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High Street Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 31*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent about 18 nights in total in High Street Hostel, in a 6 bed-room. It is a warm and welcoming place, where you meet a lot of friendly people. The Hostel is very clean and confortable, and in excellent location. The staff is very nice, helpful and always smiling... I already miss that place.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Real value for money at this hostel, great location, all necessary facilities provided and clean, quiet rooms. Would highly recommend to visitors wishing to spend a little more money elsewhere in the city!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very clean, the kitchen is well equipped and you can get breakfast for under £2. It's very well located and staff were really kind. You also get discount in a pub nearby. I would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love their location, it is situated in the royal mile.. it is also easy to access them from Edinburgh bus station or Waverley station. There are bus options to access the area, and else you could walk for about 20 min (not recommended if you need to drag a big luggage) Love the homy feeling in their common room....

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay here. Staff were friendly . Great location in old town (Royal Mile) and easy walk from Waverley train station and airport bus (100). We walked everywhere from this location, including Parliament House , castle, Botanical Garden, west end .Good eating places , supermarkets and lots of charity shops in next street. We were on the...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night in 10-bed female dorm. Room was clean and cozy, but there were no rails in the upper beds - so was bit scared to fall down during the night (luckily didn't though!). I enjoyed my stay. Wifi worked great and the common room was very nice. They have events and movie night too. Breakfast was...

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Kuala lumpur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost on the Royal Mile. The room was clean, so were the bathrooms and toilets. The facilities in the kitchen were excellent. Many guests were cooking up a storm and they had movie night on one of the nights we were there.

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Thank Tina L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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 17 April 2017 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 16 April 2017 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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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $21 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — High Street Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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“Try to get a room that is not facing the street, if noise bothers you!”
MetalliaMatkassa, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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