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Reviews of High Street Hostel

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

88.2% Overall Rating

1375 out of 1477 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/07/2014)

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

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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 3.22
  • 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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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88.2%

Overall Rating

1375 out of 1477 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'High Street Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
92.8%
Value
88.0%
Safety
87.2%
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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%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location! Lovely, helpful staff. Spacious, clean room with comfortable beds. Offer a free pub crawl on thursday nights -great fun!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location short walk from all the major tourist attractions Good facilities especially kitchen Staff were super friendly and helpful

Disliked: No PCs available for backpackers use

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michelle Broczek

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2014 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good vibe in the hostel....would stay again.

Disliked: Michelle left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent ! The instruction is so clear that it is easy to find the hostel. The room is tidy and even though it's a shared bathroom the facilities are still clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Caroline Emde

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2014 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: People at the front desk were very friendly and the atmosphere everywhere in the hostel was great

Disliked: Wifi doesn't go that far and outlets for charging not that accessible

100.0%
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gayle tighe

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 April 2014 gayle would recommend this property

Liked: brilliant hostel. very friendly helpful staff. central location. free tea coffee etc, cheap breakfasts, food evenings providing cheap meals. all in all a great experience.

Disliked: nothing

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

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.