Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

****** Self-catering Kitchen is open from 07.00 am to 11.00 pm. Breakfast for only £3.00 everyday from 07.30 am - 10.30 am. Face covering is obligatory in all common areas. Our Hostel is NOT suitable for the mandatory self-isolation for international travelers. Please email with an inquiries.***

Please note:
NO under 18's allowed in the hostel.
We require a 10 GBP key deposit in cash.
You need a governmental ID to check in.

Welcome to the heart of Edinburgh.

Relax, as a result of recent refurbishments we can assure guests of FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI and personal POWER POINTS WITH USB and BEDLIGHTS next to EVERY bed.

Thrive in the backpackers atmosphere and meet people from across the globe.

24/7 Hot showers, FREE tea, coffee, hot chocolate and unrivaled ambiance are just a few factors combining to make your stay here at High Street Hostel a unique experience.

High Street Hostel operates inside a historical 470 year old building formally known as Morton House. The resident, Earl of Morton, was beheaded in 1581, a consequence of his involvement in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband.

These days, we operate with less beheadings and more beddings.. hah..

However don't be mislead. Though the hostel may be 470 years old we possess state-of-the-art facilities that will make you immediately question the present century.

Welcome to the future, it comes with wifi.

In conjunction with our next-generation building-wide wifi we have included personal power points next to each bed. With this combination you can maximise your time spent in bed watching films on your device instead of exploring this seemingly pre-historic city.

In regards to location, High Street Hostel is one of the most ideally situated hostels enabling travellers to step out of the door right into the heart of the city.

As time goes by it seems we are becoming flanked by restaurants, pubs, and live music venues from all directions, explore the likes of which during our weekly pub crawls, trivia nights and other various events.

For the night owls, we boast a reception through out the night and lounge area to hang out before you embark on or after you wake from the sleep befit for a King of Scotland.

High Street Hostel boasts the most relaxing and reverie packed atmosphere in all of Blackfriars Street, winning the Blackfriars Street hostel of the decade award 3 weeks in a row!

Enjoy a daydream in the lounge with the landscape mural or question your sanity in the reception with whatever dubious music choice the receptionist at the time entertains.

Whatever your fancy, the team at HSH is here to ensure a fulfilling experience of UK's favorite city.

For the frugal travelers, rest easy knowing our prices are the most competitive in the city.
Not only this, but discounts are offered throughout the city to our guests for pubs to cafes to entertainment venues.

If you don't like to eat out, we maintain a fully equipped kitchen that would cause Jamie Oliver himself to quiver in fear at the thought of the storm he could cook up in it. We have tables and chairs acquired from what was the local church so you may be inspired while impressing your friends or any new friends you might make during your stay with that one elaborately delicious and spiritually enlightening meal you know how to make.

Important things to note for more scrupulous readers;
-The rumors are true, we do have a pool table.
-Showers and bathrooms are located on each floor and shared between the lads and ladies.
-We do not accept guests under the youthful age of 18 due to our fears of irreversible corruption as a result of interactions with our staff team. Also for legal reasons.
-We do not host stag or hen parties.

We ask you to contact us directly before booking if;
-You wish to stay for a prolonged period of time or any more than 14 days.
-Your party/group/fellowship/bouquet of flowery friends is larger than 6 members.

If you plan to have a busy day and don't want to spend hours drying naturally, we offer towel rentals for only ÃfÆ'ââ'¬Å¡Ãfââ'¬sÃ'£1.00 and why not take advantage of our laundry service costing ÃfÆ'ââ'¬Å¡Ãfââ'¬sÃ'£4.00 and clean a whole bag of socks (except on weekends).

For our high rolling guests, enter the world of luxury as you step into the mahogany filled reception area where you can listen to or endeavor to play the smooth sounds of the piano while smoking your pipe on the antiquated rich leather couches we acquired from private sales across the globe.

Disclaimer; we do not allow smoking inside the hostel under any circumstances.

We do however invite you to pursue future diseases and lung problems by taking advantage of our smoking area conveniently placed outside, and accessible from, the lounge.

We also have a fish tank

Come have fun

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    Fantastic little hostel, free coffee/tea and bag drop, great location. They let me hang out and wait for my train after I checked out. Friendly staff, comfy beds, very clean and safe.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    I heart high Street hostel!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 May 2022
    Great location and really lovely staff. Room was a standard hostel room, but it STANK like feet. Even after being cleaned and leaving the windows open all day. Not sure if all the rooms are like this but it was overpowering. Lounge downstairs was nice and the kitchen looked like it was a good one.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 May 2022
    It was a nice one night stay in the centre of Edinburgh. The staff was very nice and the hostel was a good choice.
    Slovenia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 May 2022
    Great showers! Easy to locate and great for exploring the city. Had everything I needed. Would definitely stay here again
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 May 2022
    A really nice hostel. The only bad thing i would say is that the showers were sometimes not very clean, but they weren’t that bad, definitely good enough for the price. 24 hour reception was really nice, and it was overall a great experience
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 May 2022
    Loved staying here, location was amazing- very central, comfy bed, hot showers and loved the big communal kitchen
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 May 2022
    Overall it was a good place but think the reviews are too high for what it was, definitely depends what you prioritise in a hostel as the common area and location were great but the window in the room blocked no street noise and the dorm door was very loud when it opened and closed, and most the dorm woke up every time sometime left/arrived. There were also only two showers for the whole floor of dorms? Still had a good time just limited sleep haha
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 May 2022
    The staff was perfect, really sweet people. The vibe downstairs and upstairs was great. The toilets and showers are really small and the water is not hot enough for a short shower but fonctionnal. Beds are comfy but its difficult to get off the upper bed be careful! The only complains I would have was the weird smell in the hostel that was strong... Made me think of NY 😅 maybe by putting a couple of air refresher in the corridor it would help ?
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 May 2022
    You could hear incredibly loud noise from above all-through the nights. (Loud banging noises.) The receptionist was very nice but so chatty you could stand there waiting to check in for 10 minutes with no acknowledgement which isn’t ideal after 12-18 hours of travel. Otherwise, the location was great and beds and rooms were pretty comfortable!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi