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Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only
Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

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9

Exceptional

2,343 reviews

2,343 reviews

Housekeeping23
Breakfast12
View10
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Johnston Terrace Garden

40 m

The Scotch Whisky Experience

50 m

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

60 m

Mons Meg

70 m

Witches well

70 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Mile Street

110 m

Edinburgh Castle

240 m

The Real Mary King's Close

390 m

Edinburgh Old Town

390 m

National Museum of Scotland

400 m

Closest landmarks
Isle of Skye Candle Company

90 m

Ian Mellis

100 m

Armstrong's

100 m

Highland Tolbooth Kirk

100 m

The Knights Vault

100 m

Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2PW - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Edinburgh Old Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Highlights

560 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "All bookings will have exclusive occupancy of the room due to COVID-19. Please book the correct amount of beds for people in your group. You will receive an email prior to your stay with our new COVID measures in place."

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center1.7 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.3 km

Rooms available at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in a 12-Bed room (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Basic Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Bed (Female)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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4 Bed Share Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Check-in is from 05:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Restaurants including The Three Sisters, The Last Drop and Makars Gourmet Mash Bar are popular in Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only’s neighborhood which is known as Edinburgh Old Town.

What popular shopping places are close to Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Shopping options in Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only’s Edinburgh Old Town neighborhood include Isle of Skye Candle Company, The Knights Vault and I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger.

What are popular attractions near Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Guests at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only can easily visit Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close located in the Edinburgh Old Town area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only?

Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only’s nearby natural sights include Royal Mile Street, Johnston Terrace Garden and Castle Rock located in the same Edinburgh Old Town area.

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What people love about Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Travelled around UK and this hostel is the best!"

    Pang

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    July 5, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We definitely recommend it!!"

    YunSeo

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    July 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "More importantly the staff are super friendly, so helpful and just so welcoming."

    Leanne

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    May 28, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,527 Edinburgh properties
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Value for money score
9.1/10
Service score
9.3/10
Location score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
98
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
97
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
96
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
2,343 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
By far one of the best hostel i stayed in.
Nuranis from Malaysia
Couple
More about Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

More about Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Edinburgh, Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Edinburgh has to offer. Explore the genuine Edinburgh that most travelers never see, with a stay at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only -- located only 240 m from Edinburgh Castle.
At Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hostel's charming on-site fireplace. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
All rooms at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only also provides a hair dryer and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Apart from amenities and services, Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Edinburgh has to offer during your stay at Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.9 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists. The most famous landmark nearby is Arthur's Seat just 2.1 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 98% of the city's accommodation.
Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

10 mentions

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared bathroom
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2PW
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.3 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    55.3 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    560 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    1.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Blood Donor Centre
    410 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.8 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    700 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    50 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    80 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    110 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    240 m
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    390 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    390 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    400 m
  • Calton Hill
    1.1 km
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    1.6 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.2 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    4.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Johnston Terrace Garden
    40 m
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
    50 m
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
    60 m
  • Mons Meg
    70 m
  • Witches well
    70 m
  • Scotisch Whisky Heritage Centre
    80 m
  • Aha Ha Ha
    80 m
  • Robert Bruce Statue
    80 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    80 m
  • Outlook Tower & Camera Obscura
    90 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Groups of 5 or more need to contact the hostel directly before making a reservation. This includes guests making separate/individual reservations up to and over 5 guests. The hostel reserve the right to cancel any unauthorized group booking, including individual bookings made on the spot. Guests will be charged in full and not refunded.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
  • Hen and stag parties are not accepted.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from17:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until10:30
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Room voltage240
Property announcements

All bookings will have exclusive occupancy of the room due to COVID-19. Please book the correct amount of beds for people in your group. You will receive an email prior to your stay with our new COVID measures in place.

Reviews of Castle Rock Hostel- Adult Only from real guests

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9.0
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Exceptional
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.9
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service9.3
Value for money9.1
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8-9 Excellent (25)
7-8 Very Good (24)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (13)
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10.0
Exceptional
Estefania from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in a 12-Bed room (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

This is one of the best hostel I’ve ever stayed. Despite it’s a big hostel, the cleanliness and rooms are in a great state. They have a lot of facilites such as big kitchen supply with a lot of stuff and different lounges depending on what do you wanna do. The best part is that the hostel programs activities every night so is the easiest way to meet people when you’re a solo traveler and get some drinks. Definitely worth it!

Reviewed September 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kaori from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

The best!!”

I love castle rock hostel!! Best hostel in Scotland! This is my 5th time to come in scotland and ever since I found this place, I always choose here for my stay in Edinburgh. Amazing location which is right in the bottom of castle and you can see fireworks and even see all the cast marching out from castle during fringe time. Very close to glassmarket and royal mile, thus very easy to get cow gate for pubs! Breakfast and laundry for super low cost too! That help a lot for budget traveler. I love the staff here especially the guy with nose ring and long hair!( sorry didn’t get their name) very friendly and helpful! Will definitely back next time I’m there...’maybe next year:) see you again!

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
YunSeo from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

The best hostel in my life”

Friendly staff, great location right in front of victoria street and edinburgh castle. Beds and sheets were very clean. The rooms had a lot of space even in 12 person room, it was so comfortable. They also have an amazing dining room where you can cook or drink tea or coffee (provided in the room). We definitely recommend it!!

Reviewed July 03, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Nayeong from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

PERFECT hostel”

It was perfect location for enjoying the festival. Almost every festival concert hall was in 10min by foot. Also, interior design was beautiful. The room was really tidy and clean and has got a locker for each one. Shower booths and toilets were really clean and easy to use. Anyway, it was a PERFECT hostel.

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Richard from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

The best hostel!”

Had an amazing time here. I was supposed to stay for only a night but ended up staying for another night. Very relaxed atmosphere and the location is superb. I really liked the vibe at this place and made lots of friends. The rooms are spacious and bed is comfortable. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommended!

Reviewed January 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Faith from Singapore
Couple
4 Bed (Female)
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Great hostel”

Great hostel with cheap breakfast and comfortable beds. Toilets are clean and well kept. However, there are no lift and you would have to carry your luggage up the 2-4 flights of stair depending on which floor you stay on. They offer tours (macbackpackers) which are really value for money and pretty good.

Reviewed September 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Alex from United States
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Great place”

This was one of my favorite hostels so far. The place was nice and the beds were so comfortable. They also offer free unlimited coffee, which was great. Overall, this place was great. The only part I was sad about was that my room wasn't facing the castle, but it was still nice.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Leanne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

highly recommend”

Nestled underneath the famous Edinburgh Castle the views alone make staying here worth it.. not only that but it's really convenient location for all the top attractions in Edinburgh. More importantly the staff are super friendly, so helpful and just so welcoming. The hostel itself has loads of added bonuses such as a cinema room, lounges, a kitchen... my stay here for a week couldn't have gone better I slept so well and just really enjoyed my stay. Definitely value for money and would happily stay here again in the future.

Reviewed May 28, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sandra from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Sandy from Cape Town”

The very best hostel I have ever stayed in....spacious, clean and quiet and friendly, and then a five star breakfast next morning. Hot showers, a great kitchen, space to enjoy the coffee and the newspapers. Thanks, perfect!

Reviewed June 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Best hostel”

Great location, close to all must see in Edinburgh and super friendly staff. Great breakfast for the price you pay. The toilets are always clean, great facilities and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate whenever you want.

Reviewed October 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Wen from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Clean and super close to castle, very cheap breakfast”

Only 2 mins walk to castle, super close! 10 mins to train station. Breakfast only cost GBP 1.5, they have all the butter & Nutella, milk, coffee and fruit etc, really worth to have! The free walking tour was awesome, the guide call "David" was amazing tour guy to tell the history story. They also have free pub crawl, stuff was quite friendly.

Reviewed October 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Pang from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Stay here ✨💯”

Travelled around UK and this hostel is the best! It is huge with many chill lounges, group activities hosted by the hostel every night, free coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate, kitchen to enjoy. Despite the large number of travellers, the staff are very prompt and helpful with our requests. Thank you for making the stay wonderful! ❤️

Reviewed July 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
QING from China
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Great place for backpacker”

Just had three wonderful nights with this hostel. Cosy atmosphere with friendly staffs. It's clean and safe. Totally a nice place for backpackers who travel alone.

Reviewed September 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Marco from Germany
Couple
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Perfect ”

Probably the best hostel we've ever stayed at. Great place, atmosphere and location. Clean and great value. The only down side was the little older guy who was constantly angry and shouting around in the morning. First we thought he was an unruly guest but then figured he was actually part of the breakfast staff. Apart from him everyone else was really lovely and friendly.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Anthony from Canada
Solo traveler
8 Bed Share Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

The best”

Terrific atmosphere, A+ location, comfortable beds, lots of showers and bathrooms, tons of kitchen space. Absolutely perfect for solo travel. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed September 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jean-Emmanuel
Solo traveler
1 Bed in a 12-Bed room (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

The b3st hostel we ever been.”

Staff and guests so welcoming, breakfast for 1.5£, wonderfull castle design & atmosphere, quite place well located... Anyway, I really recommend this youth hostel for couples, travellers/backpackers, groups, businessmen... A good way for meet people

Reviewed March 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
michael from Australia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Good starter for backpacking experience. The hostel is situated next to Edinburgh Castle and walk-able distance to pubs, restaurants, souvenir shops and historical sites. Just a gentle note, if you're getting to this place on luggage, expect to walk through cobblestones but the whole experience is magical as everyone says.

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Anna from Russia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

The best place to stay in Edinburgh”

I really enjoyed my stay here- great location, super friendly staff, so much place to relax and enjoy views of the city from windows and many pleasant details such as real fireplace lighted in the evenings. I highly recommend it!

Reviewed February 14, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
TE from Taiwan
Solo traveler
4 Bed Share Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

A cost-efficient selection”

Great location if you want to go to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Dungeon and the University of Edinburgh. However, 10 minutes walking from Edinburgh Waverley Station is impossible because of the great gradient between the station and the hostel. It is harder than you think when you dragging big luggage. Besides, the facilities are great, clean and interesting. Free coffee and hot chocolate and cheap breakfast. But remember to prepare toiletries yourself.

Reviewed January 28, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

convenience, helpful & nice staff, good facilities”

Rock Castle Hostel is a very good accommodation! There are enough facilities for guests, whatever kitchen equipment, comman area, toilet, shower room... Also, the staff is nice and helpful! The laundry service is super good, you should try it! You will feel comfortable here. I will come back again!

Reviewed June 21, 2019

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