Hostels in Edinburgh: City Centre Hostel with ambience


High Street Hostel, 8 Blackfriars St., Edinburgh, EH1 1NE

The High Street Hostel has become a hugely popular destination for world travellers since opening in 1985 and is one of Europe’s best regarded and most atmospheric hostels.

Located just off the historic Royal Mile in a 470-year-old building it is the perfect base for exploring all the city’s attractions and of course its wonderful nightlife.

Providing excellence in location, ambience and facilities, the hostel is highly recommended by more than ten of the world’s top backpacker travel guides

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.
High Street Hostel | Hostels in Edinburgh: City Centre Hostel with ambience

Contact High Street Hostel

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0131 557 3984

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Rooms & Beds:



All year. All day.

Price per night:

From £14 per person. ID required for check in.


Booking in advance not always crucial, 1 night's payment for booking.


From the bus station (St Andrews Square) turn left onto Princes Street then first right onto Northbridge. At the top turn left onto the High Street on the Royal Mile and hostel is on Blackfriars St. on right. From railway station main exit turn left onto Waverley Bridge then right at the mini roundabout and straight ahead up the Mound, at the junction go left, then at crossroads left again going down the Royal Mile. Cross at the traffic lights at Northbridge and Blackfriars St is second on the right. From the airport take bus 100 to last stop, Waverley Bridge and follow as above.

Public Transport:

Only a 5/10 minute walk from Edinburgh bus station or Waverley train station. Taxis cost between £3-£5 from each. The airport bus also stops outside the train station on the last stop so it is very easy to get to the hostel.

This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Scottish National Trail, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk.

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