Haystack Hostel


Just 50 metres from Edinburgh’s bustling Princes Street, Haystack Hostel is set in a renovated 18th-century Georgian building. It offers (not 24h reception) with free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped shared kitchen.

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Haystack Hostel in Edinburgh has a fantastic location near the bus and train stations, friendly and helpful staff, and clean facilities. However, noise from the street and nearby nightclub can be disturbing, and some guests have experienced temperature inconsistencies in the shower.


- Great location near bus and train stations
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Clean facilities and comfortable beds
- Curtains and lockers for privacy
- Discount for breakfast at a cafe downstairs


- Noise from the street and nearby nightclub
- Temperature inconsistencies in the shower
- Lack of staff presence at times
- Thin walls and floors can lead to noise issues
- Small or dated toilet and shower facilities in some rooms

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workCheck in: From 15:00 Until 23:00
Check out: Until 10:00
groupGroups: When booking for more than 6 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
wifiInternet: WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
local_parkingParking: No parking available.
petsPets: Pets are not allowed.
child_friendlyChildren and extra bed policy:
  • Children ages 16 and older are allowed.
  • You haven't added any cots.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
FAQ about Haystack Hostel
The fine print:

Please inform Haystack Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time

You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes

Photo identification issued by the government (passport, drivers license or a national identity card) is required from all guests on arrival

A key deposit of GBP 10 is required

Please note that all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian, and stay in a private room with their own party only

Guests under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated in the shared dormitories

When booking for 7 persons or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply

The property is located on the third floor, with stair access only

As a result, it may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility

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