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St Christopher's Edinburgh Reviews

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

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83%

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

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80%

Positives: Great location, welcoming staff, comfortable bed, great price Negatives: Room could have used a full length mirror (or any mirror outside the bathroom. Chill out room is quite small and not especially amenable to socializing. Couldn't get the wifi to work in the bar area.

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the good words. We are still working on the wifi, and hope we get it back up and running very soon. And new ideas are always welcome, we keep in mind!

63%

Position is good, just next to station. But, common area on 1st floor is not so relax, area is small, and no people would like to be here. And wifi just can be on this 1st floor common area, no wifi at sleeping room. Breakfast is nice, but too much people in small restourant. Shower is good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for you're feedback. You will be happy to learn we are upgrading the wifi! So it will reach all the rooms.

97%

Great location in Edinburgh. The staff was friendly and as always it is easy to meet people in a St,Christopher's location, The only thing is that the doors are rusty and make loud noises at night. The staff should be easily able to fix this,

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the advice! We will give it back to the maintainers. Hope to see you again!

86%

It would be good to have reading lamp for each bed so that we can off the main light at night and those who wish to read can use the reading light. Also, lack of power point. There is only two on my room so absolutely it is not enough for a 6 beds room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for your feed back on the hostel. You will be happy to hear in the next few months we are upgrading all our rooms. We hope to see you again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

86%

The wi-fi was not available in the room. The lounge area was under construction at the time I visited, so it was hard to find a place where you can stay and just use the Internet.


86%

Great place to stay! I keep on missing the curtains on the bunk beds that St Christopher in Paris has, but in general same good atmosphere and friendly staff.


86%

This was the first hostel I've stayed in and I really enjoyed it. It made me comfortable to stay in more hostels during my trips.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, So glad to hear to enjoyed our hostel. We hope to see you at our hostel again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

77%

The free breakfast is basic but great for cutting costs. The staff are very helpful, location is great. The mattresses are not great...very soft which is not great for some people's backs. However, for my brief stay it was a good choice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for your feed back. Glad you enjoyed our free breakfast , it is great if your on a budget. Sorry about the mattresses. Hope to see you again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

71%

I can see why they encourage online check in - took over 10 minutes to check us in. The dorm room was cramped, the cage provided broken. Two power points in a 12 bed dorm. Showers were really dirty and a terrible quality.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for your feed back on our hostel. Im sorry it took so long to check in for your stay. If you can recall your room number , I would like to look in to the plug and shower issues. Regards The Edinburgh Team

77%

Very good hostel with a fun bar. Lockers under the beds was a useful addition and the staff were very helpful with organising activities during the day. Overall a good hostel experience in a beautiful city.


80%

Good location. Nice bar. Smart luggage storage. Wifi doesn't work in rooms. Floor needs to be clean more. 1 bathroom between 10 people in the morning can be tricky. Not much space in room.. Otherwise pretty good

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for your feed back on our hostel. The in house WIFI is being upgraded in the next month so will now reach all rooms. We hope to see you again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

77%

It was a good location and good price for 12 bed but for some reasons the bathroom doors in St. chrisotphers are always broken or damaged. It was good for a night out on the tow, there was limited space seating in the breakfast serving room. Other than that good hostel overall.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you so much for your feed back. In the next few months we are upgrading all our rooms in house. Sorry abouth the limited space at breakfast. We hope to see you again. Regards Skye

100%

The members of the starf are really kind and helpful, the location cannot be better, the place is clean. Really nice hostel. I qould definitely recommend it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for your review. I am really Glad you enjoyed your stay . we hope to see you again soon. Regards The Edinburgh Team

94%

This hostel was very nice! There is a nice bar/restaurant downstairs and the chill-out room is a bit small, but allows you to make friends easily! Also, the free breakfast includes bread, ham, cheese, yogurt, fruits, coffee/tea/hot cocoa, cereals, therefore: LOVED IT. The location is great, but you do have to go up and down a lengthy flight of stairs to get to and from the hostel to the new and old cities. The staff is super nice though and will answer any and all questions you have!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for your feed back. I am glad you loved our free breakfast, I am also a huge fan. We hope to see you again. Regards The Edinburgh Staff

94%

We had a great time at the hostel. Everything was very clear, the atmosphere was great and the rooms satisfactory. There are big "bed cages" that can be locked to keep all your valuables and you can easily fit two or three big bags in it. The common room is comfortable and there always seemed to be some people in there. Free breakfast! and a discount when you order from the resto beside. The only downside: no kitchen area. This was fine as I was were only there for one evening.


89%

I spent only one night in the hostel. The location was very convenient, the stuff very helpful and our room and beds comfortable.


94%

The staff were very helpful and the location was fantastic but the facilities are a little dated and are in need of repair.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your review, you will be happy to know we are spending the next few months upgrading our facilities. we hope you visit again. Regards The Edinburgh Team

94%

Awesome location and ever more awesome free breakfast. Only downside to this place was the lack of kitchen (only a microwave) and the fact that the wifi was only in the common areas. All together it was a great stay.


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

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