Hostels in Scotland : Self catering hostel in Edinburgh


Royal Mile Backpackers, 105 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG

Royal Mile Backpackers is a small and lively hostel with its own special character! Perfectly located on the Royal Mile, the most famous street in Edinburgh, Royal Mile Backpackers is the ideal place to stay for the independent traveller.

Our comfortable beds and cosy common areas will make you feel at home and our friendly staff are always on hand to help you make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.
Royal Mile Backpackers | Hostels in Scotland : Self catering hostel in Edinburgh


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0131 557 6120

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Rooms & Beds:



All year, all day. Reception 7am – 3am (24hrs during August).

Price per night:

From £14 per person. ID required for check in.


Booking not always essential, 1st night’s payment required for booking.



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From main bus station turn left onto Princes Street then take first right onto Northbridge. At top turn left onto the High St. on the Royal Mile. From train station take the Princes Street exit (up Waverley Steps), at top go right then right again up Northbridge, then left at cross roads, hostel is on the left above the Oxfam shop. From airport take bus no.100 to city centre, get off at Waverley Bridge. Walk away from Princes St. towards the roundabout, go over roundabout onto Cockburn Street. At the top of Cockburn Street turn left onto the High St. on the Royal Mile. Cross traffic lights at Northbridge and hostel is on left above Oxfam.

Public Transport:

Only a 5/10 minute walk from both Edinburgh bus station and Waverley train station. A taxi costs between £3-£5 from each. The airport bus also stops out side the train station on the last stop so is very easy to get to the hostel.

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels, Ideal for Independent Travellers.

News & Offers

Royal Mile Backpackers

Royal Mile Backpackers

Edinburgh…Royal Mile…you know what to expect!

Now, in September, after the International Arts festival, the festival fringe, the Edinburgh tattoo and the summer tourist season, I’d expect the staff at Royal Mile Backpackers to be planning on resting. But apparently they’re turning their thoughts to Hogmanay instead. 

Its typical of the place. The urban Hostels tend to be livelier and more energetic than their country cousins and Royal Mile is no exception. You can tell from its name where it is: on the internationally famous Royal Mile – right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and social hub. It is ideally placed for transport links, for sightseeing as well as lively nights out – it even offers (among many other warm and welcoming touches), a free pub crawl on Thursdays!

So if you’re tempted by the thought of an Edinburgh Hogmanay, I’d book early!


What are you doing for Christmas this year?

What are you doing for Christmas this year?

Royal Mile Backpackers would love to host you.

Here’s what Royal Mile Backpackers are up to this year, and your invited.   Mulled wine in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve, a delicious brekky with Santa under the Christmas tree and a festive 3-course Christmas lunch/dinner with our sister hostel.  Be part of our wee international ‘hostel family’ for the festive season – we would love to have you here!

Royal Mile

Royal Mile

Our Hostel is located on the most famous street in Edinburgh, The Royal Mile.

Our Hostel is located on the most famous street in Edinburgh, The Royal Mile.

Situated on The Royal Mile is Edinburgh Castle, a magnificent sight. There is also, Castle Hill, The Lawnmarket, Parliment Square, The High Street, The Canongate, Holyrood and Queen’s Park. With so much to do, our hostel is the ideal location for you to rest your head. 


Contact Royal Mile Backpackers:

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