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What is Haggis and Where to try it in Edinburgh?

DATE : May 21, 2019

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A trip to Edinburgh isn’t complete without trying Haggis. It’s Scotlands National dish, after all, and whilst we find it extremely tasty, it inspires a sense of wonder and disgust in everyone who has heard of it, but not tried it. But the reality is that Haggis is a delicious meal that everyone should try […]

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How to Pick the Right Hostel for You

DATE : April 3, 2019

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Choosing the right hostel can be tough. Where you stay during your trip away can be so much more than just a place to stay for the night. In fact, sometimes, the hostel that you stay in can be the thing that makes your trip most memorable. Indeed, other times, it can be the thing […]

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11 Of The Best Live Music Bars to Visit in Edinburgh

DATE : March 20, 2019

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When visiting a new city, there’s nothing better than listening to some live music with a local beer and new friends you’ve met on your travels. There is an abundance of live music bars in Edinburgh to choose from. So much so, its difficult to know where to begin. To make it easier, we have […]

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7 of the Best Traditional Pubs in Edinburgh

DATE : February 22, 2019

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Visiting a traditional Scottish pub is a must during your stay in Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a huge variety of pubs, from fancy cocktail bars, to lively student bars. However, to really get a true experience of Edinburgh the best place to start is a traditional pub. With so many options, it’s difficult to know where […]

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Backpacking Around Europe in one Piece

DATE : February 21, 2019

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Article and photos by our wonderful receptionist Lee John Whittington Travelling can be a daunting, but hugely rewarding experience. The best thing about travelling around Europe is that you don’t have to go far from place to place to learn about, meet, and take part in, vastly different customs, culture, architecture, climates, histories, and people. […]

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Outdoor spaces in Edinburgh- our top 5.

DATE : February 21, 2019

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Being Scotland’s capital and home to over 480,00 people, you may expect Edinburgh to be an urban sprawl. However, Edinburgh is pretty unique in its abundance of outdoor spaces, beaches and natural landscapes interspersed throughout the city. All of these outdoor spaces are easy to get to and mostly within walking distance of Edinburgh. Discover […]

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How to get to The Highlands from Edinburgh.

DATE : February 20, 2019

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Haystack Hostel is “How do I get to the highlands?” Over the last few years the highlands of Scotland have grown in popularity thanks to their representation in television shows such as Outlander as well as access to previously unreachable areas becoming easier every […]

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Festivals in Edinburgh- A Definitive Guide.

DATE : April 19, 2018

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One of the best things about Edinburgh is that there is always something to do. No matter what time of year you visit, you can be certain there will be a festival on. Despite this, it can be hard to know what will be happening during your visit. With this in mind, we have compiled […]

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Top Photo Opportunities in the Heart of Edinburgh

DATE : March 29, 2018

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Edinburgh is a photographer’s dream. From streets full of colourful buildings and equally colourful residents, to beautiful panoramic views. However, with such a range of subjects a photographer can be spoiled for choice. So, we have compiled this list of our favourite locations to take photographs-all within walking distance of our hostel. These are all […]

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Haystack Hostel Reviews

DATE : January 30, 2018

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We are the best hostel to stay in for anyone looking to explore Edinburgh. Everything we do at Haystack has our guests in mind and we do our best to create a relaxed atmosphere which is clean, comfortable and friendly. But don’t just take our word for it. Here is a selection of reviews from […]

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