+44 131 225 9666 info@scotlandstophostels.com

As Edinburgh’s original independent hostel, we’ve been helping backpackers enjoy Scotland since 1985. This Edinburgh Hostel is a must if you want to be in the heart of Edinburgh.

High Street Hostel

8-18 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NE


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High Street Hostel Building

Things to Know

  • FREE Bed linen
  • FREE Thursday Pub crawl
  • FREE Lockers with locks
  • FREE Movie nights & popcorn
  • FREE Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • FREE Hair dryers
  • FREE Electrical adaptors
  • FREE Wi-FI in every room
  • FREE Book exchange
  • Breakfast for £1.90
  • Kitchen use and fridge space
  • No curfew Luggage
  • Bike storage
  • Minutes walk from the bus and train
  • Towel rental for £0.50
  • Laundry service for £4.00
  • Local food and drink discounts


Optimal hostel experience!

When I’m travelling and staying in a hostel, I’m usually looking for somewhere safe, comfortable, convenient, and cheap; any creature… Read more “Optimal hostel experience!”

Elise D

Incredible value, especially because of the location!

The hostel has a great vibe and atmosphere. People working there were very friendly and made us feel at home.… Read more “Incredible value, especially because of the location!”

Tea B


Booking Policies

Strictly no stag or hen parties.
You will need photographic ID to sign.
Please note if you are booking for more than 5 people you need to contact us directly before making the booking.
Be aware that if you book for a group without contacting us directly, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose your 10% deposit.
If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for the manager’s approval.
Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay.

Contact Us

+44 (0) 131 557 3984
High Street Hostel
8-18 Blackfriars St


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