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Reviews of St Christopher's Inn - Edinburgh

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

81.8% Overall Rating

653 out of 737 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2014)

Bethany McClymont thinks…

"Very good deals on meals at the bar, food was really nice with big portions and low prices. Staff where very friendly and easy to talk to, willing to give directions and had good knowledge of local…"

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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 8.11

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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81.8%

Overall Rating

653 out of 737 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St Christopher's Inn - Edinburgh'

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79.2%
Location
96.8%
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78.4%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
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Value
78.4%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Shaikh Zafeer Anwar

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 October 2014 Shaikh Zafeer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location in city center

Disliked: Dorm room had a code to open door and not electronic card.

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

Bethany McClymont

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 September 2014 Bethany would recommend this property

Liked: Very good deals on meals at the bar, food was really nice with big portions and low prices. Staff where very friendly and easy to talk to, willing to give directions and had good knowledge of local area.

Disliked: It was very hot in the room at night, but thats just me being picky. Drinks at the bar were a bit daft, £2.80 for a glass of ice with a sprinkling of lemonade!!!!

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 September 2014

Liked: Staff was very friendly and the free breakfast was quite reasonable.

Disliked: The rooms are messy and dirty. The bathroom in our dorm in in desperate need of repair (ventilation is noisy as hell but you cannot turn it off seperately, so every time someone was in the bathroom you couldn't sleep at all). The upper bunk beds are uncomfortable and too short, there's no way to put your stuff anywhere and they are very shaky.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

06 September 2014

Liked: Very central location and extremely nice staff.

Disliked: Internet was unavailable in the room. Bathroom/room not cleaned frequently enough (only once a week for a room of 10). Breakfast unsatisfactory.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was included.

Disliked: Sometimes the noise from outside the bar could be heard up in the rooms. Also, one shower/toilet for 10 people was not sufficient.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the price and friendly atmosphere

Disliked: chillout room to small

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location! Belushi's was great! loved the atmosphere! staff were super friendly! rooms we're clean and had cages under the beds!!

Disliked: the communal bathrooms weren't the cleanest, but this was more to do with hostel guests rather than the upkeep of staff

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity of vibrant area, socializing ambience, people from all over the world - chance to get international contacts.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Edward Morton

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2014 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: To me the friendliness of the staff and the great location

Disliked: I did get woken up by others entering the room, but this was expected

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

08 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Situated in the heart of Edinburgh

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

VIJAYAKUMAR KARUNAMOOTHEI

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 VIJAYAKUMAR would recommend this property

Liked: Great location especially in the middle of city.

Disliked: The toilet and the room ventilation need to be look at it.

The property's response is...

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

Yoan Promeneur

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2014 Yoan would recommend this property

Liked: That's a well located hostel with a friendly staff

Disliked: Breakfast time might be too early or too short, though.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a great location with friendly staff and great discounts at the bar.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds

Disliked: The noise of the road works outside all night!! Couldn't sleep

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was nice and very helpful.Despite we had lot's of problems with the shower and waitings in the pub, they always offered us alternatives that made it fair and found the way to make us feel cared.

Disliked: Problems with shower and waitings. Well solved but it meant a waste of time for us in some cases.

The property's response is...

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

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.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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

The property's response is...

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

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 :)

The property's response is...

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

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

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...