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

Check Availability

Castle Rock Hostel

About

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

Review of Castle Rock

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

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

Location

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

Review of Castle Rock

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

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!

Gallery

Castle Rock Hostel on Instagram
  • Repost from a former guest @arielfriedphotography, give him a follow! 😎
•
•
•
If you've got a great pic of Edinburgh then tag #CastleRockHostel and your pic might be up next!
  • With the flowers starting to bloom all over town, there aren't many more romantic places to spend #ValentinesDay than Edinburgh 😍 maybe as a Valentine's Gift you should book your partner a weekend to Bonnie Scotland 😉 
Thanks @snapsbyshirin for another stunning photo, not many better at capturing Edinburgh's beauty ❤️
•
•
•
Tag us and your pic might be next! Just use #CastleRockHostel
  • Tag us to get a repost! Thanks @z_askari for this stunning shot 😍 give his page a follow for more! 😎
•
•
•
Tag #CastleRockHostel to be featured!
Close Menu