Haystack Hostel

Haystack Hostel

5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom
+44 131 557 0036
R1 179

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based on 348 reviews

Haystack Hostel
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About Haystack Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Haystack Hostel is set in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is moments from Princes Street and shopping and nightlife options.

The hostel offers a concierge, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. Airport transfers, a wake-up service and a laundry service are available on enquiry.

The light and airy rooms at Haystack Hostel offer a refrigerator and all the essentials for a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer, an oven and a microwave.

The location of the hostel permits convenient access to many tourist attractions. Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and University of Edinburgh are a brief walk away.

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Rooms available at Haystack Hostel

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Amenities at Haystack Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Ticket service
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Media and entertainment

  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of Haystack Hostel

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7,7 Good
Pros:Too many people in one room
Cons:Staff was fine to talk to
8,0 Great
Pros:Locations is great, a bit hidden but in close to everything in city centre, and Waverly station. We only came back to sleep in the room for a few hours. Rabbies Tours cafe/bus stop. We only had contact with 2 staff members both spoke spanish, Eduardo and a young lady with dark hair. They were both helpful and accommodating with our luggage. Email response is also quick. Restrooms and showers were okay and clean.
Cons:The sheets of the beds and cover had stains some dark black stains and small blood stains.
8,0 Great
Pros:Really well recieved, the staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful. Constantly suggesting good local places to go. The rooms were clean and the facilities were excellent.
Cons:The only issue was the heat, the rooms were uncomfortably warm especially at night. But that was the only problem.
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5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA

What's nearby

  • Waverley Mall151 m
  • Scott Monument276 m
  • Real Mary King's Close0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland0.4 km
  • Museum of Childhood0.5 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral0.5 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.5 km
  • The Royal Mile0.5 km
  • Calton Hill0.5 km
  • National Library Of Scotland0.6 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.7 km
  • National Museum of Scotland0.7 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Haystack Hostel

  • Haystack Hostel is located at 5/3 West Register Street in New Town, 0,4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Waverley Mall is the closest landmark to Haystack Hostel.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Haystack Hostel.

  • Yes, Haystack Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Haystack Hostel does not offer free parking.

  • No, Haystack Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Haystack Hostel is 11,3 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Haystack Hostel is 56,4 km from Dundee.

  • No, Haystack Hostel does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0,4 km

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