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Castle Rock Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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Castle Rock Hostel
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Ranked #23 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is amazing. The staff are super friendly and will do whatever they can to accommodate you, lead by the manager Lauren. If has a great feel to it as soon as you walk in. There are massive common areas, kitchen, music room, everything!! I've stayed at many hostels across a few continents and this is the best! Great... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's going to be hard to beat this hostel. We stayed here 3 nights, and the location, staff, and amenities was more than we bargained for. Our room was a all-girls 12 bed, very clean, and had big spacious lockers for our stuff. We were given orange cards that got us discounts to different restaurants and events throughout the city,... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people at castle rock hostel are winners. All of them. They provided me with a delicious breakfast for 1.50 and helped with any random problem that happened to come up such as opening my broken luggage or trying to find my friend who was lost in Edinburgh. The atmosphere is really chill. It was great simply spending time in... More 

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Biarritz, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Rock hostel did the job for a 2 night stay in Edinburgh last December. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with a friend, which was spacious and had a view of the building from Harry Potter which was enough for me. The bathrooms were really clean, good location if you like walking. Staff were very friendly. A pleasant... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time stay in a hostel. The room we stayed at was nice, although one could clearly smell mold in the air. Luckily one was able to open the window. The location is ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR right next to the amazing castle. Lovely neighborhood with nice little shops, pubs and cafes. Easy walking distance to the shopping streets... More 

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Montriond, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at castle rock hostel which was my first hostel experience ever!! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about local attractions such places to eat, popular tours. I got a free map with edinburgh attractions. I arrived on their pub crawl night which was a great way to meet people and loads of fun.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't a choice in booking this hostel as it was on a group trip, but was I was happy with it. I stayed in one of the dorm rooms with people on my trip, and it had a cute little theme. The view from it was beautiful looking out at the Old City. The room was clean, and had... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hostel, great ambience and friendly staff. The location is perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the city. Our room was at the very top of the hostel which gave us a rather large amount of stairs to climb. So keep this in mind if you're bringing a large bag as there is no lift. The facilities were also very... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical about the "hostel world" but this first experience made me completely change my mind: ideal position in the city (right under the Castle!), clean and comfy bathroom and rooms, amazing crew... And every room has comic/movie characters assigned!

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County Galway, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff are ok. i was surprised at the price of the internet and laundry. i was hoping to live in edinburgh and asked staff once could i work there and they basically laughed at me. felt like a cash cow when i was told the price of laundry and the internet is pricy. never had breakfast there. tea and coffee... More 

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