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St Christopher's Edinburgh Reviews

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

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82%

Rating
4467 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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69%

They need to lose the paper cups for tea and coffee in the bar. A cup of tea needs a mug or a cup......

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for your feedback, you will be happy to know St Christopher's Edinburgh has brand new Mugs for our free breakfast. We do hope you stay again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

77%

No hot water in room.Complained to staff but not fixed.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We are very sorry this happened during your stay. we have started looking in to why this was not reported. our apologies over this matter, we do hope you stay again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

100%

I loved this hostel. Clean, good service, good food, perfect location and friendly staff. When I go back to Edinburgh, I will definitely book a room with you again.


89%

This hostel has an excellent location and great atmosphere. It was clean and there were lots of amenities we enjoyed, along with the fact it was easy to get to from the airport and easy to get to other places around town from. The only complaint is the no internet in the rooms-- it's 2015, so it was a bit annoying to have to trudge back and forth to check the forecast or emails. Free breakfast was much appreciated, and we felt very safe and cozy in the private double.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You will be happy to learn that we have plans in the near future to upgrade our WIFI to reach all floors. We hope to see you again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

86%

Great place! Incredible staff!

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Really Glad you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful staff. Hope you stay again Regards The Edinburgh Team

100%

Absolutely loved the place, the staff are all very friendly and accepting, jake's place which is connected to the hostel usually has live music and is a fun place to hang out at night when you finish your daily adventures! Plus if you make friends with the staff they're usually keen for a night out after they finish work!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thanks for a lovely review, glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards The Edinburgh Team

86%

The staff at the hostel was very welcoming and helpful! However, it was annoying that there wasn't wifi in the room, only in the bar and the chillout room. It was a little rough sharing a bathroom with ten girls, but the location was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend this hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and found the staff welcoming. We are sorry that you did not find the wifi to your satisfaction, we are working on improving the signal strength trough the entire building. We hope to see you again. Regards, the Edinburgh team

80%

Good atmosphere, well priced and free breakfast. Unfortunately wifi only works in the bar but it's not that big of a deal. Well prices drinks and good food available from the bar. Showers weren't the greatest, sorry but I can't deal with having to press a button for water every 10 seconds. Other than that, I enjoyed my stay.


89%

Great location in central Edinburgh near the Royal Mile. I stayed in the 14 bed dorm which was quite spacious, and there are cage lockers under the beds that you can use if you bring your own lock. A basic but good breakfast is included with toast, cereals, juice, tea and coffee. My only complaints would be common room is too small, not enough plug sockets for charging and have to pay for luggage storage in lockers after check out. Overall a good hostel that I would stay at again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the location of our hostel. Happy to hear that you found the 14 bed dorm spacious and the padlocks are now back in stock. In the future we have plans to improve our chillout room and you can now store luggage for free until noon on the day of your checkout. Hope you visit us again. Regards, the Edinburgh team

100%

St Christopher's in Edinburgh is fantastically placed near the heart of the city center, across the street from the train station and a five minute walk from the coach station.I felt very safe here,and I liked that there was always someone at the reception desk to help! The staff is extremely helpful and very welcoming! Bartenders Jess, Paul and Ben were all fantastic and provided great service whenever I wanted to place an order, and the chef,Grant always cooked my meals to absolute perfection!

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, Thanks for leaving your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We are happy you enjoyed staying with us. We will make sure to pass your kind words to Jess, Paul, Ben and Grant and the rest of the staff. Hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels!

97%

I recommend. It's a really nice place, great atmosphere.

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for leaving such a nice feedback! Safe travels!

89%

In the heart of the city, is impossible to find a better location in Edinburgh. Just in front of the main train station and also for the airport bus. Very safe place (you need to use your card to go everywhere inside the hostel) and with two bars connected. I recommend this hostel and if I will be back in Edinburgh I will stay in St Christopher..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, Thanks for the nice feedback, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon! Safe travels!

77%

I was disappointed with my stay at St Christopher's Edinburgh. Although the staff were awesome, breakfast was good - we even scored a free breakfast on the day we arrived as we got there so early! However I didn't have a powerpoint, there is no individual powerpoint or reading light per bed which is a big let down. Only one out of the three toilets on my floor was good, one was out of order and the other the door wouldn't lock. The showers were unclean, little hairs all over the shower floor :(

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're glad you found our staff awesome. If you remember could you please tell us which room you stayed in? We're very sorry that your stay wasn't up to standard. We are looking into the issues that you have mentioned, and we promise to have some solutions. We hope you stay again. Kind regards, the Edinburgh team

83%

the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh, even just for one night = )


80%

I would like to check the dry machine, it hasn't dried my clothes despite it having the operation twice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are very sorry this has happened and the receptionist would have been more than happy to refund your money. You would be glad to know that all of the machine are up and running. Thank you for letting us know. We hope you stay again. Kind regards, the Edinburgh team

77%

It's certainly a pretty convenient option while being really central and overall alright, but it lacks major facilities such as a kitchen and a proper common room (the "chill out" area is a bit poor). The building itself is a bit weird and lacks the "cosy hostel" feeling, but if you just need a place to sleep it's absolutely fine. Breakfast was included too, and it was a proper nice one. Overall I enjoyed my stay

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you enjoyed our location and our breakfast. We're sorry to hear that the facilities weren't up to standard. We're happy to let you know we are planning on improving the chillout room in the near future. We hope to see you again. kind regards, the Edinburgh team

86%

Very friendly, accomodating staff - shame the lockers were so expensive

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you found our staff friendly. We are happy to let you know we are now doing free luggage storing until noon. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, the Edinburgh team

83%

Couldn't ask for a better location, directly opposite the Waverley train station which had a long stay car park. The Royal Mile is a 5 minute walk behind the hostel, Princess street and Rose Street very close too. Showers were very good but security was an issue. People could get into each other's rooms. Had to sleep in seperate rooms on the first night due to another group being in our room. Staff were helpful and kind though. Toilets in our room were blocked on arrival which wasn't ideal!


69%

The common room has a terrible lay-out. I found most of the staff were not very friendly. Cami & Ben were awesome though, super friendly. Only people to say Hello regularly. The sunday night triva really needs to combine that with an open mic night. We had one girl with a guitar and a few different people sang when I was staying there. That was the best night in the hostel, otherwise the hostel was pretty average & boring.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We are really sorry that you found the hostel boring. We are working on new events and music program for the hostel. Glad Cami and Ben where welcoming, Im very sorry if you found our other staff unfriendly. We promise to look into this. Hope you stay again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

100%

the chill out area could do with being better laid out and also could do with better seating layout, on the whole a great place to stay, good food and the 2 bars are a bonus

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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