Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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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Property Description

******All bookings will currently have exclusive occupancy of the room due to COVID-19. This might change without further notice in accordance with the situation and the Scottish government guidelines. Please book the correct amount of beds for people in your group. You will receive an email prior to your stay with our new COVID measures in place. Note that at the moment we will not be able to provide kitchen facilities or breakfast. Face covering is obligatory in all common areas. Please email with an inquiries.***

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

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Experience the real Edinburgh when you stay at High Street Hostel in the heart of the Old Town. You can tell your friends you stayed in the historic building where an earl involved in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ husband once lived. These days, you’ll be well looked after in our cosy dorm rooms – we're proud of our super-friendly vibe. Come and hang out with fellow travellers in the lounge, play a few games of pool or chill to our favourite beats in the wood-panelled reception area.


Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 10-minute walk from us. Coming from the airport? take the Airlink bus number 100 and get off at Waverley Bridge, beside the station. We’re tucked down a quiet street, but restaurants, pubs and live-music venues are all right on our doorstep. Explore the city with our weekly pub crawls and free maps. The sights in the Old Town are just 5 minutes' walk away. Walk the Royal Mile – it's just around the corner – to get a good shot of Edinburgh Castle for your Instagram followers.

Rooms and Dorms

After a long day adventuring, snuggle up in our homely mixed or female-only dorm rooms, which have shared bathrooms. We’ll make sure you're all set with free bed linen and towels for hire, and there are security lockers and safety deposit boxes keep your stuff well looked after. We’ve got USB power points by every bed (so your devices need never go uncharged) and handy reading lights.

Extras and activities

Our building might be 470 years old but don’t worry, free Wi-Fi is on hand throughout! On a tight budget? Tuck into our cheap buffet breakfast, enjoy free hot drinks and whip up meals in our shared kitchen. If you're looking for inspiration, our travel desk will point out the best spots to explore, and when you’re feeling energetic, you can hire a bike to cover more ground. You won’t need to hurry back, as reception is open 24/7.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2020
    This hostel's Covid measures were excellent, the staff were nice, the bed was surprisingly comfy and warm. good hot shower and clean toilet facilities. everything I hoped for really, good work!
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 May 2020
    The best hostel that I have visited.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Great place! Super worth the money - it's in a fantastic, central location and the staff were extremely kind and helpful. This was my first hostel experience and I loved it - would absolutely recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Mar 2020
    Excellent people to hang out with. Amazing volunteers at the hostel. I didn’t know what to expect at a hostel but it left me with an amazing experience. Definitely recommended for the atmosphere. Very accessible too.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Mar 2020
    Really recommend. Perfect location for exploring the city. Staff are really friendly, service is really well organised and the place is spotless. I would definitely return!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Mar 2020
    Positive vibes from the first impresion made by hostel staff! Everything was great and super chillout atmosphere. Although you can leave your luggage before check-in in the entrance hall of hostel, there is no separate luggage room. Hostel offers super cheap breakfast mainly with sweet choice of food. The whole hostel is unisex, so sharing bathrooms and toilets, clean and friendly. We had a great stay and really recomend this hostel with the best location.
    Slovakia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Mar 2020
    Noise in female dorm because of music or any club downstairs are really disturbing
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    06 Mar 2020
    Staff was extremely nice! The showers could have been cleaned more often. Overall, a pleasant stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    25 Sep 2020
    Definitely some of the most depressing value for money we've had! Super small room with a tiny double bed (thick carpet on the floor, eick) for more than 50gbp per night... understandably, there are no facilities due to covid (the common room is closed for staff only, no kitchen etc). The price should reflect that. It was nice that they allocate bathrooms to specific rooms, but the staff acted as if we were intruding on a private event, which was not great. Would not recommend it.
    Poland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Mediocre, place is in a good area. Beds aren’t bad but a rash developed either I was allergic to the detergent or there was mold. The communal area seems to be dominated by young unfriendly 18-20 year olds (mostly staff) does not feel like the they are managed at all. No, group activities or social events.
    USA, Male, 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
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table