St Christopher’s Edinburgh

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St Christopher’s Edinburgh

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The St Christopher's Edinburgh Hostel set up shop with you guys and convenience in mind. It's just minutes from the Edinburgh Waverly Train and Bus Station and right off Princes Street where you can the best shopping, the best nightclubs and many of Edinburgh's main sites. There's Free Wifi throughout and Breakfast is included.

But don't forget that no trip to Edinburgh is complete without a taste of Scotland's culinary delight, the Haggis! Although it's thankfully also the home of the world's finest whiskey - so if you fancy trying some of Scotland's best scotch or a steaming haggis head downstairs to the hostel's Belushi's Bar and Restaurant.

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80 % Total ratings: 75

  • Perfect city centre location
  • In-house Belushi's Bar
  • FREE WiFi and FREE Breakfast

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St Christopher's in central Edinburgh, top backpacker party hostel in town

We set up shop with you guys and convenience in mind. It's just minutes from the Edinburgh Waverly Train Station and the adjoining bus annex - so you don't have to go far when you rock up.  Add to that a fully equipped hostel with friendly, and knowledgeable staff, and your Edinburgh Hostel adventure is set to be the best yet!

We're just off Princes Street where you can find some top sights, the best shopping, the finest head thumping nightclubs and more culture than you can imagine!

Princes Street was built as part of the New Town area of Edinburgh in the second half of the 18th century and today, it divides Edinburgh Castle and the stately Gardens in the south, and the shopping district and culture of the north.

In true Georgian style you'll also find a Sir Walter Scott Monument, circa 1846, dominating the cityscape at 200 feet above everyone else.

Don't forget that no trip to Edinburgh is complete without a taste of Scotland's foremost culinary delight, a steaming plate of Haggis! You lucky things can make the aquaintance of the most famous Haggis maker in the world when you're in Edinburgh - Mr Charles MacSween, as he happens to reside in this fair city! For the uninitiated Haggis diners, Scotland is thankfully full of the world's finest whiskey - to help ease your taste buds along the way.

With so much history and culture on offer, your daytime itinerary is going to be a tiring adventure but thankfully St Christopher's Edinburgh Hostel's evening entertainment is already taken care of with the hottest parties in town - all going down at our very own Belushi's bar.

If you're having an early night you can pop into the bar to unwind with a great pub meal and a refreshing drink deal, or if you're looking to be entertained then stick around for our live music, DJs, karaoke and theme nights.

Hostel facilities

  • Free Linen
  • Free WiFi Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant, Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Telephone / Fax Facilities
  • Travel Desk / Travel Info
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Bike Parking
  • BBQ Area
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi in Lobby
  • Web Access in Lobby
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • No Lockout
  • 24 Hour Reception
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Useful information

City: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Address: 9 - 13 Market Street, EH1 1DE, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone 1: +44 (0)131 226 1446

How to arrive

From Edinburgh Airport

  1. Take the Shuttle Bus to Edinburgh Centre
  2. Get off at the corner of Waverly Bridge and Market Street
  3. Walk along Market Street towards the train station
  4. The hostel is located directly opposite the Train Station

From Edinburgh Train Station

  1. Exit the station using the Market Street Exit
  2. The hostel is located directly opposite

From Edinburgh Bus Station

  1. Exit the station into St Andrew’s Square
  2. Turn left and walk down this road
  3. Cross Princess Street
  4. Cross over Waverly Bridge
  5. Turn left into Market Street
  6. The hostel is located directly opposite the Train Station

Location in Edinburgh

Situated in the Old Town across the street from Edinburgh Dungeons and Waverly Bridge, mere minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, this is where you’ll find St. Christopher’s Edinburgh hostel and the wild Belushi’s Bar. This is the ultimate base for your tour of the Scottish capital and beyond. Staffed by friendly, knowledgeable backpackers, St. Christopher’s youth hostels know exactly how to give you what you want: an unforgettably fun adventure where you’re making friends from every corner of the globe. Make your trip the best ever, start it off right with St. Christopher’s backpackers hostels.

Crossing the Waverly Bridge will traverse you across the divide between Old Town and New Town and land you in the centre of Princes’ Street, Edinburgh’s main drag. Built in the latter half of the 18th century, New Town is more recognizably the shoppers delight in the city; however, it is not without its fair share of culture. In true Georgian style, dominating the big name shops and independent boutiques, is all 200 feet of the Sir Walter Scott Monument, circa 1846. Visitors looking for a tremendous view of the Edinburgh skyline are invited to tackle the 287 steps for the pleasure.

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100% 19 April 2015
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Awesome

80% 01 December 2014
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Ok hostel. I expected more, I guess is an old building but maybe less beds in the room is better

80% 26 September 2014
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Good common areas but the rooms were cramped and the place wasn't always super clean. I would stay again though because the location and the atmosphere were just perfect.

60% 22 August 2014
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Rooms are very small and dirty dust everywhere.It was impossible to move around and often I had to queue to get my stuff out.. It was impossible to open two draws at the same time, imagine 6 as they were set!! No good! Also, the bathroom was filthy and no one came to clean it in the two days I stayed there

100% 23 June 2014
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Loved this hostel and the city. Thanks to the staff for their patience. See you again soon!

80% 25 July 2012
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The hostel is veryvery well situated, right beside the bus stop and the main attractions of the city. The staff is really nice, the beer is fairly cheap, the city is gorgeous...and their is a great free tour going on every day!!!

100% 27 June 2012
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stayed for 3 nights to attend a wedding at the royal botanic garden. the hostel has a really good central location in town. you are able to visit almost everything on foot. dorms, breakfast and all around services are very good. the staff knows their turf :-)

100% 04 March 2011
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I was incredibly impressed! This was the first hostel I've ever been at. It felt brand new and incredibly secure. I really liked having the lockable drawer under my bed and the key-card access to the floors. It's also very social and I found it was so easy to meet people there and have places to hang out! It made my Paris experience fantastic and I would reccommend it to anyone!

100% 14 January 2011
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The staff was fantastic. The location was even better. The rooms had a phenomenal view.

100% 08 November 2009
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Stay at st christopher's Inn for one night. Was so amazed how close it is to everything! The station is practically on your doorstep, the royal mile is only a couple of minutes walk away, as is princes street. It's really close to all the tourist attractions which is great. The food is ok and a good price. The dorm was your basic bunk beds, there was a broken table and it all looked a bit old but it looked clean, the on suite toilets were ok and for less than a tenner a night I think it was brilliant. The other toilets in the building are modern and clean, the common room is great it had Internet access and a tv and the locker room is secure. The bar was ok and I like how it's all in one building. The staff were friendly and there's a nice atmosphere to the place. Will definatly go back again.

100% 27 October 2017
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Positive: Location and Staff were great. Negative: Nothing.

89% 19 October 2017
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Only major complaint was my towel was wet when I tried to use it—so pretty useless. Felt safe and clean otherwise, and less than a minute from the train...

100% 15 October 2017
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Positive: The staff were so helpful.

100% 04 October 2017
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Positive: Very cheap price with amazing spot at just across the edinburgh main station! Very friendly staff and helpful. We can keep our luggage safely if we...

97% 03 October 2017
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We really enjoyed our stay with this hostel. The staff were friendly, the building and rooms were really nice and clean and the location could not be anymore...

100% 25 September 2017
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Positive: the breakfast was delicious!.

100% 24 September 2017
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I definitely recommend

100% 06 September 2017
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The hostel is well located, in Edinburg Center, you have the main attractions very near this hostel. They have a very good breakfast and the rooms are...

96% 04 September 2017
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Positive: Good food and awesome location! Lovely and friendly staff!.

90% 26 August 2017
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Fantastic location, friendly staff and clean! The Royal Mile is situated behind the hostel, with a walk up a gentle slope up through a lovely street of cafes...

100% 15 August 2017
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Positive: The beds were comfy and had curtains so I felt like I had a lot of privacy. I went on a tour they suggested and it was fantastic. The staff was...

96% 04 August 2017
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Positive: The location was amazing. Negative: The hallway was a little bit noise.

97% 31 July 2017
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I was only here one night but the staff were really lovely, and the place was clean. Very close to the train station, and central to both the new and old town

100% 30 July 2017
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Good

100% 22 July 2017
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Positive: the whole place is well kept/ busy as a 50 year old the hostel idea was new the bed did it purpose a good sleep. Negative: noth

100% 06 July 2017
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Perfect !

100% 29 June 2017
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Positive: The staff were warm, caring and helpful. The room was impressively clean, pleasant location, even the art on the walls was tasteful and attractive...

100% 25 June 2017
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Positive: Best location in town.

80% 18 June 2017
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Nice hostel with very friendly staff and good location!

100% 09 June 2017
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We could spend a lovely time in Edinburgh and the hostel was so good. The staff was frinedly and helpful as well. I would like to extend my thanks to the...

92% 08 June 2017
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Positive: I loved the bed and the comfortability. The receptionists were super kind and nice. Negative: The bathroom wasn't that clean and the shower was...

100% 05 June 2017
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Positive: The property is directly across the street from Waverly station. Easy access to everything. The most popular places in town and the tour locations...

100% 01 June 2017
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Great staff, great beds and charging stations (no adaptors necessary), 5-bar wifi EVERYEHERE, clean, centrally located - can't say enough!

96% 19 May 2017
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Positive: The bed was a little bit low, so I've bumped my head on the top, when I woke up to stop my alarm, but it was clean, and comfortable, nice...

100% 16 May 2017
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I had a great stay! The beds had curtains and your own outlet, which is always amazing. The staff was also exceptional. Mia was super helpful and kind. Would...

100% 01 May 2017
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Positive: Brilliant location, ideal for lone traveller or groups. Staff were very friendly and informative and excellent value for money. Bed was spotless...

100% 30 April 2017
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Positive: Everything was amazing! I loved stay there.

92% 22 April 2017
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Positive: There is a bar available at the hostel.

97% 17 April 2017
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Excellent location, fun people, great price, always someone at the front desk willing to help. Felt like staying in the hub of the city.

80% 14 April 2017
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Awesome location. Decent hostel facilities. No free breakfast. Dormitory was ok. But nothing bad all good

94% 26 March 2017
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Amazing place!!

100% 19 March 2017
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Friendly staff, Nice bed and great price

100% 22 February 2017
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Positive: everything is good a St Christophers. It is what a hostel should be even for an older man such as me. Safe, secure, fun and friendly staff and...

96% 06 February 2017
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Positive: You had curtains on the bed for extra privacy of each bed and sockets n light on the bed. Staff were 12/10 extremely friendly and approachable....

100% 28 January 2017
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Positive: Great stay at St Christophers Edinburgh. Staff are awesome, rooms are clean and well kept - bedding is great. I stayed in a room that had little...

100% 05 January 2017
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Amazing staff and great location. Will be back for another visit soon!

100% 06 December 2016
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Would stay again! Stayed all over in edinburgh and this definently provides the best facilities for the best price. Great location right next to thw train...

90% 21 November 2016
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- Great location (2 min walking from airport bus stop and all the main attractions), clean and safe (have to use your key in a couple doors before you reach...

92% 13 November 2016
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Positive: Staff super friendly, breakfast sufficient, beds comfortable and ensuite in the room was great. Location couldn't be any better, right in the...

90% 21 October 2016
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Loved our stay here! All the staff were amazing! Meet some great people in the bars downstairs, enjoyed the live music and was walking distance to everything :)

100% 24 September 2016
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Positive: The location is really at the heart of the city. Easily assessible to the Old Town and New Town area. Plus, Edinburgh Waverly train station is just...

100% 18 September 2016
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Good place

94% 23 August 2016
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Really great place to stay!! Would recommend!

100% 03 August 2016
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It had everything ee needed and was very central and was very quiet in the room we were in

97% 24 July 2016
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Every thing was so good. Especially laundry machine was fantastic!

89% 08 July 2016
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I had a great stay in St Christophers for the weekend in Edinburgh! Clean, basic rooms, very friendly and helpful staff and the location is perfect. There...

94% 29 June 2016
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My favorite hostel yet. Pros: Best location ever, great atmosphere, good discount on food and cheap drinks at the bar, staff were all great, facilities were...

94% 06 June 2016
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It's a great hostel! I would definitely stay there again. Having the breakfast included it's the best part and star really early in case that you have an...

100% 23 May 2016
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Positive: The environment nearby, which is clean and organised. Nearby railway station. Everything is just so convenient. Bar and breakfast were also pretty...

100% 14 May 2016
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Literally the best hostel I've stayed in and made my first solo trip I've ever taken the best experience and memory I've had while traveling Europe! Go on...

94% 03 April 2016
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Good hostel, good situation and to have free breakfeast it's very nice!!

75% 02 April 2016
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Negative: Few Charging points, not beside each bed

67% 30 March 2016
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Positive: perfect location. Negative: the bathroom could do with more shelves or a stool. The shower was very noisy. The lockers under the bed were noisy as...

83% 29 March 2016
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Positive: The location was perfect and the staff lovely! Breakfast was nice with cereals coffee toast ham and cheese. Negative: Some noises in the bathroom...

75% 25 March 2016
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Positive: The location is perfect,quite near the train station.And it has lift which is very convenient.

100% 24 March 2016
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Positive: location, super nice staff, cheap locker rental fee, very clean, clean kettle, secured electronic door lock. Negative: poor Wi-Fi signal, bed is...

100% 22 March 2016
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Positive: Everything and great location!!!.

83% 20 March 2016
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Positive: seriously just 3minutes from waverley station. ideal for short stay. Negative: no kitchen though, just a tiny common room.

67% 12 March 2016
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Positive: Showers & free laundry. Negative: Small dormitory. The place is quite noisy and the wifi was horrible, disconnecting at random.

83% 12 March 2016
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Positive: good breakfast!.

54% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Breakfast was included. Negative: The rooms and showers were very small, the breakfast bar area very cramped and it wasn't kept well stocked....

83% 08 March 2016
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Positive: -Bed was comfy and warm. -Stayed in a large dorm room which was comfortably warm mid Feb! -Microwave & fridge in chill room. -Great locker service...

88% 07 March 2016
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Negative: The Breakfast is served too early.

79% 07 March 2016
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Positive: The staff and ambience. Negative: Breakfast could be a bit better

100% 07 March 2016
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Location is great. Just off the royal mile, a few minutes walk from the castle. Rooms are well kept, a little tight for space. Staff and service were amazing

75% 07 March 2016
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Positive: really cheap price.

83% 05 March 2016
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Positive: Location was fantastic. Nice having a bar/restaurant in the same building. 24 hour check in is very convenient. Great having a bed made and towel...

63% 02 March 2016
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Positive: The localization. Near the train stration (Warweley) and some main turistic point. Negative: The staff isn't friendly. To get informations probably...

71% 01 March 2016
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Positive: Location was excellent!. Negative: Reception very small

100% 29 February 2016
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Good experience.

83% 29 February 2016
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Positive: Great location, Great breakfast.

100% 28 February 2016
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Positive: I love the location and our room!.

100% 27 February 2016
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Positive: The bed was really comfortable, the room was very large and clean. Really good breakfast. Nice staff. Great location. In between two bars. Nothing...

79% 27 February 2016
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Positive: Super lokacija. Negative: Wifi nije dostupan u cijelom hostelu

71% 23 February 2016
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Positive: Goede prijs-kwaliteit verhouding, vriendelijk personeel. Negative: Voor de toiletten/wasbak moest ik naar een andere verdieping, wifi beperkt...

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