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High Street Hostel

483 reviews
Traveller (109)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (29)
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“common room”(25 reviews)
“royal mile”(82 reviews)
“great location”(56 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My second time in the hostel. (first time was like 2 years ago) Very friendly and helpful staff, good prices and comfortable areas to be in. Clean showers and toilet. Good continental breakfast. Defo recommended!

Thank Camilo B
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff made us welcome from the get go. Our room was basic but ultimately that's all we were after for our short trip, if we make it back we'd certainly stay here again. A very handy location too.

Thank Leenis24
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Very good hostel ideally situated for just about everything in the centre of Edinburgh. Have stayed here on a few occasions when in town and it suits my purpose when here. Very comfortable accommodation. Well equipped kitchen, large communal area, knowledgeable staff. Friendly enough fellow...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at High Street Hostel for 2 nights in January. The hostel staff were lovely and fairly helpful. However my friend and I were both severally bitten by bed bugs and not much was done to compensate. The hostel itself is...More

Thank Jessie H
Response from Andy G, Manager at High Street HostelResponded 2 February 2016

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your experience. I must stress that cleanliness in our hostel has top priority as most of the reviews reflect. We do in fact clean all the rooms daily and change bedding continuously. In your...More

Reviewed 24 January 2016

The hostel has a perfect location and the staff is unbelivable helpful. Most of them are travellers that just stopped there for a while and are working there in the meanwhile, which is great because they know "the feeling" :) The room were very nice...More

Thank Rita O
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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Price range
USD 17 - USD 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
USD 17 - USD 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (109)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (29)
Amenities (19)
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Family and Play Areas (2)
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
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26 November 2016|
Response from Andy G |
Hi, I'm afraid we don't offer weekly rates and the maximum stay is two weeks.
Hayley O
20 April 2016|
Response from Andy G |
Hi Hayley. Our breakfast is £1.90 and we do have gluten-free cereal as an option. There's a car park at the Travelodge Hotel around the corner and it is £15 for 24h. Hope this helps. Your High Street Hostel team.
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"Pizza toppings!"
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"higher floors might be more quiet"
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"Excellent Hostel, Great Amenities, Warm Staff, Fabulous Location!"
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"I wouldn't know what to say besides the fact that I had a ncie view on a lovely building from my room..."
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