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Castle Rock Hostel Hostel

15 Johnston Terrrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

SORRY NO CHILDREN PLEASE Fabulously located beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix of grandeur and backpacker vibe! Enjoy Edinburgh's best location at the very heart of the city. We are just a stroll from the bus, train and airport bus and 1 minute from Edinburgh Castle, 1 minute from the Royal Mile & 1 minute from the Grassmarket. Though we are in a relatively quiet street the city's wonderful late night-life is also just around the corner – ideal! Read more

97% Overall Rating 732 out of 764 customers would recommend this property based on 764 reviews

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 97%

Location 99%

Safety 95%

Staff 98%

Value 98%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.20USD
  • Towel 0.29USD

Important Information

OVER 18 ONLY - Sorry, no children.
No stag/hens parties allowed.
Any group of 6 or more guests need to contact the hostel directly, failure to contact the hostel will result in the cancellation of your reservation.
All guests must provide some form of identification (either passport, drivers licence or national ID card) at check in.
Cancellations must be notified before 2pm, 2 days before arrival, otherwise the first night will be charged

***AUGUST CANCELLATION POLICY: August bookings must be canceled at least 7 days prior to 2.00pm on the arrival date. If bookings are canceled within 7 days, the amount equal to the first night will be charged. No shows will be charged the full amount of the booking.
Also our laundry has changed to £4
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Any group of 6 or more guests need to contact the hostel directly, failure to contact the hostel will result in the cancellation of your reservation.

**ROOM TYPES:
Please note: when booking private double rooms please bear in mind the room has 1 double bed.


SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NEW YEARS / HOGMANAY: All New Years /
Hogmanay reservations must be canceled 7 days in advance prior to 2pm on
the arrival date to receive a 88% refund. If it is less that 7 days in
advance, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. FAILURE TO SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE
FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR RESERVATION BEING CHARGED.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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SORRY NO CHILDREN PLEASE Fabulously located beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix of grandeur and backpacker vibe! Enjoy Edinburgh's best location at the very heart of the city. We are just a stroll from the bus, train and airport bus and 1 minute from Edinburgh Castle, 1 minute from the Royal Mile & 1 minute from the Grassmarket. Though we are in a relatively quiet street the city's wonderful late night-life is also just around the corner – ideal! Read more

Shared Rooms

14 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 14

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

12 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

12 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

16 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Castle Rock Hostel

***Any group of 6 or more guests need to contact the hostel directly, failure to contact the hostel will result in the cancellation of your reservation.** Guests wishing to stay longer than 7 nights, please contact reception first for approval

Built in 1846 and turned into a backpacker’s hostel in 1997, rather than going the way of some of being a modern sterile hostel, we have packed this grand old building full of art, character and antiquity. Some people say it is more an art gallery or museum than a hostel. We think you will love it with our bright, sunny and spacious rooms and great facilities like FREE Wi-fi, a movie room, a delightful patio and a fire place for those cold winter nights as well as plenty of room to kick back and relax or join in the fun with other travellers.
Our receptionists will always give you a friendly welcome and can help with any questions about what to see in Edinburgh or about travel around Scotland. We aim to look after you totally so you can have the best holiday possible. Here's a list of more that we offer…..

Truly superb location under the castle ramparts
Open 24 hours every day of the year
Bed-side lockers in most rooms
24 hour Safe for total security.
Vibrant atmosphere with a choice of lounges
Free city walking tour pick up
Big lounge with Juke box, pool table, piano, free tea and coffee
ART everywhere
Big screen movie lounge with Scottish and mainstream movies
Internet lounge with WI-FI
Posh lounge with piano and fire place
Hot and strong showers
Large self-catering kitchen
Breakfast £1.50
Laundry service £4.00
Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
Mac Backpackers tours pick-up point
Sunny and cheery patio
Fabulous views over the city
No hidden charges
No Stag or hen parties
Minutes from the bus and train
Scottish owned - backpacker run

IMPORTANT NOTE

Any group of 6 or more guests need to contact the hostel directly, failure to contact the hostel will result in the cancellation of your reservation.

NO CHILDREN (Over 18s only)

Accommodation Information

SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NEW YEARS / HOGMANAY and AUGUST: All New Years / Hogmanay and AUGUST reservations must be canceled 7 days in advance prior to 2pm on the arrival date to receive a 88% refund. If it is less that 7 days in advance, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN. FAILURE TO SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR RESERVATION BEING CHARGED.

Go green and carbon neutral; Fifteen years ago we bought a 75+ hectare woodland that absorbs more than the total CO2 emissions from fuel used in our hostel and also the other properties in our small MacBackpackers hostel and bus company chain. We also try our best to re-cycle everything (with your help) and our electricity is all sourced from renewable, non-nuclear supplies. Stay with us for a great holiday and minimal environmental impact!

Just a few reminders;
Please note if you are booking for more than 5 people your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 10% deposit.
+18 Only.

Location Information

Located near everything: the Castle, Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. We're right in the middle of it all.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.