Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
Call Receptionist on 0131 225 9666
OverviewIn a wonderful location, facing south with a sunny aspect and panoramic views over the city, Castle Rock Hostel is just steps away from the city centre with the historic Royal Mile, the busy pubs and late-late nightlife of the Grassmarket and Cowgate and of course the Castle.
Most of the rooms have no traffic noise, there are loads of great facilities, 24-hour reception and no curfew. With its beautiful and dramatic skyline, Edinburgh is truly one of the world's great cities. The cobbled streets of the Old Town lead past mysterious gothic buildings up to the magnificent castle. Below the castle's rocky pinnacle lies the New Town's 200-year-old Georgian splendour.
This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.
Beds & Rooms:302
Open:All year. Reception 24 hours.
Price per night:From £14 per person. ID required for check in.
Booking:Booking not always essential. First night's payment needed to book.
Directions:10 minutes' walk from Waverley train station, turn left out of the station and continue to small roundabout. Cross over and continue up Cockburn Street to the top. Turn right onto the Royal Mile and follow uphill towards the Castle. Take the left fork at the Hub (church) and the hostel is situated 200 yards on the left side of Johnston Terrace next to two red telephone boxes. By Car : follow signs for city centre towards the Castle turning onto Royal Mile uphill towards the Castle then left fork at the Hub onto Johnston Terrace.
Public Transport:10/20 minute walk from Waverley train station and Edinburgh bus station (taxis £3-£5). Airport bus goes to train station so it's easy to get to the hostel.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Scottish National Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2020 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022
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Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh is Open !
August 28th 2020
It’s been a long time coming as we’ve been hard at work getting the hostel COVID ready. There are some new rules to work with but we are sure we can make your next visit to Edinburgh a great one!
Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh
April 11th 2019
A real sociable kind of place. With great facilites in the hostel and a great location just steps from the city centre with it’s busy pubs and nightlife.,
The hostel seems made for it, with room for more than 300 guests and great facilities and common areas. The location is fantastic with view to the castle from some rooms and common lounges nice if there’s one of the firework events on! Castle Rock Hostel is just steps away from the city centre with the historic Royal Mile, the busy pubs and late-late nightlife of the Grassmarket and Cowgate.
The hostel hosts many activities and is a very social environment. They organise trips out such as the walk up to Arthur’s Seat but also their regular Thursday pub crawl, Monday pub quiz as well as pool competitions and ceilidhs to keep you entertained. There are also Movie marathons in the Cinema Room. To say nothing of the beer pong, whatever that turns out to be!
Castle Rock Hostel has a majestic view of Edinburgh Castle (just over the street)
January 7th 2019
Relax and socialize in the comfort of Castle Rock Hostel.
You can also join one of the guided walks to Arthur’s Seat.
Blown away by another great Arthur’s Seat walk organised by Castle Rock Hostel. This is just one of the events organised by the hostel, such as pub crawls, pool competitions and ceilidhs to keep you entertained. There are also Movie marathons in the Cinema Room. This was a great Great day for an Arthur’s Seat walk, but an even better day for a Highland Chicken and a well deserved cold pint back in the old town.