As good as they say it is.
A mighty claim has arrived from High Street Hostel in Edinburgh: “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.” Let’s just have a closer look at the veracity of this shall we…
“Hugely popular with world travellers”: Firstly – loads of people have left reviews for this hostel, nearly 500 on one site alone. Considering the ratio of reviews to silence, that shows a huge number of visitors. As far as world travellers go – that checks out too with visitors from Asia, America, Australia and Europe checking in. The photographs on their lively website and social media feed back this up too!
“Best regarded and most atmospheric” Overwhelmingly positive visitor reviews and recommendations left, right and centre from travel writers seem to say it is well regarded. What about atmospheric? From the engaging and vibrant website to the wacky mix of suits of armour and home-made murals, the atmosphere of the High Street Hostel is fun irreverent and yet somehow in keeping with Edinburgh’s historic legacy.
Why is all this true then? The location helps – it is right in the narrow streets and stone-built mansions of Edinburgh’s old town, close to The Royal Mile and all the attractions of Edinburgh. Check out Google maps and see all the blue-flagged locations nearby. But also the hospitality and good humour we’ve come to expect from Scotland.
It looks like Edinburgh will be spending the Autumn warming itself with a drink or too.
High Street Hostel in Edinburgh, looks like a lot of fun. First of all, check out its website, which is the funkiest, most welcoming website I’ve ever seen.
The first page has a simple map of Edinburgh centre showing just how central it is, surrounded by a guide to the local sights. Perfect! I’ll bet there’s loads of backpacking visitors who’d welcome its jolly, useful simplicity. Further exploration shows us the interior. Simple, clean, bright and welcoming. Again: Perfect! Just what you’d be looking for in a city hostel. Digging further, we find a photo gallery showing all sorts of smiley faces – some of them painted as Halloween creatures. See – it looks like a lot of fun.
So while, we’re in the mood – let’s see what Edinburgh has to offer us, now that the kerfuffle of the festival season has died away. It looks like Edinburgh will be spending the Autumn warming itself with a drink or too. Edinburgh cocktail weekend. Edinburgh Gin festival. Edinburgh Oktoberfest. Blimey! Pass the paracetamol.
If Autumn in Edinburgh sounds like your cup of tea (or glass of gin) then check out High Street Hostel. It seems to fit the bill.
30th April 2017. Book your accommodation at High Street Hostel now
Around sundown on 30th April 2017, The Beltane Fire Festival will take place on Calton Hill in Edinburgh. A procession from the National Monument (the Acropolis) is driven by the beat of drums, at the procession head is the May Queen and the Green Man. There is a performance and the birth of summer is signified by lighting a huge bonfire. Red and white dancers dance then mix with the audience as everyone drifts off into the night, some as late at 1.30am. Experience this unique event and book yourself a comfy bed to return to at High Street Hostel. High Street hostel is in a small street just off The Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.