Castle Rock Hostel Review
I stayed in a 10 bed mixed dorm in the Beetles room in a bed named Christmas for two nights. As I pointed out in my last post, most hostels in Europe seem to be cheaper via the website rather than a site like HostelWorld. Always double check, because it really depends. Either way the Castle Rock Hostel website is worth a visit. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a website as cute and informative all at once. This is a Castle Rock Hostel Review 🙂
An excellent location next to the biggest tourist area, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh castle. Still manages to be incredibly quite a night, even with a window open. Free tea, hot chocolate, and coffee!! A variety of lounge rooms, incredibly friendly and helpful staff, a low price, a cheap breakfast (1.50 pounds for a large roll with jam or Nutella and butter, a glass of juice, and a bowl of cereal in addition to a fruit of your choice with a large variety from kiwis to oranges), very clean and spacious. You can check backs at the front desk if you don’t need them in your room.
You don’t get to choose your own bed, and I hate top bunk if I can avoid it because I’m tiny so getting up is hard and I toss a lot in my sleep. It may sound petty but because of the lack of handrails I genuinely avoided getting into my bed until the last second. Lockers are kind of small, especially for a backpacking crowd, but it’s not really a big deal as everyone is pretty trustworthy and kept their larger bags out anyways. There isn’t a full kitchen, and there is no refrigerator for anything you might have bought. There’s a microwave and toaster and electric kettle, though.
This is the place to stay for me. It’s slightly more my kind of vibe, a little bit more hippy, and it’s cheaper. I had a lot of fun here, it was a place I honestly wish I could have stayed in longer. Check out my review of Kick Ass Hostels!