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Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland (Grassmarket)
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Ranked #24 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at Castle Rock for 6 nights and couldn't be happier with my experience. Wonderful staff and a relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend. I was afraid that travelling solo would be an isolating experience but Castle Rock made meeting people easy and fluid.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved everything about this hostel: from the decoration like a real castle to all those fancy living rooms! Breakfast included and loads of information about activities in town and surroundings. Great location - just below Edinburgh Castle and pretty much walkable to anywhere in town.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1. Love the kitchen, which help saving money by preparing one's own meals, although it can get very busy during meal times. 2. Friendly and helpful staffs. 3. laundry service, over all is great. Did it a few times during my stay. Just once that get my laundry still a bit damp. 4. Very near the Castle and other old... More

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san diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights and would definitely recommend it. It is a great location. Right below the Edinburgh Castle & at the beginning of the Royal Mile. Shops, restaurants and pubs all around. One street above the happening GrassMarket St.. All rooms are shared bunkbeds with shared bathrooms among many. There are multiple large gathering/common rooms. A large kitchen... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights in Sept. The location cannot be beat. It is close to everything but near the castle so it is quiet at night. We were a little disappointed when we got to our room. The room was ridiculously small. The double bed was surrounded by wall on 3 sides. The one side... More

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for a ground floor or lower floor (I have severe asthma and hip problems) and we got the top floor with 1 room shy of the furthest room from the front door, UGH! So, DON'T make any special requests. Otherwise we loved the hostel. It's in a beautiful location. I would suggest a taxi from the airport however... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hostel! I've just finished a 4 night stay and I wish I could have stayed for longer. For starters it overlooks the Edinburgh Castle so you instantly feel like you're in Scotland. Everything is within walking distance - great pubs, food, attractions and nightlife. The hostel has a castle feel to it as well. The rooms are... More

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Bexleyheath, null, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel had a great location right in the centre of Edinburgh and a short walk from the train station. Our room even had a view of the castle, although this did mean some street noise during the night and early in the morning. The room was basic but we didn't spend much time there. The beds were comfy. The... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Castle Rock was the perfect decision, it's situated 5 mins from the Royal Mile, 10 mins to Princess Street and very close to all the pubs and markets. The Hostel is made like a traditional Scottish castle, but with modern amenities. the common areas were amazing. A theatre (Yes, a small theatre in a hostel), a records... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hostel! Great location, 1 minute from the Royal Mille..Great atmosphere and crazy Pub Crawl every Thursday. I will be back! The rooms have diferent themes and the decor of the hostel is very cool.

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Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Grassmarket , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 300
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