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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland (Grassmarket)
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Ranked #22 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars NEW

I'm not much of a hostel person; I stayed here at my friend's request. The front desk staff was fantastic, very helpful and friendly. Room was shockingly quiet and easy to sleep. Amazing location within walking distance to all the sites and nighttime activities. Bathrooms cleaned every morning with good hot water, although a bit scroungy by the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a great hostel, friendly atmosphere, tidy rooms and bathrooms and lots of space! That doesn't even mention the location! So central, near Edinburgh castle and The Royal Mile, we walked everywhere from here(when the wind wasn't blowing us around) highly recommend for anyone on a budget who still wants convenience. Breakfast wasn't included, and what you paid for wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You could not ask for a better hostel location in Edinburgh. The hostel is located right off the Royal Mile and even has some great views of Edinburgh Castle. The price to be able to stay on the Royal Mile is not bad at all. The common areas are some of the best we have seen around the world. Great... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is situated a stone throw away from the Castle, easy walking distance to everything. We had a private room, the room itself is very small, but we didn't care much. Nice breakfast options and we loved the atmosphere.

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Bray, Ireland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay here for 2 nights and lets be honest i can't fault one thing. Booked a double which was small but cosy. The room was spotless, The bathrooms are clean. With 3 different common area's as well as a huge kitchen there is plenty of space to relax. The staff are excellent. Anything you forgot or need they were happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked in for a few nights and ended up staying long term. Awesome hostel, great staff, great location and everything. Free wifi, spacious kitchen and good atmosphere. Also, you can work for accommodation for 2 hours per night! Go! Stay! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in the single sex rooms of four. As other reviews have described, these rooms are a little smaller because of the roof. However the view out the window more than made up for it. Each bed has a safe and a locker with adequate space which is something that is always appreciated at hostels. The hostel itself was... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember staying here 10years ago when I backpacked Europe. It was awesome. The rooms were spacious and clean. Staff was fun and awesome. I really enjoyed my stay and have recommended this place to anyone I know going to Edinburgh. It was the best hostel I stayed in of 4 months worth of backpacking :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious as well as the hostel itself. Pleny of rooms to relax after visiting the beautiful town of edimburg. The staff is very helpful and nice. The best thing is the location, right in the old town center close to every bars and clubs. We had a great time and would definetly recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in January 2015. The hostel is in a great location - it's literally only several hundred meters from the castle, and it's just off the Royal Mile. It's a very large hostel, but has a good atmosphere. The rooms are themed (such as a Beatles room, a Star Wars room, a Scottish slang room,... More 

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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): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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