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Situated in central Edinburgh, the High Street Hostel offers free WiFi in all areas. Dating back to 1564, this historic property is on a small side street, just off the Royal Mile.

The hostel offers single beds in shared dormitory rooms. Each bed has a bedside safe and a locker. The rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.

Guests have use of a self-catering kitchen, along with a quiet internet lounge. There is also a more vibrant party lounge for dining in and complimentary tea and coffee is available.

The High Street Hostel is only 5 minutes’ stroll from Edinburgh Railway Station. Edinburgh Castle can be reached after a 10-minute walk.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

High Street Hostel has been welcoming guests since 28 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7


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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • Are you offering breakfast at hostel? If yes, how much does it cost? Nice day
    Yes, we offer breakfast at the Hostel. It is a wee buffet with bread, jam, butter chocolate spread, cereals, fruits, something sweet and bottomless co..
    Answered on 18 February 2022
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Bed sheets are included. It is also possible to rent towels in reception for £0.50
    Answered on 30 October 2019
  • It says the price is for 1 bunk bed, does that mean I don’t have to book another bed ? As is for two people
    The price is for one bed for one person.
    Answered on 6 October 2021
  • Hello In the description it does not specify how many beds there are in this room. I see 4 beds, could you please confirm?
    Ciao Forniamo tutti gli articoli necessari come lenzuola, cuscini e piumoni. Saluti Equipaggio HSH
    Answered on 27 April 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Yes noise & music in the hotel is limited after 11pm
    Answered on 30 January 2020
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Property surroundings *
Facilities of High Street Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.0
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Billiards Additional charge
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Croatian
  • Italian
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

High Street Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


00:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking for more than 8 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa High Street Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform the property in advance.

Please note that hen and stag parties are not permitted.

When booking for more than 6 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply. Please contact the property prior to arrival.

Please Note:
NO people under 18 years.
We take a key deposit of £10 at check in.
You need to have a government issued ID with you.

Groups of 5 or more need to contact the hostel directly before booking

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about High Street Hostel

  • The prices at High Street Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to High Street Hostel by:

    • Bus 45min

  • High Street Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards

  • Check-in at High Street Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • High Street Hostel is 550 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.