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“Hostel with a lot of character”
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Castle Rock Hostel
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Hostel with a lot of character”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed at Castle Rock Hostel for three nights during a bank holiday weekend so the place was very busy. I absolutely loved this hostel. The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful and could provide directions to just about anywhere. The rooms were very clean and so were the washrooms. The lounges were so much fun and had a great atmosphere. There was free wifi and board games. A continental breakfast including cereal, juice and a bun. I would definitely stay here again. For all the amenities provided this was worth the already cheap price of £15 a night.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Castle Rock Hostel is a great base for exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding region, great location next to the castle and the royal mile, grassmarket and greyfriars only a short walk away. The rooms are pretty good with a great view out the window. Breakfast was only £1.50. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I had a great time while staying in Castle Rock. The hostel is medieval style ,awesome, huge, clean, and full of friendly travelers and amazing staff. I didn't have any kind of problem or stress there. Caz , Seamus ( I hope that is right), Cris and all the people that work there make you feel at home. I made a lot of friends there that were traveling solo like me, and we would always go out and visit places together. If you have or made friends that are not staying in the hostel, the allow visitors to spend the day (but only in the commom areas ) till 11 p.m without charging anything for it.I highly recommend !

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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22 reviews
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I stayed in Rock Castle Hostel for 10 days. It is a really good choice! Rooms, toilets, bathroom and kitchen were clean. There was a choice for breakfast which was good and tastefull as well. The stuff was young, happy, helpful people! There were tours, for example, ghost tours, pub tours etc, while there were leaflets and advise for all the 'must see/do in Edinbra'. The Hostel was vivid and full with young travellers, but it was quiet enough to enjoy your sleep. There were lockers for every traveller inside to each room, and I felt pretty safe for my belogings. Finally, Rock Castle Hostel is at the top of Royal Myle, at the heart of Edinbra, and it was really easy to get anywhere!!! I would definately stay in Rock Castle Hostel again! Oh! forgot to mention that its decoration was quite Medieval and the view at the Castel was amazing!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The best part of if is the localitation , is in front of the castle,on the top of the hill, on the comercial Street, with lots of restaurants and cafes, whisky musseums and the distance to the train station is 5 minutes walking so all the biggest atractions are very close!!
I went there on my own, people is kind, maybe the guest are less open than in other hostels because lots of them life there, and is les fun if is not holidays.
Clean and big , close to everything, quiet at nights.Price is ok, people working there very kind.
If I go back I will return.Plenty of facilities, the bad point is have a few floors and no lift so, no recomendable if you have movility issues.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Castle Rock is an amazing friendly hostel. The staff is really helpful (always good for a hostel newby) and the rooms look nice. I had a great time staying there and I will come back one day for sure!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

spend a week in this hostel - nice, clean, with character. I stayed in 12 people dorm - rooms are big, well lit, and very clean! Same for bathrooms, and kitchen! Very friendly staff, and short term luggage storage ( even after you've checked out - it saved me). Although, if you want good Internet connection, it isn't place for you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Castle Rock Hostel
Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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