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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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High Street Hostel
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Ranked #39 of 185 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I got to Edinburgh during rush hour, so I was nervous about parking and getting to the Hostel on a busy street. But, luckily the photos of the hostel were exactly as they were online. I've been tricked before. The hostel has a lot of character, with all the rooms being named after movies, celebrities etc...we stayed... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this hostel! it has an ancient wall that adds charm to it, the position is unbeatable, in a quiet sideway off the royal mile. the price was excellent and lower if compared to other hostels so centrally located.. there is a big common room with a lot of space where you can meet other travellers. staff was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at High Street Hostel with two friends. The location is excellent (it's easy walking distance to most of the main attractions e.g. The castle, Holyrood House, and the national museum), the beds are comfy and the showers are hot. You can also purchase a brekafast of cereal, toast, fruit and tea or coffee for £1.90 which is good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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 November 8, 2014

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 November 4, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — High Street Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 159
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