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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms were nice, there are lockers for each guest, each bed has a plug to charge your phone, comfortable beds, DOUBLE PILLOW! <3 friendly and helpful staff at all times, hot shower, can't find one single reason to complain. I would definitely go there again!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a horrible horrible smell in the whole place, not just the room, the corridors as well, couldn't figure out what that was, really sickening. There was also mould on the walls, beds weren't clean and I had a socket that was literally falling from the wall and being stuck with a sellotape - health and safety? Brilliant location...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hostel in a great location. It's only a 5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly station and is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and St Giles Cathedral. The staff were friendly and fairly helpful. We stayed in a 10 bed female dorm which was a good size and comfortable. Each bed has its own locker....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going in felt like going into a castle and the suit of armour next to the checkin desk added to the feeling. The dorms had a locker for each bed and just about enough space around. Showers ok. Kitchen ok. Big common room. Best points that very central location and all the facilities that would expect in a hostel at...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i stayed here for 2 nights in june 2016. The hostel has perfectly locating in the historical centre of Edinburgh. Staff was very friendly and helpful. the hostel is cleaner than some of the hotel i stayed in the past few years and has everything what you nedd for. An extra bonus that they do not take stag or hen...

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Was first placed into a room with an old fat guy who snores like crazy. Staff were amazing and were more than happy to move us to a different room so we could actually get some sleep. Place was very clean with a good a atmosphere in the common room with a great kitchen and...

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The hostel is very central, with very friendly staff, free tea, a kitchen where you can make your own food, cheap breakfast is available and you can store your backs there no problem while waiting for check in or if you need to leave them there for a bit after your check out, no extra charge. It comes with a...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I stayed at the High Street Hostel in Edinburgh in an 8-bed co-ed dorm for one night in March of 2017, and it was absolutely the best hostel I’ve stayed in in terms of value for money and in terms of the general environment. The rooms and bathrooms were actually clean (with clean bathrooms in particular being a hostel rarity),...

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Plus points: 1. Location is excellent! Walking distance from all the main attractions. 2. Rooms and beds are clean. 3. Atmosphere is very friendly. 4. The decor is very inviting and sort of makes you feel comfortable. 5. Kitchen is available for use. They have a microwave. Can make your own coffee. You need to clean the dishes on your...

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The hostel was clean with lots of facilities however upon arriving the staff gave very little information for example they didn't tell us there was breakfast, where to get towels, hairdryers or any info such as where the nearest shop is. A little bit more of an introduction would have been helpful. I would still go back though.

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Welcome to the heart of Edinburgh. Relax, as a result of recent refurbishments we can assure guests of FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI and personal POWER POINTS next to EVERY bed. Thrive in the backpackers atmosphere and meet people from across the globe. 24/7 Hot showers, FREE tea, coffee, hot chocolate and unrivaled ambiance are just a few factors combining to make your stay here at High Street Hostel a unique experience. High Street Hostel operates inside a historical 470 year old building formally known as Morton House. The resident, Earl of Morton, was beheaded in 1581, a consequence of his involvement in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband. These days, we operate with less beheadings and more beddings.. Hah.. However don't be mislead. Though the hostel may be 470 years old we possess state-of-the-art facilities that will make you immediately question the present century. Welcome to the future, it comes with wifi. In conjunction with our next-generation building-wide wifi we have included personal power points next to each bed. With this combination you can maximise your time spent in bed watching films on your device instead of exploring this seemingly pre-historic city. NOTE: Do not panic. If you do not have your own device to waste time, on you may rent a tablet, or use the PC in the reception area. In regards to location, High Street Hostel is one of the most ideally situated hostels enabling travellers to step out of the door right into the heart of the city. As time goes by it seems we are becoming flanked by restaurants, pubs, and live music venues from all directions, explore the likes of which during our weekly pub crawls, trivia nights and other various events. For the night owls, we boast a 24 hour reception and lounge area to hang out before you embark on or after you wake from the sleep befit for a King of Scotland. High Street Hostel boasts the most relaxing and reverie packed atmosphere in all of Blackfriars Street, winning the Blackfriars Street hostel of the decade award 3 weeks in a row! Enjoy a daydream in the lounge with the landscape mural or question your sanity in the reception with whatever dubious music choice the receptionist at the time entertains. Whatever your fancy, the team at HSH is here to ensure a fulfilling experience of UK's favourite city. For the frugal travellers, rest easy knowing our prices are the most competitive in the city. Not only this, but discounts are offered throughout the city to our guests for pubs to cafes to entertainment venues. If you don't like to eat out, we maintain a fully equipped kitchen that would cause Jamie Oliver himself to quiver in fear at the thought of the storm he could cook up in it. We have tables and chairs acquired from what was the local church so you may be inspired while impressing your friends or any new friends you might make during your stay with that one elaborately delicious and spiritually enlightening meal you know how to make. Sleep well knowing you may continue your lucid mental state come morning time by avoiding the hassle of embarking into the nightmarish cold weather and taking advantage of our £1.90 Buffet styled breakfast available until 10:30am. Important things to note for more scrupulous readers; -The rumours are true, we do have a pool table. -Showers and bathrooms are located on each floor and shared between the lads and ladies. -We do not accept guests under the youthful age of 18 due to our fears of irreversible corruption as a result of interactions with our staff team. Also for legal reasons. -We do not host stag or hen parties. We ask you to contact us directly before booking if; -You wish to stay for a prolonged period of time or any more than 14 days. -Your party/group/fellowship/bouquet of flowery friends is larger than 6 members. If you plan to have a busy day and don't want to spend hours drying naturally, we offer towel rentals for only £0.20 And why not take advantage of our laundry service costing £3.50 And clean a whole bag of socks. For our high rolling guests, enter the world of luxury as you step into the mahogany filled reception area where you can listen to or endeavour to play the smooth sounds of the piano while smoking your pipe on the antiquated rich leather couches we acquired from private sales across the globe. Disclaimer; we do not allow smoking inside the hostel under any circumstances. We do however invite you to pursue future diseases and lung problems by taking advantage of our smoking area conveniently placed outside, and accessible from, the lounge. We also have a fish tank Come have fun High Street Hostel ... more   less 

Additional Information about High Street Hostel

Address: 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: ₹ 995 - ₹ 6,051 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — High Street Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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“Improve the staff during Hogmanay, it got understaffed during this date.”
pietroz344, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother paying for a private room, book 4 beds in the dorm and get your own private corner away from everyone else.”
FlowerGypsy85, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in "The Ice Cream Parlour" on the 5th floor, and it was just great !!”
robh484, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room on the side of the street was nice and quiet enough.”
Ljubljana-Sunshine, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beware that kitchen closes 11am-12:30pm and 12:00-6:30 am”
piskram, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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