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Castle Rock Hostel
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Absolutely loved it. The staff was extremely helpful, the rooms were clean, there was free wi-fi in both the rooms (or at least we got wi-fi in ours) and the common areas. The common area was actually fun and people spent time there so it was a great place to meet people. All in all a wonderful experience! Also, the location was PERFECT. Directly next to Edinburgh Castle and a short walk from all of Old Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

When we plan to Edinburgh,we hardly choose the hostel.Before one days on our trip,we search on booking.com.and they show this hostel,then we did't have a second thought and book it,I mention this to my Friend in UK,they said this one is popular and hard to book in summer,The location is good,and easily to walk the city you want to go,"edinburgh castle"is close,so if your attraction is this place,you can consider stay here,we stay the different three day here,we always love to come back to this hostel

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Angel H
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hostel couldn't be in a better location, it's in a great building right beneath the castle, our room window literally faced the castle. The hostel itself has a nice staff, great kitchen, common areas and bathroom, and our 12 bed room was really big, everything was very inviting, creative and clean. We only stayed the one night, but for the price it was such a great deal, and my only very slight complaint was that the matress could have been a bit less thin.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank legethien
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed in Castle Rock Hostel with my siter for our 5-day trip to Edinburgh. It was our first hostel experience and we were both a bit nervous (stayed in a 4-bed female dorm). It turned out to be a great place to stay! The staff was absolutely wonderful and helpful. The location is terrific - you can get to all the major attractions very easily on foot. The room is clean and very cozy, the bathroom also clean and never had to stand in line for the shower as there are plenty of facilities. The only minor issues were an absence of an elevator (but the manager from reception brought our suticases all the way up without even us asking, which was great), and oddly-placed mirrors in some of the bathrooms. Overall, everything was terrific and we'll surely stay at this hostel again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy my stay here. Super close to Edinburgh castle. Staff was really friendly and helpful with questions. Clean bathrooms.

There are a few separate lounge areas so you can meet new people or just chill on your laptop and listen to music. Funky artwork on the walls and a cool vibe overall. My only complaint is the wifi doesn't reach upstairs to the rooms, but that's turning out to be pretty standard at every hostel I've stayed in.

Definitely recommended if you're staying in Edinburgh!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Right from the word go the hostel is great, staff great, common areas great, wifi works pretty much everywhere, location is THE BEST. Truly an awesome and huge hostel. beds could be a little more comfortable tho but yea great great hostel!!!

Stayed: May 2014
Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This hostel was absolutely amazing. The decor and atmosphere was great and the staff was so friendly. The rooms are spacious and clean (along with the rest of the hostel). The only downside was the wifi was really dodgy and didn't want to work half the time. It didn't really work in our rooms and it struggled to connect in the main lounge. There also weren't enough outlets in the rooms. Besides those two things the hostel was amazing!

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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 #5 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £10 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Rock Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 300
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