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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly friendly hostel for backpacker. It is the place where you can meet and talk to people from different countries. I got a couple from Brazil taught me to play poker and that was a funny night. The staff was friendly, room was comfortable and clean. bathroom facilities are basic and clean. I got free hot chocolate every morning... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is in an amazing area in the centre of the Old Town, which is amazing. It is easy to find, close to the main train station. Staff is very very friendly and I def recommend Thursday pub crawl with Nathan. Great bunch of people, great pubs, great karaoke. The hostel is overall comfortable and clean. I am so... More

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good location cause it's next to the famous street Royal Mile (the main tourist attractions are there) and a couple of minutes far away from Train Station and the New Part of the city, where also are lots of museums.. So, strategic position.. ;) There are some mini-markets and lots of restaurant/snack places just a street away. Staff very... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

You get what you pay for. The hostel is okay in terms of cleanliness. the kitchen is a good size with lots of the necessities.the staff are nice enough. What could be improved is that there are no plug-ins in the rooms. You have to charge everything at the front desk. And all the toilets are non-gendered so there's no... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed here for one night as I had a job interview in Edinburgh. Initially I thought about booking a hotel, but I'm glad I chose this hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful on arrival, and the hostel was very clean and tidy. The room was superb (4 person dorm) and the toilets and showers were excellent too. It... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I really loved this hostel! Its in a fantastic location, although we did get a bit lost on the way from the station due to dodgy directions but it turned out well. The common room is great, it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and lots of very comfortable seating. The staff were great to be around, really funny people.... More

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I spent three nights in the High Street Hostel. I recomment the Hostel, because: - The rooms, the showers and the toilettes were very clean! - You won't pay much for everything, like renting a towel for 20pence or full breakfast for 1,90. - You will meet cool people from all over the world, the staff is great und very... More

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Moss, Norway
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39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Location is very very central, you can reach on foot basically any interesting point of this small and beautiful city. Our dormitory was well maintained and clean, like the showers and the toilets. Maybe I had just a great timing but every time I used the toilet seemed like it was just been cleaned. With just 1.90 £ you get... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very good location it is close to everywhere but there is a general bad smell around the building some time later you get used to it is not unbearable. There are two plugs per person when i read previous comments i couldnt get this socket problem. If you are hygene freak it is better to bring your own pillow case... More

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33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A cozy hostel with excellent staff, just located on the Royal miles, exactly middle of it, between Arthur's seat and edinburgh castle... breakfast avail at gbp1.90.. shared clean and big rooms.. shared bathroom and toilets... provide laundry service at GBP3.50 for a big bag, charged according to bag they provide which is large

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Additional Information about High Street Hostel

Also Known As:
High Street Hotel
High Street Hotel Edinburgh
High Street Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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