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Reviews of St Christopher's Inn - Edinburgh

Hostel | 9-13 Market street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1DE

84.9% Overall Rating

638 out of 719 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/07/2014)

"Good location in the city. Great staff and the dorm rooms were made as comfortable as possible for a hostel."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.54

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that for groups of 10 or more people we require a security deposit of £100. ***Important Information*** Photo identification is required for check in. The accepted forms are a valid passport, national ID card or drivers licence. Room check-in from 2pm, room check-out is 11am unless by prior arrangement with the management. Smoking is illegal throughout the hostel and bar. The property is 100% non-smoking. No alcohol is to be consumed in the hostel rooms. Group bookings for more than 10 people must be made by request through email. We reserve the right to cancel group bookings which are not made in this way. All groups of 6 or more may be subject to a credit card security deposit, which will be refunded upon departure subject to a room check, behaviour and adherence to house rules. Guests under the age of 18 must stay in a private room with guardians. Guests under 18-years of age are not permitted to share general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the bar after the end of food service.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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84.9%

Overall Rating

638 out of 719 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St Christopher's Inn - Edinburgh'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
83.2%
Safety
82.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in the city. Great staff and the dorm rooms were made as comfortable as possible for a hostel.

Disliked: There was construction I the road and in the bar area, so it was loud very early in the morning.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Caroline Barker

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2014 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Clean

Disliked: N/a

100.0%
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Elvin Holderfield

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Elvin would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything about this place! Awesome staff and all of the guests are very fun and willing to "get to know you". I've met so many great people and have had some really amazing times during my first week in Edinburgh, because of this hostel. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for an outgoing, fun, friendly, and true "hostel adventure" experience.

Disliked: I dislike that I had to leave :)

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

07 July 2014

Liked: The lady on reception was friendly upon first arriving and the location close to the station was very good

Disliked: We found multiple human hairs in our bed on arrival, the room was small and incredibly run-down, the whole place was noisy and from the room you could hear every movement other people made on the floor, the water pressure in the shower was rubbish, and the breakfast was pitiful.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good areas for socialising. Meals were delicious. Great location.

Disliked: The bedding was unclean. Showers are small with no temperature control. Wifi only available in common areas. Chill out room cramped and luggage room did not allow enough space to store gear.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: you got free breakfast although on from 7-9, pretty early. Really really good location opposite waverly, 2 secs from princes street and the royal mile. Its a sociable hostel really easy to meet people. The chill room was great, wifi good. Although loads of the plugs didn't work and although they had a microwave there was no cutlery or bowls or anything. There are also laundry facilities which are really good value!

Disliked: I stayed for 7 days and they didn't change my sheets once. The doors to the bedrooms were never actually locked the keys were pointless. Loads of plug outlets didn't work

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They gave us a better room for the second night for same prize. Lovely staff.

Disliked: If you travel by car, It is expensive park it (shopping mall).

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Zhong Ting Png

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2014 Zhong Ting would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was amazing! They (Martin, Jess & Tessa) were friendly and very helpful, addressing all our issues (booking of day trips, room arrangements) very well. People staying with the hostel also get 25% off their bill in the bar, which served as a really good place to chill, mingle with fellow backpackers and catch the World Cup matches together. It was also situated in a really good location, just a 10 minute walk away from the Edinburgh bus station and very accessible to all the major landmarks in Edinburgh.

Disliked: Zhong Ting left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had the most awesome view from my bunk bed! Stunning. The bed was very comfortable, I slept very well. Right in the heart of old town. Good vegetarian food around the corner. Very helpful friendly staff.

Disliked: No kitchen facilities, no relaxing place to watch a bit of tv, other people in my room unfriendly - but that was ok coz I could sleep! Bathroom needs a good scrub.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nikki Dohnt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2014 Nikki would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty awesome services at a bargain price!

Disliked: Could be a little cleaner in the bathrooms but otherwise nothing!

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Lea Jeanne Martin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014 Lea Jeanne would recommend this property

Liked: Walking distance to many attractions and it is courteous of its' residence.

Disliked: Noise level is directly in your room from the street. It is loud until everything calms down for the evening.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: It looked secure with an access pass but push the door & you're in!

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2014

Liked: It is located right behind the main train station.

Disliked: The staff seem to be more interested in discussing the preceding night's drinking bouts than in doing their jobs. Staff have to be constantly reminded at breakfast to pay attention when food runs out. A bar tender refused to sell me a discounted beer as advertised because of a computer malfunction. I wonder if he is not smart enough to simply keep track of the discounted beer he might sell on a piece of paper?

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean, got a free upgrade to a private room

Disliked: No wifi on fourth floor but can easily access at the bar or chill out room

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Dare Oladokun

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 May 2014 Dare would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Cost

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elyse Hight

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Elyse would recommend this property

Liked: The free breakfast. Comfy bed. Friendly service. Very hospitable conditions . Fabulous stay.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bed was actually soft and quite comfortable.

Disliked: Room was small and wifi was not spread throughout the rooms. In order to connect you had to go down to the first floor. Also there were members of the staff that were not helpful and kind of hostile.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, good showers. Coffee in room. Good shower.

Disliked: No common kitchen facilities.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Min-Pu Hsieh

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2014 Min-Pu would recommend this property

Liked: The location is in the city centre, which is near to train station, info centre and the Edinburgh castle. The bed is clean and breakfast is nice.

Disliked: There is not free luggage room before you check -in and after you check-out. There is only one hanger in the shower room and it is nearly broken. There may be a que in the ten bed room for the only one shower room.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Victor Hugo Nogueira de Castro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2014 Victor Hugo would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, very nice staff! The pub atmosphere was very good!

Disliked: The door of the bathroom was a little broken, there is no wi-fi on the rooms, only on the reception and first floor.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2014

Liked: It is cenrally located next to Waverley train station.

Disliked: The lack of quietness.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: located in the city centre within 10 minutes walk to all sights friendly staff

Disliked: internet didnt work staff was unable to fix a broken window handle, so we couldnt close the window properly the chillout room and breakfast room is very small ad crowded

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town

Disliked: Needs internet in rooms

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Secure luggage storage - lockers and under bed

Disliked: Wifi not working. One of the main things I look for as travelling for extended time with no phone. Bathroom/shower facilities not clean. And weird that bathroom/shower facilities not separate into men/women

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Annabelle Bandigan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2014 Annabelle would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the security (I left my bag at the reception counter for 2 hrs., when i went back and claim it, not a single stuff was missing including my passport!). One of the staff named Jessica was very nice and accommodating. I love her ribbon on her hair.

Disliked: The one who prepared the prepaid breakfast doesn't seem to love or know his job. The first day i ordered the American breakfast, the pancakes were rubbish! It was just made out of flour and water. The following day, the sausages were burnt!

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