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Castle Rock Hostel

No-frills hostel in Edinburgh

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15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.2.Superb.
  • This hostel was great all around!

    Feb 21, 2020

  • Spacious place for hostel, very clean, friendly staffs, close to tourist attraction, the…

    Oct 31, 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 wears 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 sanitizer

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 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1 min walk
  • Victoria Street - 1 min walk
  • Witchery Tours - 1 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2 min 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 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 1 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 1 min walk
  • Victoria Street - 1 min walk
  • Witchery Tours - 1 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2 min walk
  • The Hub - 2 min walk
  • Tartan Weaving Mill - 2 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 min walk
  • Writers' Museum - 3 min 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) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite 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 and 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 sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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 onsite parking at Castle Rock Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't 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.
  • 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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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Excellent location,just go upstair from the road and you are by the castle and the royal mile. It is not a new facility but it is well kept. There are plenty of showers and toilets , at least on the floor I was. I didn't really use any common rooms besides the kitchen because I was out all day Overall nice inexpensive place to stay when you visit the town.

    Regina, 5 night trip, Sep 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome - great environment, highly recommend

    Huge hostel right next to Edinburgh Castle. Being staffed by people who are staying there, so they have interest in keeping it clean and operating well. Very flexible with requests. Other guests are friendly, and there are multiple lounges if you want quiet time or to be social. Nightly events are fun. Kitchen is large and has most of what you need. Only two minor issues is that during peak times, refrigerator and bathroom space can get a bit crowded. If I were to visit Edinburgh again, I would definitely stay here; highly recommend.

    Joseph, 3 night trip, Sep 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like everything, perfect location, plenty of activities to do will definitely comeback

    6 night trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thank You!!!

    I had a great time during my stay at Castle Rock Hostel!!! Thanks to the wonderful staff!!!

    George Acervo, 7 night trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bed was comfortable and the individual lockers were a big help. Staff were helpful for answering questions and helping out, and the provided activities were a good bonus. Great location and excellent price.

    Sam, 2 night trip, Nov 10, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, great facilities, great staff. I teally like this hostel

    PJ, 2 night trip, Oct 8, 2018

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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

    Excelente

    Excelente ubicación y el staff es muy amable. Ofrecen café y té gratis, además de resguardo de equipaje gratuito después del check out. Volvería a quedarme en Castle Rock Hostel :)

    Jennifer, 3 night trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location, staff, cleanliness, rooms and price.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 1, 2019

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