Castle Rock Hostel is fabulously located right beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial Edinburgh hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix of grandeur and a backpacker vibe!

Castle Rock Hostel

15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW, Scotland

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Castle Rock Hostel

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Castle Rock Hostel is fabulously located right beside Edinburgh Castle! Our palatial hostel offers wonderful character, with a mix of grandeur and a backpacker vibe!

Enjoy being in Edinburgh’s best location & being at the very heart of the city. Castle Rock Hostel is just a stroll from the bus, train and the airport bus AS WELL AS a ONE minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile AND the Grassmarket. We are in a relatively quiet street but the city’s wonderful, late night-life is also just around the corner – ideal!

Built in 1846 and turned into a backpackers hostel in 1997, this grand building is 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.

Things to Know

  • Superb location under the castle ramparts
  • Open 24 hours every day of the year
  • Bed-side lockers in all rooms
  • 24 hour Safe for total security.
  • Vibrant atmosphere with a choice of lounges
  • Pick up point for a free city walking tour
  • Big lounge with pool table, piano, free tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • Luggage storage
  • Free hair dryers
  • ART everywhere!
  • Big screen movie lounge with both Scottish and mainstream movies
  • Internet lounge with Wi-Fi
  • Posh lounge with piano and fire place
  • Hot and powerful showers
  • Large self-catering kitchen
  • Breakfast for only £1.50
  • Laundry service £4
  • Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
  • MacBackpackers tours pick-up point
  • Sunny and cheery patio
  • No hidden charges
  • No stag or hen parties
  • Minutes from the bus and train
  • Fabulous views over the city
  • Scottish owned – backpacker run

Reviews

Mx

It was a nice place to stay at, even the big rooms, like the 16 people I stayed in, had… Read more “Mx”

Alen Ríos

Best hostel I have ever stayed in

First off, great location. The Hostel is right next to the castle and the Royal Mile. It’s also next to… Read more “Best hostel I have ever stayed in”

Emily A

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Booking Policies

Please note if you are booking for more than 5 people you need to contact us directly before making the booking.
Be aware that if you book for a group your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 10% deposit.
If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for the manager’s approval.
We also have two other hostels in the Old Town of Edinburgh; the small & vibrant Royal Mile Backpackers and the historic High Street Hostel, Edinburgh’s original independent hostel!

Contact Us

Telephone:
+44 (0) 131 225 9666
Email:
castlerock@scotlandstophostels.com
Facebook:
/castlerockhostel
Address:
Castle Rock Hostel
15 Johnston Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2PW
Scotland

Important Information

Mx

It was a nice place to stay at, even the big rooms, like the 16 people I stayed in, had… Read more “Mx”

Alen Ríos

Best hostel I have ever stayed in

First off, great location. The Hostel is right next to the castle and the Royal Mile. It’s also next to… Read more “Best hostel I have ever stayed in”

Emily A

Telephone:
+44 (0) 131 225 9666
Email:
castlerock@scotlandstophostels.com
Facebook:
/castlerockhostel
Address:
Castle Rock Hostel
15 Johnston Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2PW
Scotland

Please note if you are booking for more than 5 people you need to contact us directly before making the booking.
Be aware that if you book for a group your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 10% deposit.
If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for the manager’s approval.
We also have two other hostels in the Old Town of Edinburgh; the small & vibrant Royal Mile Backpackers and the historic High Street Hostel, Edinburgh’s original independent hostel!

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