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St Christopher's Village Reviews

165 Borough High Street, London, England

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79%

Rating
5157 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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100%

excelent place, excelent peoples, great atmosphere

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Hi, It's great that you enjoyed your stay so much! Hopefully you'll be back in the future and you can party with us again! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

89%

Due to the cooperation with Belushis pub the hostel is filled with activity. The fact that it has a cinema of its own is quite nice too. The biggest drawback is that the toilets often are close to unusable due to said cooperation with the pub (due to being very dirty and not cleaned until the morning). The room was a bit noisy (not due to the residents). If you want to party in London this might be an excellent choice, you might not even have to leave the hostel for the party.

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Hi, We're glad you enjoyed our bar! We do our best to make every guests stay as lively and fun as possible. We apologise if you found the wash rooms to be gross, we do our best to keep them to a high standard, they're cleaned 3 times a day and if any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. Hopefully you'll be back in the future and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

66%

There is no power source available to everyone in the room. in a room with 12 people only two power sources available, without individual light on the beds. bad structure.

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • KarenRuivo
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi, We sorry you didn't find the structure to be as good as it should be, we do our best but unfortunately with an old building like ours it's difficult to upgrade the electrics. We do provide plenty of extra sockets in the chill out room so guest will always have a socket available. Hopefully you'll be back in the future and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

83%

Came here as solo traveler and met SO many fantastic people. This hostel has a great vibe --- good for both groups and solo travelers (probably not families). Hostel is on the old side (definitely one of the older St Christophers), and the bathrooms and toilets got dirty pretty quickly, but it doesn't matter since you'll be having too much fun at the bar to care. Good location-walking distance to a lot of sites (Tate, Tower Bridge, etc). convenient from Gatwick (London Bridge tube/train station)

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi, We're glad you enjoyed our bar and hostel! We do our best to make every guests stay as lively and fun as possible! It's awesome that you managed to meet so many cool people and have a great time here! Hopefully you'll be back in the future and we can show you an even better time! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

97%

Awesome hostel, really good vibe, really good location, friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds and good services. Discounts at the attached hotel and free breakfast! Absolutely perfect. Would stay again for sure!

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Hi, We're glad you enjoyed our hostel and bar! We do our best to give every guest as awesome of an experience as possible! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Hopefully you'll be back in the future and have an even better time! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

71%

Great location, bar downstairs is fun. The bathroom and showers were gross

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We're glad you enjoyed our bar! We do our best to make every guests stay as lively and fun as possible. We apologise if you found the wash rooms to be gross, we do our best to keep them to a high standard, they're cleaned 3 times a day and if any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. Hopefully you'll be back in the future and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

54%

There were no private places even though I stayed at dormitory. And I saw two people using one bed naked. They can make private zone by curtain or quite zone on basement. One more, No place to smoke. It's legally prohibited smoking inside the building I understand that. but Just I smoked on the road in front of hostel. They should make enough terrace.

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Hi, We're sorry you found there to be a lack of privacy, unfortunately it is sometimes hard to come by in a hostel and we do our best create some areas where there is some quiet. We do in fact have a roof top terrace where you are able to smoke without being on the street. Hopefully you'll be back in the future and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

80%

Super great staff - they tried super hard to ensure my party was satisfied after we learned (too late) that this was a party hostel, and were more than happy to give us rooms far away from the noise. That being said, we couldn't hear all their loud bar music, but practically everything else! The walls are all very thin so any noise outside your room is awkwardly loud. Many of the showers didn't work, but there were many in the building to use instead. The "party" atmosphere was fairly forced.

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Hi, We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We do our best to make every guests stay as lively and fun as possible. While we are a party hostel we also provide free earplugs in reception for any guest. Hopefully you'll be back in the future! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

77%

Comfortable enough. Nice atmosphere. But I was using the laundry and there was a party right beside it. Suddenly a security man entered the laundry, probably thinking we were on the party he quite rudely ordered us to leave. I tried to explain him my clothes were being washed and leaving in the morning and if he closed the laundry I would not be able to get them, which didn't work. The personnel only opened it on the morning, luckily my flight was not early. My clothes were carried wet at end.

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Hi! It's great you enjoyed the atmosphere, we try our best to make sure every guest enjoys their stay. It's unfortunate that you had such a bad experience with the security, rest assured we'll do our best to do better in the future. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

74%

Good Location. The rooms are not bigs but there is place to store bags under the beds. Too much entrances, doors and ways to get the room ... The staff at reception is good, but one security at the laundry room is stupid and so bad. He had no patience with my clothes when I was drying it ... I had to remove they wet. He was screaming like a fool guy !!

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Hi! We're glad you got on well with our reception staff, we try our best to make sure every guest enjoys their stay. It's unfortunate that you had such a bad experience with the security, rest assured we'll do our best to do better in the future. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

80%

Great location, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Wifi and Internet were quite slow but I believe there were upgrades taking place for this. Rooms were average but a bed is a bed! Would stay here again!

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Village! We are constantly trying to come up with ways to improve the facilities and services we provide. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

40%

Dirty and disappointing. London was great but I'll probably stay elsewhere next time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We apologise if you found the wash rooms to be gross, we do our best to keep them to a high standard, they're cleaned 3 times a day and if any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. We try our best to make every guests stay as fun as possible. Hopefully you'll give us another chance and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

83%

Had a great time at the hostel. The staff were very helpful and the vibe of the place was great. Only issues were that the water in the showers was very hot and you couldn't control the temperature and the rooms on the higher levels get very hot in summer time!


83%

Enjoyed my time there! The rooftop is great if you want to drink your own alcohol and meet people from all over the world.


74%

Overall, a decent hostel. The only negative comment is that I'm pretty sure there was a mouse/rat in the room at nighttime. I'm not wholly sure if the hostel is to blame (since there are clearly signs that say no food, yet the person across from me decided to bring loads), but... yeah. It is what it is. Breakfast was good though, as was the atmosphere and staff. Each bed also had storage cages underneath to hold valuables (which could be locked)--which was great and much appreciated.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Village! Mice in the room aren't common but with an old building they will find ways inside if there is food in the room. Our pest control company do regular checks to keep the building as free from critters as possible. hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

94%

The only negative I have is our room was hot and stuffy but everything else was excellent.

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Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Village, normally London doesn't get that hot which means we were slightly unprepared for it. hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

46%

disgusting facility and bathrooms were the worst. this is definitely a party hostel. extremely loud outside all night. very hot while i was there and not air conditioning or ventilation. staff was nice, but just a dirty, loud, gross place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We apologise if you found the wash rooms to be gross, we do our best to keep them to a high standard, they're cleaned 3 times a day and if any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. It also is loud at night because of the bar and high street but you can always get free earplugs from reception. Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

51%

Bathrooms were terrible. Bedrooms smelled terrible.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We apologise if you found the wash rooms to be gross, we do our best to keep them to a high standard, they're cleaned 3 times a day and if any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. Hopefully you'll come back and we can show you how awesome we can be! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

74%

I liked to stay in this Hostel, It's a place very animated and the staff are friendly.

  • 23rd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Village, hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

100%

Clean, safe party hostel on the south bank, close to London Bridge and the famous Borough Market. The rooms don't have AC so can be a bit hot in the summer. Great staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We're glad you enjoyed our bar! We do our best to make every guests stay as lively and fun as possible. It is sometimes a bit hot when London heats up more than usual, however, that's rare. Hopefully you'll be back in the future and you can party with us again! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village team

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