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

Call Receptionist on 0131 557 6120


Royal Mile Backpackers is a small and cosy 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. The comfortable beds and cosy common areas will make you feel at home, and the 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

  • Open:

    All year. Reception 6.30am - 3am (24 hrs during August).
  • Price per night:

    From £10 per person. ID required for check in.
  • Booking:

    Booking not always essential. 1st night's payment required for booking.
  • Directions:

    From main bus station turn left onto Princes Street then take first right onto Northbridge. At the top turn left onto the High St. on the Royal Mile. From the train station take the Princes Street exit (up Waverley Steps), at the top go right then right again up Northbridge, then left at crossroads, the hostel is on the left side of the road and shares the stairs with Shamoli restaurant. From the airport take bus no.100 to the city centre, get off at Waverley Bridge. Walk away from Princes St. towards the roundabout, go over the 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 the hostel is on the left side of the road and shares the stairs with Shamoli restaurant.
  • 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 outside the train station on the last stop so is very easy to get to the hostel.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the Scottish National Trail, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the .


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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Come to the famous Edinburgh Hogmanay for a fantastic start into the New Year

September 25th 2019

Stay at the Royal Mile Backpackers, situated right in the heart of Edinburgh on the famous Royal Mile, and make this New Year one to remember.

Torchlight Procession, Street Party, the Concert in the Garden, Ceilidh, Loony Dook,… – Edinburgh really knows how to throw a memorable last party of the year and people come from all over the world to join in.

We are a small, friendly and cosy hostel right on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s most famous street – we couldn’t be any more central!

Prices for Hogmanay are between £39 and £42 per person per night – this includes the ticket for the famous street party.

From 29th December to 2nd January we have a minimum stay of 3 nights. For groups of more than 4 people please get in touch with us before booking. We have a minimum age of 18 – sorry, no children!

Hogmanay in Edinburgh at the Royal Mile Backpackers

Spend a cosy Christmas in the heart of Edinburgh

September 25th 2019

Royal Mile Backpackers right in the centre of Edinburgh invites you to join them for a cosy Christmas in their historic city centre setting right on the Royal Mile.

”You are warmly invited to  join us for a cosy Christmas time! Relax with a free hot drink in front of the real fire after a day exploring beautiful Edinburgh. For a small fee you can join our big 3 course Christmas lunch in cooperation with our sister hostel. In the evening we all go partying in a nearby pub. Prices for the Christmas period are £11 – £12 per person per night.”


royal mile backpackers christmas invite

Royal Mile Backpackers

February 20th 2019

Edinburgh…Royal Mile… you know what to expect!

Now, in January, after the excitements of Hogmanay, the staff at Royal Mile Backpackers are turning their thoughts to wards the International Arts festival, the festival fringe, the Edinburgh tattoo and the summer tourist season!

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 the Edinburgh festivities, I’d book early!

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