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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Haystack Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Haystack Hostel is perfectly located right in the centre of the city, between Edinburgh Old Town and New Town, and within a five minute walk to both the train and bus stations. Our staff are the friendliest in town, and we pride ourselves on having excellent knowledge of the local bars, restaurants, clubs, historical sites, and attractions. We also have extensive knowledge of the area surrounding Edinburgh, and the rest of Scotland. So whether you’re just looking to explore our amazing city or you fancy going further afield for a trip to visit Scotland’s lochs, islands, and highlands, just ask for recommendations!

We offer a full self catered kitchen, and a common room with board games, books, music, and a chilled out atmosphere. Our clean and comfortable beds all come with their own lights and charging points for both USB and UK plugs, and individual lockers to place your valuables. Our dorms range from 3-12 beds, with both mixed and single sex.

We provide free breakfast from 6am-10am, and can provide free towels to guests.

Our reception is 24hr, so we are always available to help you out in whatever you need.

THINGS TO NOTE

Free WiFi throughout the hostel.

Check in is from 15:00. If you arrive earlier you are welcome to store your bags at reception.

Check out is at 10pm.

The Hostel is smoke free; this includes use of e-cigarettes

Please remember to bring a valid ID. This includes passports, ID cards, driving licences, and residence permits. We cannot check you in without an ID.

£10 deposit is payable for the keys on arrival. This will be returned when you check out.

Payment on arrival can be by cash (GBP), credit, or debit card.

48hr cancellation policy.

Please contact us directly for group bookings of 7 people or over. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Aug 2019
    First hostel experience. I booked on the day of my stay for one night. The location is right across from the Balmoral Hotel but tucked away from the busy street. Walking distance to so many things to do and see. Showers and kitchen look super clean and updated. I stayed in a 9 bed all female dorm on the top bunk. Bar just downstairs and live music played until midnight on a Sunday. So loud as if band was in the hostel. At least the music was good. Still really enjoyed my stay would stay again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Oct 2019
    Great staff, cute atmosphere, fantastic location to walk anywhere in Edinburgh, only note would be the showers were slightly temperamental.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    A good place to stay, very central and at the same time quiet. Great staff, clean facilities. The only thing is that the beds are three storey, a little bit claustrophobic. I was in a room with 8 other women, was ok, but can't sleep much because of the flight schedules - one is coming, others going, talking. But I liked the place, I ve been to other hostel in the town before and prefer this one. And they give you free towels.
    Bulgaria, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    Despite there were 4 bunkers in the room where each had 3 beds, the facilities were fine. The only issue was having 1 switch for the whole room which is a burden when you have came back from a great night because I had to switch it on. I met good people and the staff was helpful too. The breakfast was fine which consisted of bread, cereals, oats and milk and jam spreads however there wasn’t any protein provided, no ham or cheese at all. Overall, the location is good!
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    23 Sep 2019
    Literally in the best part of Edinburgh. Showers were a bit awkward, but other than that I had a good stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Oct 2019
    The fact that the hostel offers free towels and a locker is enough for me to recommend it. I've been to a couple hostels at this point, and this was the first place that's ever done that. Staff was really nice. I forgot everyone's names, but there was a new girl that was able to help me with some info on the city, a Italian girl that helped me with figuring out the tram times, and a Scottish (?) girl that was very friendly and provided nice conversation and advice on haggis :p Nice place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Aug 2019
    The hostel was very clean, in a good location and the free breakfast is a plus. Good value for money. The only downside is the location that is near the main street so it is not easy to go to sleep from all the noise however there are free earplugs. I would recommend it to people who can sleep even with the noise otherwise it might be difficult for you to have some sleep at night.
    Iraq, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    12 Sep 2019
    the bed sheets were awful! but overall it was good hostel!
    Sudan, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    23 Oct 2019
    Very nice and helpful staff but the rooms could be cleaned a little bit more thoroughly. Great place if you want to stay in the city centre.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    11 Nov 2019
    The staff was very friendly and super helpful, but the rooms were cramped and looked like they were unfinished. The beds had no curtains and there were too many beds for such a small room. There was only one window that was hidden by a half wall and allowed for little airflow and natural light.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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