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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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

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. From Waverley train station, we’re only a 2 minute walk away with some of Edinburgh’s best traditional pubs and bars just down the road.

Make the most of daily drinks deals and discounts on burgers in Belushi’s downstairs, or sample some traditional haggis at Jake’s Place next door. We host pub crawls from reception so making new friends is easy before you all take on Edinburgh’s epic underground party scene.

*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 8.2

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    The showers are a little impractical, other than that great experience
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel, really good location. The staff is kind and very helpful. The sport bar is nice, and has really good prices (and a discount for members staying in the hostel).
    Chile, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2019
    Was only there for a few hours but it definitely suited my needs.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    loved this hostel! my only complaint is the bathroom is sooo small its hard to shower/get ready. but i mean for the price can you complain? not as big of a "party hostel" like the paris location but still the staff was so nice and helpful the entire stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Great price for a great place! A little cramped, BUT, they put the sheets on the beds for you, and the beds are completely surrounded by curtains to make it feel very private!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Oct 2019
    Slept in the twelve bed room, the moment I walked in I noticed an odor, which I'm pretty sure was body odor. They had no fans in the and only a few windows cracked to circulate the air. If anyone got sick in the would probably spread to everyone else. The bathroom was decent, the location was the best part right next to the central station. The were renovating and remodeling when I went so some construction noise was heard all throughout the day.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Oct 2019
    Hostel is really near the train station and the historical centre of Edinburgh. The cleaning is not great but it is ok, the only problem I had was the sound of people at the hallway during the night, the best way of solving it is to get drunk af so you won’t hear anything while sleeping. Staff is great, helpful all the time.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Oct 2019
    The staff were super friendly and i liked the curtains around the beds. However 1 bathroom for 12 people is a bit ridiculous, i waited 40 minutes and in the end gave up trying to have a shower. also there's no kitchen for guests so if you even want some water you have to go to the bar downstairs. apart from that, it was good!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Oct 2019
    Location is perfect, near everything in the old town. Hostel is well mantained, staff are nice. The coin operated machine for storing luggage kept stealing everyone's money.
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    18 Oct 2019
    Christopher's Inn left me with mixed feelings. Moneywise it was the best option in Edinburgh but there was so much I had to bargain for. One guy sneaked in a missis, who wasn't staying in the hostel and shagged her in 18 bed dorm (full). Staff took action quite quickly. Basically this was possible because the reception can't control who comes in with the hostel card as there are multiple entrances. Storage room was really inconvenient and you had to pay to use the lockers.
    Finland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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.