High Street Hostel


 

About us

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 which 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
  • FREE Maps and Advice
  • Towel rental for £0.50
  • Laundry service for £4.00
  • Local food and drink discounts
  • Breakfast for £1.90
  • Kitchen use and fridge space
  • No curfew Luggage and bike storage
  • Minutes walk from the bus and train

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.

Please note that our bathrooms are unisex [but with private cubicles of course].

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.

Where we are

 

Contact Us

Telephone:
+44 (0) 131 557 3984
Email:
highstreethostel@scotlandstophostels.com
Facebook:
/TheHighStreetHostel
Address:
High Street Hostel
8-18 Blackfriars St
Edinburgh
EH1 1NE
Scotland

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