Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location – show map

In Edinburgh’s Old Town, Castle Rock Hostel is conveniently located 11 minutes’ walk from Waverley Train Station, and 3 minutes from Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. In a 19th-century building decorated with art, this adult-only property has colorful dormitories and free WiFi access.

The hostel offers accommodations exclusively for guests aged 18 years and older. Dormitories feature bunk beds with bedside lockers and have use of shared bathroom facilities with showers. There is a cozy lounge with a piano and large sofas by the fireplace, a movie room with big screen and an internet lounge with WiFi.

Breakfast is unfortunately not available at the moment, but we have a large self catering kitchen for guest use. Laundry and luggage storage services are also offered.

This hostel is around 5 minutes’ walk from Princes Street Gardens, The Scottish National Gallery and the National Museum of Scotland. It is also a pick-up point for free walking tours around the city.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Castle Rock Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 15, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!


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4 reasons to choose Castle Rock Hostel

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  • The staff speaks English
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Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
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  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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  • Grassmarket
    0.1 miles
  • Armstrong's Vintage
    0.1 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.1 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.1 miles
  • Princes Street Gardens
    0.1 miles
  • Central Library
    0.1 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Royal Mile Tavern
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Hideout Cafe
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Fiddler's Arms
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.3 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.7 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.7 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.9 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.5 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    8.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.5 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.2 miles
How to get to Castle Rock Hostel from Edinburgh Airport
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Amenities of Castle Rock Hostel
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Pool table
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Castle Rock Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Castle Rock Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests must be over the age of 18 years. Guests aged 17 or younger will not be granted entry to the property. Children are not permitted.

When booking for 5 guests or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply. A collection of individual bookings of friends/family is still classed as a group. Please contact the property directly for full terms.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Castle Rock Hostel

  • The prices at Castle Rock Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Castle Rock Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Castle Rock Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Walking tours
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Castle Rock Hostel is 650 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Castle Rock Hostel by:

    • Tram 40min