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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Loved it in 2011 and came back for a weekend. This time i booked a two bed dorm. Small but enough space for a short trip. It is clean and cosy and right in the centre of Edin. No need more! And you can lend towels.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Such a charming, beautiful little hostel! We stayed here for a couple of nights, in the Batman and Robin room (the room names are epic) and although the room was small, it was still nice all the same. They're just for sleeping in while you go explore Edinburgh! The beds... not that comfortable, but it just makes you appreciate your...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

This was my first hostel and was a brilliant experience! Everything was clean and there was always a toilet and shower available. The wifi only works in the main entrance foyer but that wasn't a problem for us. There were free hot drinks anytime, hair dryers, towels which was a plus. You cannot get a better location as it's is...

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Thank MorganJM16
London
Reviewed 14 October 2014

When I stayed I found the bed was clean and comfortable and the showers hot and well maintained. Depending on who is on reception is whether you feel welcome or not. Either way for a couple of nights ito is a good hostel to stay in.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Great location, only seconds from the Royal Mile. The hostel has activities most nights, such as a free pub crawl. The staff was very helpful, towel rental is only 20p, and the place was very clean. There are free lockers with locks by each bed. We would definitely go back again.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is the second time i have used this hostel, and once again i was very pleased. The location of this hostel is excellent, about 10 seconds walk from the Royal Mile. The building itself is beautiful. This is not a modern fancy hostel, but rather a friendly, warm, and very comfortable one. Both rooms i've stayed in have been...

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The staff was constantly present and extremely helpful. People staying there were quiet and friendly. Great location, great price for meals. Showers were clean, rooms were nice with locker for valuables. Great place to sleep and eat, nice location for Royal Mile and train station. Fun experience.

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Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I used to stay in Edinburgh in budget guesthouses in the suburbs, since prices are same as hostel's beds. Needless to say, this time i liked the central position and -since i shared a 4-bed room with good friends- i definitely changed my mind on my previous choice! This hostel is clean, kitchen is big and tidy, breakfast is cheap...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We had a great experience here! You can't just walk in which is reassuring. We had a room with lockers, which is pretty standard. When we got there, some people were trying to get a room but it was booked so between the price (low!), the location (excellent!) and amenities, it was not a hard choice to make. The only...

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Port Richey, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Perfect location for staying in the city. The hostel is just off the main High Street. Super accessible to all the sights and train station. The beds look a little worn and the bathroom (toilets) was a little tight for room... but very clean! It was just fine and budget friendly. Nice lounge area, but, it filled up very quickly...

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Staying in Old Town

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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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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: ₹ 1,085 - ₹ 7,931 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles FlowerGypsy85, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in "The Ice Cream Parlour" on the 5th floor, and it was just great !!”
 of 5 bubbles robh484, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room on the side of the street was nice and quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles Ljubljana-Sunshine, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beware that kitchen closes 11am-12:30pm and 12:00-6:30 am”
 of 5 bubbles piskram, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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