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Castle Rock Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about this place was awesome, including the location, cost, storage, room, facilities and the staff. Can't be enough good, at least in my experience about this place. If they've room, I highly recommend getting a room. We were in town to perform a few gigs and we also went on their ghost walk which was good fun and the...

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Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We certainly loved having you here. Hope to see you again if you're ever back in Edinburgh to perform again (or just to visit!) :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night in this hostel; our first time experience of hostel as accomdation. Pleasantly surprise with the amenities and the breakfast provided. Location was excellent; 10 mins walk from the Edinburgh waverly station.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hard to believe a hostel could be any better. The way they are organized, location, facilities, entertainment, common rooms, kitchen, dorms are all as close to perfect as possible. And all for a friendly price. If anyone feels unhappy with a stay hear, should only look for hotels in the future...

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Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed and appreciate the hostel vibes here! Hope to see you again if you're ever back in Edinburgh!

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel is in a great location close to the train station and minutes walk from the castle and royal mile. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The hostel had a cinema room and a few lounges and the shared facilities were clean. I stayed in a double room which was a little small but adequate for a 2...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place if you like to have a lively place to stay at with lots of activities going on. The rooms are big and quite busy, the facilities are plentiful and clean. And the people who work here are really friendly. There are lockers, outlets and light by your bunk so everything is very convenient. I think...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I travelled from London to Edinburgh to Dublin, and stayed in 4 different hostels along the way. Castlerock was by far our favorite. It's right across from the castle and on the Royal Mile and so the location doesn't get better. On top of that there are so many rooms and things to do at the hostel...

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Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you to the moon and back!! We really appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again in the future :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our stay at Castle Rock! Best location, right behind Edinburgh castle on royal mile. Spacious large hostel. We were in 12 bedroom dorm and it wasn't an issue at all. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean, people were fun and sociable, we went on a pub crawl and had fun. You can rent towels for 1 pound at the front...

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Montpellier, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great time in this hostel. The staff is cool, there is a room where you can see moovies, you have free coffee/tea/chocolate. This is THE place to stay (next to the Castle and Royal Mile) and it is really quiet in the rooms at night.

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Adam H, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! Really appreciate your kind words :)

Olney, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though I was here only for one night, it feels like the staff who work here genuinely care about your well-being. Our flight was delayed so we got in at 1am, and were happy to find our room of 12 people quiet. This was my first hostel experience and I was glad to feel safe. There is an optional...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights in a 10-bed mixed dorm. Location is great, next to the castle in the old-town. Plenty of showers and toilets, which were clean. There are several common spaces which are all really nice to relax or meet people. Breakfast is 1,5 pound and really good value. They organize many activities, so if you're...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Castle Rock Hostel

Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $19 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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“Every room has a theme, i stayed in a room the theme was Scottish movies (unfortunately i didn't stay in the Trainspotting bed).”
filnavile, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“As is the golden rule for 12 person dorm rooms, bring earplugs in case of snoring dormmates and a eye mask as the beds don't have curtains”
684indiaa, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Look elsewhere.”
nicky972, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only book the 16bed dorm if you don't mind noise and commotion”
H8298YPingrids, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the upper floors that may get better wifi.”
  • My bed - top bunk very comfy; loved the lockers!
  • My 10+ girls dorm theme.
brimarie1003, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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