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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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    4 of 5 stars
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Pordenone, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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218 reviews 218 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience here! You can't just walk in which is reassuring. We had a room with lockers, which is pretty standard. When we got there, some people were trying to get a room but it was booked so between the price (low!), the location (excellent!) and amenities, it was not a hard choice to make. The only... More

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Port Richey, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location for staying in the city. The hostel is just off the main High Street. Super accessible to all the sights and train station. The beds look a little worn and the bathroom (toilets) was a little tight for room... but very clean! It was just fine and budget friendly. Nice lounge area, but, it filled up very quickly... More

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here over the weekend. Had a fantastic time in Edinburgh, the hostel itself is central, seemed clean and tidy, the rooms were standard, lockers provided, friendly/helpful staff etc all good. So in the accommodation side of things I would recommend this hostel. The downside for me is that they have brought politics into their business. The hostel has... More

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for a night and it was simply great!!! It is easy to locate and is situated right on the royal mile in the old part of the city so it is close to the landmarks. Even though it was full house( due to the fringe festival) the place was clean and quiet. The staff are super efficient... More

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Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 3rd trip to Edinburgh, and I chose this hostel as I have already stayed at the other 2 sister hostels (Castle Rock and Royal Mile hostels) I had booked about 4 months in advance, and it was almost fully booked even then! Prices tend to be quite a bit high during August-September during the Edinburgh Festivals. Pros:... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in the end of July. We came with vans and it was a little bit difficult for us to find a parking space - because the hostel is in the centre. Although being in a centre meant that we cold go on foot everywhere! So, the location is the best! The room and bathroom... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 August 19, 2014

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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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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