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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #44 of 178 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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Sanya, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel is great. It's located around 10 minutes walk from Edinburgh Cathedral and it's only another 5-10 minutes to the Castle. There are plenty of bars around and a group comes through to do a pub crawl tour which is a great deal (i seem to remember getting two drinks per venue, there were 5 or 6 places and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were good size..PowerPoint next to every bed..cool common room with fast Internet and 24 hour reception. Bathrooms are mixed and only 3 showers/toilets per floor, showers hot and like a fire hose.. Can't beat it for the price anywhere along the mile

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a great experience for my first hostel(and last). The people who worked there were very friendly an helpful. The common room downstairs was warm and had good wifi. The rooms upstairs however did not have wifi. I was alone in a ten person room and the next night they put one boy in the bed next to me. The... More

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Hobart, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friend and I stayed here in a 6 bed dorm during the New Year/Hogmany period. And what a great decision that was! Incredibly friendly staff, perfect location right off the Royal Mile, spacious kitchen and common area, hostel can arrange tours for you etc. A great atmosphere in general! Beds were mighty uncomfortable though, very thin mattresses etc.

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Port Hope, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed at HIgh Street Hostel for about 6 nights and enjoyed every minute there. The staff were amazing and very kind and friendly. Made you feel at home. Its right off the Royal Mile, so you don't have to go far for anything. You can book tours through them and they will also let you know of some amazing places... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed 5 days at this hostel and it couldn't have been a better experience. The staff was the kindest most down to earth people who answered each and everyone of my crazy and abundant amount of questions. We were able to book some pretty cool tours through them and they take care of everything for you, the staff really... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in this hostel earlier this month. Its location is ideal, very central and at the same time, not too noisy. The staff was wonderful and the building itself has a lot of character and a great atmosphere. The beds and bathroom were a bit basic, but everything was very clean. I only had one problem: no... More

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I loved staying at High Street Hostel! First of all, the location is fantastic - right in the heart of the Old Town, just next to the Royal Mile (the central street in Edinburgh). Then the hostel itself - it was clean and really, really nice. You can hang out and meet other guests in the lobby and in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were a group of four friends and family our room was the teenage mutant ninja turtle room. The 2 bunk beds suited us but may not be to everyones taste. THIS review is based on it being a hostel, the room and common areas were clean, and just of the royal mile could not be better located. One small... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at High St Hostel. It is very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are slightly shabby and quite small, but everything is very clean and neat. The kitchen and dining areas are HUGE and really nice. There's free tea, coffee and hot chocolate, and breakfast from 70p! The wifi is a bit dodgy in areas, but overall... 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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