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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I stayed in a 10 bed female dorm at the High Street Hostel, and we immensly enjoyed our stay here. In the rooms, the beds were reasonably comfortable, the room spacious enough for 10 women to exist comfortably and a locker was provided for everyone. The hostel itself has a lovely vibe, the kitchen and lounge are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it in 2011 and came back for a weekend. This time i booked a two bed dorm. Small but enough space for a short trip. It is clean and cosy and right in the centre of Edin. No need more! And you can lend towels.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a charming, beautiful little hostel! We stayed here for a couple of nights, in the Batman and Robin room (the room names are epic) and although the room was small, it was still nice all the same. They're just for sleeping in while you go explore Edinburgh! The beds... not that comfortable, but it just makes you appreciate your... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was my first hostel and was a brilliant experience! Everything was clean and there was always a toilet and shower available. The wifi only works in the main entrance foyer but that wasn't a problem for us. There were free hot drinks anytime, hair dryers, towels which was a plus. You cannot get a better location as it's is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

When I stayed I found the bed was clean and comfortable and the showers hot and well maintained. Depending on who is on reception is whether you feel welcome or not. Either way for a couple of nights ito is a good hostel to stay in.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great location, only seconds from the Royal Mile. The hostel has activities most nights, such as a free pub crawl. The staff was very helpful, towel rental is only 20p, and the place was very clean. There are free lockers with locks by each bed. We would definitely go back again.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the second time i have used this hostel, and once again i was very pleased. The location of this hostel is excellent, about 10 seconds walk from the Royal Mile. The building itself is beautiful. This is not a modern fancy hostel, but rather a friendly, warm, and very comfortable one. Both rooms i've stayed in have been... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The staff was constantly present and extremely helpful. People staying there were quiet and friendly. Great location, great price for meals. Showers were clean, rooms were nice with locker for valuables. Great place to sleep and eat, nice location for Royal Mile and train station. Fun experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I used to stay in Edinburgh in budget guesthouses in the suburbs, since prices are same as hostel's beds. Needless to say, this time i liked the central position and -since i shared a 4-bed room with good friends- i definitely changed my mind on my previous choice! This hostel is clean, kitchen is big and tidy, breakfast is cheap... 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): $
Number of rooms: 159
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