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Offering award winning hostels and tours, Scotland’s Top Hostels is your one stop shop for the perfect budget friendly Scottish Holiday.

Offering award winning hostels and tours, Scotland’s Top Hostels is your one stop shop for the perfect budget friendly Scottish Holiday.

Our Hostels Around Scotland

Scotland’s Top Hostels offers nine welcoming hostels throughout Scotland to help you explore our beautiful country within a budget!

Our first hostel (High Street Hostel) opened up in 1985 just off the Royal Mile in beautiful Edinburgh and was soon followed by our largest hostel (Castle Rock) and smallest hostel (Royal Mile Backpackers). All three of our Edinburgh Hostels are a family and share activities, meaning you won’t get the best of Edinburgh no matter where you choose to stay!

Further north we offer 6 Highland Hostels and a small, private guest house. Whether you’re planning to climb the UK’s highest peak, look for Nessie or explore the mystical Isle of Skye; we have a spot for you! 

All our hostels are backpacker run and Scottish owned! Our staff is made up of a multinational crew of people who have all fallen in love with our beautiful country and will do their best to make your stay as unforgettable as possible. You may even find yourself wanting to join the family too!

Check out our great range of hostels below!

Check out our interactive map

Our Hostels are spread out throughout the Highlands and Edinburgh, so take a look at this helpful map to plan your holiday!

Check out our team's blog

Our hostels are run by groups of travelers just like you! Luckily, they’ve written down some of their top things to do in Edinburgh and the Highlands, so you know exactly what to check out when you next get to visit! Have a read below for some of their top tips in our blog!

Some of our reviews

Castle Rock Hostel
4.9
Based on 90 reviews
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PAt Fudali
PAt Fudali
2020-02-29T08:33:35+0000
The best hostel I've been to, I would recommend 🙂 Great service!
Lara Slotboom
Lara Slotboom
2020-02-16T20:59:08+0000
Best hostel ever! Lovely, fun great people work here and are very friendly. Really nice atmosphere and they organize a... load of really fun events to participate. Everything is super clean and service is great. Stayed here for a whole week and I honestly don’t want to leave. Will definitely come back.read more
Susanitha Bricehno
Susanitha Bricehno
2020-02-11T20:43:13+0000
Best place ever! I was there like 2 days ago... And i love the place, the stuff is very nice, u can meet People from... all over the World... Dont doubt with this place... And also a very clean place! ❤️❤️❤️❤️read more
Wolfgang Torrence Earl Muligan
Wolfgang Torrence Earl Muligan
2020-02-09T14:50:46+0000
one of the best hostels in edinburgh, vlad central as you get, good and clean
Atsegine Villas
Atsegine Villas
2020-01-07T15:36:22+0000
Beautiful, clean, big, nice and gentle staff, perfect location,Enjoy my stay there, definitely a great hostel
Ronald Biden
Ronald Biden
2019-12-31T07:57:37+0000
Great location. Friendly staff. Very clean. Enjoyed my stay.
Dilip Khatate
Dilip Khatate
2019-12-28T17:36:50+0000
Reasonable, neat and clean...worth the stay, good breakfast and good management
Grace Upham
Grace Upham
2019-12-18T19:37:17+0000
Quirky, clean, comfortable (*2* pillows!), perfectly located, and delightfully cheap (great for this student who loves... spending time in Edinburgh now and then). I absolutely love the themed rooms- including the common rooms, and the medieval vibe. It’s just a really cool place, and I look forward to staying here as much as I look forward to anything else about the city. Some pretty great views, too!read more
Alex Russell
Alex Russell
2019-12-18T13:00:21+0000
great hostel, friendly staff, comfy bunks, clean bathrooms, nice atmoshpere all this and cheap, definitely stay here... agin next time I go to edinburgh. If you get a chance for the pub quiz night its well worth itread more
Sofia Barata
Sofia Barata
2019-12-12T14:30:16+0000
Wonderful place indeed. Loving it
David Lucas De Las M. Cejas
David Lucas De Las M. Cejas
2019-11-28T21:39:30+0000
Excelente atención y camaradería
Adam Connor
Adam Connor
2019-11-21T21:57:24+0000
Castle Rock is the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at Legitimately! Amazing people amazing vibe. Comfy beds, no drama,... excellent staff! Welcoming and fun! I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Wish I could have stayed forever.read more
Leeroy Snelling
Leeroy Snelling
2019-11-16T22:59:19+0000
amazing place, great location and fantastic staff!
Charlie Hoàng
Charlie Hoàng
2019-11-13T15:28:08+0000
Had a great time here ! Nothing more to say, it was perfect ! Oh maybe... Ryan rocks ! :p
Drew Geloni
Drew Geloni
2019-11-08T09:25:35+0000
absolutely the best hostel I've stayed in and probably ever will stay, and every single person I've met here has said... the same thing. comfy beds, 3 chill out rooms including a music room, a huge fully equipped kitchen, a movie room,events every night, a $4 clothes washing service so where they wash/dry and fold your clothes for you and delivery them to your room,and the atmosphere is awesome especially if you are travelling solo!!! 10/10read more
Inès Keiko Antenat
Inès Keiko Antenat
2018-08-14T11:03:28+0000
Jussara Diniz
Jussara Diniz
2018-08-03T19:09:49+0000
É como vc estivesse em casa, muito acolhedor. Muito bem localizado. Amei�
Cori Helms
Cori Helms
2018-07-27T18:04:05+0000
Julie Brisson
Julie Brisson
2018-06-05T02:26:40+0000
It was perfect! The location, the facilities, the staff, everything! Thank you!
Mathijs Verboven
Mathijs Verboven
2018-05-15T21:48:16+0000
Giulia Giovinazzo
Giulia Giovinazzo
2018-05-10T21:54:56+0000
Waseem Mushtaq
Waseem Mushtaq
2018-05-10T20:29:28+0000
The best palce one can get to stay at in Edinburgh! 🙂
Donna McKenzie
Donna McKenzie
2018-05-06T19:04:23+0000
Nicole Vale
Nicole Vale
2018-04-09T21:50:02+0000
Sebastian Jany
Sebastian Jany
2018-04-06T22:22:14+0000
Best Hostel ever! 😀 Been there two times now and i will always be staying here when i visit Edinburgh again.
Suzi Davenport
Suzi Davenport
2018-04-05T09:26:42+0000
Paula Corominas
Paula Corominas
2018-04-04T22:01:28+0000
Ka Na
Ka Na
2018-03-17T14:28:44+0000
Roque Luis
Roque Luis
2018-03-13T16:47:56+0000
Espetacular. Staff muito atencioso, salas com ambiente familiar, excelente localização, boas condições. Top top... hostel!read more
Derryn Scott
Derryn Scott
2018-03-06T19:42:17+0000
Kathrina Koblinger
Kathrina Koblinger
2018-02-20T14:56:49+0000
Aditya Dewan
Aditya Dewan
2018-02-15T21:02:12+0000
Barbara Flaczyk
Barbara Flaczyk
2018-02-13T16:03:48+0000
Verónica Gómez de Liaño
Verónica Gómez de Liaño
2018-02-09T09:51:29+0000
Silvia Talavera
Silvia Talavera
2018-02-06T15:11:36+0000
It's by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Lovely, big, clean and full of nice open-minded people. Furthermore,... the views are absolutely astonishing and the people working there is always helpful.read more
Angelica Vidili
Angelica Vidili
2018-02-06T01:45:44+0000
Heather Rachael
Heather Rachael
2018-02-05T21:06:13+0000
Stayed for 2 nights in a mixed sex dorm room, with a friend. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. A lovely atmosphere... with friendly and helpful staff, letting us know about film nights, pub crawls, etc. Breakfast is cheap (£1.50!) and there're some beautiful chill-out rooms. Lots of attractions within walking distance. Would definitely return!read more
Eline Alvarez-Rodriguez
Eline Alvarez-Rodriguez
2018-02-02T11:00:32+0000
Birgit Viaene
Birgit Viaene
2018-02-02T10:52:04+0000
Sabrina Peck-Stewart
Sabrina Peck-Stewart
2018-02-02T08:14:39+0000
Ana Manso Fernández
Ana Manso Fernández
2018-01-29T23:08:07+0000
Best hostel I've ever been into so far! It completely made our experience something memorable as they organise so many... cool activities and you can feel the good vibes surrounding every corner of the hostel. Thank you soso much!read more
Marcia Irrazabal
Marcia Irrazabal
2018-01-29T17:15:54+0000
Isabel Rodríguez Torres
Isabel Rodríguez Torres
2018-01-19T17:35:02+0000
Fernanda Cardoso
Fernanda Cardoso
2018-01-17T11:56:54+0000
Em McGinness
Em McGinness
2018-01-16T00:55:27+0000
Ronja Lehtinen
Ronja Lehtinen
2018-01-13T19:09:33+0000
María José Ayala
María José Ayala
2018-01-13T17:48:26+0000
Laura Pérez
Laura Pérez
2018-01-10T19:37:11+0000
Lovely stay! Everything was clean organized. The staff was always helpful and friendly. Awesome location, I would... definitely stay there again!read more
Flo Kida Elric
Flo Kida Elric
2018-01-03T21:52:57+0000
Mara Hitner
Mara Hitner
2017-12-28T19:53:52+0000
Riley Fullerton
Riley Fullerton
2017-12-19T07:37:34+0000
Awesome hostel! Great location and walking distance from every location. Would stay there again!
Sarah Rohweder
Sarah Rohweder
2017-12-19T07:24:22+0000
Clean, accessible and very friendly staff. Loved it!
Tyler Creighton
Tyler Creighton
2017-12-16T16:12:13+0000
Some of the best times of my life happened in this amazing place! Clean, full of great people, and an instant family... with whom to share your adventures. Best hostel in Europe. Period.read more
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
2017-12-16T00:04:51+0000
Castle Rock Hostel has got to be by far the best place I have ever stayed. The location couldn’t be any better with... the Edinburgh Castle across the road. The staff are amazing and so accommodating. The rooms and bathrooms are nice and clean. I love this place so much and have so many great memories! I tell everyone who is visiting Edinburgh to stay here!!read more
Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
2017-12-15T23:27:20+0000
The Best Place in the World! You'll Love it! Clean, full of fantastic people, and heaps of good times!
Dipesh Gupta
Dipesh Gupta
2017-12-15T19:28:19+0000
Gabriel BrenCh
Gabriel BrenCh
2017-11-23T21:35:52+0000
Ania Rykała
Ania Rykała
2017-11-19T18:42:37+0000
Sarah Marciel
Sarah Marciel
2017-11-13T06:20:05+0000
Bernardo Queirós
Bernardo Queirós
2017-11-12T15:15:32+0000
Top notch, definitely... recommended. All the environment was good and such an organization among all areas. Price... vs. Quality, 5*. The best hostel I have ever stayed in.read more
Iga Qos
Iga Qos
2017-11-09T20:15:44+0000
Ashwani Pundir
Ashwani Pundir
2017-11-01T17:00:43+0000
Elisangela Selau
Elisangela Selau
2017-10-31T16:29:39+0000
Rupin Goyal
Rupin Goyal
2017-10-29T09:40:08+0000
Mailson Ribeiro
Mailson Ribeiro
2017-10-25T07:11:19+0000
Jael Patiño Cores
Jael Patiño Cores
2017-10-21T00:45:02+0000
Sandesh Ballikar
Sandesh Ballikar
2017-10-18T17:56:54+0000
Diana Madruga
Diana Madruga
2017-10-10T19:08:44+0000
Anna Elina Järvitalo
Anna Elina Järvitalo
2017-10-10T09:08:41+0000
Hayl Daugherty
Hayl Daugherty
2017-10-08T18:42:06+0000
Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Great location, activities every night, friendly staff, comparable prices, and best of... all HOT SHOWERS!!! Seriously, the showers here are nicer than the one in my flat. My only issues were the weak wifi and tiny lockers. I'm always less comfortable when I can't fit my backpack in a locked space with my own lock. But seriously, all things considered, wonderful place.read more
Mili Ariza
Mili Ariza
2017-10-07T17:55:32+0000
Aileen Scherff
Aileen Scherff
2017-09-29T08:10:28+0000
Castle Rock Hostel is centrally located and easy to reach. The rooms and showers were clean and the staff was very kind... and helpful. They offer lots of things to do and to socialise. I would definitely recommend the hostel - it's a great place to stay!read more
Giulia Fabbri
Giulia Fabbri
2017-09-28T14:01:26+0000
Elena Della Pasqua
Elena Della Pasqua
2017-09-28T14:00:22+0000
Hannah Banks-Regulski
Hannah Banks-Regulski
2017-09-24T18:10:14+0000
Janice Louise Kulka
Janice Louise Kulka
2017-09-15T05:47:00+0000
Steve Giuliani
Steve Giuliani
2017-09-13T18:59:25+0000
Great location, you won't get any closer to the castle. Lots of lounges, hangout rooms and a big kitchen. Lots of... character and cheap breakfast at a pound fifty.read more
Sam Harris
Sam Harris
2017-09-11T11:48:13+0000
I absolutely loved my experience at Castle Rock! The staff and volunteers were awesome, the space was beautiful, and... the location was perfect! I couldn't recommend Castle Rock more!read more
Virginia Francone
Virginia Francone
2017-09-01T09:46:43+0000
Anna Buchholz
Anna Buchholz
2017-08-31T05:53:27+0000
Lovely hostel. Made the experience of staying in Edinburgh even better I think. I was a bit leery of being in a room... without privacy curtains, but the dorm stayed dark and all the guests were pretty respectable (at least on my dorm). The showers were lovely, as were the kitchen and living spaces. The only thing that sucked was the Wi-Fi, but with that many people accessing it, it was understandable. Besides, relaxing in the posh lounge where there was a better Wi-Fi signal wasn't the worst thing. Thanks for having me!read more
Zach Bohlman
Zach Bohlman
2017-08-19T13:02:23+0000
Enjoyed my stay and the location is great especially for attending the Tattoo. Prices were a bit high for a dorm hostel... but that's to be expected in August. There's a cheap breakfast available. For £1.50 you get a bowl of cereal, bread and butter, and a glass of juice. Great value and very suitable for just getting going in the morning. There's Wi-Fi included and each bunk has two outlets (in my room anyway) and the lockers have integrated locks which is great and every hostel should have. The toilet/shower rooms could've used a bit of attention but again I stayed during a very busy period. I wish we could've checked in earlier than 2p but at least there is luggage storage and they'll let you hang out in the common areas until then. All in all a pleasant stay and I'd stay again.read more
Vitor Alveirinho
Vitor Alveirinho
2017-08-16T14:07:17+0000
Eefa NiMur
Eefa NiMur
2017-08-16T09:33:24+0000
Kim Murphy
Kim Murphy
2017-08-15T21:11:01+0000
My first experience with staying at a hostel. A bit of a culture shock but the community you feel and the great people... you meet make it worth not having a lift.read more
Diori Groenendijk
Diori Groenendijk
2017-08-04T08:43:55+0000
Johan Björck
Johan Björck
2017-07-25T18:53:09+0000
Luke Lantsoght Bartoli
Luke Lantsoght Bartoli
2017-07-23T21:26:17+0000
One of the most fun hostels I've stayed at. Awesome people. Love it.
Audrey Langevin
Audrey Langevin
2017-07-04T11:20:34+0000
Great staff (like super GREAT), great location (at the feet of the Castle, easy peasy), great party for Canada Day... I... enjoyed this spacious hostel and its features. Clean, original in its decor, all these little details made my stay in Edinburgh even more awesome <3 - I recommend+++!read more
Max Cody
Max Cody
2017-06-30T15:18:32+0000
Great spot! Spacious rooms, and a fantastic atmosphere. Definitely coming back
Helen Green
Helen Green
2017-06-27T18:35:11+0000
Ivana Fernanda González Mimica
Ivana Fernanda González Mimica
2017-06-26T07:21:32+0000
Tranquilo central amplio el personal es joven y amable Queda muy a mano de todo
Pili Galán
Pili Galán
2017-06-24T21:44:08+0000
Roy Baker
Roy Baker
2017-06-24T19:48:58+0000
Chieh Chang
Chieh Chang
2017-06-05T21:48:33+0000
Best hostel I've ever stayed.
Maël Pérocheau
Maël Pérocheau
2017-05-31T19:16:07+0000
Aurélien Le Breton
Aurélien Le Breton
2017-05-31T12:41:09+0000
Mohammed Ashkiwala
Mohammed Ashkiwala
2017-05-30T10:08:00+0000
Francesca Cucurachi
Francesca Cucurachi
2017-05-18T09:20:09+0000
Karsten Grimnik
Karsten Grimnik
2017-05-14T18:43:30+0000
Wir hatten ein Zweibettzimmer, welches zum Buchungszeitpunkt das drittgünstigste in der ganzen Stadt war. Die Lage war... ideal, der Preis super, das Frühstück ganz okay und das Personal war sehr auf Zack und freundlich! Wer mit einfachen Zimmern klarkommt, dem kann man das CRH nur empfehlen. Thanks Guys!read more
Collin Hedges
Collin Hedges
2017-05-13T04:09:20+0000
Hey my dudes! Honestly just the coolest place I have seen in awhile. With how hard the staff works to provide... entertainment and information it's pure fun. It's like a summer camp for adults. The proper rooms and location of this place really make socializing enjoyable and covenant as hell. Great job my friends.read more
Irene Arena Bartucci
Irene Arena Bartucci
2017-05-11T12:16:09+0000
Hanne Lore
Hanne Lore
2017-05-09T11:38:49+0000
Perfect! Loved my stay at castle rock! !
Jess Stuart
Jess Stuart
2017-05-09T10:29:09+0000
Had such a great experience when I stayed for 2 nights this past weekend, would thoroughly recommend and use this... hostel again!!read more
Tina Be
Tina Be
2017-05-03T12:28:34+0000
It is the best hostel I have ever been to. I really enjoyed staying there.
Tiia Nieminen
Tiia Nieminen
2017-05-03T11:43:09+0000
I was looking forward to staying in this hostel for my first trip to Edinburgh but recent events have definitely made... me change my mind. Very confusing information on their webpage that is not up to date and poor customer service. Communicating with the staff was difficult - even though they answered to emails fast, they didn't offer enough information and there were many misunderstandings. Never before have I come across a hostel where staying in the same room with your friends is made this difficult. Seems like Castle Rock Hostel is more interested in following their inflexible policies than serving their customers. I ended up wasting my money and time.. I'm very disappointed.read more
Karolina Banaś
Karolina Banaś
2017-05-03T11:02:37+0000
Unfortunately we couldn't try this hostel as our reservation has been cancelled without informing us. They have... different terms and condition on every page (depends on the source group is 5 or 6 which is ridiculous) so be careful with reservation. I have sent them an screenshot that they said group is 6 people and they sent me another screenshot that group is 5 so.. We just asked if we can be together in one room and then instead of saying "nope" they cancelled our reservation. We have less than 2 weeks to find another place to stay. Whats more they gonna keep the deposit even though the cancellation wasn't our fault. Funny and disrespectfulread more
Mit Chanderson
Mit Chanderson
2017-04-23T14:11:04+0000
A lot of hostels claim to be the best, but this place definitely is the best in Edinburgh - if not the UK. Excellent... staff, facilities and just a cool vibe in general, which is usually pretty hard to find at a hostel of this capacity.read more
Yolanda Aguilera
Yolanda Aguilera
2017-04-16T09:08:41+0000
Aaron Loureiro Rodríguez
Aaron Loureiro Rodríguez
2017-04-15T15:29:40+0000
Greg Dl
Greg Dl
2017-04-08T09:12:03+0000
Muy buen hostel, estuve 3 dias y genial, buen ambiente, mejor ubicación imposible (en el centro de edimburgo al lado... del castillo), habitaciones amplias y todo muy limpio. Tienen una cocina enorme y una sala de estar. Además, hacen actividades y excursiones gratuitas. Yo fui a un tour de fantasmas que estuvo genial. Lo recomiendo 100%read more
Locke S. Wilder
Locke S. Wilder
2017-03-30T04:28:53+0000
I got the James Bond room. The castle carpet was really trippy for several reasons, especially after stumbling back... late at night slightly in shambles after visiting some of the world's oldest bars. I genuinely thought the carpet was actually stone some time that night.read more
Charles Heranval
Charles Heranval
2017-03-29T00:37:51+0000
Laura Vargas Tuk
Laura Vargas Tuk
2017-03-21T23:28:07+0000
Was there in the last year and what I can say is that it's an incredible place! Makes your experience in Edinburgh... even more magical!read more
Jakob Ostrovsky
Jakob Ostrovsky
2017-03-16T21:15:29+0000
Cori Saludes
Cori Saludes
2017-03-10T04:03:48+0000
Haley McNamara
Haley McNamara
2017-03-01T19:07:01+0000
By far one of the best places I have stayed. I was in the shared 8 bed (16 person) room. And it was seperated nicely... as to not feel so crazy. The staff were quick to clean and turn around a room. PROS: -Clean rooms -Shared washrooms were cleaned everyday -Large kitchen for multiple people to cook and sit. -A variety of common areas for people to hangout it. (Movie room, music area, this cute lounge to just get some alone time, and then the large common area where the pool table was located. -Breakfast was a 1pound 50. Which has been crazy cheap. -24/7 reception -Friendly and helpful staff. All around awesome possom people. -Most of the staff are travelers themselves so they're full of helpful information on what to see or do. - Dont loose your orange card � -Every night of the week theres something going on for people to do. (Beer pong, pub crawls, andventures in the daytime to Arthurs seat and night tours) -Id highly suggest spending at least a week there to see and experience everything. CONS: The only one would be the hill. And thats honestly the lamest thing to complain about. But have you seen Scotland, its all hills. Overall the Hostel was one of the best Ive been too and I have been recommending it like crazy to everyone thats I've heard heading that way. I would 10/10 come back again.read more
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
2017-02-28T08:57:11+0000
What a place to stay staff are awesome open 24 hours spent 4 nights here for the rugby this weekend and would recommend... it to everyone awesome rooms and plenty to do very clean and we'll looked after best time ever thanks guysread more
Wendy Miranda
Wendy Miranda
2017-02-25T04:45:35+0000
Great experience at Castle Rock! Everything about it is truly exceptional. If you are looking to be in the perfect... location, be in a beautiful hostel with great amenities and have an awesome time, come here!read more
Saúl Martín Cruz
Saúl Martín Cruz
2017-02-22T09:14:31+0000
Fuimos de jueves a sábado y la verdad que fue increíble. Desde la excursión que hicimos el mismo jueves al Arthu's... Seat como el Pub Crowl (super recomendado) y lo mejor, todo gratis y con un ánimo increíble de los organizadores por que los que estábamos allí nos lleváramos un más que grato recuerdo de Edimburgo. No me cabe la menor duda de que si vuelvo, volveré al mismo hostel.read more
Sarah Porter
Sarah Porter
2017-02-21T18:46:30+0000
Elena Gambín
Elena Gambín
2017-02-20T23:34:44+0000
Frédérique Guesnier
Frédérique Guesnier
2017-02-19T21:59:21+0000
Faläri Hygge Rësel
Faläri Hygge Rësel
2017-02-19T20:48:53+0000
Billy Boo Duffy
Billy Boo Duffy
2017-02-13T18:30:28+0000
Only stayed for one night but loved it and staff are really helpful x
Prin Sophie
Prin Sophie
2017-02-10T23:49:21+0000
Everything was amazing. I loved it there! I had an amazing time!
Claudia Northman
Claudia Northman
2017-02-10T11:32:51+0000
Rosita Herencia
Rosita Herencia
2017-02-10T09:29:48+0000
Ubicación perfecta para pasar unos dias, limpio ,calentito, muy económico si vuelvo repetiré seguro!!
Alba Bartolomé
Alba Bartolomé
2017-02-06T05:44:36+0000
Gonçalo Santos
Gonçalo Santos
2017-02-05T23:17:18+0000
Lenka Stangova
Lenka Stangova
2017-02-03T19:47:17+0000
Marianela DL
Marianela DL
2017-01-29T23:18:54+0000
Excelente hostel! Uno de los mejores por los que pasé en este viaje. Habitación de 12 amplia y luminosa. Espacios... comunes diversos y bien ambientados. 1.5 € el desayuno. Super recomendable y yo espero volver pronto!! ��read more
Rgn Eloi
Rgn Eloi
2017-01-26T11:42:56+0000
Carl-Johan Wulf
Carl-Johan Wulf
2017-01-24T18:13:39+0000
Stort bra hostel med trevlig stämning och hög standard! Perfekt för de unga resenärerna!
Rory Cameron-Cooper
Rory Cameron-Cooper
2017-01-22T16:25:18+0000
Had a total blast staying here, huge shout out to Kurtis and Dom who are awesome and may have just been using me... because I did magic for them. Highly recommend, their tours are amazing and the nightlife in Edinburgh is perfect.read more
Maria Miguel
Maria Miguel
2017-01-20T13:47:28+0000
Cleo Barral Barral
Cleo Barral Barral
2017-01-09T17:11:20+0000
Excellent location, lovely, friendly and organized.
Tamara Abarca Martinez
Tamara Abarca Martinez
2017-01-07T10:01:40+0000
Lachana Owen
Lachana Owen
2017-01-01T18:38:00+0000
Exceptional staff, great open common spaces, comfortable bedding, very clean facilities, IDEAL LOCATION!
Andrew J. Chwalik
Andrew J. Chwalik
2016-12-09T03:13:15+0000
Never before have I been to such an AMAZING hostel. The rooms are cozy, the people friendly, and the staff splendid. I... wish Castle Rock was in every city - it would be the only place I stay. Honestly, I wish I could just live here forever. Why not? Couldn't ask for a better crew or a better experience. �read more
Claudia Bordalo
Claudia Bordalo
2016-12-08T09:46:48+0000
Adam Wilkinson
Adam Wilkinson
2016-12-05T21:47:49+0000
Camille Albuquerque Rebouças
Camille Albuquerque Rebouças
2016-12-04T12:59:49+0000
It's amazing hostel ! Well located! In front of Edinburgh castle, friendly staffs, I was sick and some helped me with... medicines and extra sheets . Cleaned place and good to meet pleople ! Good valuable for money as well ! I loved ! If would go again, I will recommend it!!thank you all.read more
Levi Aza
Levi Aza
2016-12-03T07:55:16+0000
Parikshit Deshmukh
Parikshit Deshmukh
2016-12-03T05:06:59+0000
Liv Hayes
Liv Hayes
2016-12-01T12:58:49+0000
Sarah Dewar
Sarah Dewar
2016-12-01T09:38:38+0000
Best hostel by far with the friendliest staff and great events! Thanks guys!
Jenika Ioffreda
Jenika Ioffreda
2016-11-29T10:31:46+0000
one of the best hostels I have been staying at, just a few minutes walk from the stunning castle and right in the city... centre and the old town. A super friendly and lovely hostel. Keep up the awesome work!read more
Michele Razzi
Michele Razzi
2016-11-28T20:53:45+0000
Lynne Johnson
Lynne Johnson
2016-11-28T07:49:54+0000
Excellent location! Really enjoyed my time in Edinburgh and definitely would stay here again!
Vecchio Tobia
Vecchio Tobia
2016-11-22T17:13:11+0000
Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas
2016-11-21T19:50:18+0000
The only choice for me in Edinburgh! The bathrooms facilities are great! The rooms are clean and spacious! Huge kitchen... and common rooms with pool table or a quiet lounge to chill. Location is great, short walk to bars, restaurants or the main shopping street. The staff are amazing and helpful. ��read more
Brooke Nicole
Brooke Nicole
2016-11-18T18:52:08+0000
This hostel was my favourite out of all the ones i've stayed at in my years of travelling. The location is amazing... (pretty much on the doorstep of the castle!) the staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. There are multiple living areas to relax in (love the 'Posh Lounge') and lots of daily activities to get involved in. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to everyone 🙂read more
Christine Ulsted Jørgensen
Christine Ulsted Jørgensen
2016-11-09T13:58:47+0000
Favourite hostel in Edinburgh - great location, very friendly staff, clean despite of being a popular hostel with many... people staying there, price is good and would definitely go back there if I needed to book a hostel in Edinburgh.read more
Merle Moak
Merle Moak
2016-11-03T09:44:38+0000
Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations here and their tours are fantastic. Super value!
Benedetto Bruno
Benedetto Bruno
2016-10-30T15:18:08+0000
Maria Jose MG
Maria Jose MG
2016-10-26T08:00:30+0000
Precioso lugar... En el centro.. Con maravillosas vistas.. Limpio... Y con mucho encanto!!!y súper económico!
Auri Dawns
Auri Dawns
2016-10-20T02:17:10+0000
范雅雯
范雅雯
2016-10-14T08:31:58+0000
Marc McAuley
Marc McAuley
2016-10-13T15:33:08+0000
Great place, well placed in the town and just a brilliant space. I was in one of the larger shared rooms but the... personal lockers and bed space still give a good amount of privacy, and the lounge spaces and kitchen are just great. Will deffinately stay again if I'm ever back in Edinburghread more
Sue Byrne
Sue Byrne
2016-10-09T18:52:14+0000
This place was excellent Iand very friendly and very clean highly recommend
Antoni Grimaud
Antoni Grimaud
2016-10-07T15:27:33+0000
Where do I start? Awesome place...all you could hope for a wonderful time in Edinburgh. Friendly and helpful staff,... immaculate, plenty of spacious chill out spaces...there's even a baby grand!!! What's Scottish for "I'll be back"? 🙂read more
Chrissy Cavenagh
Chrissy Cavenagh
2016-09-18T15:38:49+0000
Lucy Lee
Lucy Lee
2016-09-16T17:23:14+0000
The best hostels we've ever stayed. Spacious, soft beds, clean, generous, great staff, great location.... Must stay... again if we go to Edinburgh.read more
Paolo Grasselli
Paolo Grasselli
2016-09-15T13:53:41+0000
Cristina OM
Cristina OM
2016-09-10T22:13:23+0000
郭庭瑄
郭庭瑄
2016-09-08T20:49:28+0000
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Will definitely come back again❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Claire Meunier
Claire Meunier
2016-09-08T20:38:55+0000
Such a great place! You can book beyond doubts (the hardest will be to get out to the lounge and visit the city.) Great... hostel with great people & parties, I won't try an other one in Edinburgh.read more
Anchasa RoonYai
Anchasa RoonYai
2016-09-03T07:28:17+0000
Or Bar-On
Or Bar-On
2016-08-29T21:27:58+0000
Katrina Carlson
Katrina Carlson
2016-08-20T21:39:34+0000
I absolutely loved staying here! The location was amazing and the staff was incredibly friendly. Bathrooms were... pristine and the theme rooms are a fun spin on the otherwise classic decor. I only stayed 2 nights, but will for sure stay again should I find myself in Edinburgh once more!read more
Facu Olaiz
Facu Olaiz
2016-08-17T12:35:57+0000
Maama Paldanius
Maama Paldanius
2016-08-10T21:54:41+0000
Having visited many countries and having stayed in a zillion hostels around the globe, it is quite smth to be able to... state: This, is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Even the smallest things have been taken into account and e v e r y t h i n g works like a dream. This, is smth extraordinary in so many ways. ThankYOU XXXread more
JM Brenes
JM Brenes
2016-07-30T18:45:40+0000
Christina Dietrich
Christina Dietrich
2016-07-15T15:59:58+0000
Oscar In
Oscar In
2016-06-27T13:36:06+0000
El mejor sitio para quedarse unos dias en el centro de edimburgo....limpio, cómodo y muy amables siempre con una... sonrisa en la boca, si vuelvo no dudaré en ir a castle rock, saludos.read more
Francesca Vivian
Francesca Vivian
2016-06-06T14:45:47+0000
Jackie Hartley
Jackie Hartley
2016-05-21T09:30:18+0000
Amazing hostel, would recommend! Has a great common area, and the rooms are huge. Good location too
Kimy Boo
Kimy Boo
2016-05-20T20:12:04+0000
Amazing place, loved it nice people, clean kitchen and bathrooms and comfy rooms !
Elodie Dugas
Elodie Dugas
2016-05-18T10:25:38+0000
Merveilleuse place, activités originales d'organisées, le staff très accueillant, bonne ambiance, grande chambre,... très propre ! Excellente expérienceread more
Anna-Maria Koe
Anna-Maria Koe
2016-05-02T16:18:43+0000
Sofia Inizan
Sofia Inizan
2016-04-29T14:01:17+0000
Some of the most friendly, nice, clean, amazing, hostel ever! . Also it have a really perfect position in to the city! ... I really enjoyed my time with you!! Thank you so much!! Hope see you soon!read more
Kasia Kraszewska
Kasia Kraszewska
2016-04-06T22:38:20+0000
One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in! Impressive common area, hudge kitchen, great facilities. Staff is really... friendly, always willing to help and to have fun. They know how to make travellers feeling like in home, even tho hostel is really big. If you going out with Lachlan or Dario be prepared for some real Edinburgh nightlife experience. There is something going on every evening: beer pong, free pub crawl, traditional scottish dancing, pool competition... Location is amazing as well, you can see the castle right in front of your window. Would highly recommend to everyone. Keep rockin' guys! 🙂read more
Laura Gilmore
Laura Gilmore
2016-03-29T14:52:39+0000
Sonia Klein
Sonia Klein
2016-03-02T16:38:07+0000
Julia Krett
Julia Krett
2016-02-21T18:02:41+0000
The best hostel that I've been in Europe!
Kerstin Spork
Kerstin Spork
2016-02-18T06:00:29+0000
It could not have been better !
Andrea Antidormi
Andrea Antidormi
2016-02-15T10:31:30+0000
Coziest hostel I have ever stayed in. Literally. Best laundry service ever. Amazing kitchen. Movie room with plenty of... couches and blankets with black out shades. Literally across the street from the castle. Beautiful views everywhere. Gorgeous big space. Friendly staff. Couldn't be better.read more
Nerea Urzaiz
Nerea Urzaiz
2016-02-12T11:26:34+0000
Barča Mlynárová
Barča Mlynárová
2016-01-20T15:11:05+0000
I'd like to thank you for everything you've done for me. The BEST Hostel in Edinburgh!!! 😉
Charlotte Bird
Charlotte Bird
2016-01-05T19:40:05+0000
Brilliant atmosphere and great value. Hugely disappointed they're fully booked during Fringe as I've had to book... somewhere else (serves me right for not planning ahead more..although who knew 8 months wasn't enough!) Will definitely be back here.read more
Jacob Sandor Tamas
Jacob Sandor Tamas
2015-12-27T11:25:44+0000
Simon Tamblyn
Simon Tamblyn
2015-12-06T20:34:24+0000
Our stay at Castle Rock was great. Great vibe and great facilities.
Iga Kurowska
Iga Kurowska
2015-12-03T11:03:49+0000
Great hostel with friendly stuff and amazing atmosphere! Thank you 🙂
Gina Venneri
Gina Venneri
2015-11-03T11:29:49+0000
Greice Granna Flores
Greice Granna Flores
2015-10-20T17:06:29+0000
It's a great place, good price, good location, and very clean! Enjoy it.
Annie Xie
Annie Xie
2015-10-19T23:43:08+0000
One of the best hostels I have ever been! I got the best memory in Scotland as well as Edinburgh... Spacious room, good... bathroom, welcome staffs... Amazing music lounge!!! Meet interesting people and enjoy your life in Edinburgh! It's the best choiceread more
Amie Barrett
Amie Barrett
2015-10-17T01:00:33+0000
Julia Katharina
Julia Katharina
2015-09-23T12:36:42+0000
Awesome stay! You guys are the best! I will come back one day 🙂
Emily Baldwin
Emily Baldwin
2015-09-03T13:40:50+0000
Incredible location, views, decor, staff. Best hostel I've stayed in to date.
Christian Schwartz
Christian Schwartz
2015-08-28T17:51:19+0000
Staying there for 3 nights, it was great, very friendly staff, nice location and a great view when leaving the... hostel. Thanks a lot! 🙂 We will come again 😉read more
Nellie We
Nellie We
2015-08-27T22:19:10+0000
Ben Buyola
Ben Buyola
2015-08-27T11:08:30+0000
Que ce soit le staff, les locaux, l'ambiance ou la musique, notre séjour à Edimbourg en votre compagnie restera pour... nous un super souvenir! See you soon 😉read more
Francesco Messina
Francesco Messina
2015-08-26T20:26:41+0000
Best hostel in Edinburgh, gret atmosphere, great location, great position in town.
Rebecca Jonsson
Rebecca Jonsson
2015-08-23T18:00:54+0000
I have stayed at quite a lot of hostels and Castle Rock remains one of the best hostels I´ve been to. Perfect... location! Really organazied, great staff and cool environment and interior. Definitely deserves being voted the best hostel in Scotland. Cheers! Swedenread more
Jenni Bangs
Jenni Bangs
2015-08-23T11:44:55+0000
Dani Absoluut Gonzalez
Dani Absoluut Gonzalez
2015-08-18T21:57:29+0000
Rhea McFarlane
Rhea McFarlane
2015-08-17T17:48:08+0000
This was my first ever stay at a hostel, and I honestly don't know how any other is going to measure up! There are so... many different lounges to hang out in, a huge kitchen space to cook in, free WiFi to keep in touch with family and friends, and free hot beverages! I met some of the most wonderful people at Castle Rock, and the staff was so helpful and genuinely kind in letting me crash on a couch when I got in on an early flight! Also, if you get the chance to do the pub crawl, just do it - it's free! Thanks for an amazing experience! Next time I come I'll bring some spare needles for the record player as a thank you! 🙂 Cheers!read more
Iris Tsai
Iris Tsai
2015-08-12T05:35:25+0000
Delicately designed! Very nice kitchen! A must-go hostel!
Vries de Vries
Vries de Vries
2015-08-06T17:37:05+0000
Excellent hostel, we paid around 99 euro for a room which was clean and comfortable, we had an amazing view of... Edinburgh from our window. I would totally recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a hostel in Edinburgh.read more
Jaime Merino
Jaime Merino
2015-08-02T18:44:34+0000
Loredana Manuela
Loredana Manuela
2015-08-02T05:01:34+0000
Paul Ellis Owen
Paul Ellis Owen
2015-07-24T20:08:28+0000
Amazing place to stay at, stayed Wednesday night. Really positive vibe and vibrance about the place. Staff were very... nice, from the lovely young French lady on reception who likes castles to the nice guy helping at breakfast and all the other staff. I shared a room with lovely people, 2 Australian girls, 4 Brazilian boys and a lovely young man from Hong Kong. Fantastic place would recommend to anyone 🙂 🙂 🙂read more
Patricia Martin
Patricia Martin
2015-07-21T12:20:58+0000
This is a lovely and great hostel. in my opinion , one of the best hostel where I 've been.Full of paintings and a... young atmosphere.You CAN listen music.. share breakfast and meet a lot of travelers GREAT HOSTELread more
Manon Aron
Manon Aron
2015-07-21T11:11:40+0000
Lise Bruyere
Lise Bruyere
2015-07-20T20:03:18+0000
Super auberge, une équipe serviable, des chambres et des sanitaires propres, super ambiance en soirée, 2 nuits... vraiment géniales! Just Perfect!! Great Team & we have a very good time at beerpong!read more
Oscar Walet Turner
Oscar Walet Turner
2015-07-18T16:39:19+0000
The best hostel I've ever been in. Would totally recommend and definitely come back.
Michaela Hewitt
Michaela Hewitt
2015-07-11T22:59:12+0000
Nicolas Major Lacombe
Nicolas Major Lacombe
2015-07-10T11:06:10+0000
Heather McCarthy
Heather McCarthy
2015-07-08T15:35:18+0000
Dagmar Derickson
Dagmar Derickson
2015-07-01T23:18:26+0000
In my three months of traveling, this was one of my favorite hostels. It is in a fantastic location (with the Edinburgh... Castle right out your window), great place to meet people, fun activities (i.e. free pub crawl, pool competition, movie nights), and great staff! I would recommend Castle Rock Hostel to everyone!read more
Maryna Szturo Over
Maryna Szturo Over
2015-06-26T20:52:07+0000
<3 Love from Warsaw Poland, great hostel and the best atmosphere. I felt home there.
Bradley Young
Bradley Young
2015-06-23T10:35:40+0000
Toks A Coyle
Toks A Coyle
2015-06-19T11:09:36+0000
Wonderful homely hostel with great decor and facilities. Was pleasantly surprised that they have a service where staff... do your laundry for you and deliver it back to your room for £3.50 - every other hostel I've been in, you have to do your own laundry for about the same price! Enjoyed the pub crawl as well, had fun with great people and discovered some new nightlife spots for me in Edinburgh. My only small qualm is that the shower cubicles get way too hot and need some ventilation - I have to move into a toilet cubicle after showering to get dressed otherwise I just sweat. But apart from that, I'm quite sad to have to leave after 4 nights, but may try to return soon 🙂read more
Johannie Jacot
Johannie Jacot
2015-06-17T09:09:37+0000
Génialissime!! S'il n'y avait pas l'Ecosse à visiter, on pourrait rester toute la journée à l'auberge 😀 Je la... recommande à 200%!!! auberge propre, accueil super sympa, déco originale, thé/café/chocolat chaud à volonté, salle de cinéma, billard, salle de musique (guitare et piano), bref incroyable quoi!!!read more
Luceni Hellebrandt
Luceni Hellebrandt
2015-06-15T09:52:53+0000
Jan Scholten
Jan Scholten
2015-06-11T22:26:28+0000
Perfekte Lage, nette Leute, fairer Preis!
Gi Solé
Gi Solé
2015-06-07T23:02:14+0000
Marie Desprez
Marie Desprez
2015-06-01T10:39:04+0000
Ana Morić
Ana Morić
2015-05-21T09:08:49+0000
I highly recommend this hostel, it feels like home, great and clean rooms, polite staff. Might be the best hostel I've... been. Great job guys!read more
Tasmin Allcroft
Tasmin Allcroft
2015-05-14T11:22:19+0000
Had an amazing stay at this hostel!! Very clean and I was never bored! Pub crawl was very good too!! And the most... friendly staff!read more
Ewa Rzepiela
Ewa Rzepiela
2015-04-27T10:19:23+0000
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High Street Hostel
4.4
Based on 14 reviews
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John Fraser
John Fraser
2020-04-18T22:20:33+0000
Friendly staff good kitchen and very clean
Elizabeth DePue
Elizabeth DePue
2020-03-08T14:46:31+0000
We stayed at High Street Hostel in May of 2018 and loved it! Yes, the twin room was tiny. But the location was perfect... and it was wonderful to stay in a building with so much history.read more
Master King
Master King
2020-02-17T15:33:23+0000
Bad costumers service Durty place Full of bugs High racisme
Sonia Schroder
Sonia Schroder
2019-07-10T21:47:30+0000
lugar agradable, limpio, seguro, amplio
Beth McNicoll
Beth McNicoll
2018-11-12T15:10:30+0000
I love it here. This place feels like home 🏠
Alann Thomazo
Alann Thomazo
2013-03-26T08:08:05+0000
Miki Loo
Miki Loo
2018-06-09T18:21:37+0000
Amazing place that you will never forget!
Jordyn Perreault-Laird
Jordyn Perreault-Laird
2018-05-03T03:46:38+0000
Cristian Fasoli
Cristian Fasoli
2018-01-31T15:25:32+0000
Alex Tarlia
Alex Tarlia
2018-01-29T18:56:06+0000
Fabian Celi
Fabian Celi
2018-01-08T19:49:25+0000
Miroslav Gerší
Miroslav Gerší
2017-09-04T10:23:15+0000
Janette Tam
Janette Tam
2017-06-05T09:56:50+0000
I was staying here for 2 nights. The bathroom and the linen are clean. Staffs are nice. Bathroom and toilet here are... shared between male and female. The hostel is very near the royal miles, many restaurants and shops beside, as well as a supermarket in 5 min walk.read more
Priscila De Lima Silva
Priscila De Lima Silva
2017-05-25T21:33:30+0000
Mary Dobbs
Mary Dobbs
2017-05-15T12:12:17+0000
Xavier Cini
Xavier Cini
2017-04-03T17:43:30+0000
Laetitia Daïdé
Laetitia Daïdé
2017-03-19T17:44:11+0000
Robert Bartl
Robert Bartl
2017-03-19T17:16:16+0000
Manuel Scheuermann
Manuel Scheuermann
2017-03-19T13:42:45+0000
Ben Jammin
Ben Jammin
2017-03-19T13:28:53+0000
Meg Birley
Meg Birley
2017-02-03T06:12:43+0000
Stayed here as a last minite decision on the 1st if Feb It was fine but just little bits like the reception area stank... of stale smoke and the showers weren't that clean. Bed was clean enough but the room smelt of something manky. I probably won't go back again seeing as there's such a choice in the city was just one of the cheapest. Staff were lovely and helpfulread more
Chutima Nutyra
Chutima Nutyra
2016-09-20T14:13:12+0000
戴吐司
戴吐司
2016-08-01T17:30:24+0000
Bea Møller
Bea Møller
2016-07-23T22:03:40+0000
Ivana Ponce
Ivana Ponce
2016-06-22T17:45:04+0000
Barbora Šmejkalová
Barbora Šmejkalová
2016-06-16T11:00:58+0000
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
2016-06-13T05:17:49+0000
Mapar Ramírez
Mapar Ramírez
2016-06-01T14:48:55+0000
Evelyn Low
Evelyn Low
2016-03-29T09:16:51+0000
Nice clean small friendly and most important strategically situated in old town of Edinburgh Love It!!
Ed Blancmor
Ed Blancmor
2016-03-10T12:16:08+0000
Excelente lugar!! Muy limpio, personas amables, ampliamente recomendable!
Pie Verhulst
Pie Verhulst
2016-01-26T11:07:08+0000
Every things was perfect! Nice place and cool people. Good memories.
Robert Williams
Robert Williams
2015-11-19T12:13:30+0000