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 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2021
    I slept incredibly good despite it was saturday night. Good price. I recommend
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2021
    Lovely stay, with lovely staff. The private room I stayed in was quiet for the most part, and super comfy. The walls and floor were a bit dirty but for the price and location I was perfectly content. Would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2021
    Hi there team, my button popped off my jeans in the room 25 shower room but I didn't notice until later given my use of a belt. Did your cleaning staff find it and do y0u have a wee pot of lost buttons through which I might rummage? Best regards, Ji
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    28 Aug 2021
    Nice hostel in a great location extremely close to the train station and close to everything in Old Town. Don’t purchase through Hostelworld if you want breakfast though. They advertise free breakfast but don’t supply it unless you booked through the St Christopher’s website. Also not the best place if you’re a light sleeper. Bar across the road can be loud and staff also did nothing to stop an extremely loud group drinking outside until about 5am. Also bring your own towel.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    17 Sep 2021
    The room didn't have bed reading lamps, note sockets to plug in and charge mobile phone/laptop/ GoPro/ gimbal and batteries for the day out to recharge camera. That in itself was quite a drawback. The en-suite bathroom didn't have paper towels or a drier so the other three people I was sharing the room with and I were using the toilet paper to dry our hands, for that reason, the roll(s) would get depleted really quickly.
    Spain, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    23 Sep 2021
    I unfortunately shared the large room with a few of the loudest snorers I've ever heard, it made sleeping near impossible. However, that's something which cant be changed nor be officially complained about. What can be, is the Hostel setting up a bed at 2am for a drunk person who by the sounds of his very loud phone calls in the room, was going through a breakup. Not only did he wake everyone up, but he continued to shout down the phone. Blame is on the Hostel.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    18 Sep 2021
    This hostel is very central in Edinburgh and easy to find, the rooms are packed extremely tightly and didn’t seem to be ventilated nicely as it was pretty stinky and warm. Bathroom situation was kind of confusing and the general facilities were a little run down
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    10 Sep 2021
    Facilities dirty, lift broken, stinky room, bunk mates throwing up above me.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    25 Sep 2021
    The hostel is very centric but in a very noisy area. the building and facilities are very old. the rooms are small, there is no place for the luggage (I had to keep mine on my bed). There are no plugs or personal lights near the beds- just one central light and one plug. Our room had an en-suite bathroom that smelled horribly. The bed is so tiny that swings when you move. There are zero anticovid measures.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    28 Aug 2021
    Staff were rude and unpleasant. Should be more single gender rooms not mixed. No lock on the lockers making leaving your stuff feel very unsafe.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
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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

    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.