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Reviews of High Street Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 86%

Location 100%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Important Information

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy (different conditions apply for August and Hogmanay – see below!). Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30 am of the arrival date – otherwise they’ll be treated as no shows. No shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two nights’ accommodation.

– Guests cancelling outside of 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a refund of the full price minus the deposit.

– We have a 28 days cancellation policy for any bookings in August. Please note that any bookings for AUGUST will be charged in FULL if not cancelled within 28 days prior to check-in date (before 10.30 am)

Please note that there won’t be ANY REFUNDS for the whole of AUGUST when cancelled less than 28 days before check-in.

In AUGUST any deposit paid is non-refundable.


Please note we cannot accept bookings from under 18's, even when they are accompanied by an adult.

If you want to make a booking for more than 6 people or want to stay for longer than 14 days we ask you to please contact us directly beforehand or book though the groups department.

You will need photographic ID to sign in.

While we try our best to allocate groups into the same room and ensure that guests have the same bed for their entire stay, this is not always possible and we may require guests to move rooms if their booking is for 2 or more nights. Also, we may need to split groups between multiple rooms if the hostel is especially busy.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 86%

Location 100%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location, kitchen, plug by bed all good.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Perfectly fine hostel with great value for breakfast. Staff was very helpful and I was usually able to get a good nights sleep even though it is located perfectly just off the Royal Mile!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location is very centralised and are walks away to the various attractions in Edinburgh! Clean rooms and nice lounge area.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating


11 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The large kitchen and dining room.

Disliked: No room to change when taking shower.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating


10 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Sweet place Convenient

Disliked: Smelly

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating


09 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Large kitchen, comfortable beds, close to tourist attractions and the Royal Mile

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Most comfortable beds ever. Really friedly staffs !

Disliked: My pizza room of 4 beds was really tiny.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: I love this hostel. Friendly staff. Fine bathrooms. Nice decoration. Great location.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Fantastic central location, warm enough, bathroom hand towels changed more than once per day, own locker with key and safe, own powerpoints near each bunk bed, value for money breakfast on offer, tours and information available.

Disliked: The bathrooms were quite old and not so practical. The showers felt a bit like you were shut in a small closet. The dorm room was very dim - a reading lamp by each bed would have been fantastic.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Excellent location, spacious room

Customer would recommend this property

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