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Royal Mile Backpackers

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Breakfast included
Rooftop Bar
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stay if all you need is a bed to sleep in and clean bathrooms. It's a simple place, which I liked. There were lockers and outlets for each bed. Bathrooms were gender-specific and adequate. A quiet place in a...More

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Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 19 September 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review - good to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see yu here again some time!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you like fancy hostels, with lots of space and activities, this one is not for you. But if you are looking for a nice place just to spend nights, and/or meet people, this is for you! It's a small hostel, but with everything we...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

we were welcomed in by a very funny and friendly guy who explained to us everything there is to know about the city. the room was very big and comfortable. the location is 5 minutes from all the good places and the very close to...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Lovely hostel in a ridiculously good location in the centre of Edinburgh. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Place was clean, with a very nice kitchen you could cook up your own food in. Highly recommend!

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Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 8 August 2017

Hi there, we're happy to hear you had a great stay at our wee hostel. Thanks for the lovely words and hope to see you again some day!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I stayed here a couple of months ago. This hostel can't have a better location! My first impression when entering the hostel was that it was very small, but that just means that bathroom and kitchen are not far from the dorms, so it is...More

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Response from MacBackpackers, Manager at Royal Mile BackpackersResponded 7 August 2017

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review - we hope to see you here again 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
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"If you enjoy sleeping in a quiet room, ask for one which is not on the street. The windows are old and High..."
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"There is no lift so be prepared to take the stairs. If that is a concern consider requesting a lower floor."
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"excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe"
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