Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Our hostel is located right in the heart of Edinburgh's amazing world heritage listed Old Town. You couldn't be closer to all of Edinburgh must see attractions.

Looking to start 2020 with a new experience and adventure? Come and join our hostel family. We are all backpackers ourselves and love meeting new people to be part of our team.

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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Mi experiencia en backpackers hostel es una de las mejores que he tenido, ademas los managers siempre fueron muy amabes con todos.

27 days ago



I had a great time at the Hostel and met wonderful people. Pedro and Sergio were great Managers and the job was easy to learn. It was a great first volunteering experience and I will definitely come back, even just as a guest.

3 months ago



My time at Edinburgh backpackers hostel was great. My time there was cut short due to family issues back home. Resulting in me returning to Australia. But the managers there were very considerate to my issue. The hours are respected and everyone there made me feel welcome. Very close to shops and the Main Street. I would recommend this hostel to people who want a true authentic Edinburgh experience.

3 months ago



Mi estadía en Edinburgh Backpackers ha sido genial, tanto así que extendí y me quedaré unos meses más. El Hostel tiene una ubicación inmejorable todo queda cerca y tiene mucho ambiente. Las horas de trabajo son las indicadas y la verdad que al ser un trabajo en equipo las horas pasan rápido. Edimburgo es una ciudad hermosa y tiene mucho por conocer. Gracias a los managers por la oportunidad y por siempre estar pendientes de nosotros. Les llevo en mi corazón y espero quedarme aquí mucho tiempo☺️

3 months ago



God is good, In the Backpackers I had a good experience with the hostel, the team of managers are really good, Sergio ,Merche and Pedro, they also are really helpful and kind, I do recommend others to be volunteer in the backpackers you gonna learn a lot, you gonna meet a lot of people around the world, you can improve your English, talking with the guests, and the location of the hostel it’s one of the best in Edinburgh.

4 months ago

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