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St Christopher's Edinburgh Reviews

Above Belushis Bar, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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80%

Rating
4174 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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74%

Very good central location. Good entertainment in Belushi's bar. 4 bed Private could have been cleaner. No space in bathroom to hang clothes/towels whilst showering. Breakfast not well organised - not enough space in the bar to support the breakfast. Mainly the other hostel guests that made breakfast difficult - pushing in and leaving mess! Breakfast was okay considering it was free - but have had much better free breakfasts elsewhere. No kitchen to prepare/store own food and access tap water


71%

I booked this after staying in St. Christopher's Bruges thinking it would be just as great, unfortunately it wasn't. The staff weren't particularly helpful, they seemed friendly with each other though. Spills in common areas would be there all day, and the layout is kind of weird. The bunk beds were small and moved a lot when people sat up, no outlets or lights on the bunks. Breakfast was free but not great and poorly organized. Luckily not so expensive and great location


57%

Very dirty common areas. Poor plumbing with toilets that barely flush, breakfast very ordinary - they ran out of plates and bowls and took ages to replace them. My room very smelly and stuffy. Rooms are tiny. Staff dies treated. One of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in.

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Very nice hostel, nothing really to complain about. The one lady working there was very nice and spent a long time helping us book our Loch Ness tour. Quiz night was fun and we felt comfortable there.


71%

If you want to party, this your hostel. If you want to recharge and relax, this is NOT your hostel. I only stopped over one night and I wanted to literally recharge all my things, take a shower, get organized and you just can't do that in this space. Ask for a bottom bunk because that's where all the outlets are.


83%

Stayed in Edinburgh two nights at St. Chris's. Good, but not exceptional hostel; great if you're spending time doing exploring in the city like we were. Staff was super helpful! Helped us booked our highlands tour and did all the calling. Check in wasn't until 2pm which is kind of annoying, but there's a luggage room (not free). Free breaky was standard but always a bonus. Wouldn't recommend for singles. Cheap and decent accommodation!

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for feedback and taking the time to review us. Glad to hear you had a good time and explored the highlands! All the best with the rest of your travels :) Edinburgh Team

74%

1st class basic hostel for the odd rugby/hiking w/e. However asked 3 times for my shower to be fixed & it wasn't.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry to hear you had issues with your shower, we are currently in the process of replacing some of our older shower units. I hope the rest of your stay was okay and all the best with your travels. Edinburgh Crew

89%

Great hostel - first time stayin in a hostel and I thought it was really great and a good and affordable way to travel.. If I need to - will definitely stay there again :)

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for your kind review :) Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back next time your in Edinburgh! Safe travels :) Edinburgh Team

91%

A very nice and clean hostel. Towel and duvet in female dorm smell very good.

  • 23rd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

It was a great stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for your review. We always love to hear people enjoyed themselves :) All the best with your travels and take care! Edinburgh Team

77%

+ views from window + natural light + city maps + clean bed - noisy doors - shower floor unclean

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Cleanliness of our bathrooms and hostel is something we are always striving to improve. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Happy travels! Edinburgh Team

91%

The hostel was really good, St. Christophers are always a good option to meet people from all over the world. The hostel is located close to the train station and 5 min walking to the Royal Mile Street and that's cool .. you have everthing close to the hostel! The staff was amazing, they helped me booking the tours, gave me recommendations, etc. I'd say this hostel is excellent if you're looking a cheap option with a lot of fun included.


100%

Great place, warm cozy atmosphere. The singing in the bar was a little bit too loud to enjoy a meal tho. I would only suggest some cooking facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for your kind review :) As we are a short term hostel we provide a microwave and hot water for noodles/tea coffee etc and give guests discounts on our menus. We have taken on board your feedback and will look into getting a fridge for guests to use during their stay. All the best with your travels :) Edinburgh Team

86%

Good place to stay! Specially because of the location. I would recommend to try the restaurant/bar they have inside. Beers, drinks and food for a really good price


77%

The common room that wasn't the bar was a dimly lit area that wasn't very pleasant, and the cage under my bed wouldn't pull out because it was blocked by the adjacent bed, so it was very hard to get things in and out. Other than that it was fine.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us. The common room is definitely something we are looking at improving. Thank you for your feedback and happy travels! Edinburgh Team

91%

Hostel was great! Friendly staff, basic breakfast. The only thing was the showers, which are necessary in freezing Edinburgh.

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Sorry you had a cold shower. As we are a very large hostel, often during peak hours the boiler can take a little while to heat up. Hope you enjoyed everything else :) Good luck with the rest of your travels! Edinburgh Team

74%

Good breakfast, but no kitchen

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Good to hear you enjoyed our free breakfast. As we are a short term hostel we provide guests with a 25% discount in both of our bars and all of our menus which you can use as many times as you like. There is a microwave and hot water facilities for those on a tighter budget :) . Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and all the best. Edinburgh Team

77%

Cool hostel, stayed in one of the larger dorm rooms and because of this bathroom was pretty dirty and I don't think one of the locks worked. But otherwise it was a great hostel, friendly and helpful staff (Tess was great with all the room swaps/last minute bookings) Great location, great bar. :)


69%

The location is excellent. Just opposite the train station. The staff is cool. But they must pay more attention to cleanliness! Anyway, I would choose it again as having Belushi´s bar downstairs is practical!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and cleanliness is something we are always striving to improve. Glad you enjoyed Belushis bar, we love it too :) All the best with your travels, Edinburgh Team

94%

A wonderful place, simply delightful. I arrived early in the morning, in time to walk up crarltron hill and see the sun rise. I came back to the hostel for a light luncheon, burgers, fries, stake wraps, chilly fries and quesadillas, washed down locally crafted ales and vodka. After a brief siesta i took a leisurely stroll up the royal mile and took in the views around the castle and i bought a novelty bagpiep set. My experience here has been unbelievable

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! So glad to hear you had a great time at our hostel and made the most of Jake's place and their awesome variety of ales. Don't be a stranger and pop in for an ale or food next time your in Edinburgh! :) Edinburgh Team

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