Average Rating Great
Atmosphere 8.6
Staff 8.9
Location 9.1
Cleanliness 8.7
Facilities 8.5
Safety 8.8
Value 8.8

Edinburgh - High Street Hostel

8-18 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EH1 1NE

Hostel overview

Welcome to the heart of Edinburgh.
Relax, as a result of recent refurbishments we can offer guests FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI and personal POWER POINTS WITH USB and BED LIGHTS next to EVERY bed.
Thrive in the backpackers atmosphere and meet people from all 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 is an historical 470 yr old building.


We are located right in the centre of the Old Town of Edinburgh, in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. All the main attractions of this beautiful city are a mere stone throw away.
Stroll to the majestic Edinburgh Castle up the road, or take a quick hike to see the stunning views from Arthur's Seat.
Only 5 mins stroll from Edinburgh Railway Station.
Edinburgh Castle is a 10-min walk.
Supermarket, bars, cafe's all around.

  • Free City maps
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Linen
  • Free Luggage / storage room
  • Free Bicycle room
  • Free Safe deposit box at reception
  • Free Power adaptors
Great For
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for city breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for activity breaks

Info & Price

Arrival date: 15 April 2019
Number of nights: 1
Departure date: 16 April 2019

Use of a self-catering kitchen, along with a quiet internet lounge. There is also a more vibrant party lounge.
Our lounges are filled with lots of cool stuff, like knights armours. So sit back and soak in the atmosphere, reflect on your adventures, enjoy a book, challenge friends to a game of chess, give our piano a go or dance salsa…
We have weekly events, such as burger night, movie night, pub crawls and pool tournament. Oh and by the way, we also have free WiFi.

  • Minimum age
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Power sockets
  • Hair dryer: On request
  • Free Housekeeping
  • Free Blanket
  • Minimum age
  • Hair dryer: On request
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Power sockets
  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 2:00 PM
    • End: 2:00 AM
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
    • End: 10:30 AM
  • Reception time
    Available 24 hours

Dating back to 1564, this historic property is on a small side street, just off the Royal Mile
Please note that our bathrooms are unisex ( but with private cubicles of course )
Each bed has a bedside safe and a locker. The rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Omni Centre, Edinburgh Playhouse are all right by us.
Edinburgh Zoo and Murrayfield Stadium around 30 minutes walk away.

Payment type accepted: Visa, American Express, Cash, Visa Electron, Maestro

Minimum age to check-in: 18 years old

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

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