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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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

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 8.3

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Awesome place for the money. All the regular things you expect in a hostel and awesome location. There is a restaurant next door that gives discounts for staying here. Also free washer and dryer. I’ll definitely be staying here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Apr 2019
    The location is very central, the staff is friendly, the breakfast is good and the rooms are good.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2019
    Great place! Well divided beds, great staff, good beds.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Apr 2019
    A great place for a good night sleep. Location was perfect because I came in by train in the afternoon. The place is well maintained, clean and very secure. There was a bit of wait at the reception desk at times but that may have been situational. Inside the bed rooms, there is no talking. Lights are off and everybody is behind their curtains. It was a little hard to see what I was doing and stay quiet without risking waking other. Chill room is also quiet but there is a bar where people talk.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Mar 2019
    Good place to stay and pretty good location, staff were friendly and helpful when asked questions. I had a room where there were 5 other girls in there ima group, so they laughed and talked and played music till late hours. Then up early making more noise and had no respect for anyone else in the room. Apart from that the stay was good. I used the laundry facilities which were free. Lift definitely needs an upgrade but better than walking up stairs with my suitcase.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Mar 2019
    The triple beds are terrible, when somebody turns around in the bed, it makes everybody wake up. Also, it's very hard to climb until the top bed. Apart from this, it's a good hostel.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Apr 2019
    BEST location (literally across the street from the train station) and good value for money. only inconvenience are (1)disorganised check-in times. lots of guests arriving at the same time, so process took about half hour, (2) have to bring your own lock to use lockers in rooms. there is a separate pay-by-the-day locker/storage space available for use, but inconvenient as it's located in a separate room/floor. otherwise, everything one would expect from a hostel. would definitely go back again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Apr 2019
    The staff are helpful and kind, and the site is secure. I never felt unsafe. Location is where this hostel really shines however - walk out of Waverly station and... Well that's it: you have arrived. My largest complaint is cleanliness. Aside from the bar areas, it just isn't that clean. It cannot be easy to keep the toilets and showers clean when they are inside each 20-bed room, and it shows. The shower room was so cramped I could barely even bring a bag in with me. It's a good hostel overall.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    11 Apr 2019
    I'll start off by saying the staff were absolutely amazing, friendly and helpful even though it was insanely busy when we arrived. Top marks for the location too! However, when we went to sleep at midnight, the bar beneath the hostel had some very loud music on that thumped through the floor. It was like sleeping above a nightclub. I guess it's a place for party animals and others who don't mind getting to sleep a bit late, but as we were leaving early it wasn't ideal.
    Portugal, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.7


    26 Mar 2019
    The staff were okay, but BED BUGS! My face got bit up so bad! I actually caught one bug, killed it, and brought it down to reception. The young man was very nice to me about it, and I could tell he was sincerely sorry. But I would not recommend this place (unless I knew they were getting the building fumigated) because bed bugs are THE WORST.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • 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 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.