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High Street Hostel

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9.0
Superb
7081 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

We’re proud to say that High Street Hostel has been with Hostelworld for more than a decade, and it’s little wonder why — as one guest said, they have a ‘top location right off the Royal Mile, very friendly and helpful staff, great steady beds, hot showers at every time of the day, free Wi-Fi...what more can you wish for?!’ We like that they also have a high standard of security, with free lockers and safes and staff on-hand 24 hours a day. Many of our users say they’d stay here again.

Property Description

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.
We do not host stag or hen parties.

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

High Street Hostel

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
7081 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    8.2
  • Value for Money
    9
  • Facilities
    8.5

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Nov 21, 2022
busy place no mod cons but staff were friendly and it seemed generally well run
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 18, 2022
Great please for stay with friends as well as alone. Stuff is really kind and willing to help. Hostel is well equipped. They’re place to work and spend time with friends (you can find there a well equipped kitchen, lobby with tv, Billard, board game). Rooms and bathrooms are tidy and there is everything that is necessary and Wi-Fi works great. Hostel is situated in the heart of old town, so it’s close to all the main attractions, grocery store, main railway station and bust to get to the airport
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t_ALL FEMALE GROUP, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Nov 18, 2022
Good value great location, toilets and shower a bit cramped but water nice and hot
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi