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High Street Hostel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom

3-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
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From 557 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Best value for money
Good internet service
Great amenities

High Street Hostel

from £54
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 bed)
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 bed)
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around High Street Hostel


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile (1-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (1-minute walk)
  • Real Mary King's Close (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (4-minute walk)
  • Festival Theatre (5-minute walk)
  • Gladstone's Land (6-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Scotland (7-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 18-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 3-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 29-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

High Street Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • High Street Hostel Edinburgh
  • High Street Hostel
  • High Street Edinburgh
  • High Street Hotel Edinburgh
  • High Street Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • High Street Hostel Edinburgh
  • High Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • High Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 1.90 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 91 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous location. Friendly staff, very helpful. Would definitely return.
Michele, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
I can’t believe that in all my 44 years I’ve never stayed in a hostel. Thought I’d take the plunge because fed up of sitting on my own in a hotel room, sitting in my own in a restaurant eating food I didn’t really want, and hugging a pint on my own in a bar. 2 nights at the High Street Hotel in Edinburgh has changed my idea of business trips to the city forever! Eat what I want, when I want, sit and chat with friendly people of all ages from all over, or just quietly on my own I wanted. Film night, WiFi, no faff, no fuss, no pretences. Comfy bed, though beware if your a bit older or less agile as upper bunks take a bit of leg strength and control to do with finesse! I went in mixed room as doesn’t bother me, but could do single-sex if wanted. Now I’m left asking...why did I never think of it before?
Catherine, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
It was a hostel. It's only as good as its guests.
It was a hostel. It's only as good as its guests.
gbOther trip
Fair 4.0
Not the best
Freezing cold. Smallest bed ever. Great location
SOYEONG, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Centre of Edinburgh at reasonable cost
Brilliant - courteous staff - very clean - fantastic location - reasonable price structure
Peter, gb2 night romance trip

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