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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my 5th year of the fringe having first attended with family. I have stayed in shipping container hostel though whilst nice too far out for my liking and likewise for others so we decided to book early for a central one. We chose this for the location, being a less than 5 minute walk from Royal mile and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

PROS: 1. Location is perfect! Just 3-5 min walk from Royal Mile. So close to all the Main Tourist Attractions. All 15-20 min walk to Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, a lot more. 2. Common Toilets & Showers (Boys & Girls) were always clean and well-maintained. Hot Showers were all functioning well. 3. Have Complimentary (FREE) Coffee, Tea and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located just next to the main street, the High Street Hostel is really friendly and comfortable. Huge kitchen and common spaces. We changed three rooms and all of them were very clean, and so were the bathrooms. Breakfast available for only 1,90 and coffee and tea for free at all times.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a four person room with three people in our group, and really liked the hostel's location and helpful staff. The bathrooms were clean, and shower room clean as well, but the room got very stuffy very quickly. We kept the window open as much as possible to help with the stuffy smell, but construction just outside of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much to like about High Street Hostel. It is right off the Royal Mile. The rooms are clean and airy. The staff is friendly and the common rooms are very nice. I highly recommend staying here.

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High Street Hostel is in a great location, but that's about all you're going to get here. The rooms are small and kind of smell. You're provides linens, but the mattresses are very thin, which made sleep difficult. Lockers with a key are provided in each room, but they're too small for a larger backpack. They do allow you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice for hostel just off the Royal Mile and in the middle of all the action. Great space, lounge and large kitchen, eating area as well as located near to supermarkets and food places. Staff were very helpful in suggesting options - day walking tours as well as longer tours elsewhere through Scotland. Would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as a group of 7 for two separate nights on a trip before and after we were on a scheduled tour. You can't beat the price and the location of this hostel. The people working were very kind. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because I booked an 8-person dorm room (and paid for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean rooms, showers, bathrooms. Be aware that showers and bathrooms are mixed-gender (doesn't bother me, but just so you know). Paid £15 for a bed in an 8-person room and £12 in the 4-person. Mid-July. Seemed to be a great deal for somewhere more or less in the heart of things (a liiiitle bit outside the true heart of old-town,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros Location excellent. Prices quite reasonable. Laundry service well priced and reasonably swift. TWO pillows provided with the bes! Staff very pleasant and helpful! Beds are extremely short - my feet were hanging a foot or two beyond the end of the bed. That is if I sleep DIAGAONALLY as the personal lockup safes are bolted on to the ends... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Welcome to the heart of Edinburgh. Relax, as a result of recent refurbishments we can assure guests of FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI and personal POWER POINTS next to EVERY bed. Thrive in the backpackers atmosphere and meet people from across the globe. 24/7 Hot showers, FREE tea, coffee, hot chocolate and unrivaled ambiance are just a few factors combining to make your stay here at High Street Hostel a unique experience. High Street Hostel operates inside a historical 470 year old building formally known as Morton House. The resident, Earl of Morton, was beheaded in 1581, a consequence of his involvement in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband. These days, we operate with less beheadings and more beddings.. Hah.. However don't be mislead. Though the hostel may be 470 years old we possess state-of-the-art facilities that will make you immediately question the present century. Welcome to the future, it comes with wifi. In conjunction with our next-generation building-wide wifi we have included personal power points next to each bed. With this combination you can maximise your time spent in bed watching films on your device instead of exploring this seemingly pre-historic city. NOTE: Do not panic. If you do not have your own device to waste time, on you may rent a tablet, or use the PC in the reception area. In regards to location, High Street Hostel is one of the most ideally situated hostels enabling travellers to step out of the door right into the heart of the city. As time goes by it seems we are becoming flanked by restaurants, pubs, and live music venues from all directions, explore the likes of which during our weekly pub crawls, trivia nights and other various events. For the night owls, we boast a 24 hour reception and lounge area to hang out before you embark on or after you wake from the sleep befit for a King of Scotland. High Street Hostel boasts the most relaxing and reverie packed atmosphere in all of Blackfriars Street, winning the Blackfriars Street hostel of the decade award 3 weeks in a row! Enjoy a daydream in the lounge with the landscape mural or question your sanity in the reception with whatever dubious music choice the receptionist at the time entertains. Whatever your fancy, the team at HSH is here to ensure a fulfilling experience of UK's favourite city. For the frugal travellers, rest easy knowing our prices are the most competitive in the city. Not only this, but discounts are offered throughout the city to our guests for pubs to cafes to entertainment venues. If you don't like to eat out, we maintain a fully equipped kitchen that would cause Jamie Oliver himself to quiver in fear at the thought of the storm he could cook up in it. We have tables and chairs acquired from what was the local church so you may be inspired while impressing your friends or any new friends you might make during your stay with that one elaborately delicious and spiritually enlightening meal you know how to make. Sleep well knowing you may continue your lucid mental state come morning time by avoiding the hassle of embarking into the nightmarish cold weather and taking advantage of our £1.90 Buffet styled breakfast available until 10:30am. Important things to note for more scrupulous readers; -The rumours are true, we do have a pool table. -Showers and bathrooms are located on each floor and shared between the lads and ladies. -We do not accept guests under the youthful age of 18 due to our fears of irreversible corruption as a result of interactions with our staff team. Also for legal reasons. -We do not host stag or hen parties. We ask you to contact us directly before booking if; -You wish to stay for a prolonged period of time or any more than 14 days. -Your party/group/fellowship/bouquet of flowery friends is larger than 6 members. If you plan to have a busy day and don't want to spend hours drying naturally, we offer towel rentals for only £0.20 And why not take advantage of our laundry service costing £3.50 And clean a whole bag of socks. For our high rolling guests, enter the world of luxury as you step into the mahogany filled reception area where you can listen to or endeavour to play the smooth sounds of the piano while smoking your pipe on the antiquated rich leather couches we acquired from private sales across the globe. Disclaimer; we do not allow smoking inside the hostel under any circumstances. We do however invite you to pursue future diseases and lung problems by taking advantage of our smoking area conveniently placed outside, and accessible from, the lounge. We also have a fish tank Come have fun High Street Hostel ... more   less 

Additional Information about High Street Hostel

Address: 8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $14 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Street Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 159
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