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Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh

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 Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Great room
Good internet service

Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh

from $62
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What’s around Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 1 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • George Street - 8 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 17 min 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 and check-out

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) 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
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

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

Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print

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


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.

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 213 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thank You!!!
I had a great time during my stay at Castle Rock Hostel!!! Thanks to the wonderful staff!!!
George Acervo, us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable and clean hostel
Due to the high season, they were fully booked but sometimes they are cancellations and so I had to book my stay per night. However, this is one of the nicest hostel I've stayed at. The beds are sturdy so if you're bunkmate shifts, you're not awaken because you've been shaken. It's a gorgeous building with a lot of spaces for bedrooms, lounge areas, dining, kitchen and refrigerators to store your food. There's plenty of bathrooms and showers in each floor and everything is clean. There's an actual room to store your luggage and laundry service is 4 pounds. The staff are friendly and will help you in any way they can but they don't like it when you hang in front of their reception... They're within walking distance to everything. The only downside is that they don't have lifts/elevators due to the building's age. The free wifi doesn't work well in some areas. Overall, I've really liked staying at this hostel and would stay here again but they're fully booked and I had to go to another hostel on my last night at Edinburgh.
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Castle Rock is awesome. It is in the heart of Old Town and everything is in walking distance...shops, restaurants, bars, sights, tours...everything is in walking distance. The hostel has amazing facilities, several rooms to socialize, planned activities (movies, beer pong, pub crawls), a piano, guitars, a pool table, and computers. The kitchen is the best I've seen in a hostel. The bed frames are solid wood (no squeaking), the beds are comfy, the rooms are spacious, there are outlets and lights for each bed, you get two pillows, you get a locker with a safe, they'll wash and dry your clothes for £4, they have free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, breakfast is only £1.50, and there's a shared basket in the bathrooms, in case you need something or need to leave something. Oh, and the rooms and beds have fun names.
us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good stay
Apart from smell in my room, everything was great! Would recommend.
us1 night trip

Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh

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