We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 / 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland (New Town)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Haggis Hostel to your Saves list
Haggis Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #18 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jo K Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Overview
  • Reviews (167)
  • Photos (32)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (22)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

167 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is really nice and cosy, super clean, great staff! Having said that, I do have to mention the stairs! 2+ floors to climb with luggage....exhausting! It's a very quiet hostel (definitely NOT a party hostel), has no lounge to hang out and meet people, but if you're there for sightseeing, it's really good -the location is perfect! Close... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was most definitely an amazing budget accommodation in Edinburgh, as it was central near the princes street and all the main tourist attractuon. Rooms were very clean almost every time I entered the room, almost coz it was shared by 10 other people but that was the beauty of it, you get to meet lot of new folks also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was knowledgable and helpful with all my questions. Hostel was affordable, clean, and well situated. Location was good for talking back and forth between the different sides of town. I would certainly stay there again!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Haggis is in a great location in Edinburgh. Very close to all transportation as well as all the sites in town center. Two minute walk to the Princes St. Gardens. The stairway is very dirty, really disgusting, and I was scared the hostel would also be dirty but I was happily surprised by the cleanliness of the hostel itself.... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time. Clean rooms, nice staff. Great bathroom facilities ! Couldn't wish for more in a hostel! Also some gay bars in the neighbourhood, what I was hoping for. A hostel one doesn't just go to to sleep - but a place where you actually feel well and taken care of!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've stayed at Haggis Hostels (HH) several times in the past 6 months along with several other Edinburgh Hostels . It is clearly the best hostel out of the ones I have stayed in but it is also the most expensive. That said, it is often still affordable for short stays and also includes a good selection of breakfast foods... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Only fault I could find is that the building is not very accessible (probably due to the age) - you need to climb 50 steps before arriving at the hostel. Apart from that, it is a great place: nice beds, showers, lockers... and there is free breakfast! The staff is also very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lots of stairs to climb with luggage which led me to back pain. Very small bedroom for 4 people. There was not enough space for the luggage inside the room. The location is very good and the staff was very helpfull.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stayed here for 2 night with a Stag crew, the best thing I can say about this is the location. Other than that I was disappointed overall with the value for money. Huge deposits wont suit everyone too. My bunkbed swayed. The door lock was faulty and wouldnt always lock. We were met by a timid employee. The showers... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really good hostel. Friendly and helpfull people, real Scottish hospitality! 24 hour service, always a nice welcome any time of day or night! Clean rooms, toilets and showers. Nice bedrooms and comfy beds. Simple but good breakfast! Good location too, almost in between Old and New Town. Right on the corner of Princess street. Close to the trainstation and busstops.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Haggis Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Haggis Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Haggis Hostel

Address: 5 / 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Haggis Hostel 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, HostelBookers, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and HostelWorld so you can book your Haggis Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Haggis Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (13)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (2)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (20)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (3)
Other (15)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Edinburgh with
any amenities


Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the brand new Haggis Hostel in Edinburgh. We are Edinburgh's newest hostel, and with the most central location of any hostel in Edinburgh, we should be your first choice when looking for accommodation in Edinburgh. The hostel is in a newly renovated Georgian building, and is fully equipped with all the facilities you need to make your stay in Edinburgh a memorable one. The hostel rooms are all clean and spacious, and are equipped with international sockets, so you don't need to go scrabbling around for an adapter just to charge your phone. If you're looking for the most friendly, comfortable hostel in Edinburgh, then you've found it. We've tried hard to think of all the things you'll need to make your stay a happy one, you can trust Haggis Hostels. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Haggis Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer