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Castle Rock Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Castle Rock Hostel

Castle Rock Hostel

2.0 star property
Walking distance from Edinburgh Castle

9.0/10 Superb

320 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
Map
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2PW

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min drive
  • George Street - 8 min drive
  • Princes Street - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 13 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 14 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

Restaurants

  • 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

Castle Rock Hostel puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Royal Mile and 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Edinburgh Castle. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location.

Languages

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/140°F 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 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

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

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Services

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

Facilities

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

Accessibility

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

Languages

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

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • 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 sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

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/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hotel Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
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 sanitizer, 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 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Castle Rock Hostel on 29 January 2023 start from ₹5,825, excluding 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, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Castle Rock Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite 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. Travelers love the hostel's prime location.

Reviews

9.0

Superb

8.7/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Very good

Very good location 👍
Tsui Hung, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hostel is pretty comfortable , clean and well-located. A great option to choose
NATALY, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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 Hotels.com 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

Review
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 Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Richard, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tom, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect
Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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