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Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland (Grassmarket)
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Castle Rock has a great atmosphere with lots of activities to meet other travelers. While I was there I participated in a movie marathon, a beer pong tournament (on Saturday, the other nights were less wild), a pool tournament, and a pub crawl. Free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate was nice. The lounges always had people hanging out and I... More

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 main aspects of a hostel are the cleanliness and the sociability. This hostel fills out both of them. The rooms are clean (with lockers), the main area is clean, the everything was clean. Also, the main hanging out area was amazing! it was extremely social and it was the only room with wifi so it was so necessary to... More

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for only one night, but was greatly impressed! It is literally steps from the bottom of Edinburgh castle cliffs, and not even 100m from camera obscura. It is in an amazing location all around. The staff was very friendly. We arrived early in the day and did everything they could so we could check in early and get... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel has the friendliest staff I've seen in a while! They were patient with the information, had quick answers and were very efficient at check-in and check-out. The rooms were large and the bathrooms were serviced often and very clean (very important to me) even though I stayed only for 2 nights. I am not a light sleeper and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed here for one night. The hostel is a cool old building with loads of amazing features. So much effort has gone into making each room personal; for example we stayed in the Latin room. There were lounges for WiFi, listening to vinyl's, and eating. The people on reception were great. Carol-Anne made us feel very... More

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere in this hostel was very welcoming. As a girl travelling alone I had absolutely no problems to get to know some people here. The staff is super friendly and funny, the breakfast is well arranged and (most important) the facilities are clean! The building itself is beautiful, and the location is very central. I definitely recommend this place... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Castle Rock is a large hostel with clean facilities in the perfect location. Comfy beds, hot water, and friendly staff for a great price. What more could you ask for? We stayed 2 nights and were very satisfied with the hostel.

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Zulte, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Fantastic location, superb staff (you can't ask for more help and information). Top quality for the price you pay: Very clean, big kitchen you can use, cosy living room, locker at the room. If I go back one day to Edinburgh, I'll stay again at Castle Rock Hostel.

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been to quite a few hostels in Europe and USA. This is one of the best and well kept hostel and with an excellent price. I will really recommend it to anyone. The best parts are the clean kitchen and free drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This hostel was amazing! The staff was excellent and helpful and the place was clean and safe. We were there on a Saturday night and they put on beer pong tournament. They mixed up the partners so we got to play with new people from different countries! It was a ton of fun, they have a great lounge to hang... More

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Also Known As:
Castle Rock Hotel
Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Grassmarket , Old Town
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Ranked #26 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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