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Castle Rock Hostel

3,784 reviews

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge
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
"Superb location" "Marvellous location"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
City centre within easy reach, said 99%.
"Fabulous staff" "Fantastic staff"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
"Atmosphere was amazing" "Amazing lounges"
96% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
98% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Facilities work properly" "Amazing common areas"
98% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
94% complained about the elevator.
Value for money
"Free tea and hot chocolate" "Amazing price"
85% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Everything was clean" "Did not work properly, wide & clean bathrooms"
88% said rooms were clean.
90% said the bathroom was clean.
"Free chocolate" "Loads of cooking"
100% were happy with the price.
78% loved the dining experience.
"Nice breakfest" "Cheap breakfast option"
85% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Window was stunning" "Excellent water pressure"
76% thought rooms were spacious.
77% were happy with the bathroom.
"There was no internet" "Good wi fi connection"
100% thought it was a great value.

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Friendly atmosphere
Friendly service
Wonderful sightseeing
Clean bathroom
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
With its bright, spacious, single-sex dorms, superb views and friendly staff, the 200-bed Castle Rock has lots to like. It has a great location.
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.