14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JL 0131 667 9991
Set across the leafy Meadows park from Edinburgh's Old Town, and located in an area popular for student flats, the small Argyle Backpackers has a relaxed, mature vibe that's not often seen in the large, corporate-feeling hostels up in town. A practical range of services and facilities such as free wi-fi is supplemented by homely features including a real fire in the living room and a conservatory beside the private garden at the back. Plus you're only a 10 minute walk from the university & city centre – perfect.
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