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Castle Rock Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed 4 nights in this hostel during the Fringe festival. I really enjoyed my stay and found some relaxation in the middle of the busy festival! The staff was very helpfull, by giving tips where to go and book trips. Ash even helped me when I already checked out and felt desperate because of having a tick in my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a room for two and we had big issues fitting our bags and our self's in the room at the same time. The service was great and the location of the hostel as well just a hundred meters away from The royal mile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The decor of the building is fantastic, with lots of traditional Scottish adornments. The rooms are named according to a theme (mine was "Scottish sayings") and the beds are uniquely named accordingly (mine was "Och Aye"). The bed was extremely comfortable, the room was cozy, and the window hatch in the roof opened up to an amazing view of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be a great option in Edinburgh. Really good value, clean rooms (I stayed in the 8 bed dorm), spacious common areas with large, well equipped kitchens and friendly helpful staff. Also a fantastic location within a 10 minute walk from Waverly station. Also the breakfast, while basic, is well worth... More 

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Colby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last few days of our Scotland tour before saying good bye to my son as he returned to USA and it was made memorable because of this place. We were all new to Hostel accommodation but this place was full of character and the young people on reception were truly special, always smiling and welcoming and very helpful, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always leery of staying in hostels in big cities, but this hostel was everything I wanted and more. You literally wake up to the Edinburgh Castle at your doorstep (with the sounds of bagpipes coming through the windows...) and you're right next to the Royal Mile. I stayed in the Whiskey dorm room, it was quite spacious with big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to be there a couple of days or your hole life!!! Its so big and so clean! The place is in front of the castle, you are in the centre of edinburgh, its so nice to walk to the hostel. Thank you very much for all. Un hostel super guay, limpio y con una ubicación genial.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with a friend for 4 nights during the height of the Fringe. Comfortable rooms. Clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic location, especially for this time of year. Almost all attractions/venues within walking distance. Also has a couple of cool rooms for hanging out or playing music. Would highly recommend :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

這是一間非常有味道的旅館,服務很棒,旅館有附免費的咖啡茶,和幾間悠閒美麗的茶室,在這裡居住是一種享受,位置離愛丁城堡走路只要五分鐘,如果下一次我一定還會選擇這裡。 I am very enjoy the trip in the hotel. It's very wonderful and comfortable. Location is perfect for the Fringe festival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never write reviews but this hostel and all of its staff deserve all credit. Location was perfect for the Fringe festival with nothing more than a 15 minute walk away, close to all major venues as well as pubs & bars. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, pointing us in the right direction whenever we asked about restaurants, pubs... More 

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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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Additional Information about Castle Rock Hostel

Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $13 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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