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Reviews of High Street Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.40USD
  • Towel 0.25USD

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 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

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89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The feeling!

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Very nice hostel. Excellent location. Nice staff. Felt really comfortable!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Very central location, helpful staff. The lounge area is also excellent with a pool and a TV and adjoins a large, beautiful kitchen.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Location, great fit for purpose all design

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Close to the Royal Mile

Disliked: Bathrooms were kinda gross. Smells like mold.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Was in a good location easy to find and stuff where helpful

Disliked: The shower are tiny

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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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
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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
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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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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

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