***Please note that to help maintain our warm and friendly backpacker vibe we do not accept groups over 5 people.** Guests wishing to stay longer than 7 nights, please contact reception first for approval
Built in 1846 and turned into a backpacker’s hostel in 1997, rather than going the way of some of being a modern sterile hostel, we have packed this grand old building full of art, character and antiquity. Some people say it is more an art gallery or museum than a hostel. We think you will love it with our bright, sunny and spacious rooms and great facilities like FREE Wi-fi, a movie room, a delightful patio and a fire place for those cold winter nights as well as plenty of room to kick back and relax or join in the fun with other travellers.
Our receptionists will always give you a friendly welcome and can help with any questions about what to see in Edinburgh or about travel around Scotland. We aim to look after you totally so you can have the best holiday possible. Here's a list of more that we offer…..
Truly superb location under the castle ramparts
Open 24 hours every day of the year
Bed-side lockers in most rooms
24 hour Safe for total security.
Vibrant atmosphere with a choice of lounges
Free city walking tour pick up
Big lounge with Juke box, pool table, piano, free tea and coffee
Big screen movie lounge with Scottish and mainstream movies
Internet lounge with WI-FI
Posh lounge with piano and fire place
Hot and strong showers
Large self-catering kitchen
Laundry service £3.50
Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
Mac Backpackers tours pick-up point
Sunny and cheery patio
Fabulous views over the city
No hidden charges
No Stag or hen parties
Minutes from the bus and train
Scottish owned - backpacker run
If you'd like to book for more than 6 people, please contact the hostel directly. Be aware that if you book for a group your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 10%.
NO CHILDREN (Over 18s only)