Castle Rock Hostel



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. We are just a stroll from the bus, train and the airport bus and a 1 minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, 1 minute from the Royal Mile & 1 minute from the Grassmarket. We are in a relatively quiet street but the city’s wonderful, late night-life is also just around the corner – ideal!

Our receptionists will always give you a friendly welcome and can help with any questions about what to see in Edinburgh or about travel around Scotland. We aim to look after you totally so you can have the best holiday possible. Here’s a list of more that we offer;


24hr Reception.

FREE Bed linen.

FREE Monday Pub Quiz.

FREE Tuesday Celeidh (traditional Scottish dancing).

FREE Wednesday Edinburgh Haunted tour.

FREE Thursday Pub crawl.

FREE Sunday movie marathon

FREE Secure lockers with every bed.

FREE Coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

FREE Hair dryers.

FREE Wi-Fi throughout whole building.

FREE Book exchange.

FREE Maps and Advice.

Movies shown every night on massive projector.

Saturday night Beer Pong Tournament.

Check out time is 10:30am.

Check in time is 2:30pm.

Towel hire for £1.

Posh Lounge with piano and fire place.

Massive social common room.

Technology free social room.

Sunny and cheery patio.

Free daily walking tours.

Local food and drink discounts.

Outside smoking terrace available.

No curfew Luggage and bike storage.

Minutes’ walk from the bus and train.

Electrial Adapters available for £4.

Breakfast for £1.50 with cereal, toast, fruit, and juices.

Self contained kitchen available from 6am - midnight.

Laundry service available for £4 (wash, dried, folded and returned to your bed by 10pm)

Key deposit required on check-in (£10, Drivers license, or Passport).

All payment types accepted at check-in.

All payment types except American Express available for online bookings.

Built in 1846 and turned into a backpackers hostel in 1997, we have packed this grand old building 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.

2 Star Visit Scotland.

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Features & Amenities

  • Off Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Golf Nearby
  • Coast Nearby

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Pricing :

    Price per person per night from £13

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