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Castle Rock Hostel

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“common areas”(80 reviews)
“movie room”(25 reviews)
“huge kitchen”(24 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
Air Conditioning
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the hostel geographical location is pretty good and the service is first-class. All the employees in the hostel both friendly and warm welcome. and the price is budget, it is only cost me 11 pounds per night in 12-15 people per room.

Thank Sijia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was really great experience for me staying in Castle rock in a 16 bed room. Each day new interesting people and the staff is so helpful. Place is situated in a mid evil house which is located just beneath the Edinburgh castle 3 min...More

Thank pixy07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I took a last minute trip to explore Scotland and after reading a ton of positive reviews we decided to book our stay at Castle Rock Hostel. When we arrived the people at the reception desk were very kind and helpful...More

Thank Annelise G
Response from Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Annelise! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us- and that we lived up to the high expectations! Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a hostel as big as this one is, bathrooms and common areas are really clean. The staff has been so nice. But I have to say that the rooms (mine was for 10 people) smell quite bad, they should obligate people to leave their...More

Thank Carolina P
Response from Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there! I'm glad the staff and good vibes left an impression on you! In regards to opening the windows, we seem to always have half of the room wanting fresh air whilst the others want a warm room! Can't win them all unfortunately. But...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent location, at the bottom of the Edinburgh castle hill. Stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm for 1 night, the room was a bit run down. But great price! Recommend staying here, and I will definitely stay here again.

Thank Katie M
Response from Jamie P, Manager at Castle Rock HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Katie! We hope you do come back when you're in Edinburgh next!

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Traveller (538)
Room & Suite (196)
Dining (23)
Pool & Beach (1)
Hotel & Grounds (377)
Family and Play Areas (15)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
Bathroom (1)
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
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Price range
US$ 12 - US$ 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 12 - US$ 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Nearby
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-flavoured 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
...More
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