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St Christopher's Village Reviews

165 Borough High Street, London, England

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83%

Rating
5871 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

Me and my friend just needed somewhere cheap to stay after going to a late concert in London, and this place was pretty much what we hoped for. Pub on the bottom floor, hang out area great for groups, not much quiet space though apart from the pub in the morning if you need to work; rooms were spacious, staff was helpful enough. Close to the Burrough's market which is great for brunches. A pretty standard hostel.


77%

The hostel was very good, good location, good atmosphere, good staff, safe and clean. The tube makes it very convenient to get around the city. The hostel it's self was comfortable and laid back. It had the option to be more of a party if you wished it to be. My only concern was the washing facilities. If you plan on washing, make sure it is not the day before you leave, you will be up all night waiting for your laundry to dry and fighting for a machine with those all doing the same as you.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thank you for leaving us feedback. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon at The Village or at our other locations throughout the UK or Europe. Safe journey on your future travels.

80%

Awesome place with two bars and another ad hoc rooftop bar great good and overall great atmosphere. Decently priced for London.


69%

Not bad place. It locates near the station. There is a bar on the first floor but i couldnt hear any sound from there at all. It was quite. Many program is going on everyday which is good for the people who are backpacking alone!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay :) It also sounds like you took advantage of our nightly events for guests and our central location, which is what we like to hear ;) Thanks again and all the best on your onward travels!

83%

Room space and shower rooms were large and clean. The breakfast was fabulous.

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hey there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Come again and visit us ;)

100%

Awesome hostel with friendly staff. Location was perfect for my needs. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for backpacking accommodation.

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Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Come again and visit us ;)

100%

The village lives up to its reputation as the party hostel. Overall great experience - hostel has plenty of amenities and was clean considering the high volume of guests. This hostel has 2 bars 1 is a full on sports bar showing every game and it made feel at home being able to watch Aus in the RWC. The staff are bloody awesome as well, I met Soph on my first night, she helped me out with places to see & go and she helped me when I was trying to find places to live. This place is def my new local

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey What a great feedback ! Thank you for that! It makes our team really proud to read such a great review! We hope that you will keep staying with us!

40%

Did not enjoy my stay here at all. Staff were unfriendly and not very helpful. Bathrooms on the top level had mold in the showers. The only good thing about this place is the fact it's close to big tourist attractions. Would not stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We were very sorry to read that your stay with us was not as enjoyable as it perhaps could have been due to the possibility of our staff not being as friendly as they usually are. As we are all backpackers ourselves we understand how it feels to be in a new country and how a helping hand can go a long way. We're sorry if this is not the type of hospitality you received while you were staying with us. As we would like to do some further investigating, we have also sent you a personal email.

77%

Bathrooms are poor

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for your feed back. I'm very sorry about the issues you have raised, I promise to look in to them. Take care and safe travels ;)

60%

Has a good location near the London Bridge underground station. But the bar seems to cater more towards the locals to watch whatever sporting event is going on. Common room was usually quiet and lacking atmosphere. Was one of two people to sign up for the pub crawl. Bathrooms need some serious renovation. Typical squeaky metal beds.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there thank you so much for your feedback. We value our guests comments as it helps us being even better! You will be happy to know that we are currently refurbishing all of our bathrooms and rooms, so if you some visit us I am sure you will be pleased. As for the pub crawl there is someone picking you up from The Village and brings you to the first bar where you meet all the people who signed from all over London. You always end up with quiet a lot of people. Take care !

80%

This hostel experience was quite average. It was always loud, but I guess that's what a lot of people are looking for. The location was very good, close to the Borough Market and the Thames. The bunks were alright, it was a little hard to access the lockers under the bunks. The bathrooms did not have enough showers and could be a little cleaner.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for your review! Sorry to hear about the showers, we are working on that, if you come back in the future you will see how it has improved:) We are glad you enjoyed the very central location. Have a safe trip home !

94%

Such a great hostel! In a good location, bathrooms were always fairly clean, amazing free breakfast, great atmosphere and good deals in the attached bar. Met a lot of cool people, it's a really social place with lots of fun events. Perfect for a solo traveller.

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Thank you so much for such a positive review! We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great experience at our hostel. We hope that you will be back to stay with us again!

80%

Good facilities, great location right next to Burrough market which is a foodies waking dream and a tube station 2 min walk from the hostel. The staff were generally very good with the occasional exception and the facilities were clean and adequate. Basically it's a good hostel nestled perfectly in the centre of a great city

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Thanks so much for the review, we'll make sure the staff know how much you enjoyed your visit :) It also sounds like you took advantage of our central location, which is what we like to hear ;) Thanks again and all the best on your onward travels.

71%

I think that the hostel could have a kitchen where hosts can cook a lunch/dinner. And I think that they should take better care of the bathroom (toilets, sinks, showers) because I have a feeling that staff didn't cleaned it every day.. I think those places deserve more attention.

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately as said on our website we don't have a kitchen but just a microwave and fridge area. Concerning the bathroom we are truly sorry to hear about that, If there ever is any problems we encourage our guests to come down and see us in reception, we are here to help!

97%

Very nice Hostel!!! one of the best that I stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thanks for leaving us such a good review. We hope to see you again one day!

80%

Overall a pretty good hostel, was well kept and the security was great. Only downfalls were having no kitchen and a small minority of the staff were quite unwelcoming and bland. May have just been a bad day but over the 4 nights it didn't get much better. In saying that the rest of the staff were unbelievable and made our stay a lot easier. Thanks to mangers Steve and Kelsey for the FIFA night where they gave us free food and drinks it's just shows the sort of people they are. Would recommend

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Heya! Thanks for leaving us a review, we always appreciate to hear back from our guests. we're glad to hear that you enjoyed our in house hostel events. We'll pass you kind words to our mangers. We do apologise if a few of our staff weren't up to par. We have addressed the situation. We hope you have a good time during the rest of your travels and that we will see you again some day!

97%

This St.Chrispohers was good! Nothing mind blowing but the bar downstairs is nice always packed and the workers are really friendly. I had a good time here and the locations is great!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your review. We are glad you liked your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. We will pass the kind words to our staff members. Take care ;)

80%

Good location and vibe. Excellent selection for breakfast each morning. The beds were clean and comfortable and outlets were available at each bunk. Bathrooms and showers could have been cleaner but overall good hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Heya! Glad to hear that you had a good stay with us. With so many people staying here you can get to the bathrooms before our housekeeping can. we do apologise for this. Take care!

86%

They have use charging points at every bed, every hostel should have this

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your review. Glad you noticed the changes made in the hostel. WE hope to see you soon. Take care and safe travel ;)

83%

Great location being close to borough market (best market in London) and Southbank. I could easily walk to most tourist attractions from the hostel when the weather was nice. The hostel had a great bar area downstairs which had a great atmosphere. The only downfall was no kitchen facilities and the bathroom was old and not clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, tanks for your feedback. We are pleased you liked your stay and the very central location. Unfortunately as said on our website there is no kitchen facilities, just a fridge and microwave. Take care and safe travels :)

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