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

****** Note that at the moment we will not be able to provide breakfast, but self-catering kitchen facilities are available. Face covering is obligatory in all common areas. Please email with an inquiries.***

Please note:
NO under 18's allowed in the hostel.
We require a 10£ 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 £1.00 and why not take advantage of our laundry service costing £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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    Excellent location, very kind and helpful personnel
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2021
    I stayed here with my sister on a crazy weekend in Edinburgh. We stayed in the all-female dorm which was clean and nicely managed with lockers for everyone and individual charging stations for electronics. The shower room was separate from the toilets (wonderful!). We appreciated the commons area with its artsy, eclectic, cheerful vibe. The staff were gracious and helpful, answered all my questions and gave recommendations for where to find comedy and good music. Thanks, High Street Hostel!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2021
    I enjoyed my day. They were very clean, people were friendly, and the hostel was centrally located.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Nov 2021
    really nice hostel, if i was travelling i would for sure stay there again. awesome people, all really nice, really homey atmosphere
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2021
    Staff were friendly and helpful, it was clean, I stayed for two nights and enjoys my stay.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    12 Nov 2021
    Excellent location on the Royal Mile. Very close to the railway station and all the city centre attractions, too. The naming of the dorms and beds is pretty imaginative. Be aware there is a considerable discount at the Royal Mile Tavern nearby. Had the most wonderful Scotch Egg and Balmoral (Highland) Chicken there.. a posh meal at pub prices. Just wish I knew about the discount beforehand!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Nov 2021
    Great location and reception staff were cool to chat to and very friendly. The only downside I came across was that I was put on the top bunkbed when there was a free bed on the lower bunk on 2 out of the 3 days I was there. There was also a miserable smelly student living in the room that didn't even make eye contact and went to sleep at 4:30pm.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Nov 2021
    I stayed here for two nights and it was OK. Everything is pretty old and come down, especially the facilities and bathrooms. The beds are comfortable but the air quality in the rooms is quite bad unfortunately. The staff was nice overall. The place has potential but needs a bit of investment.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Nov 2021
    I had a pretty good stay. The location was nice and I felt pretty safe. The only thing would be cleanliness. I paid for a towel from them and wound up with a towel with someone else's hair. I never felt like my bed/personal space was super clean either. However, I did enjoy the stay overall, would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a good location in the Old town area.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    11 Nov 2021
    The location is great. Its a basic hostel to sleep and leave and cheap. The check in experience was long, tedious and very unorganised. The pink ticket is very dated if you have the keys to show. Staff not knocking before coming in to clean and leaving the door open while doing so to change bins we found very unprofessional. Please look into Cleaning checks during the evening for facilties as on 2 nights as some toilets and showers couldn't be used due to being unclean.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
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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 Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi