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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here over the weekend. Had a fantastic time in Edinburgh, the hostel itself is central, seemed clean and tidy, the rooms were standard, lockers provided, friendly/helpful staff etc all good. So in the accommodation side of things I would recommend this hostel. The downside for me is that they have brought politics into their business. The hostel has... More

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Goa, India
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there for a night and it was simply great!!! It is easy to locate and is situated right on the royal mile in the old part of the city so it is close to the landmarks. Even though it was full house( due to the fringe festival) the place was clean and quiet. The staff are super efficient... More

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Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my 3rd trip to Edinburgh, and I chose this hostel as I have already stayed at the other 2 sister hostels (Castle Rock and Royal Mile hostels) I had booked about 4 months in advance, and it was almost fully booked even then! Prices tend to be quite a bit high during August-September during the Edinburgh Festivals. Pros:... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in the end of July. We came with vans and it was a little bit difficult for us to find a parking space - because the hostel is in the centre. Although being in a centre meant that we cold go on foot everywhere! So, the location is the best! The room and bathroom... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights over Fringe Fest, the staff were really really helpful, prime location, great free hot choc! And very clean. Dislike: the hall way smelt like pee. Couldn't sleep the first night as my room was right above the common room and music was very loud. Had a great time anyway

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for just one night but I am sure next time I will definitely choose this one! Clean bathroom and kitchen. Comfy beds (even quite short for me)But the Wi-Fi is just at reception. Thank you guys! Live&Explore

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my 3 sisters stayed here at the end of May. We're backpackers and so had no transportation of our own. This hostel is located right down the street from the Edinburgh Waverly rail station, and is just a few minutes walk from almost anything to do in Edinburgh. Shops and restaurants are right down the street, Arthur's Seat... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was not expecting much when I booked this hostel...we only stayed here as prices are so inflated during the fringe festival...and it was worse than expected. It is a great location, which is all it has going for it. It is not particularly clean and I am pretty sure there were bed bugs. There was a hostel down the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This needs two reviews actually. Firstly, the kitchen and lobby areas were really nice to hang out, relax and/or talk to people. And there was even a Guitar! ;-). Plus the staff was absolutely fantastic - I came to Edinburgh quite unprepared, but they helped me along and gave me a few tipps on what to do and see. Secondly,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hostel is at a really good location and the staff members were very friendly, however this hostel smelled so unbelievably bad. This smell was actually so terrible that my friend and I elected to have an all nighter rather then sleep in the room which, like the hallway, carried a very heavy stench of urine. The beds were also... More

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Address: 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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