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High Street Hostel Reviews

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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87%

Rating
3215 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

Excellent hostel - very friendly staff - would definitely stay here again next time I am in Edinburgh

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

We booked a twin room but were given a room with a small double and a bunk attached above - very uncomfortable in a tiny room. The showers were also very small and in a shared male/female area so not the best. I had the feeling we were something of an oddity being over 60. Excellent location though - right in the heart of things. Also good breakfast for a reasonable price.


54%

Pros: Good location off of Main Street in old town. Large kitchen and eating area. Cons: Thin foam pad, Not real mattresses. No wifi in rooms. Only wifi in one small front reception room with seating for ~8 people. Staff relatively unhelpful. Many longer term residents. Facilies need a deep cleaning and refurbishment. Would not stay again.


89%

cleanliness was top notch!! i would stay again simply because of that. staff were very nice, although not particularly "friendly" (relatively speaking). separate shower room/toilet facility a bit inconvenient but i suppose it helps with overcrowding. i did feel as though i had enough space...thank you!


91%

The staff here were fantastic! Very knowledgeable of tourist attractions and the best things to do.


86%

Very happy with the hostel, it is obviously managed well! The hand towels and tea towels were changed over at night which was very impressive! My only complaint was that there wasn't a mirror in the room... However half way through our stay one appeared on the door!


77%

Internet was not the greatest; it only worked in the main area. The staff was super friendly and awesome with insights into the city! There was a neat pub across the way that gave a discount to hostel members and overall it was a good experience. The only thing was that the site advertised luggage holding but it was in the main area not really stowed away so it was at your own risk.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Good breakfast(great price value)

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

A pleasant stay in a great hostel.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Great Location, wifi only on ground floor, no plugs, good lockers


100%

Fantastic location, staff very professional and would stop again or recommend.


100%

very clean convenient and comfortable but no wifi in room

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Very close to all the main tourist sites in Edinburgh. Staff is friendly and helpful.


83%

This was my second time staying at this hostel and I love it! Good location, the staff are so friendly and helpful and all the facilities are clean and easy to use. I stayed in the 8 bed female dorm which was large and spacious and the beds are comfortable. I definitely recommend this hostel!


100%

Wish I could have stayed longer. Lots of thoughtful touches - such as free individual lockers - make all the difference. The atmosphere was very homely and the location is perfect if you want to stay in Old Town. Staff were chatty and friendly and prices are low. If I had to make a criticism then the beds are quite uncomfy, but when you're paying around ten pound a night, what can you expect. I don't think there was wifi, but there's loads of internet cafes around Edinburgh if you're desperate!


74%

Excellent Location, friendly staff and ccol atmosphere. Wifi sometimes not available and one of our rooms smells a little bit like a stable.


94%

This hostel has a great location only about one hundred feet from high street, giving easy access to most of the sites including the palace and castle.


100%

Had a lovely one night stay here. Edinburgh is wonderful and High Street Hostel is lovely, and a wonderful central location. I would stay here again next time I'm in Edinburgh.

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

High street hostel is in the perfect location. So close to the bus station and a short walk to city center. The common areas are amazing! Heaps of comfy couches and tables & chairs to fit everyone, even when we were 6 hours early for check in they let us hang out. Breakfast is so cheap between 80p - £1.90, and huge kitchen area to cook your own meals which was so good especially for travellers on a budget. Definitely reccomend and would stay here again next time im in Edinburgh!


80%

The bathrooms and showers are not female/male separated . Either way, I think it is a good thing to know before you make a reservation. You cannot get a better location, and the walking tour the hostel recommended was wonderful (mostly due to our fantastic guide, Dave). The hostel only really has wifi in reception, which gives the lounge a unique atmosphere - it is always packed with really antisocial people.


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