Castle Rock Hostel

Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 9666
C$ 101

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based on 2,132 reviews

Castle Rock Hostel
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Wed 7/12
ProviderNightly total
ExpediaC$ 101
Booking.comC$ 103
Agoda.comC$ 107

About Castle Rock Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Castle Rock Hostel is situated just underneath the famed castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. The location is prime for getting around all this well-known city has to offer. The hostel offers areas for socializing and mingling with others who are on trips in the area too.

Guests at the hostel can choose from 43 shared rooms. There are mixed dorms and women-only dorms. This is the perfect environment for young travelers who want to meet people and see the world on a budget. Rooms have shared bathrooms with showers. There is free WiFi throughout the Castle Rock Hostel. Guests can request a hairdryer if needed.

This hostel has a kitchen that guests share. Meals can be made there. In the morning there is a continental breakfast laid out that guests can pay a small fee for. There are hundreds of restaurants within less than a mile of this property. A few travelers can try are Tupiniquim Brasil Crepes, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, L’Etoile Salon de Tea, and Colonnades at The Signet Library.

The atmosphere of Castle Rock Hostel sets the tone for travelers to want to hang out together. There are sitting areas with pool tables. There’s a Groove Lounge for listening to music. There’s an outdoor patio with picnic tables. There’s even the posh lounge where guests can sit surrounded by lavish décor and read a book next to a large fireplace or surf the web at a large table. Places of interest outside the hostel include The Royal Mile, the Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh Castle, and St. Giles’ Cathedral.

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Amenities at Castle Rock Hostel

  • Adults only
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safe
  • No smoking
  • Smoke alarms

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Adults only
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet


  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar/Lounge

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities

Reviews of Castle Rock Hostel

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Lovely hostel, great showers, clean room, excellent social spaces. 10/10. Would have stayed longer if I had the time.
Cons:Breakfast was a bit weak for £1.50
9.4 Excellent
Pros:It was great all around. Well structured, hospitable, and affordable
10.0 Excellent
Pros:the bed was the comfiest hostel bed i've been in so far, facilities are great and clean, awesome pub crawl and dancing nights, nice staff, and really awesome huge place. Oh and it's fantastic that they have a laundry service!
Cons:not really any diwnsides


15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh

What's nearby

  • Edinburgh Castle201 m
  • National Library Of Scotland261 m
  • Greyfriars Kirk320 m
  • Greyfriar's Bobby336 m
  • Princes Street Gardens344 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral351 m
  • Real Mary King's Close379 m
  • National Gallery of Scotland387 m
  • National Museum of Scotland0.5 km
  • Scott Monument0.5 km
  • Waverley Mall0.6 km
  • The Royal Mile0.6 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Castle Rock Hostel

  • Castle Rock Hostel is located at 15 Johnston Terrace in Old Town, 0.4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is the closest landmark to Castle Rock Hostel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 10:30 AM at Castle Rock Hostel.

  • Yes, Castle Rock Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Castle Rock Hostel is 11 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Castle Rock Hostel is 57 km from Dundee.

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

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