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Castle Rock Hostel

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2PW, United Kingdom

Located steps from Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,884 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Great amenities
Delicious food
Great room

Castle Rock Hostel

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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (12 bed)
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 bed )

What’s around Castle Rock Hostel


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile (1-minute walk)
  • Scotch Whisky Experience (1-minute walk)
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (2-minute walk)
  • Grassmarket (2-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (3-minute walk)
  • Gladstone's Land (3-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (4-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 16-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 8-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 20-min walk
  • Slateford Station 7-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Castle Rock Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock Hostel
  • Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 2 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 201 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Good location, right beneath the castle and slightly away from pubs and clubs so it's rather peaceful at night. The hostel sets in a big building, spacious room however bed is a bit small. It was very windy when I stayed so the windows were banging all night, might be a problem if you are a light sleeper. A bigger black out curtain would be great too!
tien l, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Low price, extremely high quality
One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in! Amazing location and view from my window (which is rare for hostels). Friendly atmosphere, large and clean rooms, free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Can’t wait to stay there again!
gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Location is good. Cleanliness ok. Shower facilities not great but ok.
Yin L, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Location, Wonderful atmosphere. Superb.
Castle Rock is a fantastic place to stay in Edinburgh. Extremely comfortable. Breakfast is a good optional extra. Cleanliness is first rate and the whole feel of the place is friendly, relaxed and comfortable.
Matthew, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
The hostel location is one step from Edinburgh Castle. The rooms are big and clean, very good shower area, Breakfast is basic, but good. I really enjoy my time time
gb4 night trip

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