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St Christopher's Village Reviews

165 Borough High Street, London, England

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5104 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I only stayed for one night, and didn't spend much time at the hostel, so security, staff and facility reviews are mostly based on a general impression. The room was very nice though, and check in/out was extremely quick and easy. Karaoke was very fun, and no one will even look at you angry for coming in to sleep at 2am on a Monday (which is nice, at some places you feel like you killed someone if you accidentally wake someone up on a week night). The location is amazing, and the price great.

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Hi, Great that you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're a party hostel so it's pretty common for people to et back into the rooms late, most people don't mind because they were out partying as well! Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Many thanks, The St Christopher's Team


Very good stay, nothing to complain about, would definitely

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Hi there! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we'll see you again in the future! Many Thanks The St Christopher's Team


I've been staying here whenever I've need hostel accommodation in London for about 11 years. The fact that I keep coming back indicates that it's good though it is starting to look rather dated compared to newer hostels (those founded in the last 5 years). Bathrooms are a little grubby though I'm sure the cleaners do their best within an ageing building. I suggest that it's a prime hostel to have a thorough renovation and relaunch to reflect the changing demands of backpackers.

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Hi, It's great that you've been staying at St Christopher's for 11 years! It's always awesome to hear about guests like you, means we must be doing something right! you'll be glad to know we're are starting the process of refurbishing the hostel now, it'll take a while but bit by bit we'll get there! Hopefully you'll be back for another 11 years! Thanks for your loyalty! The St Christopher's team


Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and excellent location. Really close to good supermarkets and London Bridge. The pub inside the hostel is really nice as well.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us! It's great you think the staff are great, we think so too! We definitely are very well located for pretty much everything and as you said our pub is great too. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, The St Christopher's Team


Really disliked it here, disappointing way to finish a great trip. They cram you into a room, there is no atmosphere, and not nearly enough faciilities for the number of people there


The hostel was not clean at all, and it was way overpriced. The beds were comfortable but there was a mouse in our dorm. I'm glad I only stayed one night.

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Hi, We're sorry if you found the Hostel to be unclean, we do our best to keep the hostel clean, bathrooms are cleaned 3 times a day and dorm room once a day. If any member of staff discovers a problem we do our utmost to fix it as soon as possible. Unfortunately being in the centre of London as well as next to a river we sometimes have mice in the building, our pest control company constantly add and replace traps and we do our best to keep the hostel vermin clean. The Village Team


This hostel was great! It is a a great spot right near London Bridge, the Bank district, and the markets. The people were fun and atmosphere was fun. The staff was welcoming as well. I would stay here again if I return to London.

  • 3rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Village, we do our best to make sure everyone of our guests has an awesome time! Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many Thanks, St Christopher's Village Team


Nevertheless I fully paid my hostel fee online in advance, they asked my credit card to write down all its info and told me otherwise they wont let me to check in. I asked the bartender (for the first time) "Do you have cafe?" He shouted: "You order and pay on bar and get your cafe on bar". I didn't know they don't bring cafe to your table and it was my first time I was asking it. toilets were dirty. For 8 beds there was only two plugins. Our door was broken for two days. No lockers in room.


The location is nice, but the bathrooms are gross. The bedrooms Are okay but nothing special. There is no kitchen, a kettle and a microwave maybe...and the prices near New Years were ridiculous, to expensive for what you get. The wifi wasn't the best, the breakfast was nice. Overall it was okay. I wouldn't wanna stay there again


Location amazing, staff really helpful, except for one night, when a guy brought back to the room we shared with 16 people a 40 year old woman from London, and the reception said they couldn't do anything, even though it's a policy not to bring strangers in. 6 of us left the room at 3AM, it was just too awkward. This is bad for the hostel's security, in Barcelona the same thing happened, a tourist hooked up with a local and when we woke up we realized she stole from everyone in the room.

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Hi, It's great that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. We're incredibly sorry that you encountered a situation like that, we do have a policy of no one except hostel guests within the hostel. It would be really useful if you could send us an email with the exact details of the situation and the staff members that you dealt with on that night and any extra details of what was said or done. Our email address is village@bedsandbars.com. Hopefully we'll see you soon!


The check in as always is great. Staff are good and once your head is down you get a nice sleep. The place in general needs a lot of money spending on it as although it may be clean, it still looks filthy, especially the showers and toilets. If something is broken it needs to be replaced. People are walking about aimlessly looking for sockets and some rooms have 2 sockets between 14 beds etc. When busy, there's a lack of areas to go to, but on a quiet night, more room, more sockets and better.

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Hi, Thankyou for your feedback, its important to us and it helps us a lot. We are working on updating our facilities but due to the age of the building, there are a lot of procedures to go through first. Apologies for the lack of sockets, we are working on all these issues. Glad that your welcome from our friendly staff was as it should be and we hope to see you again at some point. Safe Travels St Chris Team, Village


Great place to stay just for a night, although I like the St Christopher hostels in general :)


Excellent place! Great location and safe! Everything was clean and new! Awesome atmosphere as well! Totally recommend it!

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Hi, Thankyou for your review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your time at St Christopher's. We are very lucky to be situated in an amazing location with lots to see and do. We hope to see you again in the future and join us for few drinks on your return. Happy Travels The team at St Chris, Village


They now have multiple sockets in the large dorms, which is like Christmas to those with devices. The beds are super comfy and the cheap rooms are pretty big.

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Hi There, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us, it means a lot and we can learn a great deal from them. Glad you found your stay at the Village enjoyable and we hope you choose us again in the future. Stay safe and happy travels St Chris team, Village


Good hostel and location

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location - walking distance to all main tourist sights, very helpful staff, the bar has a great atmosphere, rooms were clean enough, bathrooms could be a little nicer but were fine. Overall a great stay and very good value for money.

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Hi, We really appreciate your comments, thankyou. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff helpful & friendly. They enjoy reading all of these reviews and feel satisfaction when guests leave the Village happy Safe & happy travels The team at St Chris


Have stayed here before and liked it, forgot to read the reviews this time...ALLERGIC people beware of the mice in the rooms!!!!!Woke up first night and thought why it was hard for me to breath, then started hearing the scratching noise and saw one mouse. Someone had some cheese left in the luggage... Location is perfect easy access to most places and the rooms were big compared to some other London hostels. Comfy duvets!

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Hi, Thankyou for taking your time to leave us this review, we really appreciate them. Apologies for your little visitor, we do have an issue as we live near a river and London is a very old city. We ask all our guests to adhere to house rules so we can control the issue and we have a company who comes and checks on weekly basis. They like cheese so its advisable not to keep this in rooms. Safe & happy travels St Chris team, Village


About half the staff is friendly and helpful the other half is not. This hostel will Nickel and Dime you, they will try to get you to pre register and pay thru PayPal. This charges an additional fee. They say they rent towels, but did not have any available for over a day. However they will see you one for 10 pounds. The luggage storage is lockers that you have to pay for. The hostel could be a little cleaner compared to the others that I have stayed at.


Very good location and cool instalations, but i think private rooms are small for the price...

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Hi there, Thanks for the comments, we really appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately our privates are small but cosy and we like to think they have character. Our location is excellent and we have a lot of things to do in the area. Hope to see you again Happy travels Team Village


It was nice and neat. no major problems. but just tiny details make the difference between good and the best... still like it though :)

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Hi There, Thankyou for your comments, they are much appreciated. We are working on the small details, our hostel is always a work in progress and we are making small differences each day. Really glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Happy travels The team at Village

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