High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+44 131 557 3984

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8,7

Excellent
based on 1 122 reviews
High Street Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Value for money

8,9

Distance to city centre

0,7 km

Location rating

9,7

Rooms

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Double rooms

R1 397+

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Nightly base price
Unknown
R1 397 per night
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R1 492 per night

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  • Poor
    Mar 2020
    1,0

    Location.

    Everything I mentioned previously. At a time where people should be kind to each other I don't think I've met such callous disregard. They say you see people for who they really are in extreme situations. Personal insults and blatant discrimination. Shouldn't be allowed to operate a hospitality premise in Scotland.

  • Poor
    Mar 2020
    1,0

    Location and the kitchen when there weren't twenty volunteers dominating every single space in the kitchen. One or two very nice volunteers who actually speak to the paying guests and treat us respectfully.

    I really don't know where to start so I will make a list. 1. Racist volunteer who very loudly and very insensitively openly attacked various ethnicities and when confronted by one of these ethnicities refused to apologise and was backed up by her volunteer friends. Management also supported her racist and offensive attitude. This guest was forced to leave after booking for two weeks because she felt so uncomfortable. As the only Scottish person there I was embarrassed that a visitor should experience this from non-Scots living and working here. 2. Twenty volunteers who are managed extremely badly by the Manager: treat the place like it is a student hostel; play loud music constantly; are disrespectful, rude and dismissive to guest; control all the places where dry food is kept in the kitchen; generally don't like guests; like their own clique only. Many guests noticed the same as I did but were too afraid of being bullied to mention this to management as had seen it happen more than once when paying guests complain. 3. Extremely rude, aggressive and argumentative reception staff - not all but most. 4. Vinegar in my home made soup after I complained about the racist volunteer. 5. Multiple payments taken from my credit card then treated as if I was asking for gold when I asked them politely to check if they had refunded me. 6. After the government announced 'social distancing' guidelines, volunteers openly kissing, hugging and touching ech other everywhere in the common areas but especially in the kitchen and eating areas. Some making rather defiant faces to anyone who even dared look at them in a disapproving way. Had parties until 3am in the morning some nights and when I politely complained was told 'Our friends are leaving'! All volunteers. 7. After being kept up late for three nights in a row I went down to get some coffee at the official opening time of 6.30 - one rule for the volunteers another for guests. Shut.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10,0

    location, bed, room, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10,0

    All good, 5 min walking distance to train station and to National Museum. Very happy.

  • Good
    Mar 2020
    8,0

    The location was perfect, the staff was always available to help and I felt like I was joining a nice community where everyone is open and friendly. I particularly appreciated the spotify DJ corner where everyone could put their jams on cue :)

    The rooms are a bit tiny and in my dorm the window could not be closed.

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Overview

With a stay at High Street Hostel in Edinburgh (Old Town), you'll be steps from Royal Mile and Princes Street. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,7 Excellent

based on 1 122 reviews

8,5

Cleanliness

8,3

Comfort

9,2

Staff

8,9

Value for money

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:30

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Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Hairdryer
24-hour front desk
Pool table
Storage available
Linens
Towels
Carbon monoxide detector
Carpeted
Fire extinguisher
Heating
Lockers
Non-feather pillow
Safety deposit box
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Shower
Smoke alarm
Socket near the bed
Toilet
Toilet paper
Towels/sheets (extra fee)
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service
Board games/puzzles
Evening entertainment
Concierge service
Laundry service
Bar/Lounge
Safe
Pets not allowed
Terrace/Patio

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • The Royal Mile 37 m
  • Museum of Childhood 149 m
  • Real Mary King's Close 299 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral 307 m
  • National Museum of Scotland 322 m
  • National Library Of Scotland 375 m

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