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High Street Hostel Reviews

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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86%

Rating
3362 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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97%

Everyone was friendly, helpful, and dull of suggestions! The hostel also had free hot chocolate, which was nice on cold days. The kitchen was quite large

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the hostel. People were nice, the kitchen was great, it was clean, staff friendly and helpfull! Tumbs up, I will come again! Thanks

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

High street Hostel has a really nice vibe going on and the facilities are a great mix of old and modern, you can really see the hand of an artist or two, which is always nice for the eyes; however, the beds were a bit uncomfortable.


91%

Nice place near the high street, railstation and so one. These named rooms are very good idea. (Main was Lord of the Rings). Beautiful and historicalbuilding. Very Pleased.


100%

Fantastic hostel! Inexpensive, great location on the royal mile, cheap breakfast, free coffee and hot chocolate, good wifi connection, clean bathrooms, showers and dorms, and helpful staff members. I highly recommend this hostel and would stay here again in the future.


66%

friendly staff alright atmosphere and decent location however bathrooms/showers weren't very clean overall alright for my purpose but probably wouldn't have stayed for longer


71%

The internet is the big problem, if you want to use you have to stay in the living room and "fight" for one seat.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Location is perfect, lots of people so good for social, bad for internet because it's only in the lobby, I also did not like the shower area.


100%

Super nice staff. Very helpful. Perfect location. Clean and cosy beds.


94%

Excellent hostel here. love the location, the place was pretty clean, and I could lock up my things without worry. the staff were friendly too! not much else I need in a hostel!


94%

Very nice hostel,superb location. People very friendly and good security! Comfortable,clean linnensack already on the bed! There are mixed,small bathrooms,but for the rest a perfect hostel!


97%

Great hostel! Only minus would be that one of the staff members had little idea why she was there. Otherewise ever everything the best!


74%

should have some hook or chairs or table in the room, no where to hang the towels, clothes... ... should have places to for guest to hang in clothes.


74%

room really small (double bed private). the building has an old building smell that isn't very nice. common room a bit crowded usually. location is awesome, hard to beat.


97%

Stayed at two hostels in Edinburgh and this was my favorite location, just steps away from the Royal Mile in a gorgeous old building. Has lots of character, and is comfortable, safe and quiet. I stayed in an all-female dorm and everyone was quiet and respectful of each other. Staff friendly, professional, & helpful. Nice breakfast of toast, fruit, juice, coffee & tea for under 2 pounds. Only downside was somewhat awkward shared showers that seemed less private than other hostels I stayed at.


91%

This hostel is located just in the centre of Edinburgh, with short walking distance to both stations. Regarding security, there is a receptionist 24/7, your room is locked and there are lockers inside. Rooms are big enough unless all of you have big suitcases. Nice breakfast for 1,90 GBP. Wi-Fi only in the main hall. What's most amazing is a shower. Both funny surprise and quite spacious and pleasant.


100%

Wonderful atmosphere and respect among all the guests. Clean bathrooms, easily accessible kitchen, and plenty of common space. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I was sad to leave!

  • 12th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The hostel was very convenient to the railway station. The kitchen was very good. The bathrooms and showers on the floor were very small.


86%

a great hostel, i never was in a hostel before, and the experience was really good! the hostel is in the middle of the old town which is perfect coz you're at 10 minutes by walk to all the main attractions. u dont have to spend money for transports. people at the hostel were really nice, they help u everytime u need or u ask them anything. i truly recommend this place. greetings from belgium! :)

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything was amazing about this hostel. Staff, kitchen ,common areas, room especially location.One of the best hostel I"ve ever been to.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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