Royal Mile Backpackers

105 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SG

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Royal Mile Backpackers - Edinburgh

About Us

Royal Mile Backpackers is a centrally located hostel with a HUGE personality. It’s the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh!


We’re a small and cosy hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs.

With our open plan kitchen and dinning area, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chill and chat with staff and guests in our cosy lounge area with it’s own open fire. Our dorms are light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious with hot showers.

The hostel also offers free Wi-Fi and free tea, coffee & hot chocolate. Our friendly receptionists will offer you some great advice on what to see and do and where to eat and drink during your stay in Edinburgh.

Things to know if you're staying with us during soon!

  • Reception hour TBA via email closer to our opening date.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes
  • Only open on weekends. For enquiries during the week please check out our sister hostels High Street Hostel and Castle Rock Hostel
  • Kitchen use allowed again
  • Check in from 17:00
  • Masks are mandatory in common areas 
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout hostel
  • Towel hire available again
  • No breakfast for now
  • Free hot drinks
  • No walk in reservations. Please book online.
  • Touch points in hostel cleaned 3x per day


You should stay here!

I stayed here for 4 nights. Excellent location, right in the heart of the city. 5 minute walk from the… Read more “You should stay here!”

Louise T

Great place

I loved my stay at the royal mile, the people there were kindly and everything was very clean, and plus,… Read more “Great place”



Booking Policies

Strictly no stag or hen parties.
You will need photographic ID to sign.
Please note if you are booking for more than 5 people you need to contact us directly before making the booking.
Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay.
Key deposit required on check-in (£10, Drivers license, or Passport)
All payment types accepted at check-in.
All payment types except American Express available for online bookings.

Contact Us

+44 (0) 131 557 6120
Royal Mile Backpackers
105 High St