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Reviews of High Street Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 81%

Location 99%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

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

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
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 81%

Location 99%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

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86% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating


22 Nov 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Its good located

Disliked: Small bathrooms and a lot of people

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating


04 May 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating


15 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Nice hot showers and super comfortable beds. Lively lounge at night, warm and inviting hostel experience. Great nightlife (clubs etc.) around!

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating


22 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The location and dayshift staff were both great!

Disliked: The smell in the rooms. I know it often can't be helped but there was an overpowering smell of off-milk in the dorm.

Customer would recommend this property

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


21 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Great staff. Very safe environment. Perfect location for museums and shopping.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Central location, kitchen was very well stocked.

Disliked: as with all hostels, my stuff was stolen from one of the 18 other people in my room. Not the hostel per se. Bathrooms were very tiny

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating


06 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: location and cleanliness. Shower was great. lounge was very cozy.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location, kitchen, plug by bed all good.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Perfectly fine hostel with great value for breakfast. Staff was very helpful and I was usually able to get a good nights sleep even though it is located perfectly just off the Royal Mile!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location is very centralised and are walks away to the various attractions in Edinburgh! Clean rooms and nice lounge area.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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