High Street Hostel
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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NE
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    High Street Hostel Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (181 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "Good staff, clean , good wifi, cheap breakfast"

    Guillermo

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    May 31, 2016

    8.6
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 89% of guests

    Things you’ll love about High Street Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 320 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Edinburgh

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Edinburgh Old Town240 m
  • National Museum of Scotland360 m
  • Royal Mile410 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse450 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions600 m
  • Calton Hill690 m
  • Arthur's Seat860 m
  • Edinburgh Castle1.13 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh2.32 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia3.41 km
  • Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center2.7 km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport11.1 km

    Rooms available at High Street Hostel

    7.5
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    ...
    • 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
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 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
    ...
    • 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 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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    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
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    • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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      Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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      • 1 single bed
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      What people love about High Street Hostel

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "It was a very good location, close to various shops and restaurants."

        Carmelita

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        July 23, 2016

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "it is an unforgettable experience for staying in a historic building in Edinburgh."

        Ka W.

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        October 13, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "it is very cheap and the location is very good that it is near to most attractions."

        Ka W.

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        October 13, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Nice and clean room"

      TING-HSUAN

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      September 7, 2016

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      What they offer

      8.0
      Very good

      "Great location, nice common area with a large kitchen."

      Chinh C.

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      September 3, 2018

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      Reviews of High Street Hostel from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (181)Booking.com Reviews (1345)
      8.3
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      10
      Cleanliness7.8
      Facilities7.9
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality7.5
      Service8.6
      Value for money8.3
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      12345
      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
      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
      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
      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
      8.0
      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
      8.8
      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
      9.2
      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
      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
      9.7
      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
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Wing from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 11 nights in September 2018

      Nice and clean”

      Excellent location with good facilities and kitchenware. The place is clean. Nothing to complain :)

      Reviewed October 01, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Chinh from Vietnam
      Family with teens
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Very good”

      great location, nice common area with a large kitchen. worth of money.

      Reviewed September 03, 2018
      5.6
      Lingyun from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      It smells terrible.”

      It smells terrible. The smell left on my closes for a little bit longer than I expected. I can get along with the tiney room as well as the inconveniences caused by no elevator. However, the crazy smell is bothering me even after I left.

      Reviewed February 07, 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
      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
      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
      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
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Veenu
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Thanks Agoda”

      I really liked this place. It was super cheap and awesome.

      Reviewed December 11, 2018
      4.4
      Angel from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Review score”

      Very expensive for the type of accommodation.

      Reviewed September 17, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ryan from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Exceptional”

      Very good location, excellent facilities like individual lockers, usb charging ports, individual lights. Nice kitchen although gets crowded at times. Did i mention the location?

      Reviewed May 23, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jasmine from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

      Convenient”

      Love it so much , near the train station 10 minutes walk, convenient &very clean. Next time will come back again.

      Reviewed November 08, 2017
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