This hostel is right in front of Edinburgh Castle. You cannot ask for a better location.
It has big cozy common rooms with free wi-fi, a movie room, computers, a kitchen and friendly staff. The place is huge, the overall atmosphere is fun and light, yet peaceful and secure. There is a 24hr reception, breakfast for 1.80£ and also a Pub Crawl every Thursday. My only issue was that the wi-fi was quite spotty and poor, even going out of service for a whole day.
All the rooms have names. We had the Twin room (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) at 17£ per person, per night. Honestly, it is the smallest hostel room I’ve ever stayed in. It did not have any lockers or a safe, but had a lock on the door. It was super clean and the bed was very comfortable. Linens are provided and you can rent a bath towel for 50p. Not necessarily the place I would take my spouse, but a great base for a weekend in Edinburgh with a friend.
Be aware that the common bathrooms are co-ed, with separate shower sections. The bathrooms were probably the cleanest I have seen in any hostel. The showers are small, but have a hook behind the door for your clothes and a curtain to keep them dry.
If you take into account what a very basic hotel room costs in the same neighbourhood, this hostel offers excellent value. Despite the fact that our Twin room was über-small: Overall, the location, service, cleanliness and price make this hostel highly recommendable.
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh
- Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland