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Reviews of Castle Rock Hostel

Hostel | 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PW

90.2% Overall Rating

1840 out of 1912 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/09/2014)

"It's a very convenient location. They offered free wifi and offered reasonably price fees to rent towels, etc. I felt very safe at all times."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.92
  • Towel USD 0.32

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

We don't accept any group larger than 6 people. Be aware that if you book for a big group your reservation will be cancelled and you will risk your 10% deposit paid online. If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for the manager’s approval You must be over the age of 18 to stay (no children)

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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90.2%

Overall Rating

1840 out of 1912 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castle Rock Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
86.4%
Safety
92.0%
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85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere is so good.

Disliked: room smells so bad

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very convenient location. They offered free wifi and offered reasonably price fees to rent towels, etc. I felt very safe at all times.

Disliked: They need more bathroom facilities with properly working toilets, and the bathrooms need to be cleaned more frequently. The toilets weren't the cleanest and were often unflushed.

100.0%
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Roslyn Stephens

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2014 Roslyn would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, easy to get everywhere. Staff are really friendly and give good tips on tours and sights to see. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean and provided with clean hand towels.

Disliked: Roslyn left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Priscilla Tan

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2014 Priscilla would recommend this property

Liked: location, interior design

Disliked: dirty toilets and shower rooms

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pablo Bertoglia

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2014 Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is fine, has a fantastic location, people at the front desk are super friendly, common are is quite cozy, i had a lot of fun during the pub crawl

Disliked: you should get 2 extra showers hall at second floor smells pretty bad

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big open kitchen with free tea and coffee readily available. Spacious rooms with lockers.

Disliked: Showers are not ventilated enough.

100.0%
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Julia Aston

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Great location just below the castle. Staff were very helpful & most pleasant! All areas were clean & there was a very Scottish decor with knights in shining armour around to help you feel safe. Loved the lounge room areas that were both comfortable, well decorated & inviting! We will be back !

Disliked: Nil

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Kelly McLeod

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2014

Liked: It was close to the castle

Disliked: There is only one bathroom on the floor and it's co ed. Not ideal.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

02 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice coupling with MacBackpackers for tours.

Disliked: The entire bottom floor had no power points (electrical plugs) in any rooms or toilets. The staff makes this up by having chargers and free use, when they remember to put anything on charge. We had an issue one night with a staffer being rude when we came in, but this was isolated, all the others were lovely.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the sheets!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sorrel Dendy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2014 Sorrel would recommend this property

Liked: Beautifully decorated, sat right at the heart of a Edinburgh, easy to get to and from!

Disliked: I couldn't afford to stay for longer!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lukas Lehmann

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Lukas would recommend this property

Liked: The location is just awsome. Its just no other way to say it. Its great to meet new people because there are some big rooms (one silent for reading, one big one with pool billiard, one for watching films or listening to music) to meet everyone. Also the kitchen is huge, so theres always enough space to cook something, because it is getting really expensive in Edinburgh ...

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

19 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, cheap breakfast, great location

Disliked: Lots of beds in a room -- loud at all hours!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amosphere

Disliked: Nothing particular

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is incredible.

Disliked: Bathrooms smell

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ideal location for touring the city and Frindge festival, friendly and laid back atmosphere in the hostel with very helpful staff.

Disliked: The only criticism I have is the foam mattresses for the beds. For someone tall and big like myself it was difficult to get comfortable for any lengthy period because I could feel the hard wooden board underneath the mattress.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Pascal Fliegner

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 August 2014 Pascal would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere, clean, everything available

Disliked: Bed was kinda hard, noise from outside

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good atmosphere. Lots of places to hangout, a pool table and other fun stuff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendliness of staff, cleanliness and all the different public spaces on offer.

Disliked: One tiny thing - no earbuds/headphones to buy or hire at reception.I forgot mine and these would've helped me sleep.I like to listen to the radio at night.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

DAVID CONSTANTIYN SENDUK

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 DAVID CONSTANTIYN would recommend this property

Liked: It is in the middle of Old Town of Edinburgh next to the Castle. Clean. Spacious room. 24 hours open.

Disliked: Some toilet has no lights.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! This hostel is just amazing. The great location, the great atmosphere, the beautiful furniture, the different lounge-area's, the GREAT showers (best shower I ever had in a hostel), the laid back-staff, the reading light next to every bed, the great view from my room (10 dorm), and so on. It was a great stay! Edinburgh is amazing, I was here for two full days. One day, I walked around and did the free walking tour (YOU SHOULD DO THAT!), the next day I climbed Arthur's Seat (YOU SHOULD DO THAT!). It was a great experience!

Disliked: Hmmm. Nothing. It was just perfect.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant location, small but clean and value for money.

Disliked: -

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of the staff, location, free tea and coffee, very safe.

Disliked: Facilities were a bit dodgy, noisy rooms, uncomfortable beds

100.0%
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andrea Mitchell

Alone

City break

09 August 2014 andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and great staff Plus bonus free hot drinks!!

Disliked: Not much, lived up to every expectation of a good city hostel!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jennifer Yao

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Open 24hrs/day, which is super convenient considering how active the nightlife can get in Edinburgh (or maybe just during the Fringe Festival).

Disliked: Wifi is very very spotty in the two rooms I stayed in. I had to stay outside to use wifi.