High Street Hostel, Hostel in Edinburgh

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

39 reviews

About High Street Hostel

The 400yr old building offers lots of character as well as offering a fun chilled out atmosphere for the weary traveller. Officially recognized by Hostelsclub as ECO-FRIENDLY

High Street Hostel is Edinburgh’s original independant backpackers hostel, (open since 1985). Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town just off the historical Royal Mile, (midway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace).

Accommodation info

Check-infrom 9:00 to 0:00
Check-outbefore 10:00
CurfewNo curfew
Room lockoutNo lockout

Room types

Your room is cleaned daily, with a personal locker in most rooms including a safe for your piece of mind. Otherwise you have access to the receptions 24 hour safe. Our large self-catering kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need.

Location and surroundings

Located centrally we are only 5-10 minutes from the Edinburgh castle, Princes Street, Waverley train Station, the bus station, Holyrood Palace and the Grassmarket. The City’s wonderful night life also just round the corner.

Services and facilities

We have free wi-fi in our reception lounge, and internet access for a small charge. Our large lounge area enables you to sit and relax, chat with ther travellers, or even have a game of pool.

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Reviews (8.9 Excellent)

9.8WonderfulExpand details
I've been to a quite a few hostels around Europe but am telling you,High street hostel in great. Very clean, the staff are welcoming. They make one feel at home. The fun is there is in full swing. Generally i highly recommend High street hostel to everyone wishing to visit Edinburgh. Please keep it up.
10WonderfulExpand details
The best!!
9.0ExcellentExpand details
I loved the fact that it is was very clean, organized saved and very well located.
9.8WonderfulExpand details
You know what they say... 'location, location, location'! High Street Hostel is right on the Royal Mile and is a great stay for anyone wanting to be in the centre of Edinburgh. It's big, bold and noisy; don't come here if you want a quiet night of restful sleep. It's fun and relaxed and right across the road from the Haggis Office which is great if you're joining a tour. Highly recommend.
9.2WonderfulExpand details
It was very nice place, staff was very kind, the location is very good as well.

Important to know

Animals policyAnimals NOT accepted
Children policyChildren NOT accepted
Private rooms age restrictionat least 18 years old
Dorms age restrictionat least 18 years old
Wheelchair accessNo wheelchair access

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policyThis property charges all nights if canceled less than 2 days before the arrival dateIn the event of a no show this property charges all nights on customer's credit card
Special conditionsPlease no Stag or Hen parties.
ID is required at check-in. false
Accepted PaymentsThe property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, JCB, Aura, Diners, Debit Cards
Pre authorizationThe property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival
TaxesTaxes included
39 reviews