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St Christopher's Edinburgh

Above Belushis Bar, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

St Christopher's Edinburgh is very highly rated here on Hostelworld for its location, and no wonder - it's just off the Royal Mile and across the road from Waverly Train station, making it ideal for those coming to Edinburgh by train from London and elsewhere in Scotland and Northern England. This hostel has friendly staff and bright, clean rooms with under-bed lockers; there's also a popular bar underneath with discounts for residents on food and drink.

Property Information:

St Christopher's Edinburgh is the most conveniently located hostel in the city - we're just across the street from Waverley Train Station. Nominated as one of the exclusive Europe's Famous Hostels, we've been providing a great place for travellers to explore Edinburgh from for years.‬

All guests receive a 25% discount on food at the on-site restaurants, plus great discount deals on drinks!
‪When you arrive, we guarantee a warm and friendly welcome from our well-travelled team who are more than willing to help you with any questions you might have.‬

‪ Our rooms include free continental breakfast, free hot showers and free linen. Towels are available to rent for £10 with a £8 deposit. Rooms are cleaned daily and we have a variety of rooms, from singles up to 14-bed dorms. Standard and ensuite rooms are available.

‪We’ve got free Wi-Fi for everyone, luggage storage and a 25% discount on food and drink for residents. Phone cards, padlocks and snacks are available at reception; you can also rent international plug adaptors, hair dryers and irons. We have an information point with tours and travel products; free historic walking tours leave from outside the hostel every day. Free Laundry from 8pm Every night

There’s no curfew. We have a high level of security, with CCTV cameras throughout the hostel as well as electronic swipe card entry to the hostel and individual rooms. There are in-room lockers and a luggage storage room.

Looking to party? St Christopher's has a fully refurbished Belushi's bar and a separate entertainment venue for your enjoyment! ‬ There’s live music from our resident bands as well as live sports coverage, including all your favourite North American sports, with NASN. Great music, great bar, great prices!

The kitchen is open between 8am and 10pm and serves great good. Guests can also make the most of our cut-price hostel menu.

You can relax in our chill-out lounge with Internet access, large screen and flat-screen satellite TVs and large, comfortable couches.

‪We’re just a few minutes away from the airport shuttle drop-off point and the main bus station.‬

‪We are also near Princes Street, a modern day shopping hub which was built as part of the New Town in the latter half of the 18th century. In true Georgian style, towering over the modern shops is all 200 feet of the Sir Walter Scott Monument, circa 1846. Visitors looking for a tremendous view of the Edinburgh skyline are invited to tackle the 287 steps for the pleasure. ‬

‪No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a taste of Scotland's foremost culinary delight - a steaming bit of haggis. If you fancy it then you're in luck because the most famous haggis-maker in the world, Mr Charles MacSween, resides right here in our fair city. For the uninitiated haggis diners, Scotland is full of the world's finest whiskey to help ease the way. Our staff are at your disposal when it comes to recommendations! ‬

Please note that guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians - they cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs after the end of food service‬.

Don't forget to check out our other St Christopher's Inns in London, Bath, Brighton, Newquay, Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris and Prague.
Best For: Parties, Young Travellers

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  • Latest Review

    A well located, charming hostel with character. The room was comfortable and had plenty of space for ones backpack. The bed was sufficient but a bit rickety. Any time my bunk mate moved it felt as if I were on a sailing ship. Heh. Staff were fantastic. All in all, a solid hostel. My only wish was that there were slightly more in the kitchen facilities department but I got to practice my microwave chef skills so not too much of a bother. :)
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 2nd
  • Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2009 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Hostel Chain
  • 2014 2nd Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2009 3rd Hostel Chain

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in: 2pm. Photo Identification in the form of a Driver Licence or Passport is required upon check-in. Groups are not guaranteed to be in the same room. This is subject to availability. Please note that persons under the age of 18 are only allowed to stay in private rooms. There is a minimum ���£100 security deposit by credit card for groups of six or more people. This will be refunded upon departure, subject to room check and behaviour. Smoking is now illegal in all public places; therefore the hostel and pub are 100% non-smoking.�¢ï¿½�¬

St Christopher's Edinburgh Located at Above Belushis Bar, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh.
St Christopher's Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH1 1DE Above Belushis Bar, 9-13 Market Street
83% 4815
55.9508337 -3.1900691
St Christopher's Edinburgh
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