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Reviews of High Street Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 91%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Linen

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
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.95USD
  • Towel 0.31USD

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 91%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 91%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

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86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: y

Disliked: y

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location of the hostel directly in the city centre and the short distance to the train station.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The hall.

Disliked: The showers are old and the water came brown for more than a couple of minutes. The laundry service was absolutely horrible.

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The location is great and friendly staff.

Disliked: The mattresses are a bit thin which make the bed quite hard.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Great hostel, great location! Really good facilities, best kitchen and dining/lounge area I've stayed in. You can get a good breakfast for 1.90 -tea, coffee, fruit juices, cereals, toast and loads of different spreads which was very nice. Stayed in a 10 bed room -enough space for everyone and all had personal locker and power socket next to bed. Loads of information leaflets in reception to help with your trip. Would definitely stay again

Disliked: Central heating was on very high so could get hot at times -though would rather be hot than cold

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly people, clean hostel, very helpfull

Disliked: Bothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Family Holiday

Liked: Everything. It is really clean... Staff all friendly super well treated.I never stayed in a hostel before, and honestly my first experience was really worthy.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: central location

Disliked: quite noisy at times but to be expected for the location.We booked 2 beds together but we put in separate dorms which was very disappointing.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: All good

Disliked: no dislikes

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
17 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Everything having stayed there before.

Disliked: NOTHING

Customer would recommend this property

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