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|Distance to city centre||0,4 km|
|"The hostel is really amazing!"||(in 87 reviews)|
|"Friendly staff and great location!."||(in 300 reviews)|
|"Right smack on Princes Street."||(in 6 reviews)|
|"Rooms are small, no space"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"Kitchen too small, breakfast poor Mixed dorms Lack of snacks"||(in 5 reviews)|
|"You cannot sit upright because you will hit your head on the upper level."||(in 3 reviews)|
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|breakfast was good||in 171 reviews|
|bunk beds||in 63 reviews|
|common areas||in 12 reviews|
|curtains for privacy||in 38 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 431 reviews|
|great location||in 383 reviews|
|hostel was clean||in 146 reviews|
|kitchen and a small||in 101 reviews|
|little bit||in 69 reviews|
|mixed dorm||in 25 reviews|
|near the city||in 25 reviews|
|room was very small||in 14 reviews|
|royal mile||in 10 reviews|
|showers||in 54 reviews|
|sit straight||in 27 reviews|
|waverly station||in 81 reviews|
The hostel's location is perfect for my work, the reception is open 24 hours, which is great for my late check-ins. The beds are comfy, the showers are clean and maintained. Everything else is superb.
Breakfast is always a disappointment and I've never eaten despite my several stays at Haystack. There is not much selection, bread is cheap and often old, the cereals boring and not a big selection, too. The kitchen is small as well as the men's bathrooms, so you have to wait if people take a while.
I had a nice enough stay for the night.
By the time I arrived, personal lockers were taken by other visitors.
Location, price, vibe.
The heat in the rooms, unbearable
Fantastic hostel - my favorite in my 6-country backpacking trip to Europe this past January. The room was cozy and beds clean and comfortable, the shower room was surprisingly spacious, toilets were clean (though a bit small), the free breakfast was good, and the guy at the front desk and friendly and knowledgeable. The location is also great if you’re taking the Airlink 100 from the airport to its last stop, Waverley Bridge. Just walk about 5 mins to find this hostel on a well-lit, major street.
It’s about 3 flights of stairs up a relatively steep and slippery staircase. Wasn’t a problem for me because I just had my backpack, but would not recommend for anyone with heavy luggage or trouble going up a lot of stairs. Also, I can see this hostel being less comfortable when it’s at full capacity because the rooms are very small and packed - 3 bunk beds on stop of each other rather than the standard 2.
The receptionists were very kind and facility was clean, everything was as descripted.
The lift was missing in the building.
Haystack Hostel is centrally located in Edinburgh, a 3-minute walk from St. Andrew Square and 6 minutes by foot from St. Giles' Cathedral. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
based on 2 744 reviews
Things to know
- Good kitchenette
- Clean facilities
- Clean bathroom
- Great shower
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Haystack Hostel
Where is Haystack Hostel located?
Haystack Hostel is located at 5/3 West Register Street in New Town, 0,4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Princes Mall is the closest landmark to Haystack Hostel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Haystack Hostel?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Haystack Hostel.
Does Haystack Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Haystack Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Haystack Hostel offer free parking?
No, Haystack Hostel does not offer free parking.
Does Haystack Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Haystack Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Haystack Hostel from the airport?
Haystack Hostel is 11,3 km from Edinburgh. Haystack Hostel is 56,4 km from Dundee.
Can you bring pets to Haystack Hostel?
No, pets are not allowed at Haystack Hostel.
Does Haystack Hostel have a pool?
No, Haystack Hostel does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Princes Mall 130 m
- Scott Monument 255 m
- Real Mary King's Close 0,4 km
- National Gallery of Scotland 0,4 km
- Princes Street Gardens 0,4 km
- St Giles' Cathedral 0,4 km
|Edinburgh Waverley||189 m|
|Edinburgh Slateford||4,4 km|