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St Christopher's Edinburgh Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
4943 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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74%

very good location. great breakfast. the double room was tiny though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello , Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on the hostel. Glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast and our central location. Our apologies regarding the size of room our the building is very old build at the turn of the century so can be small in places. We do hope you find the time to stay again and safe travels. Regards The Edinburgh Team

80%

Loved it!! Awesome stay!!


63%

I usually like St Christopher's hostels, but this was was just okay. Checked in very late (around 3:30am) which they were notified about. When we arrived, there was a man sitting behind reception on the phone but said he didn't work there and didn't know where the reception guy had gone. He was so rude and the whole situation was a bit dodgy. The rooms were small, no lockers, but the showers weren't bad. Basic breakfast - good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Thank you so much for taking the time out your travels to leave us a review. We have investigated this situation. Our night porter had gone to check a room for another guest during this time one of our guest decided to charge his phone. we apologize for this situation . Regards The Edinburgh Team Safe Travels

80%

The hostel was located literally right across the street from the train station which was very convenient. The staff were very friendly and accommodating especially when I was allowed to switch into the same room as my friends.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time out of your travels to provide feedback. We hope that you and your friends had a great time with us and you'll be back to visit us again soon! Until then, happy travelling. Love, the Edinburgh Team

86%

Nice hotel, but they should have more plugs in the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We can definitely organise for more power boards to be installed in the rooms. We'll get onto this right away. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Until then, happy travels! Regards, the Edinburgh Team

86%

I was quite impressed by really great (and free!) breakfast served at 7 am :) The staff was very friendly, location excellent! The room and bathroom facilities were not exactly new, but it was generally ok. I would say that it would be great to add some lockers, shelves or anything to keep your belongings in the room, because we generally had options - on the floor or on the bed, which is not convenient.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We love that you enjoyed our guest breakfast! We're currently reviewing the lockers that are available for guests to use in the rooms and maybe there'll be new ones for you to enjoy when you return to Edinburgh. The location is definitely an amazing aspect of the hostel, so we're glad that you enjoyed that as well. Happy travels! Love, the Edinburgh Team

54%

No wifi in the rooms, when we got into our room it was a disaster. Lift was slow but you could beat it up if you took the stairs. Breakfast like everywhere else's but very crowded barely any place to move so try not to spill coffee on someone. The bars that it in between are excellent definitely would recommend them since it's the only place you get wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, we're doing our very best to jump into the 21st century with the WiFi throughout the building and fingers crossed we'll be up & running with high speed internet throughout the building shortly. Yes, the lift is a little slow, a little old, a little bit like Edinburgh, but we still love having it there as an option for guests. On a positive note - we're pleased that you enjoyed the bars, even if it was to jump online. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Much love, the Edinburgh Team

97%

The only thing that I would change is the smell of your soap in the bathrooms. Overall it was an excellent weekend and I would definitely stay there again.

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, thanks for the feedback! We'll definitely look into the smell of the soap and see whether there are other options available for our guests. Something a little different to consider for sure :) Glad to hear you had an excellent weekend and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Much love, the Edinburgh Team

97%

The St. Christopher's brand has done really well for themselves. I've stayed at other locations of their's in London and Paris and have been very pleased at both. The facilities are nice and the staff is always very helpful. I did find that the Edinburgh location wasn't as well set up to meet people. The chill room was always completely quiet, and the bar area was mixed with locals and guests, but you didn't know who was who. I had fun though and Edinburgh is beautiful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers for the feedback. We're introducing a meet & greet session every night from 7pm to get more guests mingling, so hopefully this will boost the atmosphere a wee bit! We hope you still had a great time with us, and you'll be back to visit us again in the future. Much love, the Edinburgh Team

77%

We enjoyed our time at st christopers inn, the room was nice and the place was clean. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. We did have a problem using our pre-purchased breakfast coupons. The waitstaff (girl with shoulder length light brown hair and glasses) in the bar, did not speak to us even when we thanked her for placing the condiment tray on our table. Total waste of 3.95 pounds times 3 of us. Would not ever pre-purchase meals again... Too much trouble with untrained staff.

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay. We would like to apologise for the service you received during breakfast, this has been discussed with all team members so they are aware of the correct procedure. We hope that this didn't hinder your stay with us, and we would love to have you back if you're ever in Edinburgh again. Kind regards, the Edinburgh Team

89%

Nice hostel with a great location and atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers for the feedback! We're so glad to hear you had a nice time staying with us. Hopefully we'll see you again soon? Much love, the Edinburgh Team

80%

Fun hostel, bar downstairs was always lively and good to meet people. Only downside was there were no cooking facilities aside from a microwave. That said the food discounts at bellushis are good value anyway!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, thanks for your feedback! We understand the lack of cooking facilities can be a bit of a downfall for guests, so we try to provide as much as we can with a microwave, fridge and guests are more than welcome to request cutlery, plates, hot water etc from either bar to ensure your stay is as amazing as it can be. We hope that this didn't hinder your stay with us too much and we would love to see you back again soon. Much love, the Edinburgh Team

77%

This is a perfectly fine hostel but after staying in the Barcelona St. Christopher's, I was expecting slightly more. Upsides: Great location, awesome bar with live music, averagely comfy beds, lockers under the beds, lockers in the chill out room that you can add your own code to and rent for an hour to a day at a time, free breakfast (yummy too) and free laundry service after 8pm. Downsides:mixed bathrooms and showers, showers aren't in a private room. There was no hot water when I showered.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Many thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do apologise for the inconvenience with the shower, we will take a look into this. Hope to see you soon again! St Christopher's Staff.

74%

Large hostel in a pretty good location between the new and old town, and just down the road from the central station. Could use a few more toilets and showers and wifi in the dorms. Breakfast was standard St Christopher's, but is free so always a nice addition.


91%

Great hostel, fun environment, staff was friendly, location was perfect across the street from Edinburgh waverly train station, 5 minute walk to Edinburgh castle, royal mile, and grassmarket streets for restaurants and nightlife at the pubs and clubs.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. We're so glad you enjoyed the location and the staff were great. Hopefully you can come back and visit us in the future, until then, safe travels! The Edinburgh Team

74%

Wifi connectivity was really poor in the common areas not to mention that there was no wifi in the rooms. The drain in our shower kept clogging up and water would not go down the drain. When we alerted this issue to management, they just told us to use the common area showers upstairs even though we paid extra to have an ensuite in our room. Other than that, great location next to the royal mile and all the sights. ALSO no free luggage storage which is a total bummer.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We're slowly but surely in the process of updating the WiFi connection throughout the building so it's easier for guests to jump online. We're definitely looking into the issue with drainage and we would like to apologise for this occurance during your stay with us. All points that you have raised in your feedback are valid and are being addressed accordingly. Thank you for bringing these to our attention. Regards, the Edinburgh Team

77%

Only bad thing is that wifi doesn't reach rooms - otherwise tops!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're slowly creeping in to the 21st Century and getting a fantastic new WiFi system installed over the coming weeks. We understand it's quite frustrating without internet connection in the rooms and we hope it didn't inconvenience you too much during your time with us. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Regards, the Edinburgh Team.

97%

Definitely one of the better hostels I've been too! It has a great atmosphere and hanging out in the bars was really fun, and what was even better was the fact that it was still quite in our room! This place is really close to everywhere, and the free breakfast was nice :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers for the rad feedback! We're so happy you had such a great time staying with us and you enjoyed the bars and atmosphere. Hopefully see you again soon? Happy travels! The Edinburgh Team.

57%

St. Christopher's was dirty and the staff was not very helpful. It was a fairly large hostel, so you are not specifically helped or invested into. Also, the discounts advertised for the bar below are not as great as they seem and it remains fairly expensive. Storage under your bed (bring a lock!), but if you want to leave a bag during the day it costs. Granted, I stayed in a select room with a select (random) group of people, so my experience could differ greatly in another situation.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for sharing your feedback from your stay. We're disappointed to read your comments about the helpfulness of staff, especially as we strive to cater to each guest individually. We would like to apologise if this effected your stay with us in any way and we would love the opportunity to remedy this if you're ever in Edinburgh again. Kind regards, the Edinburgh Team.

46%

If they ask you to pay online before you arrive, that's a bad sign. Mould in the showers, Wi-Fi only in the chill out room, push button/timed showers, no kitchen, loud crappy cover bands at night. One girl reported her food had been stolen and the staff's response was, "Yea, I would keep food in that fridge." The place was disgusting. Only good things were free laundry (but only at night), and location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for your review. We do apologise for the inconvenience with the shower, we will take a look into this. We are also working to have the wifi in the entire building. St Christopher's Staff.

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