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Castle Rock Hostel

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15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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Ranked #20 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on both ends of our trips. We stayed in the Robin Hood & Maid Marrion room the first night (really good room for a double private room, decent size). Stayed in the Sid Vicious room the second time and didn't enjoy it as much. The room was much smaller and further from the bathrooms than the first. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, with an amazing view of the Edinburgh Castle. Really friendly and helpful staff. Great laundry facilities, £8 for wash, dry and room delivery. Also a decent continental breakfast for only £1.50. Rooms are a bit crowded but all very creatively set up with different themes ranging from Star Wars to Kermit the Frog with Miss Piggy to Moulin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed only one night, we love it! There are many common areas with activities going on but also lounges to chill! The views of the main common room are amazing and it was nice to enjoy them whilst drinking a free cup of coffee sitting on the sofa! The toilets were very clean and the double room cozy enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my stay at Castle Rock! I was only there for one night but i wish I would have stayed longer! it was very spacious with lots of places to hang out. The decor was awesome and the rooms were themed which was pretty cool. I would recommend this place to anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved Castle Rock. I was sad to leave. That staff was super friendly and answered all questions. You are able to do an entire stuffed bag of laundry for 3.50 pounds. This includes having them washed, dried, folded, and brought to your room. What a bargain. It is in a great location, a great price, clean, you could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staying there, 1 of the best places in uk. Everything was fine from the arrival (even before) to the check out. Helpfull multilingual staff. Many services were offered for a deposit/small amount. (charger, towel, breakfast...) Several huge kitchen fully equipped and common rooms to meet people or chill out. The decoration was also nice. Minuses : the room itself... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value. Friendly staff, big rooms, decent showers and right in the centre of the Old Town so walking distance to pretty much everything you want to see as a tourist. The staff member even moved things around for me so I was able to stay for an extra 2 nights - without changing beds! - even though it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this hostel for so many reasons. Location (right in the centre of Edinburgh, in walking distance of everything), friendliness staff (very kind and willing to answer any and all questions or to help out), amenities (there were different rooms to meet the other guests - an internet room, 'chillax room' (forgot their name for it) with an LP-player... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel! Friendly and helpful staff! Clean beds, clean showers etc. And the location is good as well. I very much enjoyed my stay so I would recommend it to anyone going to Edinburgh. Thanks! Kim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an excellent experience. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The hostel has a lot of space, with several comun areas. The location is the best, you can walk everywhere. I didn´t try the breakfast, but it was cheaper than any other hostel in europe (I went to a lot of places)Totally Reomended !

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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