Scottish City Hostels : Backpackers hostel in Edinburgh


Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

In 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.
Castle Rock Hostel | Scottish City Hostels : Backpackers hostel in Edinburgh


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0131 225 9666

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Rooms & Beds:



All year. Reception 24 hours.

Price per night:

From £14 per person. ID required for check in.


Booking not always essential. First night's payment needed to book.




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:

5/10 minute walk from Edinburgh bus stn and Waverley train stn. (taxis £3-£5). Airport bus goes to train station so it's easy to get to the hostel.

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.

News & Offers

Arthur’s Seat Walk

Arthur’s Seat Walk

Just one of the great activities available from Castle Rock Hostel

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.

Pub Crawl at Castle Rock Hostel

Pub Crawl at Castle Rock Hostel

Drinks, friends and party for this ‪Thorsday‬! Let’s get hammered with our crazy PUB CRAWL!

Its Thursday night again at Castle Rock Hostel, and that can only mean one thing!  Pub Crawl night! Get ready for a great night out with karaoke, dancing, and not to forget cheap drinks!

Main lounge @ 8pm, 5pubs + 1club.

Contact Castle Rock Hostel:

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