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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|"The best hostel I've visited."||(in 40 reviews)|
|"The staff is amazing."||(in 60 reviews)|
|"wonderful staff, culture, and view!!!"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"The room smelled like stinky feet."||(in 2 reviews)|
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|beautiful view||in 12 reviews|
|big rooms||in 11 reviews|
|bunk beds||in 17 reviews|
|castle rock||in 2 reviews|
|clean great||in 2 reviews|
|comfy and the lounges||in 1 review|
|common areas||in 6 reviews|
|definitely would stay||in 4 reviews|
|edinburgh castle||in 5 reviews|
|free coffee||in 10 reviews|
|friendly and accommodating||in 8 reviews|
|great hostel||in 57 reviews|
|great location||in 78 reviews|
|location friendly staff||in 57 reviews|
|nightly events||in 2 reviews|
|pub quiz||in 8 reviews|
|staff and great||in 89 reviews|
|value for money||in 30 reviews|
The place is HUGE and the staff are amazing! There was a SPECTACULAR view of Edinburgh Castle as the hostel is, quite literally, at the base of Edinburgh Castle Rock!
However, there is no lift so you have to lug everything out or down the stairs. Uber will not pickup on that street, though. You’d have to walk 2 blocks in either direction for a pickup.
The staff was incredible. I had two pillows and my mattress was comfortable. I loved that I could leave my luggage there until 9:00 pm AFTER I checked out and could use the facilities. I LOVED all of the lounges, the cinema, the kitchen, the music room, it was a little paradise. Who can say that about a hostel? I can. I chose Castle Rock. The dancing on Wednesday made the trip and the bar crawl was unforgettable. The hostel was also SO clean. Thank you to everyone at the hostel who made this trip so amazing.
Best hostel I have ever stayed at! Amazing place in every way.
Superb location, great staff and really cool shared spaces.
Lovely hostel, great showers, clean room, excellent social spaces. 10/10. Would have stayed longer if I had the time.
Breakfast was a bit weak for £1.50
With a stay at Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh (Old Town), you'll be steps from Royal Mile and Scotch Whisky Experience. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
based on 4,151 reviews
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- Clean accommodation facilities
- Good kitchenette
- Wonderful sightseeing
- Friendly atmosphere
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Most popular landmarks
- Edinburgh Castle 188 m
- National Library Of Scotland 276 m
- Greyfriars Kirk 332 m
- Princes Street Gardens 346 m
- Greyfriar's Bobby 347 m
- St Giles' Cathedral 366 m
|Edinburgh Turnhouse||11 km|
|Edinburgh Waverley||0.5 km|
|Edinburgh Slateford||3.8 km|