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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
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Ranked #38 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
1990glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has a fantastic location and didnt need to get any taxis, so I thought the price was very reasonable. Staff were welcoming and so helpful, giving directions and providing free maps. Didn't spend a great deal of time in the hostel, but rooms were clean, great sized lockers and very comfortable so really pleased. Also felt really safe.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is just ideal and staff is amazing! Could not ask more but I have to say that the rooms smell a little weird and we stayed in a very small room with 8people so not a lot of space to put your things or move around. But I would stay again here,for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is wonderful! Just off the Royal Mile, very friendly, helpful staff, and the rooms are big and warm! Large kitchen, dining and lounge areas with a fantastic community atmosphere! For the price I paid I couldn't be happier!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The location is great and one of the main reasons why I picked this place, however the shared bathrooms are few between many people and are not very nice. The place also smells a little bit weird. I stayed in both the 18-bed dorm and an 8-bed dorm and had a similar experience with both. The staff were helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My best friend and I decided to take a trip over the weekend to Edinburgh. Since this was going to be our first hostel experience we were quite anxious about what to expect.. It was a cosy hostel, right off Royal Mile/High Street so basically walking distance from probably anything and everything (almost) you might want to cover within the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Great staff that will help you with anything, awesome location just beside most of the main attractions, cheap breakfast and nice rooms. Showers were a bit gross. But I would definitely recommend it :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My friend and I got to Edinburgh during rush hour, so I was nervous about parking and getting to the Hostel on a busy street. But, luckily the photos of the hostel were exactly as they were online. I've been tricked before. The hostel has a lot of character, with all the rooms being named after movies, celebrities etc...we stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I loved this hostel! it has an ancient wall that adds charm to it, the position is unbeatable, in a quiet sideway off the royal mile. the price was excellent and lower if compared to other hostels so centrally located.. there is a big common room with a lot of space where you can meet other travellers. staff was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I stayed at High Street Hostel with two friends. The location is excellent (it's easy walking distance to most of the main attractions e.g. The castle, Holyrood House, and the national museum), the beds are comfy and the showers are hot. You can also purchase a brekafast of cereal, toast, fruit and tea or coffee for £1.90 which is good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing location, perfect for exploring edinburgh. didn't use public transport once! Stayed 5 nights in a 10 bed dorm. Mattresses were a little thinner than I'm used to but hygiene wise the hostel was great and the building has a lot of character! Also breakfast is pretty decent value at 2 pounds/day for everything! Would definitely reccommend!

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