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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #46 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed on a private room, it was literally just a bed and tiny but its on Edinburgh's centre so it's actually good value for money as everything else is solo expensive. Would stay again if I had to be in Edinburgh. Recommend

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Sanya, China
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Walton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I checked into High Street Hostel for a weekend while trying to find a flat for grad school, I checked out 10 months later. I met so many amazing people there, had so much fun, and will never stay anywhere else anytime i make it back to Scotland. The staff is amazing, the location couldn't be better, and the atmosphere... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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Address: 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
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