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Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 9666

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Castle Rock Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Location rating 9.9


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  • Good
    Dec 2019

    The location right under the castle is unbeatable. I appreciated the activities they are offering for every evening, especially a ghost tour - and for free? Duh!

    Breakfast was a bit disappointing, basically just bread, butter and jam.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    Very helpful staff, breakfast options, luggage storage, comfy rooms with securegard lockera

  • Good
    Dec 2019

    I only stopped for a night, but it seemed like a fun hostel with a friendly and relaxed vibe and a good activity programme. A decent breakfast, clean and spacious rooms, and they kindly let me leave my bag in storage after checkout time. Amazing location.

    Could do with some female only bathrooms for those who choose a female only dorm room. Not the fault of the staff, but I was unfortunate to have inconsiderate and noisy room mates in the four bed female room.

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Staff were amazing, so helpful. Could not have wanted for a better location. Breakfast was cheap and filling. Loved the decor and layout of the hosyel.

    Very squeaky doors and some people did not respect the keep the noise down after a certain times. Maybe as an option when booking a room ask if they'd prefer quieter guests who may just want to relax in the room as the lounges got quite noisy.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Easy to book, 24 hour access, affordable, comfortable, friendly accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh within walking distance of conference venues and evening entertainments and live music. Difficult to improve on from what I experienced on my short stay.

    Decor is good, just not amazing

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The Castle Rock Hostel is situated just underneath the famed castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. The location is prime for getting around all this well-known city has to offer. The hostel offers areas for socializing and mingling with others who are on trips in the area too.

Guests at the hostel can choose from 43 shared rooms. There are mixed dorms and women-only dorms. This is the perfect environment for young travelers who want to meet people and see the world on a budget. Rooms have shared bathrooms with showers. There is free WiFi throughout the Castle Rock Hostel. Guests can request a hairdryer if needed.

This hostel has a kitchen that guests share. Meals can be made there. In the morning there is a continental breakfast laid out that guests can pay a small fee for. There are hundreds of restaurants within less than a mile of this property. A few travelers can try are Tupiniquim Brasil Crepes, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, L’Etoile Salon de Tea, and Colonnades at The Signet Library.

The atmosphere of Castle Rock Hostel sets the tone for travelers to want to hang out together. There are sitting areas with pool tables. There’s a Groove Lounge for listening to music. There’s an outdoor patio with picnic tables. There’s even the posh lounge where guests can sit surrounded by lavish décor and read a book next to a large fireplace or surf the web at a large table. Places of interest outside the hostel include The Royal Mile, the Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh Castle, and St. Giles’ Cathedral.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

9.4 Excellent

based on 4,191 reviews









Things to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Good kitchenette
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Friendly atmosphere

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
24-hour front desk
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Adults only
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Castle Rock Hostel

Where is Castle Rock Hostel located?

Castle Rock Hostel is located at 15 Johnston Terrrace in Old Town, 0.4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is the closest landmark to Castle Rock Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Castle Rock Hostel?

Check-in time is 14:30 and check-out time is 10:30 at Castle Rock Hostel.

Does Castle Rock Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Castle Rock Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Castle Rock Hostel offer free parking?

No, Castle Rock Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Castle Rock Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Castle Rock Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Castle Rock Hostel from the airport?

Castle Rock Hostel is 11 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Castle Rock Hostel is 57 km from Dundee.

Can you bring pets to Castle Rock Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Castle Rock Hostel.

Does Castle Rock Hostel have a pool?

No, Castle Rock Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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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

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