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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Grade: 100 out of 100
208Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
143Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Old Town
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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I spent the week of Christmas here and had a wonderful time! They had a lot of great activities and common spaces that were good for chatting with fellow travelers. I had a lot of fun getting know people from all over the place. Castle Rock Hostel definitely embodies the ideal
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Castle Rock was such an amazing experience from the second I walked in to the day I left. The whole atmosphere is very relaxed yet also highly organized. I stayed 2 nights in a 10-bed female and 2-nights with other friends in an 8 bed mixed. I expected these rooms to feel
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Castle Rock is cool: it is medieval-looking and check-in to “the Rock” is smooth and friendly, and they tell you about that night’s activity (ie. a pub crawl). You leave a £10 refundable key deposit. You also leave a one night deposit with your online reservation. I would have
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Castle Rock Hostel is a beautiful hostel with nice facilities all around. There are power points by the beds, a cheap breakfast option, and many different lounges to do various kinds of work and get some rest and relaxation. Everything you need when travelling. The staff are
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This hostel is more than just a place to spend the night. The whole place is an experience from the lounge where you can get along with the rest of guests to the victorian room where you can chill out & study, there is a music room, cinema and much more. Place is huge, clean and
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No we don't use PayPal unfortunately.
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No, unfortunately luggage storage is for guests only. We just don't have the space available!
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Hi YA Yes, that is correct we do not have elevators. Our private rooms are on the top floor so you'd need to go up 3 flights of stairs. We would be able to help you with your bags as long as they're not to heavy for our staff member. Hope this helps Adam
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Hi there, all linen is provided for your stay. You can rent a towel from reception for only £1 for your stay. Hope that helps!
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"All-rounder"
"Email the team after booking to ask for a Castle facing room and they will do their best to help you"
"If you can afford it, pay for a private room"
"Trick question, all rooms are amazing."
"Try to book a room for 16 people. After all, a hostel is a good place to meet people from around the globe."
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PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castle rock hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghGrassmarketOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
300
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