X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

St Christopher's Edinburgh Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained

83%

Rating
4675 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

74%

I paid expensive prices because I booked too late and it was Fringe festival so I was basically overpaying by x3 what you'd normally pay for a 10 bed hostel but this was my fault. That said, this hostel was ok, bed comfortable and hot water in the shower, chill out room with high speed internet and a microwave. The water stank in the bathroom a bit but you get that. Very nice people staying and working at the hostel , I would stay here again:)

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are sorry you were unhappy with the cost but as you mentioned the festival is a very busy time for the city. As always you can get the cheapest price from booking directly on our website. We are glad this didn't diminish your experience and we hope you find the time to stay with us again soon. Regards, The Edinburgh Team

74%

Staff were very helpful. Breakfast was chaotic with too many people using the facilities at once.


77%

Amazing location and fantastic staff. Just a shame the rooms are so small for 12 beds and there are only 3 toilets for a whole floor of people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we apologize about the size of the room. Hopefully this didn't ruin your stay and we hope you'll find the time to stay with us again soon! Regards, the Edinburgh Team

60%

Staff really wasn't very helpful, made you seem like it was a burden you were there. The bar is open to the public so it made it hard to meet people as a solo traveler. I was there over fringe fest so the rates were super inflated. I paid $80 (Canadian) a night... This hostel is NOT worth that. Bathrooms could be way cleaner. Location on the other hand is A+.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are sorry to hear your stay wasn't what you had expected, that is really disappointing to hear but we appreciate the feedback so we can learn from it! We hope that you will give our hostel another chance the next time you're in Edinburgh and hopefully we can dazzle you. Regards, the Edinburgh Team

71%

Great time here and would stay again. However, things for fellow travellers to bear in mind: - No locker in rooms - you get a metal crate under you bed so make sure you have a lock on your suitcase - The shower is turned on by pulling the cord in the bathroom - perhaps a sign by the hostel with instructions wouldn't go amiss - Breakfast not very good - a bit of toast and cereal - could do better - Electricity not a good current - takes 2 hours to charge phone 20%


66%

Lights didn't work on arrival to room. Shower stopped working and we had to use the communal showers despite paying extra for having a private room with an en-suite. Although this was fixed on the same morning, we were inconvenienced and expected some sort of discount. The guests in the room opposite ours was extremely noisy and inconsiderate. There was not enough room for the guests to sit and eat the breakfast.

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sorry to hear this about your stay. Can you let us know in which room you were staying? That would be a great help! Regards, Edinburgh Team

91%

The location was great. A bit run down but the beds were comfortable. Could do with a refurb. Breakfast was busy at oral times. A bit cramped generally, but very well priced and located in a great part of the city. I would return

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay! The festival is always a good time to visit the city! Hope to see you again. Regards, Edinburgh Team

66%

Hotel is good for location. Welcome desk a bit too small as well as the breakfast room. Too mant people and we had to wait for another member of staff to open the second room. Also a bit expensive for the facilities we had. Overall, clean and staff friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we are happy that you enjoyed your stay here and we hope you'll find the time to stay with us again soon. Sincerely, The Edinburgh Team

77%

Good location however too noisy at night and I was unable to sleep. Breakfast was uninspiring , just toast and cereal. The bar associated with the hostel is used as part of a pub crawl so was unable to enjoy the atmosphere in the bar. Rooms were fairly spacious and plenty of washroom facilities on other floors.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear about the busy nights. If you can let us know in which room you were staying, that would be a great help! Regards, the Edinburgh Team

46%

No kitchen

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave some thoughts about your stay with us. Unfortunately no, we do not have a kitchen. What we offer instead is a microwave and a fridge in our Chill Out Room. We hope you will find the time to stay with us again soon Regards, Edinburgh Team

86%

The hostel is in a great location, especially if you need access to trains or buses to airport. There are both drinks and food available onsite. This is great, but also frustrating, as it creates a late-night noisy environment. however, if you can stand that, the location is very nice, and the beds are comfortable.

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it.. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Edinburgh Team

97%

Great location, really helpfull and polite staff on arrival and check out. Check out simple and fast. Breakfast really good to be a hostel ( had stayed in bed and breakfasts much worse), tourist information great, bar on-site and facilities like lockers just perfect, specially if you arrive early. Good value for money, just great

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you'll find the time to stay with us again soon. Sincerely, The Edinburgh Team

83%

Not really everything was good and everyone super friendly.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

very friendly staff and great location

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave some of your thoughts about your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will find the time soon to stay with us again. Regards, The Edinburgh Team

94%

Staff were fantastic, very friendly. Security was great (at least for my room) as there were normally multiple points where you needed a key card to get in, although some rooms you could get right up to a room before needing a key card. Amazing location, right across from the main train station and connected to two bars/pubs (although don't order the ribs - :( disappointing ribs). Could use more electrical outlets in the dorms themselves, and internet in the dorms would be better.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We are working on getting internet in the rooms, we are next time line to get it installed! We hope you'll find the time to stay with us again soon. Sincerely, The Edinburgh Team

86%

Great location which is close the the bus station as well as the train station. Easy walking distance to all the sights. Rooms were fairly spacious and staff very friendly. The only downside to the hostel was that the wifi only works in the bar and the common room. Apart from that a great place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! We are still working about the wifi. Regards, St Christophers staff

86%

It's a decent place to stay, not expensive, right in centre of Edinburgh. I'd stay there again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a response about your stay with us. We are happy that it was enjoyable for you and we hope you'll find the time to stay with us again. Regards, The Edinburgh Team

89%

My stay was good. Two little suggestions: maybe numbers on the bed, if you want to assign numbers? And check the ceilings for possible leaks... It rained a lot one day and the ceiling was leaking... Otherwise, the staff were nice and things were fine.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. Totally agree with you about the numbering on the bed, we just got new stickers for the beds so during your next stay with us you'll find it easier to locate your bed, we apologize for any inconvenience. In regards to the leak, could you please let us know which room you were in and we can look into that problem? Thank you and we hope you will find the time to stay with us again soon Regards, The Edinburgh team

74%

It's hard to beat the location of St. Christopher's Edinburgh, minutes away from the Royal Mile and Waverley Station. The facilities were good, as well - everything was clean, the beds were pretty comfortable, and the showers were some of the nicest hostel showers I've ever seen. It can get noisy, though, as the sounds from the toilets echoes quite a lot.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nice to here that you are so enthusiastic about the location. But the other side of a great location can be a bit noisy. Hope that this doesn't change your mind to stay again! Regards, St Christophers staff

97%

Perfect location, very nice and helpful staff, good prices in bar - I'm very satisfied.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good to hear that you are satisfied after your stay! Hope to see you again. Regards, St Christophers staff

« first « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6
(106 results)


View all Edinburgh Hostels

Please give us your feedback