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Castle Rock Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Castle Rock Hostel

Castle Rock Hostel

2.0 star property
Located steps from Edinburgh Castle

9.0/10 Superb

318 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €86
Price available on 30/11/2022
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2PW

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 2 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 11 min drive
  • George Street - 10 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 18 min walk


  • Petit Paris - 2 min walk
  • Pumpkin Brown - 3 min walk
  • Deacon's House Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Bow Bar - 3 min walk
  • Cafe on the Mound - 3 min walk

About this property

Castle Rock Hostel

You'll be in a fantastic location at Castle Rock Hostel, only a five-minute walk from Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Also, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Princes Street and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from University of Edinburgh. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.


Afrikaans, English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Spanish

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Castle Rock Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Castle Rock Hostel?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Castle Rock Hostel on 4 December 2022 start from €83, 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.
Are pets allowed at Castle Rock Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Castle Rock Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Castle Rock Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Castle Rock Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near Castle Rock Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Bow Bar (3-min walk), Cafe on the Mound (3-min walk) and Whiski Rooms (3-min walk).
What's the area around Castle Rock Hostel like?
Castle Rock Hostel is a short 10-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 3 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Travellers love the hostel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Julie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Must Stay
An amazing place with amazing view, and an amazing staff who were so very friendly and accomodating.
Cori Kathleen, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

I noticed the staff was awesome but also they look a bit tired. They have large work journeys doing all kinds of work (cleaning, check-in, etc.). Toilets and showers need deep cleaning. The smell in dorts is not nice, maybe changing the carpet is strongly necessary.
Rosa María Vargas, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Positives: One min walk from the castle, clean room. Negatives: No toiletries, £2 charge for a towel, expensive on street parking, tiny room, dated furnishings, tacky decorating.
Dana, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Richard, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tom, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location . Could use new mattresses .
dawn, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kate, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely place
The hostel is locate in a very good location,very friendly staff and very clean. Inside have very nice lounges,and well equipped kitchen,also there is free coffee,tea or chocolate,there is very cosy and always warm, Nice if you are walking all over the city and the weather is cold and raining,you can go there for a hot drink and warm you up as the hostel is too close to Royal Mile
Paula, 3-night trip
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