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HOW TO GET TO THE HIGHLANDS

DATE : June 12, 2018

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Haystack Hostels 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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A HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO SCOTLAND

DATE : May 9, 2018

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Perhaps one of the most interesting and certainly the cheapest ways to travel, hitchhiking around Scotland is a lot easier than you would think. Although popular opinion would say hitchhiking in Scotland has more or less come to an end with recent polls suggesting only 9% of Scots would stop for a hitchhiker, despite this, […]

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A Definitive Guide to Festivals in Edinburgh

DATE : April 19, 2018

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One of the best things about Edinburgh is that 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 and many of these events are not to be missed. That is why […]

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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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Refreshingly friendly and top location

DATE : January 30, 2018

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Excellent location right next to the train station, coach station and airport tram, 5-10min from city centre and walking from tours, every close by, super lovely and helpful staff giving not onmy great advice around the city but also the country side and further in. Only dorms, kitchen very clean with free fruits and accessibility […]

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Top 5 Short Trips from Edinburgh

DATE : January 30, 2018

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Edinburgh has so much to see and do, and most of it is within walking distance of Haystack Hostel. But once you have seen all you want to see, it may be time to take a trip outside of the city, to the nearby towns. Linlithgow Jump on the train at Waverley Station, a 2 […]

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Top 5 Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

DATE : January 28, 2018

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At Haystack Hostel, we understand that when you’re travelling on a budget, the last thing you want to do is spend lots on expensive attractions. Luckily, there are plenty of free things to do in Edinburgh for the budget traveller. Here’s 5 of them:   National Museum of Scotland Open 7 days a week (10:00 […]

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