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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?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 96%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 98%

Value 99%

Showing 591-600 of 630 reviews

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Excellent location. Big rooms, fairly comfy beds. Good showers. Nice common rooms. Good that tea and coffee are free. Decent kitchen. Like the free lollies at reception!

Disliked: This hostel had the potential to be awesome, but it wasn't. There are about 50 full time students living there on a permanent basis. They think they own the place, are up themselves, take over everything and are unfriendly to outsiders. Therefore we felt intimidated and uncomfortable the whole time we were there, for 5 nights. This was the worst thing about this hostel. If they're going to have so many students living there they should make separate areas for them. Other things I disliked- dodgy wifi, very temperamental. Lack of power outlets in the room is annoying also. The kitchen was grotty all of the time, some of the staff were unfriendly, the lights in the room were terrible- you couldn't see a thing, and there were no rails at all on the top bunk which was dodgy.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: It was as close to Edinburgh castle as you can get. The views from the hotel were great and you are within minutes away from the best parts of the city. The hostel itself was really warm and cosy (important in Scotland!) and the facilities were great- the jukebox and pool table/ lounge room especially.

Disliked: More Led Zeppelin on the dukebox.....

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The location was excellent and it was cheap

Disliked: There were no plug-ins in the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Free milk, tea and beer. Nice atmosphere. Value for money.

Disliked: It was far from the station. It would be nice if you stay long in Edinburgh but for me, it was a bit inconvenient. and bed was a bit dirty I felt.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location; good kitchen; good common room; excellent security measures

Disliked: havign to pay to use the computers, although wifi is free...

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating


07 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is perfect located next to the Castle of Edinburgh. The atmosphere of the rooms was great, you felt like in the middle-age.

Disliked: You have to pay for almost everything, there was no free internet at the computers and breakfast was also not for free.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: its location

Disliked: the staff would not allow any atmosphere in the kitchen area and were short tempered. They also emailed me less than 24 hrs before arrival saying we couldnt stay....


The property's response is

If by "atmosphere" you mean fighting amongst yourselves and with the general public, carrying on like children and disturbing other guests then yes, we don't allow this. Your booking was cancelled because of your behaviour in one of your previous stays, and you also contravened our group policy clearly stated on both this website and our own.

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nice

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Very well-located, organized. Worth the price paid.

Disliked: could offer breakfast

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
22 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The best hostel I've been in - the best possible location, friendly staff, nice rooms and common areas, no complaints really.

Disliked: Fridges get full (but that's nitpicking).

Customer would recommend this property

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