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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.

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

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

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


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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.0
Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
7.9
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
9.2
High score for Edinburgh
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Khaarthik
    Singapore Singapore
    Very cozy place, plus the daily activities at night were engaging and fun!
  • Stella
    New Zealand New Zealand
    fantastic location. friendly staff, good communal facilities.
  • Milena
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very lovely breakfast and the staff was really nice and helpful!

Property surroundings

Facilities of High Street Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Laundry
  • Heating
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • 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
General
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Croatian
  • Italian

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

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

Check-in
From 15:00 to 00:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
Check-out
From 00:00 to 10:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
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
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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

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.

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

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.

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

    • Billiards

  • High Street Hostel is 550 yards from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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