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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
292 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Kitchen
Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationThe Hub2 min walk
Popular LocationGrassmarket2 min walk
Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle3 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)31 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 bed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (12 bed)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12 bed)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (14 bed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (16 bed)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 bed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 bed)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 bed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 bed )

    4.2/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Quadruple Room

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Triple Room

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    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town neighbourhood, Castle Rock Hostel is near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Scotch Whisky Experience are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Edinburgh Zoo are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Hub - 2 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 8 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hula Juice Bar and Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Ondine Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Mussel & Steak Bar - 4 min walk
  • Caffe Piccolo - 4 min walk
  • Signet Library - 4 min walk

About this property

Castle Rock Hostel

Edinburgh hostel in Old Town, walk to Royal Mile
Along with tour/ticket assistance, this smoke-free hostel has a fireplace at reception and a front desk safe. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and safes.
Castle Rock Hostel offers 43 forms of shared accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Castle Rock Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Is Castle Rock Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at Castle Rock Hostel?
As of 24 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Castle Rock Hostel on 6 Oct 2020 start from NZ$121, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Castle Rock Hostel?
Castle Rock Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Castle Rock Hostel?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Castle Rock Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Castle Rock Hostel located?
Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Witchery Tours, Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is 8 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 18 minutes.
4.5
Wonderful
292 reviews
5 - Excellent
180
4 - Good
87
3 - Okay
23
2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This hostel was great all around!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I standing in very good acomodation, cèntric place and impressionant ambient
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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