High Street Hostel is Edinburgh’s original independant backpackers hostel, (open since 1985). Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town just off the historical Royal Mile, (midway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace). The 400yr old building offers lots of character as well as offering a fun chilled out atmosphere for the weary traveller.
Officially recognized by Hostelsclub as ECO-FRIENDLY
Located centrally we are only 5-10 minutes from the Edinburgh castle, Princes Street, Waverley train Station, the bus station, Holyrood Palace and the Grassmarket. The City’s wonderful night life also just round the corner.
Your room is cleaned daily, with a personal locker in most rooms including a safe for your piece of mind. Otherwise you have access to the receptions 24 hour safe. Our large self-catering kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need.
We have free wi-fi in our reception lounge, and internet access for a small charge. Our large lounge area enables you to sit and relax, chat with ther travellers, or even have a game of pool.
Our friendly staff are always willing to answer questions about things to do in and around Edinburgh and Scotland. We are also able to help you book accommodation in one of our other hostels throughout Scotland. We are a Macbackpackers tour pickup and sale point.
Other things High Street can offer:
-Free pub crawl every Thursday night, with free give-aways. It’s a great way to meet other travellers from High Street Hostel and three other hostels around Edinburgh.
-Join us on our burger nights run every Friday and Sunday evening.
-Pool competition Sunday afternoon £0.50 entry fee with a first prize to be won.
Scottish owned, Backpacker run.
No hidden charges
High Street Hostel helping backpackers sleep together since 1985.
Our Environmental Policy
Making Scotland a Better Place for Now & the Future!
MacBackpackers are committed to sustainable tourism and minimising our impact on the environment. We strive for continuous improvement in this area and review our policies regularly.
Our vehicles are serviced regularly to ensure they are running at their optimum for best fuel economy and minimising exhaust emissions. Within our hostels and our offices we look to minimise all waste and look to recycle wherever possible. We strive to make the most efficient use of water and minimise our energy consumption.
MacBackpackers currently owns 75 hectares of woodland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands which is to be re-planted with indigenous Scottish species. We are working very closely with Trees 4 Scotland / The Big Tree Project who have the aim of planting ONE MILLION TREES over the next 5 years.
from 9:00 to 24:00
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