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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.
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  • 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2021
    My favorite place in Edinburgh!💜💜💜
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Nov 2021
    Wonderful place,right in the center..🌞 nothing was too much to ask to the staff! Be back again for sure! Thank you so much
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Oct 2021
    Great location, excellent staff, perfect spot for a short stay. Would absolutely recommend
    Ireland, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Nov 2021
    The location is the best, right to the old town of Edinburgh, staff is great, everything is really clean and well equipped, the only thing I could say is that the shared room is a bit small, a bit hard to introduce yourself to people
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    01 Nov 2021
    Okay hostel, I enjoyed my night. Recommended 👍
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    31 Oct 2021
    Not a bad place to stay, especially for how cheap it is. The hostel is very dirty though and there was hardly ever was any toilet paper in the bathrooms.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    08 Nov 2021
    The staff was incredibly friendly and the bar across the street was fun too. The place was not very clean and I was scared to use the showers. The in-dorm lockers did not fit my carry-on size suitcase. The pillow was not the best either.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    12 Nov 2021
    Paid nearly €80 per night to stay in a middle bunk, common area wasn’t great, got given out to for using the water fountain and the lockers were too small for luggage, wasn’t the best hostel experience I’ve ever had to be honest
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    05 Nov 2021
    I stayed there for three nights with two friends. We had a bad experience as the beds assigned were occupied by other people two consecutive nights, and we had to tell the reception to check this after arrived late to the hostel and found our beds with other people. No kitchen, just a microwave and a small fridge. Common area =reception really small. Unfortunately was not clean as expected after paying more than 50£ the nights each.
    Italy, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    29 Oct 2021
    For the price I found it to be very poor. The location is great but the staff were uninterested and unhelpful, apart from two people one of which was called Tom and a dark hair woman who's name I didn't get was lovely. Ive stayed in much cheaper hostels across the world with far better cleanliness, they don't even have house keeping every day, which is awful in a normal time let alone while covid is still around. The lift was also constantly breaking with no warning to customers.
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
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

    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.

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