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Castle Rock Hostel

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to alot of hostels in my day, and this is by far one of the best I've stayed at. It's in a fantastic location, literally across the road from the royal mile and Edinburgh Castle. It is a really large hostel but it has loads of rooms to find a quite place for yourself and at the same...

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of Edinburgh, the hostel is a old building that makes it more pretty. Imagine yourself enjoying the view of the Edinburgh castle, you can go there and make it reality. Good price, amazing staffs, perfect location, when you go there you have to join a group for a pub craw.

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 6 July 2016

my room was a shared mixed room. they rent out towels for 2 pounds and have luggage storage for you as well. also they have lockers in your room with a key they provide (instead of bringing your own lock). great location and super easy to walk to market street bars and the royal mile and such. never had to...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Reception 24hour - great team at the desk. A lot of communal spaces (huge kitchen, reading room, large living room), I didn't know it was even possible to feel that much at home in an hostel! Lots of people but bathrooms and toilets always clean. Oh, also it looks pretty & cosy :) Near to the central station (10 min...

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed here for a night on two occasions. On first occasion we stayed in a 16 bed room. The beds were good, comfortable, each bed had couple of power points. On second occasion we stayed in a 12 bed room which was better as it was quite than the first one. It has common bathroom area for each floor...

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We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the city. Safe travels.

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the castle rock for 4 nights in June. The staff was very accommodating to our late check in late check out times. The facilities were clean and spacious. The location was excellent and we felt very comfortable staying here. The common room was well equipped and the breakfast was provided at a reasonable cost....

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Thank Ruth A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This hostel is in an amazing location opposite the castle. The staff make you feel at home and the hostel has a number of rooms to chill out in. Overall a great hostel that feels like home. Highly recommend.

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is one of the largest hostels I have ever been to. There is a check in desk right at the front door and all guests have to show their pass before entering the hostel to ensure security. Our room was 4 or 5 staircases up which was the only downfall of such a large hostel but the decoration and...

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The best hostel that I've ever stayed in. It didn't even feel like a hostel it felt like I was staying with friends! Really close to everything and the friendly staff will give you a map of the city and show you how to get everywhere.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. It actually feels more like a distant home. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Good Wifi coverage through the hostel. CR is located directly next to the Edi Castle and around 10 minutes from railway station.

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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 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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“Look elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles nicky972, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only book the 16bed dorm if you don't mind noise and commotion”
 of 5 bubbles H8298YPingrids, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the upper floors that may get better wifi.”
  • My bed - top bunk very comfy; loved the lockers!
  • My 10+ girls dorm theme.
 of 5 bubbles brimarie1003, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the castle!”
 of 5 bubbles C9044ECneilm, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Double rooms very small!! Tiny in fact. Dorm rooms seem better :)”
 of 5 bubbles Kiajoy23, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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