - we're happy to hear you enjoyed yor stay. Hope to see you again some time!

United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is one of my favourite accommodations in Edinburgh! When I didn't find my flat last year, I stayed here for several days. At that time, I sometimes decided if I can find any flat within two weeks I'd like to stay here for several months. Sadly I found a flat, so I should leave here for the next day....

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Jen M, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, great to hear you love our wee hostel so much - thanks for the nice words! As we can't take people staying long term any more it's probably a good thing that you found a flat :-). Hope to see you again at our wee place some time!

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 8 March 2017

hi there,I stayed for 2 nights over there, everything is so perfect, good location its very convenient getting to landmark and different kind restaurant. the dormitory is very clean and the kitchen got everything and free hot tea 、coffee. having safe place with own secured lockers in room. the staff who are very nice and kindly they share helpful travel...

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at our wee hostel - thanks for the lovely review and hope to see you here again some time!

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Edinburgh with another friend to stay there for three days and two nights. We've been in another hostels before and the experiences were right but not at all. Instead, when we got The Royal Mile Backpackers we were absolutely surprised about everything since the kidness of the woman who was in the reception until the quietness of...

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the great review - it's good to hear you enjoyed your stay at our wee hostel. Hope you come back some time!

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel a night before and after a Haggis Tour (very convenient as the Haggis trip met just accross the road!). The rooms were clean, comfortable and were a decent size for the number of beds. Loved the themed names for the rooms! Staff were friendly and i would definitely stay again!

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for the lovely review - glad you had a great time at our wee place. Hope you come back some time!

Haemeenlinna, Finland
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed there with my sister for 3 nights. Place is guite hard to find (there are signs on street level but unfortunatelly those lost under adds) but when you do find it, you'll notice it is right in the middle of everything. Beds are comfy, sheets are done for you, lockers have locks (though lockers are pretty small, won't be...

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the nice review and the suggestions! Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry you were a bit cold in your room - the problem is that people have different preferences when it comes to the room temperature. We do have extra blankets at reception for your comfort. We're actually working on the bed...

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for a couple of nights and everything was just perfect: the location, the people, the cleanliness. It's a small hostel but the atmosphere is very cozy and friendly. Totally recommended!!!

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MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, great to hear you had a fantastic time here at our wee hostel. Thanks for the lovely words! Come back some time!

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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-flavoured 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Royal Mile Backpackers

Address: 105 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €15 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Mile Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe”
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“Take ear plugs as the Royal Mile can be a wee bit noisy.”
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“Ask for the 'Star Wars' room, it is big, bright and open and has a view that looks out onto the Royal Mile street.”
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