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High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.9km

Rating: 82% from 15 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 98%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 72%Facilities

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  • My blankets and pillows smelled like pee. The cleaning ladies came in the next morning to change sheets all except for mine. Common room smelled like bad body odor and not very well ventilated. Great location though.
  • 54%
  • 07 Jun 2014 Alexandra USA
  • Very friendly staff, excellent location (steps from Royal Mile!), and fun atmosphere. The only complaint is the size of the bathrooms. The ONLY place to change clothes if you are a female staying in a mixed dorm is INSIDE the tiny shower (the bathrooms are mixed, too). This can be pretty tricky and wet! But this hostel has so much going for it. They even rent out tablets! I have never heard of such a thing! I would definitely stay there again.
  • 86%
  • 21 May 2014 Anonymous USA
  • This hostel's main perk is the location. It is right off the royal mile so super central to everything you might want to do in the city. The beds, security, and cleanliness was on par to any other hostel I've been to. Some of the staff were really nice and helpful and a couple seemed annoyed when you asked questions. The atmosphere wasn't as lively as some of the other hostels but if you are just looking for cheap accommodations it's perfect.
  • 71%
  • 30 Dec 2013 Allison USA
  • The hostel is conveniently located. However there are no sockets available for our use in the dorms and everyone had to take our batteries or electrical appliances to the reception to charge them. The wi-fi was super slow. Anyway there are better value-for-money options in Edinburgh.
  • 71%
  • 17 Sep 2013 Anonymous Hong Kong
  • Our double room was very basic, just beds. A few hooks would be useful, maybe a chair or a small table. The 4-bed room was actually more pleasant.
  • 83%
  • 13 Sep 2013 Anonymous Finland
  • Unisex bathrooms/showers are a little awkward. Staff friendly.
  • 74%
  • 06 Aug 2013 Anonymous New Zealand
  • Good place to stay. Nothing to complain
  • 86%
  • 19 Jul 2013 Anonymous Taiwan
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