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Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
14 Argyle PlaceNewington, EdinburghScotlandEH9 1JLUnited Kingdom, (02) 8228 1927Great location! See map

Upscale hostel within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
86See all 86 reviews
From 233 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

from A$90
  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 people)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 people)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 people)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 14-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared accommodations

Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Hostel
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers
  • Argyle Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
  • Argyle Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • University of Edinburgh - 10 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 12 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 19 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 20 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 28 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 27 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 24 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 26 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 13 min drive

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 86 reviews

Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rooms were warm, clean and basic. Walls were thin so you could hear people talking quite cleary. The door lock didn't feel secure, asked reception if someone could look at it but was flimsy and did not make for a good nights sleep. It is a good location but wouldn't stay there again.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Not So Young Backpackers
The staff was helpful and our room was good. The shared bathroom was not a problem. Everything was clean and tidy. They did our laundry (for a small fee) while we were out sightseeing so we left on our journey happy and clean.
A Traveller, us2 night trip with friends
Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Argyle Backpackers!
I really enjoyed my stay at Argyle overall. The bed in my private room was comfortable and the staff were always friendly. I would suggest getting rid of the carpet throughout the place, though - not so great for people with allergies. But the rest and the location made up for it. Loved walking through The Meadows!
Tara Marie, ca5 night trip
Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
Good value for money
It was a good hostel. I enjoyed the stay.
Kate, gb2 night romance trip
Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Private room with double bed review
The bed sloped outwards, and for some odd reason the bathroom windows in the upstairs restrooms are missing from above the door. This means you have no "sonic" privacy (if you get my drift). We tried to do laundry while staying there and there was a mix up that resulted in us having dirty laundry returned to us. Since we had to leave the next day and had no other opportunities to do laundry, that was a real bummer. It was by far the cheapest option, and for that reason alone I might stay there again, but if another spot could compare with the price I would likely try another place instead.
A Traveller, us3 night romance trip

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Argyle Backpackers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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