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.

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

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

Just minutes from Waverly Train Station and the adjoining bus annex, we boast the most central location in Edinburgh.  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 probably handle!

Don't forget that no trip to Edinburgh is complete without a taste of Scotland's foremost culinary delight, a steaming plate of Haggis!

Downstairs, you’ll find Belushi’s bar and restaurant where you’ll receive 25% off all food on the menu. Belushi’s is the perfect place to meet locals and fellow travellers, with live music, open mic nights, dj’s and pub crawls running several nights a week. If you want to experience some Scottish cuisine head next door to Jake’s place to get your local craft beer fix!

Hostel facilities

  • Free Linen
  • Free WiFi Internet Access
  • 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

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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Reviews of St Christopher’s Edinburgh

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.

97% 28 August 2018
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Excellent hostel, clean and comfortable. I slept well. There's a bar for those wishing to socialise! Also, it's v near to the train station so very handy.

100% 21 August 2018
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You could just about throw a rock at it from the central station in Edinburgh. staff where awesome, the bar, and food was all great also offer's discounts if...

100% 15 August 2018
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Positive: Great discounts in the Belushi's bar (included in the hostel) for food (25% off everything) and drinks (2 Pounds for a bottle of Fosters). Very...

100% 15 August 2018
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Great staff, location and amenities!

100% 25 July 2018
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We stayed in a 6 bed dorm. A family of 5. We had a great time. Would stay there again. Every thing in walking

100% 24 July 2018
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Positive: Location of the hotel is good and staff is very friendly and helpful. Facilities are clean and comfortable. Negative: there was no hot water second...

100% 22 July 2018
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Positive: Location. Negative: Not working elevator.

100% 30 June 2018
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My Mother and her Mum are from St Christopher(St Kitts) and Nevis, so I have to give it a 5 star rating.

90% 30 June 2018
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Very strategic location to explore old town of Edinburgh whether you come by train or bus or plane from the airport, all public transport heading to this...

100% 21 June 2018
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The rooms are quite good and spacious food is quite nice and cheap. But the best part of the hostel is the location you can't get better deal for this location.

96% 18 June 2018
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Positive: Excellent location. Perfect for a stopover near the train station & airport bus. Fun atmosphere. Negative: Check-in took forever.

100% 15 June 2018
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Positive: Everything. Negative: Nothing.

92% 13 June 2018
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Positive: Excellent Location. Negative: The triple bunk,for me its not nice I did not like, but I rested well.

92% 05 June 2018
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Positive: Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable. Negative: Triple bed bunks. No chairs. One bathroom for 12 women.

94% 03 June 2018
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Everything super except: reception took a while to check out cos she was counting all the coins in the till first! Common area a bit smaller than other...

88% 22 May 2018
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Positive: The facilities and cleanliness were good value for money. It was clean and comfortable, good value for money. There were a variety of choices for...

100% 08 May 2018
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Very nice, cozy, privacy curtains on bunks, super friendly staff.

89% 02 April 2018
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Cheap, great location and friendly staff. Rooms were very small.

89% 02 April 2018
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Highly recommended for backpackers! The check out time is a little bit earlier(10am) than others. But they provide luggage room(0.5£/h, 2.5£/d). Ideal...

100% 19 March 2018
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Nice rooms and good service

100% 17 March 2018
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If I'll need a hostel in Edinburgh, I'll book for sure here.

100% 15 March 2018
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Positive: I booked for one day for reason of job. Regarding the breakfast nothing to say, for me is usual having for breakfast a single espresso and I'm o.k....

100% 11 March 2018
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Only stayed one night but I wish I had booked for longer. Staff were super friendly. Met some awesome people. Will definitely book here again.

100% 06 March 2018
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Positive: Perfect location.. perfect staff.. hostel is staying really perfect location.. everywhere in walking distance. Also all staff so sincere.. to pay...

94% 20 February 2018
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One of the best hostel i ve stayed was St Christopher's Edinburgh! Its location couldn't be closer downtown and the guys and girls in reception or the bar...

97% 15 February 2018
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Amazing hostel! It is very well located (you can do everything by walk) and the environment is great. There is a bar on the ground floor with nice music and...

92% 08 February 2018
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Positive: the staff. Negative: the elevator didnt worked properly.

100% 07 February 2018
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Absolutely loved our stay here! Good roomies food and drink deals and what made it better was it was the Easiest place to stumble home to after a night out!...

100% 07 February 2018
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Positive: Staff and location.

100% 05 February 2018
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The hostel is in an amazing position, just a couple of minutes away from the total mile and Weverley station. It's clean, tidy and offers a lot of deals on...

100% 03 February 2018
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Positive: Staff and location.

100% 02 February 2018
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Positive: Friendly staff. Location.

100% 22 January 2018
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I had a great service, well located and organized

100% 22 January 2018
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Amazing experience in Edinburgh. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming to anyone who walked in and out the doors. The bar has a great chilled...

86% 18 January 2018
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the hostel is nice with a very nice bar, staff is super friendly and helpuful, the position is awesome, but we were 6 ppl in a dorm for six, the room is too...

97% 14 January 2018
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Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay In Edinburgh

92% 08 January 2018
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Positive: Perfect location, staff was amazing. There's a lot going on within the hostel and it's easy to meet other travelers. The staff also went above and...

100% 02 January 2018
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Positive: Luggage room.

100% 31 December 2017
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Positive: Everything.

94% 26 December 2017
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Super cool to stay in Edinburgh :) Very friendly staff and bombastic location

100% 24 December 2017
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Right across from train station

100% 24 December 2017
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Very convinient, have enough electricity plug, and quite good facility for the affordable price

100% 17 December 2017
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Very good hostel! Specially the location. the room and the bathrooms are very comfortable. The food downstairs is very good, not that expensive. The staff...

100% 15 December 2017
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Positive: The location which was amazing! Close to everything in Old city of Edinburgh!.

100% 12 December 2017
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Simply perfect. Everything. The staff was amazing, helpful and understanding which put me at ease. I've got to go back. Thank you so very much for the visit....

97% 08 December 2017
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The entrance of the Hostel is a bar, it was so loud when I checked in(11:40 p.m), so I was scared, but when arrived to my room I didn't hear anything. My...

97% 28 November 2017
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Awesome staff, good location and value for money! Beautiful city :)

100% 26 November 2017
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Positive: Mostly the location, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. It's great for someone in their fifties to be able to have their own ensuite room.

94% 14 November 2017
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I stayed 1night and It was okay :) the bedroom was fine and the location great. The toilets must be cleaned everyday and breakfast should be served even...

100% 05 November 2017
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Bar one less than helpful/slightly ignorant staff member who was on the desk at the time of our checkout, St Christopher's Inn was an incredibly nice hostel....

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...

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