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Reviews of High Street Hostel

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

89.6% Overall Rating

1343 out of 1445 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/03/2014)

"This is seriously one of the best (if not THE best) hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great... full kitchen that I barely used but was nice. Very good security…"

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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 3.19
  • Towel USD 0.34

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.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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89.6%

Overall Rating

1343 out of 1445 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'High Street Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
92.0%
Value
89.6%
Safety
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is seriously one of the best (if not THE best) hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great... full kitchen that I barely used but was nice. Very good security system, and it's really nice that they allow guests to come and hang out with you in the lounge (though they obviously aren't allowed in the rooms with you).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked friendly and helpful staff, great facilities and the location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Katarzyna Planeta

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2014 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big rooms, daily cleaned by the people who lives there for years! (great teams), big lockers in the room, comfortable and cosy common area, great meal deal for breakfast and supertasty evening cuisine provided by a professional cook. I met amazing people who stayed in the hostel for a year or so. Some of them works as a maintenance or receptionists and that`s a great idea ever because I feel like living with friends from the first moment.

Disliked: You can be unhappy when you will get a room upstairs unless you do not mind climbing.

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Jacob Laird

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2014 Jacob would recommend this property

Liked: Centrally located to just about anything you'd want to see in Edinburgh and a really great staff!

Disliked: Jacob left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, most Edinburgh attractions are easily accessible by foot.

Disliked: Having to wash my own dishes and cups

100.0%
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Grace Ryan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2013 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: The location was absolutely prime.

Disliked: --

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities close to the royal mile.Perfect for a weekend in Edinburgh. Hostel clean, and staff all helpful.

Disliked: Only problem was the number of young backpackers hogging the lounge area on computers at all hours.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: heater wasn't working the first night, so we had to switch rooms

91.4%
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Simon Marsh

Alone

City break

04 November 2013 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff were helpful and friendly.

Disliked: unisex shower rooms but they were secure so no major issue

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect. It's in the heart of the old town, you can easily access to tourist attractions. The facilities're fine except the bunker bed has no rail so that' a littlt dager to a topper.

Disliked: No outlet to plug in. You can charge only in reception area.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right off of the Royal Mile. They offer free tea and hot chocolate and the atmosphere is great! The beds are clean and they are very organized. They offer you a free locker to keep your stuff in your room as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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VIKTORIIA KOROL

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2013 VIKTORIIA would recommend this property

Liked: Location and style

Disliked: Too noisy

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are friendly, the place is clean, and they have very good facilities. Besides, thry are really close to all the turistic points. Love it!

Disliked: Nothing.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2013

Liked: Located in the city center Big kitchen / dining area

Disliked: All staff are spanish and it's like Spanish hostel, meeting hostel of all spanish people in edinburgh ? Hostel for young early 20s latin apparently, was not our case, didn't enjoy it Party hostel Kitchen is so old, dangerous gas burner !! Ditchen ustensils dirty or overburned Movie night was impressively bad Noisy rooms, windows don't close properly

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near to the city centre historic atmosphere

Disliked: no charging options in the rooms bad smelling in the rooms

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, good facilities, clean and safe, near the old city!!!

Disliked: none (if you know that you will share a room, you have to be prepare to share a room, that is)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location.

Disliked: My things got moved around. I'm not sure if it was the hostel cleaning staff's mistakes or another guest. I was just weirded out because all the stuff that were on my bed were moved to the bed above mine and other stuff got shifted.

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap laundry! The staff are very helpful and get to know you

Disliked: Having power points in the rooms and that the off duty staff take up the majority of the common room. As a guest I felt out of place. Having said that while they are on duty they are wonderfully helpful.

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

Ewelina Knap

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2013 Ewelina would recommend this property

Liked: Location can't be better! Also there is nothing to complain about concerning the atmosphere and the staff. Huge advantage is the lounge room, where you can talk loudly etc, and due to that - the silence zone in the sleeping area.

Disliked: A stale air in the dorm. And it might be a little more space in showers.

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

Ryan Harle

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2013 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Good kitchen

Disliked: Smells bad, but yougetused toit

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything! literally everything one could want from a backpacker's hostel. absolutely perfect

Disliked: nothing at all

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

Jonathan Casey

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 August 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Nice large communal areas

Disliked: No power sockets anywhere, cramped rooms, 2 showers between 6 rooms

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, just off the Royal Mile smack in the middle of Edinburgh. Big kitchen and lounge to hang out in and the staff was very helpful.

Disliked: We had 3 showers on our floor and the door on one wouldn't look. I think that's not enough for 5 dorms...

91.4%
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Louise MacLennan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2013 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff were both perfect and welcoming! :)

Disliked: Nothing