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High Street Hostel

2.0 of 5
8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
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High Street Hostel
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Ranked #38 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was traveling by myself and decided to come to High Street due mainly to the cheap price. The place is pretty cozy and decorated neatly with little trinkets. The rooms are typical hostel rooms with lockers that get the job done. Outlets at each bed were great doe charging electronics overnight. Breakfast is typical hostel bread,spreads, cereal and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night in April and thought its a convenient stop over and pleasant and well maintained for a hostel. Wifi was reliable, location impeccable - right off the mile and barely a five minute walk from Waverly. Plenty of bars around and a good place to base yourself while exploring the royal mile and its vicinity. I stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at the reception is really good. The entrance with its sofas is comfortable and perfect when you don't want to stay in the room. The matresses on the beds are old and should really be changed soon. There is also little room for people travelling with big luggages, it seems to get a place in the middle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is in the heart of the old town and we could reach all major attractions easily on foot. The train station was also close by. The rooms, beds and facilities were OK, but already a bit older. The kitchen was really well equipped for cooking your own food and breakfast was really good and cheap (around £2 if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 March 4, 2015 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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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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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-flavored 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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