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Haystack Hostel

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8.7
Excellent
1,737 reviews
+44 131 557 0036

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Concierge
No Smoking
Situated in what is probably the best location in the city, between both the new and old town and a 2 minute walk from both the bus and train stations. The Old Town is reachable in 5 minutes via North Bridge, there are also many pubs, clubs and tourist attractions within walking distance from the hostel. Our amazing staff all have good local knowledge of Edinburgh, and are always happy to help plan and make suggestions for any part of your trip!

Our newly refurbished hostel has:
- 36 beds in total in all newly refurbished rooms, each bed comes with a privacy curtain, locker, reading light, plug and usb socket.
- One large 12 bed mixed dorm
- One 9 bed mixed dorm
- One 6 bed female only dorm
- Two 6 bed mix dorm
- One cosy 3 bed mixed dorms
- NEW chill out area - Socialise with other guests in our brand new chill out area or just chill and use the free Wi-Fi.
- Newly refurbished kitchen/dining area fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, utensils, everything you need. Perfect for socialising over a meal.
- Newly refurbished shower room
- Separate mens & ladies toilets
- Laundry service
- Free Wi-Fi for all guests


PLEASE NOTE:

- We are on the third floor and do not have an elevator. Access is by stairs only.

- All guests in shared dorms must be aged 18 years or older. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and in a private room (i.e. all beds in the room must be booked).

- All guests must provide a passport, drivers licence, national identity card or UK residence permit on arrival. No other types of identification will be accepted.

Directions: Airport (Tram) - Take any tram from the airport and get off at St. Andrews Square. As you exit the tram, turn right and walk towards Princes St. Turn left on Princes St and look for the Apple electronics store on the left. We are behind the Apple store.

Airport (Bus) - Take the airlink bus (100) from the airport and get off at Waverley Bridge. As you exit the bus, turn right and walk towards Princes St. Turn right on Princes St and look for the Apple electronics store on the left. We are behind the Apple store.

Waverley Train Station - Exit the station using the Waverley Steps/Princes St exit. Look for the Apple store across the road. We are behind the Apple store.

Bus Station - Exit the station using the St. Andrews St exit and turn left. Follow the street to the end and turn left onto Princes St. Look for the Apple electronics store on the left. We are behind the Apple store.

Near: We are located on West Register Street, just off the east end Princes Street (near North Bridge).
We are an easy walking distance from Waverley Train Station, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrews Sq Tram Stop and Airlink Bus Stop.
The Old Town is reachable in 5 minutes via North Bridge, there are also many pubs, clubs and tourist attractions within walking distance from the hostel. Edinburgh Castle is a 10-15 minute walk with a fantastic view of Arthur's Seat and the Royal Mile on the way.

Conditions: Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 10:00

All guests must be aged 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent in a private room (i.e. guests must book all beds in one dorm)
Identification is required from all guests on arrival. We accept the following types of ID only:
- Passport
- Drivers Licence
- National Identity Card
- UK Residence Permit

Failure to bring the correct identification means unfortunately you will not be able to check in.

Please note: A £10 key deposit is required upon check in. You will receive this deposit back once the key is given in to reception at check out.

Notes: Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 10:00

All guests must be aged 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent in a private room (i.e. guests must book all beds in one dorm)
Identification is required from all guests on arrival. We accept the following types of ID only:
- Passport
- Drivers Licence
- National Identity Card
- UK Residence Permit

Failure to bring the correct identification means unfortunately you will not be able to check in.

Please note: A £10 key deposit is required upon check in. You will receive this deposit back once the key is given in to reception at check out.
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5/3 West Register Street
Edinburgh, EH22AA
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.7
Excellent
Service
"Hospitality excellent" "Great hosts"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
87% said the reception staff was great.
Location
"Fabulous location" "Fantastic location"
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
City centre within easy reach, said 100%.
Value for money
"Included for the money" "Great price"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% were happy with the price.
Cleanliness
"Spotless bedroom" "Toilets were clean"
91% said rooms were clean.
93% said the bathroom was clean.
Breakfast
"Fresh eggs and fruit" "Delicious breakfast"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Food
"Free sandwiches" "Free bread"
79% loved the dining experience.
100% were happy with the price.
WiFi
"Excellent WiFi" "Free WiFi"
100% thought it was a great value.
Room
"Great feeling of privacy" "Fantastic kitchen"
73% were happy with the bathroom.
Beds were acceptable for 50%.
Bar and Beverages
"Pub downstairs is awesome" "There was no bar"
Comfort
"You can hear everything" "Lowest bunk bed"
Beds were acceptable for 50%.
63% said rooms were small.
Amenities
"Slightly old facilities" "No lounge area"
95% complained about the elevator.
For 82%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.

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Hotel Information
Features
Concierge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 10:00am
# of Rooms
36