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1 room, 2 adults

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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  • It's a big hostel. The room was nice but lack of storage space. The kitchen and lounge…Feb 12, 2020
  • The building is very unique, and the kitchen is really useful.Jun 3, 2019

High Street Hostel

from £56
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 bed)
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • 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
  • Grassmarket - 8-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10-minute walk
  • George Street - 10-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 11-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 36-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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (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.

FAQs for High Street Hostel

  • Is High Street Hostel currently open?
    This property is closed from 10 July 2020 to 23 August 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at High Street Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at High Street Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at High Street Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at High Street Hostel?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near High Street Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Edinburgh Larder (1-min walk), Whiski (1-min walk) and Shamoli (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 74 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous location. Friendly staff, very helpful. Would definitely return.
Michele, gb1 night 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.
gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not the best
Freezing cold. Smallest bed ever. Great location
SOYEONG, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Life changing.
Stay at this hostel. It's beaurofull
Ryan, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best location in Edinburgh
Great locYion and comfortable place.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great for location
I booked a private room. It was very small and bed was hard pillows too. It was noisy but doable. The shared bathroom is coed with two showers and three sinks. No amenities and for the price I paid I would not recommend.
NANCY, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location in Old Town with comfy beds
Great location and the facilities are clean & spacious. Decor is not as modern or hip as other places but I prefer it’s laid back charm. Guests kept to themselves a bit, but that may be just when I happened to be there.
Dulce, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
This was exactly what you would expect from a hostel. It does the trick and has an amazing location!
Brandon, us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
helpful but packed
Good location. The check-in is smooth, the front desk is helpful. The room is packed as expected. However the shared toilet and bathroom is a little bit messy as it serves many residents with limited bath cubicles.
Man Ho, hk1 night trip

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