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Reviews of Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

15 Johnston Terrrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 96%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 98%

Value 99%

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
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • WiFi

Important Information

SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR AUGUST/NEW YEARS / HOGMANAY: All New Years / Hogmanay reservations must be cancelled 7 days in advance prior to 2pm on the arrival date. If it is less than 7 days in advance, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE FIRST NIGHT. FAILURE TO SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE FIRST NIGHT BEING CHARGED AND THE RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED.

OVER 18 ONLY - Sorry, no children.
No stag/hens parties allowed.
**Group Bookings:
Group of 5 or more need to contact the hostel directly before making a reservation - This includes guests making separate / individual reservations up to and over 5 guests. 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

Check in Time is from 2.30pm
We require a £10 key deposit and government ID must be presented at check in.


***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
And are you able to update on both websites-
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
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 96%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 98%

Value 99%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: We likes most the lounge and movie room which we spent the time relaxing at the night. Most of the attraction places close around 5 or 6. So we always back to hostel very early. Since we don't drink, so we have no places to go. Thee very comfortable lounge and movie room really made us have a great time at Edinburgh.

Disliked: There is no socket in our room. So we have to take our phone and charger to the reception. They will help us to charge it. We only can collect it after few hours.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Everything. Location was incredible, everything was spotless, beds were comfy, my room was huge and looked out onto the castle ("plant biology" room, 12 bed dorm). I didn't have the breakfast, but it was only £2. They had 3 lounges depending on your mood and one had a fireplace. DO THE 5 DAY HIGHLAND TOUR. Or at least the one to Skye. Amazing experience.

Disliked: You can't do your own laundry. It was cool that you could drop it off and they'd do it overnight, but I want to wash my own undies, thanks:) This is barely a "dislike" though. Really, this place is amazing.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everyone is very relaxed and friendly, will def be back!!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The staff was very hospitable and helped us with any and every requirement.The atmosphere was welcoming and facilities provided were sufficient to make our stay pleasant.Thanks,Glenn

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, great facilities. Multiple types of common rooms allow for different travellers to relax / enjoy themselves - awesome place.

Disliked: Dbl room is quite small (basically only fits the bed) but with the variety and size of communal space available is really only a space to put down your head at the end of the day - still remains the best hostel I've stayed in yet.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: - Solid bunks, no creaking- Good group rooms- They run the fireplace

Disliked: - No working power outlets in the bunk room. There's a note saying they don't have enough, bring things to Reception to be charged, but why disable the only two in the room? Power strips could allow them to be shared.- Washroom door bangs shut all night on 2nd floor, outside Rm 41. Kept me awake. Can't they make the spring return shut more quietly?

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location is great you could even see the castle from our room! I enjoyed the size and look of the hostel. Very quirky and very relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: The room we stayed in was very cold. It had a heater which you had to repeatedly press to keep on.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: laid back cheerful staff, very informative and great location and very cheap for edinburgh

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location and value for money. Staff helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Atmosphere not great for solo traveller as smaller hostels tend to be. But i still really enjoyed my stay.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Very well located, friendly and helpful staff, good space, nice bathrooms, breakfast simple but ok, nice kitchen, good sized room, I'd stay here again if necessary.

Disliked: Nothing that I can remember of.

Customer would recommend this property

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