Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellation made more than 28 days prior to the arrival date will incur a booking charge of 5% of the total booking value. This charge will be deducted from the monies received and the remaining balance will be refunded within 28 days.

No refunds will be due for cancellations made within 28 days of the arrival date.

No cancellations will be accepted by telephone.

Groups may have to pay a damage deposit during check-in; the group leader will be held responsible for any damage caused by any member(s) of the group.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We require a 50% deposit of the total amount invoiced to be paid within 5 working days of the invoice date. Please be aware that failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your booking.

The second installment (the balance) is due at least 28 days prior to arrival on a date indicated by us. You must contact us before that date in order to successfully complete your booking.

We accept the following cards: Visa, MasterCard and Switch. A credit card payment sheet will be sent to you together with the invoice and must be returned by e-mail or fax. Alternatively you can also call us on +44(0)208 600 7500 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. For bank transfers we require the bank's proof of payment to be sent to us within the 5 day limit and at least 5 days before the 2nd installment is due.

We do not accept payments by American Express or Laser cards.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Groups under 18 years of age are at all times at the hostel manager's discretion and rooms cannot be shared with outside bookings.

Special minimum night stays and rates can apply on peak dates. Booking acceptance remains at the discretion of St Christopher's Inns.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


St Christopher's Edinburgh Original

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

St Christopher's Edinburgh is very highly rated here on Hostelworld for its location, and no wonder - it's just off the Royal Mile and across the road from Waverly Train station, making it ideal for those coming to Edinburgh by train from London and elsewhere in Scotland and Northern England. This hostel has friendly staff and bright, clean rooms with under-bed lockers; there's also a popular bar underneath with discounts for residents on food and drink.

Property Description

COVID 19 Policy Update.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property, including social distancing and in-house disinfection.

When visiting the medieval Scottish capital, there’s no better place to base yourself than in the heart of Edinburgh. Tucked away in the centre of the medieval Old Town, our hostel is just a stroll away from countless incredible attractions like Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Galleries and the Royal Mile. You can walk pretty much everywhere from here so it’s the perfect central location for backpackers.
Party in the hostel's new and improved Belushi’s Bar, make the most of hostel events such as Bar Crawls and Free Walking Tours and then have a good night’s sleep after a busy day. We’re across the road from Wavery train station and only a 2 minute walk away from some of Edinburgh’s best traditional pubs and bars in the medieval Old Town.

*Please note that we require an in date government approved - drivers license, passport or national ID card at check-in.

**Guests under the age of 18 must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 May 2021
    It was brilliant right next to train station and in the middle of everything, the accommodation was really nice and clean and the staff were really friendly, they even gave us a free toothbrush!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at St Christopher's! Room was very clean and bed was comfortable. I liked the curtains around the bed for privacy. It is a stone's throw from the station and it's central location is very useful. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the prices were very reasonable. Social distancing measures were upheld with a lot less people in rooms, masks and hand sanitizer. I'd happily stay here again or in another hostel of theirs elsewhere around the globe
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2020
    Perfect location friendly staff comfy bed
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 May 2021
    Very friendly and super helpful staff!! Location is as central as it can be and even the view from the dorm was stunning. I was there during covid: I had a 6 bed dorm (en-suite) for myself while paying for just one bed. It was still possible to hang out near the reception and meet people. The atmosphere was not awesome but still deserves 5/5 because it was pretty good given that covid is going on. It was kinda pricey and I'm not sure if the promised breakfast is a myth or real.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Aug 2020
    Very good staff good location and good atmosphere there. Just feel a bit disappointing there is no kitchinette area in the hostel, otherwise it was a good stay and I advise you to go there.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Oct 2020
    The hostel is right opposite the train station less than a 2 minute walk away, perfect if you have heavy bags with you. The staff are helpful and Friendly and the single room was large and clean,
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Sep 2020
    Was a little surprised that this hostel was not a little better since I’ve been to the one in Barcelona and also in Lisbon and they were much better. Good value for money and a great location but that was just about it!!
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 Sep 2020
    Good hostel, clean and in the heart of the city. easy to find and to tour the city in foot
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2021
    This place is ok!
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 2.3


    29 May 2021
    It's the worse the hostel i went in to it. It's dirty, bathroom and room. The staff is rude as i never seen b4, you hear different speech. The lift doesn't properly. I was in my room sleeping, 3 members of staff turned up in my room without my approval and without knocking at the door! The beds are horrible if I knew I would have paid for this quality, I would have slept on the floor. I didn't feel safe at all. The localisation is good but still is not worthy. I don't recommend it AT ALL!
    France, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2009

    3rd, Hostel Chain

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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original says

St Christopher's Edinburgh is very highly rated here on Hostelworld for its location, and no wonder - it's just off the Royal Mile and across the road from Waverly Train station, making it ideal for those coming to Edinburgh by train from London and elsewhere in Scotland and Northern England. This hostel has friendly staff and bright, clean rooms with under-bed lockers; there's also a popular bar underneath with discounts for residents on food and drink.