High Street Hostel - Edinburgh

About Us

We are Edinburgh’s original independent hostel! Opening our doors to world travellers as far back as 1985.

Originally our building – Morton House – was the town-house of the Earl of Morton, who briefly ruled Scotland but was later beheaded due to his involvement in the assassination of the lover of Mary Queen of Scots. Since then Edinburgh has moved on a fair bit and so has our building! With wifi, bedside USB sockets, self-catering kitchen, great showers as well as fabulous and friendly social areas we offer ideal budget accommodation set amidst some pretty ancient architecture. Even though we are a buzzing place, right in the city centre with a wonderful nightlife on our doorstep you can still occasionally see the Earl trudging disapprovingly through the hostel, holding his head in his hands.

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 £3
  • Kitchen use and fridge space
  • No curfew Luggage
  • Bike storage
  • Minutes walk from the bus and train
  • Towel rental for £2
  • Laundry service for £5.00
  • Local food and drink discounts

REVIEWS

High Street Hostel - Edinburgh
4.5
Based on 178 reviews
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Ricardo Gil Moreira
Ricardo Gil Moreira
2024-05-25T14:04:56+0000
The location, the staff kindness, the facilities, easy going hostel mates... Great enviroment! The one negative point... was to have lost the pool tournament final lol I am sure i will be back!!! Thank you all for this 5 days <3 Cheers!!!read more
Simona Di Maggio
Simona Di Maggio
2024-01-21T10:39:34+0000
Ostello sulla Royal Mile a 10 minuti a piedi dal castello, praticamente vicino a tutto. Sono tutti molto gentili e la... struttura è molto pulita sia nelle camere che negli spazi comuni. La cucina è ben fornita di piatti, padelle e spazio per muoversi e per riporre il proprio cibo. La zona svago/relax adiacente ha molti tavoli per mangiare, un biliardo e divani. Onestamente ha superato le mie aspettative. Letto comodo e camera spaziosa con anche una scrivania (camera da 4). Essendo in una struttura storica non ha ascensore.read more
Gwelet Vo
Gwelet Vo
2023-11-11T14:05:05+0000
Great place, great people. We really enjoy our stay in High Street Hostel and we hope we can come back there ! (batman... and robin)read more
Peter Zimmerman
Peter Zimmerman
2023-02-09T11:30:23+0000
Don’t make me write and actual review! Bullet points: Great location, price, staff.. everything…. 6 stars
Jakub Nocun
Jakub Nocun
2022-09-05T18:12:23+0000
Great place to stay for a night or two if you're passing through Edinburgh. Friendly staff, comfy bed, clean showers,... everything you need when looking for not overly priced accommodation. Highly recommended for any backpacker.read more
J. Pilar Javier Castro R. Castro R
J. Pilar Javier Castro R. Castro R
2021-08-12T19:17:47+0000
Un lugar muy acogedor para descansar después de realizar los impresionantes recorridos por la ciudad. Una atención de... primera...read more
John Fraser
John Fraser
2020-04-18T22:20:33+0000
Friendly staff good kitchen and very clean
Elizabeth DePue
Elizabeth DePue
2020-03-08T14:46:31+0000
We stayed at High Street Hostel in May of 2018 and loved it! Yes, the twin room was tiny. But the location was perfect... and it was wonderful to stay in a building with so much history.read more
Sonia Schroder
Sonia Schroder
2019-07-10T21:47:30+0000
lugar agradable, limpio, seguro, amplio
Beth McNicoll
Beth McNicoll
2018-11-12T15:10:30+0000
I love it here. This place feels like home 🏠
Alann Thomazo
Alann Thomazo
2013-03-26T08:08:05+0000
Miki Loo
Miki Loo
2018-06-09T18:21:37+0000
Amazing place that you will never forget!
Jordyn Perreault-Laird
Jordyn Perreault-Laird
2018-05-03T03:46:38+0000
Cristian Fasoli
Cristian Fasoli
2018-01-31T15:25:32+0000
Alex Tarlia
Alex Tarlia
2018-01-29T18:56:06+0000
Fabian Celi
Fabian Celi
2018-01-08T19:49:25+0000
Janette Tam
Janette Tam
2017-06-05T09:56:50+0000
I was staying here for 2 nights. The bathroom and the linen are clean. Staffs are nice. Bathroom and toilet here are... shared between male and female. The hostel is very near the royal miles, many restaurants and shops beside, as well as a supermarket in 5 min walk.read more
Priscila De Lima Silva
Priscila De Lima Silva
2017-05-25T21:33:30+0000
Mary Dobbs
Mary Dobbs
2017-05-15T12:12:17+0000
Xavier Cini
Xavier Cini
2017-04-03T17:43:30+0000
Laetitia Daïdé
Laetitia Daïdé
2017-03-19T17:44:11+0000
Robert Bartl
Robert Bartl
2017-03-19T17:16:16+0000
Manuel Scheuermann
Manuel Scheuermann
2017-03-19T13:42:45+0000
Meg Birley
Meg Birley
2017-02-03T06:12:43+0000
Stayed here as a last minite decision on the 1st if Feb It was fine but just little bits like the reception area stank... of stale smoke and the showers weren't that clean. Bed was clean enough but the room smelt of something manky. I probably won't go back again seeing as there's such a choice in the city was just one of the cheapest. Staff were lovely and helpfulread more
Chutima Nutyra
Chutima Nutyra
2016-09-20T14:13:12+0000
Bea Møller
Bea Møller
2016-07-23T22:03:40+0000
Ivana Ponce
Ivana Ponce
2016-06-22T17:45:04+0000
Barbora Šmejkalová
Barbora Šmejkalová
2016-06-16T11:00:58+0000
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
2016-06-13T05:17:49+0000
Mapar Ramírez
Mapar Ramírez
2016-06-01T14:48:55+0000
Ed Blancmor
Ed Blancmor
2016-03-10T12:16:08+0000
Excelente lugar!! Muy limpio, personas amables, ampliamente recomendable!
Pie Verhulst
Pie Verhulst
2016-01-26T11:07:08+0000
Every things was perfect! Nice place and cool people. Good memories.
Robert Williams
Robert Williams
2015-11-19T12:13:30+0000
Lucia Iacovino
Lucia Iacovino
2015-07-27T19:49:34+0000
Helen Worland
Helen Worland
2015-05-20T16:13:29+0000
Some of the best - and most ridiculous - years 0 my life spent here! Legiondary!
Alex Midžić
Alex Midžić
2015-04-09T21:19:49+0000
Excellent location, helpful staff and relaxed atmosphere.
Verónica Rafferty
Verónica Rafferty
2014-12-25T05:49:17+0000
Sara Crossley
Sara Crossley
2014-12-23T00:14:48+0000
My absolute favourite hostel. I can't wait to return!
Corinne Kaufmann
Corinne Kaufmann
2014-11-10T13:31:16+0000
Staffan Kolhammar
Staffan Kolhammar
2014-11-04T19:48:21+0000
Thaís Marchis
Thaís Marchis
2014-08-18T09:15:54+0000
Hiroshi Shimizu
Hiroshi Shimizu
2014-08-01T18:02:57+0000
Alexandre Augusto
Alexandre Augusto
2014-07-09T16:42:34+0000
Dayvid Dario
Dayvid Dario
2014-07-06T19:31:17+0000
Seggio Dominique
Seggio Dominique
2014-06-26T19:05:15+0000
Elaine Silva
Elaine Silva
2014-06-25T20:12:18+0000
Mattia Giovannini
Mattia Giovannini
2014-06-20T21:55:08+0000
Juliano Gomes
Juliano Gomes
2014-06-18T23:24:09+0000
Christian Bos
Christian Bos
2014-06-17T17:42:05+0000
Miriam Barber
Miriam Barber
2014-06-16T10:22:05+0000
Tatalie HP
Tatalie HP
2014-06-16T09:35:37+0000
Vaniele Weinrich
Vaniele Weinrich
2014-06-10T00:06:59+0000
Vivien Heullant
Vivien Heullant
2014-06-04T19:07:17+0000
Becki Wood
Becki Wood
2014-06-02T18:40:06+0000
Love love love this place alma and Neil made it even better will miss you guys. Will post pics soon.
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how to find us

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.

HOW TO CONTACT US

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

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