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Hostel | 8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1NE

90.2% Overall Rating

1386 out of 1488 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2014)

"Nice atmosphere in the lounge, friendly staff and customers, nicely laid out in the dorms and good value for money."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.15
  • Towel USD 0.33

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE - For bookings of more than 6 people - we will not confirm this booking unless it is made through the Online Groups Department. Just a few reminders; You will need photographic ID to sign. For a booking of 6 people or more please contact the hostel directly. No stag or hen parties please Minimum age to stay here is 18 years Please note that our bathrooms are unisex [but with private cubicles of course]. Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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90.2%

Overall Rating

1386 out of 1488 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'High Street Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
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99.2%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
92.0%
Value
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Safety
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88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere in the lounge, friendly staff and customers, nicely laid out in the dorms and good value for money.

Disliked: Few charging facilities, not a problem in my dorm on this stay, but in previous stays it caused an inconvenience.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joseph Johnson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel, good rooms and showers. Really good kitchen, they offer breakfast buffet for not too much money. Location is great, really close to the royal Mile. Good laundry service, wifi wwas available in the common area only.

Disliked: Joseph left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Sarah Short

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 August 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Super helpful, friendly staff. Free hot choc Clean rooms and facilities

Disliked: Smelt of urine a bit in the hall ways Couldn't sleep as my room was right about the common area which was playing loud music, but hey it's a hostel.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

19 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, just off the Royal Mile. Staff were wonderfully friendly and welcoming.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

15 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, easily accessible and very clean!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

John Chapman

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, well run hostel

Disliked: Kitchen needs more food boxes and new fridges also the kitchen cleaning time is rather inconvenient if you fancy a bit of a lie in.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Service, quietness, cleanliness

Disliked: N/A

100.0%
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Ellie Lewis

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 August 2014 Ellie would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was excellent!

Disliked: Ellie left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

HUAN-KA CHIUNG

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 HUAN-KA would recommend this property

Liked: Really great place!!!!

Disliked: HUAN-KA left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty basic but very good value for money.

Disliked: some of the furniture was a bit knackered.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic stay at this conveniently located hostel. Staff was generally friendly and helpful and the kitchen has a good range of equipment and facilities.

Disliked: Sometimes it can get a bit noisy at night.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Kimberly Grant

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014 Kimberly would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Bathroom facilities, two toilets and two showers for 16 people wasn't enough.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The prices, location and toilets.

Disliked: The many stairs

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Dennis Tobi

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2014 Dennis would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was fine.

Disliked: Nope.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jackie Manders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 Jackie would recommend this property

Liked: Location, great helpful and friendly staff, really good level of cleanliness

Disliked: The wifi didn't work in the rooms or the kitchen, but it was fine in the lounge area. Not really a big deal

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent! And the staff are really friendly.

Disliked: They are only minor things, the showers don't really have room to get changed in, pots and pans in the kitchen could do with replacing, the plugs in the rooms don't always work, but the location makes up for these little things. I would definitely stay here again.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

David speed

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: Beds were comfy and great location. Staff were great too.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really great

Disliked: -

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Andrew Cassells

Alone

Family Holiday

02 July 2014 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great, really friendly folk. The location is so handy to everything I needed.

Disliked: Man its tight. There is not a spare breath, I was sure glad that I was not there peak season. Why was the kitchen locked and closed at 7am? Best of luck finding a pot or bowl or spare inch in a fridge.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

PATRICIA TAKEHANA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

30 June 2014 PATRICIA would recommend this property

Liked: Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Good price for breakfast. Funny names for rooms and beds. Staffs are great! Friendly and helpful always.

Disliked: Wifi doesnt work in the rooms, just in commom area.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

PENG HAO TZU

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2014 PENG would recommend this property

Liked: location, the building itself, helpful staffs

Disliked: very small room, too dark in the room at night, bad smell in the room (too humid)

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Alexander Behringer

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 June 2014 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Free coffee, free tea, free Wifi, good location, cheap breakfast

Disliked: Alexander left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, historic building, friendly staff

Disliked: They require you to leave either ten ponds or an ID to get the key to your room; seven floors: no elevator.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sophie Ly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were awesome.

Disliked: WiFi is only in the reception/lounge area, not even in the dining chill-out area. No power points in the rooms. Had to charge electronics in the common areas

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Molly Blake

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Molly would recommend this property

Liked: Location is probably the best part about this place. Close to everything you need. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Make sure you're there on a Thursday night for the pub crawl, and don't make any plans for the following Friday.

Disliked: Good Wifi was only available in the small and crowded lobby. Would be benifical to have wifi access in rooms or at least in the common room downstairs. Wasn't enough space in our dorm (not sure about others - ours was a four bed) for luggage storage. Felt like out things were in the way of other all the time.