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St Christopher's Oasis Reviews

59 Borough High Street, London, England

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77%

Rating
1357 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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74%

This hostel is part of the st. Christopher's village location but in a seperate building. The building is not very nice. The bathrooms and showers are sub par. Our room was decent but the facilities need to be better. The hallways a smells like noodles as its above a noodle house. The staff was nice, and the bar down the street was helpful. But overall below average.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Your feedback means a lot to us so thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Apologies if your stay with us was not what you had anticipated. Oasis guests are always welcome to use the facilities at the Village Safe and Happy Travels St Christopher's Team

69%

oasis is a 3-block walk from reception, which made checking in and out with my baggage a mess. wifi was amazing, and staff was reasonably helpful despite their far location. beware, however: if you book a 2-bed room, you'll be put on the top floor where even the hallway is sweltering - slept in my undies and still couldn't escape the sweat.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, Thankyou for your feedback, its appreciated. Staff are always happy to help guests with their luggage at any time. Unfortunately it can get rather warm in the summer time and we had such amazing unexpected weather this year. We will be more prepared for next summer Safe and Happy Travels St Chris Team

74%

Staff are really nice and helpful. Food and bar were great. the rooms were good value for money. One complaint though - the stairwell stank of urine, don't know if it was from the alley way or what but really needs to get sorted.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, Thankyou for you review, your feedback is important to us. Apologies for the awful smell, i can only imagine that the alleyway was used for something other than walking down that night. Our housekeepers work hard to keep Oasis looking and smelling nice so they will be horrified to hear this Safe and Happy Travels St Christopher's team

86%

I only stayed here a night to be close to Liverpool station for my early morning train but it was a great place. It had really good vibes and had a bar and food which I would have checked out if I was staying longer. The rooms were big and so were the beds, very comfortable sleep. Bathrooms were good. Would recomend if you want to meet people and partay at the hostel rather than going out. Although the staff weren't very helpful but did their job


89%

Great, safe location. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, especially late nights when we were looking for something to do. They also looked up how we could get back to the hostel using the night busses.

  • 2nd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review and the nice feedback on our great staff. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

69%

The 2-bed room was very small and the bunk was creaky, so if one person moved, the whole thing shook and made a lot of noise. There is a weird cage system for your stuff instead of a locker that requires your own padlock. The location was good and safe. I wish there was a common room for the oasis building - the only one was 3 long blocks away in another building, so not much socializing. Noisy with the windows open, ok when shut. Reception was fairly unhelpful but not too awful.


94%

Really great hostel, we stayed in the all girls part so we had to walk about 2 blocks to check in and out and also to have breakfast. It wasn't too much of an inconvenience, but sometimes was very very cold haha. Staff were great and friendly and we could get around very easily. I would recommend staying closer to Oxford street, etc. if you want more of a party vibe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review and your nice feedback especially on our great staff. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. We think that our quiet Oasis has a great location for parties, especially since the famous Ministry of Sound club, where you also get discounts, is only a short walk down the street. Perfect to party hard and sleep easy. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

71%

My stay here was okay; but I didn't realize that virtually everything apart from your room is at the village. It's a significant walk if you just need to go there because they forgot to provide you with a towel or other little issues. Staff were very friendly however, and it's a great location!


86%

Excellent location, great WiFi, only one thing that I can adjust the watertemperature for shower, I stay 4 nights, it was hot..cold..normal..hot.....

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. Sorry for the problems with the shower temperature. We are currently looking into getting temp controls for each shower, in the mean time please contact the 24hrs reception at any time if there are any problems. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

69%

Staff were great. It is a 5 min walk to get to any of the services though and it was supposed be cleaner and in better condition than the other hostels along with quieter so you pay extra and it was none of those things.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry that you didn\'t find our hostel as clean as it should have been. We clean our facilities several times a day and we also have a 24hr reception which is more then happy to resolve any issues right away. We also have a courtesy phone at the Oasis which is connected to the reception, in case you have any questions and don\'t want to walk down the street. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks

77%

I thought that the location of the hostel was amazing, so close to everything interesting, yet not close enough to affect the prices of the hotel, as well as the surrounding (shops, cafes, etc.). The staff and the security was good, nothing to complain about. My only "but" is the facilities in the hostel - everything was fairly clean, yet because all of the facilities were pretty dated, they seemed very "used", so even with the cleaning effort of the staff, the hostel still seems kind of dirty.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. Thanks for your feedback on our facilities. We do clean all our facilities several times a day to keep them as clean as possible. We are currently looking into renovating the whole building. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

63%

Pros - 8bed dorm is spacious & has a comfy bed. Cages for luggage is handy! There were 2 showers & 3 toilets on our floor which were adequate. No problem with wifi. Cons - If all you want is to shower & sleep this is good. However, if you want to do anything else, e.g. eat, heat up food, sit & chat with other travelers - no can do - building doesn't have a common room. No elevator - 3rd floor with luggage is a long way up! Staff are not helpful & breakfast is served a few blocks down the street.

  • 2nd May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately we are not able to fit a common area at the Oasis. But we also think that it is more fun to meet more travelers at the main hostel, as the Oasis is a rather small and quiet hostel. All our staff is always more then happy to help with luggage as soon as they have time to leave the reception. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team

57%

stayed in women's dorm down the street from main dorm. Up four flights of narrow steps, no fire escape route other than the narrow steps. Felt like I was in a fire trap. Also and this is the biggie, the phone that connected this off shoot of a dorm wasn't up and running. So any problems, had to be dealt with four flights of stairs and a hike down the several blocks to the main dorm. FIX THE BLASTED PHONE FOLKS. Also staff although extremely nice didn't have knowledge about area's transportation.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for taking the time and leaving us your feedback. Sorry that you think that the main hostel, which is a 2min walk down the street, is too far off. We also wish we could combine both locations, but we unfortunately can't. The courtesy phone is now fixed again. Our hostel is approved by an official fire inspector and meets all fire safety regulations. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks again, St. Christopher's Team.

97%

This place was clean and well-located. However, it is VERY noisy since it is on a major street leading to London Bridge and Borough stations. It was tough for me to sleep the night I stayed but the bed was comfortable, at least.

  • 29th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thank you for your awesome feedback! We're happy that you enjoyed your time here. Being in the heart of London does have a few "pleasant" drawbacks such as hearing the liveliness of the city. That said, your comfort is still our main objective. Next time you're here do let us know and we can allocate you to room farther away from the city streets :) Thanks again!

80%

About cleanliness you can be better especialy at showers.

  • 25th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thank you for your feedback! However, we do have round-the-clock cleaners committed to the cleanliness of the hostel. Was there anything in specific you found unimpressive? Many thanks!

94%

We really enjoyed our stay a lot. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms and facilities have been incredibly clean! Towels, Hair dryer and shampoo were provided - awesome!! It was a bit loud due to the big street, but that's what you expect when you have a hostel in central London! I would definitly recommend staying in St.Christophers!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear that you found our staff friendly and our facilities awesome. Being in central London does have, what we call, "pleasant disadvantages"; hearing the liveliness of the city is all part of its charm. We do have rooms farther away from the city streets however. Hope we see you again very soon! Many thanks : )

91%

The Oasis is good and quiet. The main hangout area, microwave, bar and lobby are all located in a separate building a couple minutes walk down the road so if you are looking for a hangout space nearby its not the right hostel. The Oasis is quiet and safe and right next to the underground. There was also wifi and locker storage in the bedroom.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

91%

Would be good to include a map and directions on how to get to the hostel. People who aren't good with directions will need to spend more time walking and finding the place. Hot showers are great. Towels, shower gels and conditoning shampoos were provided complimentary, which i like very much. Would recommend females to stay there as it is quite safe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your nice feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. We normally have small maps for the oasis, but unfortunately were out of them during your stay. Sorry for the inconvenience. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

97%

An awesome place that I'll recommend to my friends and stay at if I go to London again.

  • 11th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for the positive feedback! We're glad that you've enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you again when you're back in London. Your recommendation is much appreciated as well. See you soon! St. Christopher's Team

89%

The hostel is really nice...near the subway station! the staff gives you all the information about maps and places to go!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Oasis. We wish you all the best in future travels and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, St. Christopher's Team.

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