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High Street Hostel

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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to be in, hospitable environment, spacious dining area, excellent facilities, easy accessibility to all tourist attractions,,, ideal place for backpackers. I was there on 21st oct, 2015. The facility is clean, nice kept and maintained.

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Palermo, Italy
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I have been to this hostel last week. It is very nice, full of friendly and nice people. Breakfast cheap 1.99 pounds. Location fantastic and very clean place. For the price the it is very central and very clean. you can meet a lot of travellers there! see ya !

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 13 October 2015

+ Polite staff, clean premises, great value for money, cool roommates, amazing central location, good Wi-Fi. - Smelly building, squeaky doors, potentially loud hordes of drunk people from the street in the middle of the night.

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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

My wife, her friend, and I all stayed at the High Street Hostel in Edinburgh. The location is fantastic, and reception was friendly and informative. We stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm, knowing that we were likely in a party hostel. The dorm did smell like a barn though. The bed was comfy enough. The showers in the mixed...

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

For a hostel it's really clean and the location is just perfect (what you might have already guessed because of it's creative name ;) Everyone of the staff is friendly and for this great location the price per night is really good! I booked a room for the same day and the price was 18£ ... So if you book...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The hostel is simple, but it's fine for staying for the night. The greatest thing is the location - the main touristic attractions are pretty close - like Edinburgh Castle - and there are many restaurants and pubs around.

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Jurong, Singapore
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Located just down an alley from the centre of the royal mile, where all the walking tour starts and all the buskers perform. Friendly staff, £10 deposit for a room key. Beds however looked flimsy. I did have a good night sleep though.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A friend and I spent two nights here in a 10-bed female dorm (the Aquarium). Overall, it was fine, but of course one makes certain trade offs when staying in a hostel. For instance, although our dorm was female only, the toilets and showers were unisex. Fortunately, you could get sufficient privacy to do your thing, but I confess that...

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed 18-20 Aug for 2 nights with a friend. The room was cramped with almost no walking space. There's a strong smell of urine in the entire area & especially so in the bedroom. The bathrooms & toilets were in gd condition. The location is ideal. However, the price that we paid to sleep in a room that smelled like...

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Friendly reception, warm feeling building. Easy to find room, everything very clean, decent showers and plenty of them, bathrooms clean and kitchen area nice and open with plenty of space to sit and relax. Great stay, will definitely return next year.

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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-flavoured 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $21 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — High Street Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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“Try to get a room that is not facing the street, if noise bothers you!”
MetalliaMatkassa, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Improve the staff during Hogmanay, it got understaffed during this date.”
pietroz344, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother paying for a private room, book 4 beds in the dorm and get your own private corner away from everyone else.”
FlowerGypsy85, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in "The Ice Cream Parlour" on the 5th floor, and it was just great !!”
robh484, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room on the side of the street was nice and quiet enough.”
Ljubljana-Sunshine, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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