High Street Hostel
3 stars

High Street Hostel

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

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based on 2,349 reviews

High Street Hostel
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About High Street Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, High Street Hostel provides guests with a convenient base while in Edinburgh. It is located a brief stroll from St Giles Cathedral and University of Edinburgh.

Luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a dry cleaning service are just some of the available services at the hostel. Amenities include free wireless internet, a library and laundry facilities. Just moments from nearby bars and clubs, this 3-star hostel also allows guests to explore the local nightlife.

High Street Hostel provides rooms equipped with a hair dryer, plus all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay.

High Street Hostel is surrounded by the area's popular sightseeing attractions, including Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, which are a short walk away. Edinburgh Airport is a 30-minute car ride away and Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is within walking distance.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at High Street Hostel

  • Adults only
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour front desk
  • No smoking
  • Wake-up service
  • Smoke alarms

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Accessibility and suitability

  • Adults only
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Wake-up service
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Terrace/Patio

Reviews of High Street Hostel

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Pros:Cheap and comfortable


8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh

What's nearby

  • The Royal Mile47 m
  • Museum of Childhood81 m
  • Real Mary King's Close275 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral292 m
  • National Museum of Scotland378 m
  • National Library Of Scotland384 m
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.5 km
  • Waverley Mall0.5 km
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.5 km
  • Scott Monument0.6 km
  • Calton Hill0.6 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.7 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:30


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Top tips for your stay at High Street Hostel

  • How long should you stay at High Street Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at High Street Hostel

  • Where is High Street Hostel located?

    High Street Hostel is located at 8 Blackfriars Street in Old Town, 0.7 km from the centre of Edinburgh. The Royal Mile is the closest landmark to High Street Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at High Street Hostel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at High Street Hostel.

  • Does High Street Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, High Street Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is High Street Hostel from the airport?

    High Street Hostel is 11.1 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. High Street Hostel is 56.5 km from Dundee.

  • How does KAYAK find such great High Street Hostel hotel deals?

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.7 km

Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11.6 km