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Castle Rock Hostel

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4.6
3,438 reviews

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge
Concierge
No Smoking

The Quirky and Grand Castle Rock Hostel in Central Edinburgh

What Are the Rooms Like?

Located an extremely short walk from Edinburgh Castle, the Castle Rock Hostel is an awesome place to stay for visitors who want the affordable hostel experience mixed with a bit of dash and glam. You can choose dormitory-style accommodations that sleep 10, or you can book double, triple, or quad rooms. The rooms are large and spacious, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area. The rooms have themes, so stay in the Jekyll and Hyde room one visit and the Beatles room the next! 

What Amenities Are Available?

Linens are included in the room price, and hair dryers are free but require a deposit. Towels are available for about 30 cents each. There's no curfew, making it easy for guests to pop in and out without worrying about getting back in time. If you find yourself running out of clothes, the staff will wash, fold, and deliver your laundry for about $5.50. All guests get private lockers within which to store their valuables. 

What Are the Rates Like?

If you choose a dormitory-style room that sleeps 10, you could pay as little as $16 per night. A dorm room with four beds will run you about $22 per person per night. A double room will cost you about $68, a triple room costs about $77, and a quad will set you back $103, making this an affordable option for guests seeking cheap hotels in Edinburgh.

Does the Castle Rock Hostel Offer Bike Storage?

The Castle Rock does offer bike storage, but the staff recommends you use a bike lock as well. 

What's the Bottom Line

The Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and comfortable cheap hotels in Edinburgh, perfect for the traveler who's looking for a heavy dose of whimsy, grandeur, and the unexpected when it comes to hostel accommodations. The elegant and quirky yet grand furnishings lend the hostel a luxurious feel in spite of its affordability. 

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15 Johnston Terrace
Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
4.6
Service
"Staff were welcoming and friendly" "Staff was incredible"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
85% said the reception staff was great.
Location
"Superb location" "Marvellous location"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
City centre within easy reach, said 99%.
Vibe
"Beautiful old building" "Atmosphere was amazing"
95% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
99% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Amenities
"Excellent communal areas" "Beautiful old building"
89% thought the building was wonderful.
99% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Breakfast
"Nice brekky" "Nice breakfest"
78% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Room
"Window was fantastic" "Excellent nights sleep"
71% thought rooms were spacious.
73% were happy with the bathroom.
WiFi
"Free room wifi" "Internet in the room did not work"
56% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Nice building
Good kitchenette
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
Rough Guide
Tucked below the Castle ramparts, with 200 or so beds arranged in large, bright dorms, as well as triple and quad rooms and some doubles.
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