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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  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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

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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 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    This place is great! So central to everything and the staff were amazing. Will definitely stay here again😊
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Excellent value for money. The location is phenomenally good - just a short walk from Waverley Station and slap bang in the middle of the Old Town. Yet despite being just off the bustling Royal Mile (during the Fringe!) it's peaceful and laid back. Comfortable bed, good showering and toilet facilities, plenty of space to chill out in and very pleasant team working there. Will definitely stay there again next time I need to spend a night or more in Edinburgh.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2019
    This place is ace .... Definitely recommend it.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    wow!!!!!! We loved it here. So clean. Huge bathrooms. Large 10 bed dorm. Perfect for the Fringe festival. We were 1 minute from tons of cool bars and funny comedians. 5 minutes from waverly train station. Right in old town. Nothing could have been better. Thanks for such a great stay :)
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Best hostel I've stayed in!! Amazing location (right smack in the middle of it all), great staff, friendly atmosphere, clean, great kitchen and lounge, nice lockers, outlets and lights at every bed, good and cheap breakfast. Only 2 negative points, some noise from the street due to location, and even though there are female only dorms, the bathrooms and showers are mixed. But still didn't feel uncomfortable. Would 100% recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Aug 2019
    My stay at the Hostel was fantastic! The people working their were friendly and I made some new friends for life!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Aug 2019
    I was in a ten bedroom dorm. It was very spacious and extremely clean. The 1.90£ were amazing and the cooking facilities were clean and large enough to have a lot of people cooking at the same time. Absolutely amazing location. Will be staying with high street again on my next trip
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel and staff. Great location.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    Very nice and relative cheap location in the heart of the city center. Tidy rooms and good accommodation.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2019
    Good place with a great Central location.
    Canada, 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