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
  • 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.

***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 8.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


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


    06 Nov 2021
    Loved my stay here. The room was clean and was great having our own bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the storage in the room was great, and the staff were friendly. Thank you!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    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
  • 8.3


    09 Dec 2021
    The location of the hostel was absolutely perfect, right in the city centre and if you go in December you are just down the road from the Christmas markets. The staff were also very friendly and always there to help, so thank you very much to the staff of the hostel! I stayed in a 12 bed mixed dorm and it felt slightly cramped in there with not a lot of space to move around. The ensuite was also very small but apart from that and on the whole, I enjoyed my stay here.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2021
    Truly can’t beat this location and I used to live in Edinburgh. The room is fine for what it is, didn’t spend much time in there but beds were comfortable enough. Need to bring your own lock and towel (or pay excessive prices at front desk). I assume under non-covid times, the atmosphere is a bit better but only way I met people was through my room — though we still had a great time. Room/bathroom was cleaned maybe once in the 5 nights I stayed but it was mostly fine
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Dec 2021
    They said they clean the rooms daily, not true. My room and bathroom was never cleaned. The staff were friendly and the location was superb
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    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
  • 5.7


    30 Dec 2021
    In general a good stay with some disappointing factors. We were very happy to be moved to a private room when one became available - the staff were very lovely about this. However the hostel is advertised as accessible but the lift kept breaking. Our room was also very unclean, the bins had not been emptied and the bathroom did not feel like it had been cleaned before we got there.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    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
  • 4.9


    03 Dec 2021
    Staff were friendly but that’s the only good thing I can say about the hostel. Toilets and showers dirty and hardly any of them. Room not cleaned after you check in, 2nd day there was still food on floor. Expect the people who stay their to turn main lights on at 4am, loud shouting in corridors and outside. 2 people in our room were obviously very ill (probably covid). You should have to test negative to share a room. The first night was so bad we left early and didn’t stay for our second.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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.