Royal Mile Backpackers

We're a group of young, energetic and vibrant people working together, living together and making plenty of fun memories while we go along! If you think you'd thrive in that environment, you'll feel right at home. Our hostel has a reputation as a comfortable, safe and relaxed environment for backpackers from all backgrounds.

Having only 38 guests each night, we like to include everyone in what we get up to - whether it's a quiet cup of tea in the lounge or a jig down at our favourite weekly Ceilidh (A Scottish dance tradition! Not to be missed while you stay with us). It's a supportive, open and friendly little hostel that you can call home for a while.

Kat keeps the place running as Manager, and our assistant manager Jack is here to help guests have a great time. We look after everyone as a team, whether it's mucking in with the cleaning or helping you get the most out of your time in Scotland. We can help arrange stays at our other hostels across the Highlands! We're travel fanatics with a love for our home country and backpacking across the world. Long story short, we make sure everyone who stays with us - guest, volunteer or staff - has a blast, whatever it is they want to do. We'll help keep you safe, comfy and happy :)

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

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United Kingdom

5

Loved volunteering here. Excellent location and commitments as on ad.

18 days ago

United States

5

I loved my experience here at RMB! It’s a really fun environment that allows you to connect with people and be a part of a family. The hostel is really cozy and it feels like a second home to me. This hostel has sister hostels which connects you to a larger circle of volunteers and fellow travelers. The volunteer work isn’t too demanding, which allows you to explore Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland in your downtime. Thank you for an amazing time :)

24 days ago

United Kingdom

5

Royal Mile Backpackers is truly an incredible place to experience the city, from the location to the people, RMB is a welcoming place that makes you feel like you have a home in the enchanting and magical Edinburgh!

about 1 month ago

New Zealand

5

RMB has become my home away from home. My stay was a short 5 weeks but I have made memories here that will last a lifetime. I’ve fallen in love with Edinburgh and I can’t wait to return.

about 1 month ago

Germany

5

My Experience at RMB was amazing! It is a tiny and super cozy Hostel. Everyone was very welcoming and kind. The events are so much fun. The Shifts are easy going. Kat always has an open Ear, if someone needs to talk. Overall I had an amazing time.

about 1 month ago


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