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OVER 18's ONLY - NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
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!
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 travelers.
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…
Truly superb location under the castle ramparts
Open 24 hours every day of the year
Bed-side lockers in all rooms
24 hour Safe for total security.
Vibrant atmosphere with a choice of lounges
Pick up point for a Free city walking tour
Big lounge with Jukebox, pool table, piano, free tea & coffee
Free hair dryers
Big screen movie lounge with both Scottish and mainstream movies
Internet lounge with Wi-Fi
Posh lounge with piano and fire place
Hot and powerful showers
Unisex bathrooms (with locked cubicles)
Large self-catering kitchen
Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
MacBackpackers tours pick-up point
Sunny and cheery patio
No hidden charges
No Stag or hen parties
Minutes from the bus and train
Fabulous views over the city
Scottish owned - backpacker run
We also have two other hostels in the Old Town of Edinburgh; the small & vibrant Royal Mile Backpackers and the historic High Street Hostel, Edinburgh’s original independent hostel!
Go green and carbon neutral; Fifteen years ago we bought a 75+ hectare woodland that absorbs more than the total CO2 emissions from fuel used in our hostel and also the other properties in our small MacBackpackers hostel and bus company chain. We also try our best to re-cycle everything (with your help) and our electricity is all sourced from renewable, non-nuclear supplies. Stay with us for a great holiday and minimal environmental impact!
Just a few reminders:
Please note if you are booking for 5 people or more people you need to contact us directly before making the booking
Be aware that if you book for a group without contacting us your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the deposit.
If guests are under the age of 18 you must contact the hostel first for the manager’s approval. Failure to do so may result in your booking being cancelled upon arrival.
We do not have a lift as we are in a heritage building and all our rooms are either up or downstairs!
Property Name: Castle Rock Hostel
Street Address: 15 Johnston Terrace
City : Edinburgh
Postal Code : EH1 2PW
- Baggage storage
- Laundry service
- 24-hour front desk
- Board games / puzzles
- Breakfast, Continental
- No Children Allowed
- Non-smoking rooms
- Pool Table
- Self-catering kitchen
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:
Check-In: 2:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:30 AM
Property and Cancelation Policies :
SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR AUGUST/NEW YEARS / HOGMANAY: All New Years / Hogmanay reservations must be cancelled 7 days in advance prior to 2pm on the arrival date. If it is less than 7 days in advance, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE FIRST NIGHT. FAILURE TO SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE FIRST NIGHT BEING CHARGED AND THE RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED.
**If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged for the first night of your stay and the rest of your reservation will be cancelled unless you've contacted us directly to notify us about your late arrival.
Terms and Conditions
SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR HOGMANAY: All New Years / Hogmanay reservations must be cancelled 7 days in advance prior to 2pm on the arrival date. If it is less than 7 days in advance, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE FIRST NIGHT. FAILURE TO SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE FIRST NIGHT BEING CHARGED AND THE RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELLED.
OVER 18 ONLY - Sorry, no children.
No stag/hens parties allowed.
If you would like to book 5 people or more you need to contact us directly before you make the booking. Be aware that if you book for a group your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose a small booking fee.
Cancellations must be notified before 2pm, 2 days before arrival, otherwise the first night will be charged.
We do not have a car park.
We do not have a lift as we a heritage building!
Check in Time is from 14:00
Please note: when booking private double rooms please bear in mind the room has 1 double bed and the bathrooms are shared.
Group of 5 or more need to contact the hostel directly before making a reservation - This includes guests making separate / individual reservations up to and over 5 guests. We reserve the right to cancel any unauthorized group booking, including individual bookings made on the spot. You will be charged in full and not refunded.
**If you do not show up on the date you booked for you will be charged for the first night of your stay and the rest of your reservation will be cancelled unless you've contacted us directly to notify us about your late arrival. Cancellations outside of 48 hours will receive a refund of 90% of amount already paid to compensate for bank charges regarding refunds.