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Castle Rock Hostel

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15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.2.Superb.
  • Excelente ubicación y el staff es muy amable. Ofrecen café y té gratis, además de…

    Nov 2, 2019

  • A bed & beddings, lounge rooms, service.. everything was very convenient and cozy to take…

    Aug 14, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 43 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1-minute walk
  • Victoria Street - 1-minute walk
  • Witchery Tours - 1-minute walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (12 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (14 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (16 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 bed )
  • Quadruple Room
  • Triple Room
  • Basic Double Room

Location

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1-minute walk
  • Victoria Street - 1-minute walk
  • Witchery Tours - 1-minute walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2-minute walk
  • The Hub - 2-minute walk
  • Tartan Weaving Mill - 2-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 2-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3-minute walk
  • Writers' Museum - 3-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 27-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 10-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 10-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 18-min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 43 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
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At the hostel

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless checkout is available.

Policies

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock Hostel
  • Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Castle Rock Hostel.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Bow Bar (3-min walk), Whiski Rooms (3-min walk) and Hula Juice Bar and Gallery (4-min walk).
9.2.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    I don't know if it's because I'm not familiar with British culture, but it's hard to understand where I pay extra after booking.

    3 night trip, Apr 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a cool place! So many things to do and amazing people. The entire building is packed with really cool stuff and every room is unique

    1 night trip, Apr 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I was immediately pleased with the hostel because the staff at reception were really friendly and welcoming, and explained everything in detail. The hostel itself is beautiful, old, and filled with interesting decor and a choice of three lovely lounges. There are free hot drinks (including milk) on offer, as well as a self-service kitchen for guests to use. The hostel also runs lots of interesting free events (I went on a spooky tour on my first night and it was brilliant). There is free wifi with reasonable speed. I stayed in a 10-bed mixed dorm. It was clean and tidy, with lots of space. Everyone got their own locker to keep their belongings safe and my bed was comfortable and warm. If I had to mention a downside, it would just be that there is no private area in the room itself to get dressed etc, so I had to walk across the floor to the bathroom (this wasn't a huge issue though). The shower and toilet facilities were kept clean and neat, and I found I never had to wait to use them. The location of the hostel was also fantastic - literally across the road from Edinburgh Castle, and within walking distance of everything I wanted to do and see while I was there. Overall it was a great home base to have while I was in Edinburgh. It was ridiculously good value for money, a great atmosphere, and the staff obviously work really hard to keep the high standard up. I'm not surprised that they have won so many awards. I would definitely return to Castle Rock.

    3 night trip, Mar 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    really good, outstanding value, very convenient just by castle and great staff

    1 night trip, Mar 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 1 night trip, Mar 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hostel right below the castle

    Love the hostel! Staff was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and I love that they were themed! There were gender neutral bathrooms available, and they were clean and well maintained. The area was safe and the view from my room on the top floor was amazing. There was something going on every night, I went on the pub crawl, the staff were really friendly and made sure we all got home safe. One little thing – the lockers were a bit small and located under the bed, not too convenient. It would be nice if they were at the end of the bed and opened towards the bed (so you don't have to get off the bed to access them).

    E SHUN LOK, 2 night trip, Feb 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hostel was great all around!

    Sareh, 4 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I standing in very good acomodation, cèntric place and impressionant ambient

    Imma, 2 night trip, Dec 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious place for hostel, very clean, friendly staffs, close to tourist attraction, the staffs very helpful! I had so much fun to stay there! Definitely will come back!

    Ervi, 1 night trip, Oct 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious place for hostel, very clean, friendly staffs, close to tourist attraction, the staffs very helpful! I had so much fun to stay there! Definitely will come back

    Ervi, 1 night trip, Oct 30, 2019

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