Haystack Hostel

5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom
+44 131 557 0036

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based on 2,102 reviews
Haystack Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tue. 27/10
Wed. 28/10
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Agoda.com C$ 10
Booking.com C$ 29

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

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Tue. 27/10
Wed. 28/10
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  • Good
    May 2017

    Too many people in one room

    Staff was fine to talk to

  • Good
    Apr. 2017

    Staff is great and understanding.

    Locations is great, a bit hidden but in close to everything in city centre, and Waverly station. We only came back to sleep in the room for a few hours. Rabbies Tours cafe/bus stop. We only had contact with 2 staff members both spoke spanish, Eduardo and a young lady with dark hair. They were both helpful and accommodating with our luggage. Email response is also quick. Restrooms and showers were okay and clean.

    The sheets of the beds and cover had stains some dark black stains and small blood stains.

  • Good
    Jun. 2016

    Fantastic stay

    Really well recieved, the staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful. Constantly suggesting good local places to go. The rooms were clean and the facilities were excellent.

    The only issue was the heat, the rooms were uncomfortably warm especially at night. But that was the only problem.

  • Okay
    May 2012

    Nice showers and cleaned toilets. Good equiped kitchen for make by yourself dinner. Internet and wi-fi ( pay ). Customers and staff very educated, no noisy, very close to the central bus stop for the airport.

    Room too small for 4 beds and frozing.No chair,no bed lights, no lockers free, Matrass absolutly no-comfortable: only metals and not insulated with wool or cotton. Orrible sleeping. Why not to buy poliuretan matrass? Economic and easy to clean or change. Breakfast just with bread + margarin + marmelade, coffe/tea and some fruits. Too poor.

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Haystack Hostel is set in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is moments from Princes Street and shopping and nightlife options.

The hostel has 30 rooms and has been recently refurbished. The front desk operates 24/7 and the friendly staff can suggest places to visit and provide other tourist information.

The hostel features an on-site bar, a great spot to socialize with fellow travelers. A selection of dining options are also found close by.

Haystack Hostel is under a 25-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Castle is a brief stroll away. University of Edinburgh, Royal Mile and National Museum of Scotland are a short walk away.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM


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Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
No smoking
24hr front desk
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Daily housekeeping
Laundry service
Airport shuttle

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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Waverley Mall 130 m
  • Scott Monument 255 m
  • Real Mary King's Close 0.4 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland 0.4 km
  • Princes Street Gardens 0.4 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral 0.4 km

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