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    Royal Mile Backpackers

    105 High St., Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
    Google Translation

    Freundliche Mitarbeiter und ein schönes, gemütliches Dormzimmer mit Blick auf die Royal Mile. Deshalb allerdings bei geöffnetem sowie geschlossenem Fenster...More

    Thank Lea A
    Management response:

    Hi there, thanks you for the friendly words! We're happy that you had a good time here with us and hope to see you again some time!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hostel is amazing enough just being located right on the Royal Mile. You really cannot ask to be any closer. On top of that it also just has a really nice environment. It's small and cozy and gives you a good chance to interact...More

    Thank Emily M
    Management response:

    Hi there, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us - thanks for the lovely review! Hope to have you here again some time!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    clean dorms and washrooms, informative and helpful reception (especially Birgit), great location (5 minutes away from railway station and about 7-8 minutes from the bus station), one gets 20% discount in some restaurants and pubs that are associated with the hostel. I had a lovely...More

    Thank shikhabisht1
    Management response:

    Hi there, thanks for the lovely words - we're happy to hear you enjoyed yor stay. Hope to see you again some time!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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    Je ne suis resté qu'une nuit à ce Backpackers mais j'ai été charmé par l'ambiance. Accueil très chaleureux, petite cuisine,...More

    Thank Axel P
    Management response:

    Hi there, great ti hear you enjoyed your stay in our wee hostel - thanks for the nice review. Come back some time!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This is one of my favourite accommodations in Edinburgh! When I didn't find my flat last year, I stayed here for several days. At that time, I sometimes decided if I can find any flat within two weeks I'd like to stay here for several...More

    Thank madrolee
    Response from Jen M, Manager at Royal Mile Backpackers

    Hi there, great to hear you love our wee hostel so much - thanks for the nice words! As we can't take people staying long term any more it's probably a good thing that you found a flat :-). Hope to see you again at...More

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    Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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    Antonio Z
    Sorry, I'm Zerella Antonio, i have a reservation in your hostel but i lost the booking mail. Can you send my a new mail with the booking details? Thank you, best reguards.
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    Giulio P
    Hi, My name is Giulio Pederzolli, I am a 24 old Italian guy just graduated in Labour Law who would like to do an experience in Scotland (preferably in Edinburgh) starting from the first half of June onwards, to improve my English but having the possibility to self-finance this experience. I heard about the choice of working in hostels in exchange for accommodation and (perhaps) a small amount of money. I have no experience in the field but I am available for any kind jobs and I'm very motivated. I ask you if this is possible in your hostel. Thanks for your attention, Giulio Pederzolli.
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    "No nos dejaron elegir habitacion"
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    "excellent location, tidy, clean, power points, lockers, safe"
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    "Take ear plugs as the Royal Mile can be a wee bit noisy."
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