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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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05 Oct 2019

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: I was fascinated by the service they provide and the friendliness of the staff

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating


14 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: It was a very cozy and comfortable property.

Disliked: My bed was really dirty, it had hairs and I could stains in my linen.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
13 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, good value, and very cool atmosphere.

Customer would recommend this property

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24 May 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Wonderful view, beautiful commone rooms, great staff

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating


20 May 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: location was amazing and the building itself was really cool. individual lights and plug ins were nice. bathrooms were clean. All of their recommendations were stellar.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating


26 Mar 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Awesome accommodation for a short backpacking/ sightseeing stay in Edinburgh. Extremely centrally located, awesome and very friendly staff. Great way to meet new people if staying in the mixed dorms and hanging out in the lounge area. The atmosphere invites you to join in on the on-going conversations even if staying there by yourself as I did.

Disliked: Bathrooms a bit dodgy but that’s to be expected when sharing with at least 30 other people. Not a problem though.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating


20 Jan 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Special vibe, cosy feeling and location!

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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11 Dec 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: I liked everything over the many weeks I stayed here in 2017/2018 ! Castle Rock Hostel is just about the best backpackers hostel I have stayed at, worldwide. Great management that results in happy staff that are always super friendly and keen to help. The place is really well looked after with everything kept clean and in good working order. For a large hostel this really is an achievement. Solid bunk beds with good mattresses. Very quiet dorms with thick carpets and high ceilings. The baby grand piano !

Disliked: One tiny dislike after all: the lockers in the bedrooms are a bit narrow for most large backpacks (though there is a luggage room for large items).

Customer would recommend this property

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89% Overall Rating


16 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Amazing location

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: I like its location which is in the city centre. I like its kitchen which has tableware, cookware, and cutlery. As a traveller, I only need to buy my own food.

Customer would recommend this property

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