+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


As Edinburgh’s original independent hostel, we’ve been helping backpackers enjoy Scotland since 1985. Offering affordable accommodation right in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh, we’re just a few minutes walk from Waverley Train Station.

Our historic 470 year old building was originally known as Morton House and belonged to the 4th Earl of Morton who was beheaded in 1581 for his involvement in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ husband! In the present day however, our guests can enjoy our large common room, fully equipped kitchen, clean comfortable rooms and free WI-FI. Just step out of our front door to experience all the history and culture that Scotland’s capital city has to offer.

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!”

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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



*If no dates are displayed it means that we are fully booked for the coming week. Please try our sister hostels Royal Mile Backpackers and Castle Rock Hostel.

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