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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 Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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

Please note NO under 18's allowed in the hostel.

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.

NOTE: Do not panic. If you do not have your own device to waste time on you can always use the PC in our reception area.

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 24 hour reception 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 favourite city.

For the frugal travellers, 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.

Sleep well knowing you may continue your lucid mental state come morning time by avoiding the hassle of embarking into the nightmarish cold weather and taking advantage of our £1.90 buffet styled breakfast available until 10:30am.

Important things to note for more scrupulous readers;
-The rumours 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 £0.50 and why not take advantage of our laundry service costing £4.00 and clean a whole bag of socks.

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 endeavour 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

High Street Hostel

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Dec 2018
    Best hostel kitchen I've ever seen (and I've traveled a lot). Very good value for money, really close to the main attractions in the Old Town, and good vibe overall with plenty of common spaces for people to meet fellow travelers. Quite loud at night but I guess it depends on the guests that are staying there at the same time with you.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Dec 2018
    One of the best hostel experiences by far. The hostel is located directly in the city centre, all the main attractions are less than 15 minutes away. Absolutely amazing value for your money. Facilities in the hostel are great, everything is clean, loved the common area and the terrace. Big cheers to everbody working in the hostel! The vibe in the hostel definitely made the whole Edinburgh experience even more special. I'm definitely coming back to this place!
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Dec 2018
    Super close to all the great city spots. Great rooms for studying and hanging out. Wonderful people around, staff and fellow travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2018
    This hostel has high ratings but honestly, I was disappointed. We didn’t have a single good nights sleep bcos of the awful beds which were hard & uncomfortable. Other guests were screeching & thundering down hallways at 3am every night, constant slamming of doors. The toilets were filthy (3 for the whole floor), the 2 showers had a flimsy “lock” which could easily be opened while showering - this is not ok with M/F sharing. The best thing was the location & 24 hour reception made me feel safe.
    England, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Please note NO under 18's allowed in the hostel.

We do not accept booking of six or more people via Hostelworld.
Please note that our bathrooms are unisex (but with private cubicles of course).

Please note different cancellation policy for the month of August and New Year's bookings below.

Outiside of those dates, we have a 48hr cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before 10.30am of the arrival date. No shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two nights' accommodation.

Please note that our check-in time is 2pm but guests are welcome to drop their bags off earlier and use the facilities the Hostel has to offer

– Guests cancelling outside of the cancellation period to arrival will receive a refund of the full price minus the deposit.

- HOGMANAY (NEW YEAR'S EVE): For any bookings over Hogmanay (New Year's
Eve) we will charge you the full amount on the 1st December. Should you
book after the 1st December the whole amount will be charged within 24
hours after booking. Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be
issued.

- AUGUST: For any bookings in August we will charge you the full
amount 14 days before arrival. Should you book less than 14 days before
arrival the whole amount will be charged within 24 hours after booking.
Once this payment has been taken, no refunds will be given.

- If you do not show up on the date you booked for your reservation will
be cancelled unless you've notified us directly about your late arrival.


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