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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original

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7.5
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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 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 are across the road from Waverley 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.

***Please note: non-refundable reservations will be fully charged at the time of booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.9

  • Facilities 6.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Sep 2022
    I had a brilliant stay here. The hostel is ideally located, the rooms are spacious and the staff were friendly and on hand to help with any queries.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Sep 2022
    Nice place nice stuff, the showers didn't work so good, and was a bit loud at night, but besides that everything was fine
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Sep 2022
    Great location, rooms and facilities are adequate, nothing fancy.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Sep 2022
    Great place with great location. Biggest downside was that the rooms were crazy warm and the showers were all clogged with hair and very dirty.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Sep 2022
    St. Christopher's was a good place to stay for the short three days I was in Scotland for. I stayed in the 18 bed co-ed room and it was decent. The beds were comfortable, I appreciated the curtains that outlined the beds for privacy. The bathrooms were relatively clean for it being in a hostel, the showers were nice. There is one shelf in the shower and two hooks for your clothes, so just make sure you do not bring too much into the shower.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Sep 2022
    The bed barely have enough head room while sitting. Safe to say you can't sit on the bed. The room is very cramped so you dont have anywhere to sit. You will have to go to level 1 to hang in the common room or at the reception area but the space is very limited. But regardless of that, the bed serves its purpose which is comfortable to sleep on. The staff are all nice and welcoming. The plus point is the location which is near to possibly everywhere in the city centre.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Sep 2022
    Location great. Smell and cleanliness not great. Stafff extremely knowledgeable.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2022
    great location. room was very dusty.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    05 Sep 2022
    Great location with friendly staff. I stayed in the 12 bed female dorm and it was filthy. I was on the bottom bunk and had a used condom and mouldy food under my bed. Bathroom was also filthy.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    20 Sep 2022
    I ended up paying 25 pounds without even breakfast..l stayed in 12 female bed, the bathroom was so unclean and room smelled really bad.. people were snoring horribly so it was so uncomfortable, l know me and other 2 girls couldn't sleep also cause of the very loud snoring if l was to get breakfast l was gonna pay another 5 pounds, so all in all 30 pounds that l could have spent in 3 stars Hotel for a night if l booked in advance.. its kinda sad l didn't like my experience..
    Egypt, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, 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.

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