8.7
Excellent
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Housekeeping12
Kitchen2
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9.3

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Rent A Bike 20 m
Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris 20 m
Palenque 30 m
Scottish Gems 50 m
Museum of Childhood 60 m
Whistle Binkie’s 60 m
The Tappit Hen 60 m
John Knox House Museum 70 m
Fudge Kitchen 80 m
e-corner 80 m
Nearby landmarks
Edinburgh Old Town 250 m
The Real Mary King's Close 270 m
National Museum of Scotland 370 m
Calton Hill 470 m
Royal Mile Street 540 m
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 600 m
Edinburgh Castle 870 m
Palace of Holyroodhouse 920 m
Arthur's Seat 1.65 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 3.65 km
High Street Hostel

"The kitchen is very large that it was not crowded even when there are many people in it."

Ka - October 13, 2018
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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NE - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Edinburgh Old Town
Within 250 m of property
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Edinburgh

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 41 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.7 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.9 km

Rooms available at High Street Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at High Street Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the smoking policy at High Street Hostel?

High Street Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about High Street Hostel

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Perfect for the night, we were warmly greeted by the staff."

    Sylvette

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    September 26, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room is clean and this hostel seems like well organize."

    Suhartini

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    August 10, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "It is probably one of the best hostels I have ever stayed!"

    Ka

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    October 13, 2018

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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
1,309 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.3
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More about High Street Hostel

High Street Hostel, located in Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, is a popular choice for travelers. Only 2.7 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At High Street Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, newspapers are just a few of the facilities that set High Street Hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include carpeting, locker, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Edinburgh, the High Street Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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14 mentions
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2 mentions
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What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"The common area is nice and cozy that allowed us to chat hap..."

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8.7
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From 1309 reviews
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Room comfort and quality7.5
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Value for money8.3
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8.0
Excellent
Vinabelle from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Nice Hostel Near in Royal Mile!”

1. Location is perfect! Just 3-5 min walk from Royal Mile. So close to all the Main Tourist Attractions. All 15-20 min walk in Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, a lot more. 2. Common Toilets & Showers (Boys & Girls) were always clean and well-maintained. Hot Showers were all functioning well. 3. Have Complimentary (FREE) Coffee, Tea and Hot Choco in the Kitchen. 4. Can cook & bake. Just make sure you label your food (with your Name, Room and Date of Departure) so, nobody can take or throw your food. Kitchen is big. Have complete utensils, pans, plates, cups. Just clean everything after cooking! 5. Have an amazing lounge at ground floor. A lot of people hang-out every day & night. They allowed the guest to bring their own food & drinks! 6. Have strong WiFi access! in all areas. 7. Beds were comfortable. Have own bedside safes, lockers two power sockets and light bulb. Rooms are big so, no need to worry if someone is taking your space. 8. 15-20 min walk to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and St. James Shopping Mall (for Bus Station) and 30-minute drive to Edinburgh Airport via Bus (located near in Edinburgh Waverley Train Station). 9. Laundry is cheap (GBP 3.50). You gave your laundry in the afternoon; in the evening they will return to you. You can also rent a towel for only 20 pence. Iron for clothes is available too at the common areas. 10. Have continental breakfast. Have to pay around GBP 2 (not bad). Comes with bread, cheese, coffee, fruit, juice and cereals. However, you can buy Subway outside which cost only GBP 2.50 for bread and coffee. 11. Check-in (2pm) and Check-out (10:30am) is quickly done. For 5-10 minutes you already have and return the keys. 12. Reasonable price. Around GBP 10-15 on weekdays. GBP 25-35 during weekend. 13. Staff are nice and helpful. 14. A lot of Free activities for guests. Pub Crawl, Beer Pong, etc. The only CON is that you can only stay here Maximum 2 weeks or 14 days and you are NOT allowed to return aga

Reviewed August 24, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
KA from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Probably the best hostel”

Location, Cleanliness and Friendly staff

I stayed there for three nights and it was a decent experience. Even though I was staying in a 10-people dorm but it's not a crowded room. That means you have a lot of space. The room is tidy and neat, so as to the shared toilet and shower room. The staff at reception was friendly and they kept an eye on who's entering the hostel. A card is given upon arrival and you have to show it every time when going inside. The hostel itself is conveniently located and it's just a walking distance to nearly all attractions in Edinburgh.

Reviewed June 17, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Best hostel ever with friendly staff”

Staff are friendly and helpful. They are willing to share with us the attractions nearby. Also, it is an unforgettable experience for staying in a historic building in Edinburgh. Also, it is very cheap and the location is very good that it is near to most attractions. The kitchen is very large that it was not crowded even when there are many people in it. Also, they provide us free coffee, tea and chocolate and necessary cooking equipment. I have met so many nice travellers and we all had a good time here. The common area is nice and cozy that allowed us to chat happily. They also hold different activities to gather travellers making this living experience a memorable one. It is probably one of the best hostels I have ever stayed!

Reviewed October 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
HONG from France
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Great!!!”

- great location, just about 10 min walk to undergrand station, prince street, Edinburgh castle, etc. - nice staffs - big common place and big kitchen for us to use - big room - locker is available - clean toilets and bathrooms though they're shared - i would stay again if i come to Edinburgh again

Reviewed January 29, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Suhartini from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Perfect Location, Friendly Staff and clean room”

I spent 3 night here and absolutely would stay again if I visit Edinburgh. Hotel location is really perfect. Its walking distance to Edinburgh castle, calton hill, royal mile. The room is clean and this hostel seems like well organize. Thanks!

Reviewed August 11, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Carmelita from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 8 nights in July 2016

Very good location”

The hostel is nearly right on the Royal Mile. It was a very good location, close to various shops and restaurants. Of course, at one end of the Royal Mile is Edinburgh Castle and at the other end is the Palace of the Holyroodhouse. It is walking distance to the bus stops and the Waverley train station.

Reviewed July 23, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
SUYEON from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

great location”

Price, Location, Cleanliness and so on, everything was great!!! If I go back to Edinburgh, I will choose this hostel again! :) Thank you!

Reviewed May 24, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Chang from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Great location ”

This hostel is located at the heart of Edinburgh. Very valuable deal if you travel alone or with friends as a backpacker.

Reviewed June 28, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Daniel from Canada
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Very friendly, central place”

I enjoyed staying at High Street Hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the facilities were good, the location is amazing. Rooms were comfortable even if a bit crowded. Bathrooms were clean. I'd stay here again for sure.

Reviewed July 06, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
June from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

One of the best!”

Excellent location, right in the middle of old town. Despite the huge hostel, everything was incredibly clean. Free coffee/hot chocolate/milk/tea in the kitchen and cheap breakfast (fruits, cereal, toast, variety of spreads, juices) for £1.90. Friendly staff, plenty of seating space in the kitchen with plenty of socket. 24/7 reception.

Reviewed September 08, 2016
8.0
Excellent
TAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

fantastic stay”

relatively strategic location. good facilities -i.e. kitchen is huge to cater for many hostellers, hot chocolate is awesome. got tv for viewing and tables. impressive overall. would consider to stay again during next Edinburgh trip

Reviewed March 28, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Ratna from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Close to everywhere ”

HSH located only 6 minutes of walking distance from Waverley. Strolling around here and take yourself to the St.Gile’s Cathedral, Princes Street, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, etc

Reviewed March 22, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Excellent”

Enjoyed my stay at high street. It is a relaxed, friendly hostel with a great kitchen/lounge area. Rooms are basic and clean. The location is great, right on the Royal Mile.

Reviewed April 15, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Mike from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Great location, great place to stay.”

Location, Cleanliness and friendly staff.

We stayed here for the Edinburgh festival and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and helpful and the place was clean throughout. You cannot fault the location as it's just off the royal mile and 5 minutes walk from Waverly station.

Reviewed August 28, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Nadzirah from Malaysia
Couple
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Good for backpackers”

This hostel has basically everything you need during travel: -Fast free wifi -breakfast for a fee -clean bathrooms- they even have toilet for Females only -clean bedrooms -laundry room well equipped -good attentive receptionist -comfortable common room to hangout -very near train station -good room security *my advice- just bring your own lock because they dont provide one for the room locker

Reviewed November 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Hunter from United States
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Just like its sister hostels, one of the best hostels you can possibly stay at. I would definitely recommend and I would be happy to stay there again in the future.

Reviewed November 12, 2019
8.0
Excellent
lydia from Malaysia
Group
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

location is good”

everything was ok with the hostel.For a budget hostel,this is what you get for.Youth hostel that allowed you to meet new people.Their are kind to let us leave our luggage and stay even after checkout.some weird people are sleeping outside the room which can be very unconfortable after shower.

Reviewed July 04, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Windy from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Fantastic ”

The experience was really nice. Staff at extremely friendly and helpful. Recommend this hostel

Reviewed April 03, 2016
7.6
Very good
Nathania from Indonesia
Family with teens
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Very good”

Great location. Great hostel vibes. Rooms are a bit small and smell strange. But the for the price is worthed

Reviewed January 03, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Cipto from Indonesia
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Have A Wonderfull Stay”

A Great location in old town area

Reviewed April 10, 2019
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