Castle Rock Hostel Accommodation in Edinburgh
Castle Rock Hostel Accommodation in Edinburgh

We are FABULOUSLY located right beneath the Castle in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. We endeavour to match our location with equally fabulous facilities.
Multiple lounges, self-catering kitchen, movie lounge, pool table, guitars, piano and plenty more, to give a wonderfully social backpacker vibe.
Our famous events and staff have made us renowned as Edinburgh’s top hostel for many years running. Come give us a visit and see why!

Please note that we are an adult only (18-years and above) backpackers hostel and can not accomodate families with children.

Castle Rock main lounge
Multiple Lounges

Our main lounge is the heart of the hostel and where our famous weekly events start. We run up to 7 events per week and we absolutely love showing off our home to travelers from all walks of life. Our groove lounge is a great spot to relax with a guitar or show off your piano skills in our posh lounge. Head to our Internet Lounge to give our Axolotl Bryan a visit and duck away into our cinema for a daily film or two. Whatever you’re into, Castle Rock has a space for you. If you’re interested in our events then head to our Facebook page to see what we’re up to each week or check out the rest of our facilities below!

Multiple Lounges
Everything you could need and more!

Our beautiful old building has a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a massive party or you simply want to enjoy a quiet few days in Edinburgh, our hostel was created to help everyone feel at home. We have 4 lounges, a massive kitchen, a piano, guitars, pool table, library and the list goes on… Check out our facilities page to see all the things Castle Rock has for you to make your stay in Edinburgh a memorable one.
Facilities of Castle Rock

Clean and comfortable bedrooms.

A Room For Everyone!

Our hostel has space for nearly 300 people and is one of the largest in the city. We believe this gives us the best atmosphere around and is a part of the reason we get so many repeat visitors. We have rooms of all shapes and sizes, from our largest 16 bed dorm to private double rooms. All of them come equipped with USB charging points, fresh and clean linen; as well as a locker included with each key. We pride ourselves on having a room type for any type of traveller and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for at Castle Rock. Head to our prices page here to see our range of room sizes!
If you’re looking to stay longer we offer live-in positions to people of all nationalities including international students and BUNAC students! Contact us to find out more!
Castle Rock Prices

Castle Rock's LoungesOur awards and pictures from around the hostel
Add to your stay!
We have a range of fun, weekly events that you can enjoy during your stay with us! Check them out by clicking on the images below!

Castle Rock's events
Looking to see more of Scotland?
Looking to explore more of Scotland? Then check out our Tour Company MacBackpackers who have 3, 5 and 7 Day Trips to The Scottish Highlands or if you’re looking for some other spots to stay around Scotland then check out our 9 sister hostels across the country on Scotland’s Top Hostels.