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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hostel is excellently located in the heart of Edinburgh. We checked in around 0000 and entered our door of around 12-16 people. It was loud but to be expected. The beds were relatively hard - I prefer soft beds but that's purely personal preference. The hostel is also well priced, I paid £12 for one night. It was warm... More 

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Thank danielgordon3004
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I LOVED the Rock! It was my first hostel stay and once you go hostel-ing, you never go back. I'm a huge germ-a-phobe so was a little scared before I got there but it was clean and the bathrooms were amazing. For my first trip to Edinburgh, location was the best ever as Edinburgh Castle was my neighbor. Great to... More 

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Thank Sametta G
Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel was really truly great. Located right by the castle and close to everything. Showers and facilities were clean and the dorms were big. Breakfast was cheap and the common room and the kitchen were large and had everything you needed + free coffee/tea and chocolate whenever! Staff was very friendly as well. I have really no complaints at... More 

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Thank Louise B
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here 2 years ago and it was perfect, been here now for a week and it was always perfect, clean and tidy, and the people that work there are all nice, helpful and kind, I'm going to be back for sure!

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Thank Alice D
Adam H, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with, until next time.. safe travels. More 

London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best hostels I have been staying at. The location is awesome, just 3 minutes walk from the stunning castle, right in the city centre and the old town and at walking distance to almost everything. The staff was super friendly and helpful and made me feel totally welcome right from the beginning. The building itself is beautiful,... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed 4 nights at Castle Rock Hostel (end of November 2016) and the stay was very pleasant. - Staff: the staff was helpful and 24/7 available at the reception. - Rooms: the bedrooms bathroom were very clean and the common room/breakfast room was very comfy and nicely decorated. Each room could be locked and each guest had access to... More 

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Thank Niels T
Scottsdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night in Edinburgh I stayed at the Cowgate Tourist hostel and wasn't impressed. I decided to book at Castle Rock and ended up extending my time in Edinburgh. The location (and view!) are incredible.

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Thank SecularEthicist
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience at Castle Rock Hostel! Beds were comfortable at a great price, staff and other visitors were extremely friendly, and it was in a great location within walking distance of everything I wanted to do.

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Adam H, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Nice, thank you for the top review. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend it's in an amazing location walking distance to everything! The staff were super friendly and helpful. We stayed in the 4 person female dorm and it was clean, beds pretty hard but other than that good :)

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Thank Justen78
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in the 12 bed women's room. The bed was super comfortable and Castle Rock also offers a safe for your belongings (that is actually safe and closes properly, unlike in other hostels). The showers and toilets were always clean! I didn't try the breakfast, so can't say anything about that. I especially want to mentuon the staff, though.... More 

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Thank Birte S
Adam H, Manager at Castle Rock Hostel, responded to this review

Top review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels and see you next time. 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-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 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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $16 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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