Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

65 Cockburn StreetEH1 1BUEdinburghUnited Kingdom
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About Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is a simple, no-nonsense hostel in Edinburgh. With a 19th century construction, the hostel’s USP is its location as it is close to shops, pubs, cafes, railway station, airport and several other places of importance.

The rooms and dorms at the Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel Hostel are basic but airy and maintained spic and span. With views of the street and skyline, the rooms provide free Wi-Fi access. Private rooms have en suite bathrooms and the others have shared bathrooms.

The hostel has a lounge that features satellite television and free Wi-Fi. The front desk operates all day and night. There is a games room with a pool table.

There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen at the place with a dining area. A cafe is also attached to the hostel where snacks and drinks are on the menu.

The hostel is in close proximity to the city’s many attractions like the National Museum of Scotland (eight minute walk) and the Edinburgh Castle (13 minute walk)


65 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312202200 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Very convenient location.

The Hoppo Backpackers Hostel is located in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh. Close to almost every attraction, it is surrounded by innumerable shops, cafes and record stores. The hostel makes commuting a convenience too as the railway stati

Comfortable rooms.

The hostel hosts 150 beds spread over four room types – dorm rooms, quads, doubles and twins. Private rooms are also available in separate buildings attached to the hostel. The private rooms offer lovely views of the town’s street life and skyline. They h

Good amenities.

The hostel has a host of amenities starting with a reception that functions 24 hours. So there is no curfew on the time and guests can walk in at any time of the day or night. The lounge area is a place to chill out and is provided with a satellite televi

Negative Reviews

No lifts.

There are no lifts at the hostel and the stairs are plenty, so carrying heavy luggage is certainly a huge problem.

Old building and small rooms.

The rooms are too tiny for comfort and not well maintained as advertised. Building is very old.

Staff not helpful.

Staff is found to be uncooperative.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 5265 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    7.9 /10
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    8.0 /10
8 out of 10 based on 5265 reviews