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Castle Rock Hostel
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Pros: This is a great hostel!! The staff is friendly and always willing to help. There's cool deco all over the hostel. The rooms are very large and the beds are made out of solid wood and are very comfortable they are not the usual squeaky metal frames. Everyone has a free locker space under their beds and assigned bedding. I believe this place is well organized and well suited for one night stops as well as longer stays. It's in a safe neighborhood and great location. I would stay there again.

Cons: wifi does not work in every room (a very common problem amongst hostels) however it works great it common areas like the lounge.
Bring flip flops for the shower (not atrocious by any means just precautionary)

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

This hostel had a great location (so close to the castle!) and big common areas. The kitchen was also very big and included ovens.

There were a lot of people having very long stays (I met a guy staying for 3 months while he was working in Edinburgh) which changed the atmosphere a bit because they all knew each other.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

I stayed here for one night to see the city of Edinburgh. The hostel is about 5-10 mins walk from the train station and is situated right next to the castle! Rooms are big, plenty of locker space. Free coffee and tea in the social space was cool, nice and cheap breakfast in the morning. Nice chilled out hostel with good facilities.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Max_Henchliffe
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Castle Rock Hostel was very pleasant, friendly staff and clean washing facilities. We did not take a look at the common room or the kitchen, there simply wasn't time for it. Our room was sufficient, there was nothing to complain about, it was a 4-Bed shared dorm. Also very convenient was the location of the hostel: situated in the Old Town and directly next to the stairs leading up to the Castle.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank aenderlin
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Location is the best asset and its fun to live in a castle with an open fire in the lounge. Our small room was really clean. However the window let in a draft (someone did come and try and fix it) and individual bed lights didn't work. Communal areas look tired and sad, but it added to the charm of the place. Breakfast at an additional cost. I recommend trying Hulla Hulla cafe nearby. Really gross and dirty kitchen, don't use. Staff are really nice and helpful. Good choice for Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed two nights at castle rock thought this hostel was amazing! I've stayed in quite a few hostels before and this one topped a lot of them. The location of this hostel is amazing with a great view of the castle and within a five minute walk of almost everything! Staff were very friendly and I was able to get anything I needed. I didn't have a working adapter so they charged my camera for me behind the desk for no cost. My bed was actually extremely comfortable and I had a hard time getting up in the morning! There were several common areas for lounging around and using their free wifi, or you could use a desktop computer also for no cost. The only issue I had was that because the hostel was so big (my room was on the fourth floor I believe) I wasn't able to get wifi up there, so I had to go down to the common rooms to get online. Other than that I can't say anything bad about this place - I would definitely recommend!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Very welcoming and helpful staff. Nice that each bed in the 12 bed female dorm had 2 power outlets. None of the rooms are ensuite though. Provided hair dryers for free and towels are 20p. Breakfast is charged separately...better off buying your own from the grocery store.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
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Ranked #4 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £9 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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