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St Christopher's Village Reviews

165 Borough High Street, London, England

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79%

Rating
5141 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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66%

A standard busy London hostel. No frills, busy with screaming groups and it's one of those places where they would need constant cleaning to keep up with the volume of people. Not special, but not bad either. I suppose it's a typical all emphasis on making as much money as possible, but it wasn't awful. More cleaning needed especially in the evening after heavy use. More sockets needed too. Would be nice to see better/newer facilities to match the increasing prices and hidden costs.


66%

Dusty and dirty. The hostel was never clean and we were only around for a day. One day was enough. We were definitely ready to leave. It's a cheap hostel for a reason. Located near a few neat restaurants and right near a Tube station, so good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thankyou for your feedback, your comments allow us to make improvements where necessary. Our hostel is cleaned daily by our housekeeping team, apologies if you found it not to your satisfaction. Regards The team at St Christopher's

71%

Staff were awesome... a bit grungy, and not great if you enjoy your sleep haha but it was a great stay!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thankyou for taking the time to review us, your feedback is important to us and helps us to improve our facilities where necessary. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, the staff will look forward to seeing you in the future hopefully Regards The team at the Village

69%

The dorms were really noisy. It was really stuffy in there so we had to leave a window open all night which didn't help, plus there was music blaring out half the night. It's good if you like to party but not if you want a decent nights sleep. The pub is good though and the food's nice. The staff at reception were friendly. The lounge/cinema area was a bit depressing though. It would be better with a TV so you could watch what you want rather than it being off 99% of the time.


77%

there are some garbages under my bed. and the big problem is , somebody bring a mouse into the room. at the begin they find a staff to fix it but the mouse is still there


100%

Everything was fine however check in after 2pm I thought was a little late? 12 is what I expected. So I could not check in and the only option for my bag was to put it in an expensive pay per hour locker.

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The hostel is easily reachable by tube, so it's not difficult to get there. It has a nice environment, and the roof terrace is really nice. Staff is nice as well!. Bad things: There was a mouse in the room, which we saw on a japanese guy's luggage. Also, there was some police operation in the hostel the night I stayed there, I don't know what happened.


71%

The Location of the Hostel is really good, pretty close from the train station de center of the city and the subway. You meet so many nice people here and the hostel organise some roof party, which are pretty cool. However it doesn't have any kitchen, only a poor microwave in a corner, so be ready to eat frozen food (supermarket just next door) or extend your budget because the restaurents around are'nt really cheap. Don't froget your earplugs and your stay here will be amazing !!!!


91%

Super chill hostel. We had a terrible place the first couple nights of our stay, and this one was a nice change! Everyone chill and friendly, in a great location in my favorite part of London, and felt completely welcome and safe. Great atmosphere for partying if you want, but also totally easy to just crash if you need to. Would stay again.


86%

I enjoyed my stay in the hostel. The room is clean. There is good environment in the commn area. A bar in the vicinity of the hostel with good promos for tenants are also good offer. The staff are also really good in explaining all the rules and very nice in answering questions. Some areas for improvement are, 1) the shower room should have an option for hot and cold.


71%

Well, there was a mouse...that's not so cool. The staff was pretty friendly.


100%

Big, clean rooms. The 25% discount on food and drinks is great. Common room and top outside deck are fun and the bar next door is awesome. Would definitely stay again, no complaints


63%

Awful wifi. None in rooms and rarely available downstairs. The staff weren't overly friendly and always felt like I was being talked about by them. Awesome location but due to the unpleasantness of staff I would not go back there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Apologies if your stay with us was not what you had anticipated. We have been having issues with the WiFi but we are in process of dealing with this! If you would like to email us information regarding the staff who dealt with you we will look into this. Regards Your team at the Village

86%

I came to London alone and was a bit weary of being by myself and not being able to meet anyone but St. Christopher's was the ideal place to be! I met loads of people and after a long day exploring the city and making use of the super close vicinity to the tube, they provided a great space to rest your head. +great atmosphere +knowledgeable/friendly staff +cheap drinks and good food at the bar (try the vegetarian English breakfast) +excellent location


54%

While I understand that this is a "party hostel" it does not mean that the facilities should not be up to par. I found the cleanliness of the hostel overall to be subpar compared to the others I've been to in Europe. In addition, I found the judgmental attitudes of some of the staff to be irritating.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thankyou for taking the time to review us, your comments are greatly appreciated. The hostel is cleaned each day by our housekeeping team and the bathrooms are cleaned 3 times daily. Apologies if you found it not to your satisfaction. If you want to email us more information regarding staff attitudes, i will look into it. Regards Your team at the Village

51%

The bathrooms are very dirty all the time. I didn't see anyone cleaning as much as should be. The rooms were not so clean too.

  • 16th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Well located place. Unfortunately there is no kitchen, but it is not a problem while staying for just a night or two. Convenient lugage cages under beds. Rooms spacious, with windows that you can open. Unfortunately in my dorm there were not enough sockets - and actually none anywhere close to my bed. A lot of stairs to cross when you are accommodated on 2nd or 3rd floor and have a heavy suitcase. But on both occasions when I had to carry my luggage someone kind appeared to help.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We really appreciate your taking the time to review us, you comments helps us a lot. We are unable to have a kitchen due to space but we have microwave in the chill out room & the chefs are always happy to warm meals up for guests if they are free to do so. We are very lucky to be situated in such a great location. Regards Your Team at the Village

97%

Definitely a party hostel filled with 20 somethings but it was a great first start to the trip. Didn't find anything particularly lacking.


80%

Great set of facilities. I wish there were more electrical sockets in the rooms though. The one I was staying in had two plugs for 8-10 people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thankyou for your review, they help us a lot. Really pleased that you were happy with the facilities we have here. We are in process of sorting more electrical points in rooms. We do hope you choose to stay with us again in the future Regards Your Team at the Village

74%

Awesome location

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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