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|"Great hostel vibe and decoration"||(in 63 reviews)|
|"Friendly and helpful staff !"||(in 142 reviews)|
|"Nice staff, comfy beds, great location"||(in 168 reviews)|
|"Separate shower room from toilet."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Review is for a 10 bed female dorm."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"I would only suggest adding curtains to each bed, to improve privacy."||(in 2 reviews)|
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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.
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.
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All good, 5 min walking distance to train station and to National Museum. Very happy.
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.
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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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