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High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel

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8.5

Excellent

1,822 reviews

1,822 reviews

Housekeeping12
Kitchen2
Breakfast1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Rent A Bike

20 m

Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris

20 m

Palenque

30 m

Scottish Gems

50 m

Museum of Childhood

60 m

Popular landmarks
Edinburgh Old Town

250 m

The Real Mary King's Close

270 m

National Museum of Scotland

370 m

Calton Hill

470 m

Royal Mile Street

540 m

Closest landmarks
Blackfriars Street

60 m

e-corner

80 m

The Netherbow

90 m

Geoffrey the Tailor

90 m

Tron Kirk

90 m

High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NE - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Edinburgh Old Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Edinburgh

320 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

260 meters to Edinburgh Old Town

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Bar

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.7 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.9 km

Rooms available at High Street Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room with shared bathroom room
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Bed in 6-bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at High Street Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to High Street Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, High Street Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at High Street Hostel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at High Street Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at High Street Hostel?

High Street Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby High Street Hostel?

High Street Hostel’s neighborhood is Edinburgh Old Town which includes popular restaurants such as The Three Sisters, The Last Drop and Makars Gourmet Mash Bar.

What popular shopping places are close to High Street Hostel?

Located in the Edinburgh Old Town area, High Street Hostel is close to great shopping choices like The Tappit Hen, Fudge Kitchen and John Morrison Kiltmakers.

What are popular attractions near High Street Hostel?

High Street Hostel is located in Edinburgh Old Town area, which is famous for attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to High Street Hostel?

High Street Hostel is located within Edinburgh Old Town, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Royal Mile Street, Johnston Terrace Garden and Traverse Wall.

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What people love about High Street Hostel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Everything went fine, what I liked the most was the location!"

    ALMA

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    October 3, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Near royal miles and kitchen is big"

    Sirijun

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    September 10, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Wonderful place, stayed here during Fringe 2022, super friendly place, will definitely recommend."

    SOUMYOJIT

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    August 29, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,527 Edinburgh properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
7.5/10
Service score
8.6/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Better than
97
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
96
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
95
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
94
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,822 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Had a wonderful stay.
Dorisa from Philippines
Couple
More about High Street Hostel

More about High Street Hostel

High Street Hostel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Edinburgh, High Street Hostel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Edinburgh has to offer. Are you seeking the true Edinburgh? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at High Street Hostel, located merely 860 m from Edinburgh Castle.
Enjoy all that High Street Hostel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the High Street Hostel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at High Street Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at High Street Hostel. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at High Street Hostel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Edinburgh. A great museum trip can be had at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.6 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Arthur's Seat just 1.6 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 98% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
8 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NE
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    55.2 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    320 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    2.0 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Richard Verney Health Centre
    480 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.5 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    260 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    110 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Edinburgh Old Town
    250 m
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    270 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    370 m
  • Calton Hill
    470 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    540 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    600 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    870 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    920 m
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.6 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Rent A Bike
    20 m
  • Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris
    20 m
  • Palenque
    30 m
  • Scottish Gems
    50 m
  • Museum of Childhood
    60 m
  • Whistle Binkie’s
    60 m
  • The Tappit Hen
    60 m
  • Blackfriars Street
    60 m
  • John Knox House Museum
    70 m
  • Fudge Kitchen
    80 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from00:00
  • Check-out until10:30
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)23

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 22
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1564

Reviews of High Street Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.3
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.9
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (55)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (31)
Jun - Aug (46)
Sep - Nov (35)
Dec - Feb (15)
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10.0
Exceptional
Suhartini from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Perfect Location, Friendly Staff and clean room”

I spent 3 night here and absolutely would stay again if I visit Edinburgh. Hotel location is really perfect. Its walking distance to Edinburgh castle, calton hill, royal mile. The room is clean and this hostel seems like well organize. Thanks!

Reviewed August 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
SUYEON from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

great location”

Price, Location, Cleanliness and so on, everything was great!!! If I go back to Edinburgh, I will choose this hostel again! :) Thank you!

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hunter from United States
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Just like its sister hostels, one of the best hostels you can possibly stay at. I would definitely recommend and I would be happy to stay there again in the future.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
PATRICIA from Ireland
Family with teens
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Great location, good choice!! 👍🏻 ”

Great location just off the Royal Mile with a popular brunch place just across. Friendly staff and the best firm mattress I’ve ever found in a hostel! Kitchen available downstairs and pool table. Little terrace at the back yard. The only downside: very low heating.

Reviewed April 26, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sabine from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

great stay!”

lovely atmosphere, nice kitchen, clean facilities....

Reviewed May 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Sylvette from France
Family with teens
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Perfect for a night or two”

Perfect for the night, we were warmly greeted by the staff. Perfect location and care for client, however you might want to choose another stay if you like your bed soft. I'd come back again!

Reviewed September 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Cipto from Indonesia
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Have A Wonderfull Stay”

A Great location in old town area

Reviewed April 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
serafin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

great value for money”

great value for money

Reviewed July 19, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Paul from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Best for younger travellers ”

It was a comfortable stay but personally I think I prefer my own room. But if you are used to hostels then this one is very good.

Reviewed May 05, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Ratna from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Close to everywhere ”

HSH located only 6 minutes of walking distance from Waverley. Strolling around here and take yourself to the St.Gile’s Cathedral, Princes Street, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, etc

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
HONG from China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Excellent”

all is great, except for small bathroom and toilet

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Dorisa from Philippines
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Very good”

Had a wonderful stay. Good location. Nice staff.

Reviewed June 20, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Nathania from Indonesia
Family with teens
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Very good”

Great location. Great hostel vibes. Rooms are a bit small and smell strange. But the for the price is worthed

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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5.6
Deja from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Affordable, but low quality”

Me and a friend stayed for one night in order to go to our early morning tour. The Good ▪️Directly next to the tour building ▪️Affordable ▪️Close to many food places ▪️Staff were friendly The Bad ▪️They put us on the 7th floor and there is no elevator, so it was hell carrying luggage. ▪️The facilities are old ▪️It was freezing cold for most of the night, so I had to wear my coat ▪️“Mattress” was 2 pieces of foam ▪️Bedding smelled used and was covered in another person's hair. I spent the night thinking of bed bugs. ▪️Difficult to shower and dress in the bathroom, impossible to do with my disability luckily I had a private room.

Reviewed December 05, 2021

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5.6
Marwin from Indonesia
Group
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Suitable for backpackers traveller”

Room and bathroom very small. No elevator. It's a nightmare if you carry large luggage and you have to take it to up to leven 7 !!

Reviewed June 12, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Vinabelle from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Nice Hostel Near in Royal Mile!”

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 in 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 Hot Choco in the Kitchen. 4. Can cook & bake. Just make sure you label your food (with your Name, Room and Date of Departure) so, nobody can take or throw your food. Kitchen is big. Have complete utensils, pans, plates, cups. Just clean everything after cooking! 5. Have an amazing lounge at ground floor. A lot of people hang-out every day & night. They allowed the guest to bring their own food & drinks! 6. Have strong WiFi access! in all areas. 7. Beds were comfortable. Have own bedside safes, lockers two power sockets and light bulb. Rooms are big so, no need to worry if someone is taking your space. 8. 15-20 min walk to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and St. James Shopping Mall (for Bus Station) and 30-minute drive to Edinburgh Airport via Bus (located near in Edinburgh Waverley Train Station). 9. Laundry is cheap (GBP 3.50). You gave your laundry in the afternoon; in the evening they will return to you. You can also rent a towel for only 20 pence. Iron for clothes is available too at the common areas. 10. Have continental breakfast. Have to pay around GBP 2 (not bad). Comes with bread, cheese, coffee, fruit, juice and cereals. However, you can buy Subway outside which cost only GBP 2.50 for bread and coffee. 11. Check-in (2pm) and Check-out (10:30am) is quickly done. For 5-10 minutes you already have and return the keys. 12. Reasonable price. Around GBP 10-15 on weekdays. GBP 25-35 during weekend. 13. Staff are nice and helpful. 14. A lot of Free activities for guests. Pub Crawl, Beer Pong, etc. The only CON is that you can only stay here Maximum 2 weeks or 14 days and you are NOT allowed to return aga

Reviewed August 24, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
KA from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Probably the best hostel”

Location, Cleanliness and Friendly staff

I stayed there for three nights and it was a decent experience. Even though I was staying in a 10-people dorm but it's not a crowded room. That means you have a lot of space. The room is tidy and neat, so as to the shared toilet and shower room. The staff at reception was friendly and they kept an eye on who's entering the hostel. A card is given upon arrival and you have to show it every time when going inside. The hostel itself is conveniently located and it's just a walking distance to nearly all attractions in Edinburgh.

Reviewed June 17, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Best hostel ever with friendly staff”

Staff are friendly and helpful. They are willing to share with us the attractions nearby. Also, it is an unforgettable experience for staying in a historic building in Edinburgh. Also, it is very cheap and the location is very good that it is near to most attractions. The kitchen is very large that it was not crowded even when there are many people in it. Also, they provide us free coffee, tea and chocolate and necessary cooking equipment. I have met so many nice travellers and we all had a good time here. The common area is nice and cozy that allowed us to chat happily. They also hold different activities to gather travellers making this living experience a memorable one. It is probably one of the best hostels I have ever stayed!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
HONG from France
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Great!!!”

- great location, just about 10 min walk to undergrand station, prince street, Edinburgh castle, etc. - nice staffs - big common place and big kitchen for us to use - big room - locker is available - clean toilets and bathrooms though they're shared - i would stay again if i come to Edinburgh again

Reviewed January 29, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Carmelita from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 8 nights in July 2016

Very good location”

The hostel is nearly right on the Royal Mile. It was a very good location, close to various shops and restaurants. Of course, at one end of the Royal Mile is Edinburgh Castle and at the other end is the Palace of the Holyroodhouse. It is walking distance to the bus stops and the Waverley train station.

Reviewed July 23, 2016

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