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“mixed emotions about this one!” 3 of 5 stars
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #83 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“mixed emotions about this one!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

good things about this hostel was great location, great staff, great food and bar! however, even though it was about 2 degrees outside, the dorms were like saunas! we had the window open the whole time with icy winds coming thru. it was so hot that we couldnt even stay in the room! also, the showers and toilets were really grotty. also, filled with aussie people like myself which was alot of fun!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The staff were very helpful, friendly and a good laugh throughout our stay.

The hostel itself had no heating in the dorm, a grumpy cleaner, and a broken shower.

P.S. You'll love this place if you want a good location and a party atmosphere...if you want some kip and warm room to crash then maybe you won't...

Room Tip: Room 12 has a broken radiator and shower.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Pretty ordinary hostel- clean, basic but comfy. OK breakfast and good value food in the bar downstairs. Excellent location!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This hostel is within walking distance from the old and new town and from the train station! People there were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the bar and the breakfast. I think it's the best choice for budget accommodation in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

After a good time in London. I did st chris again in Edinburgh. Good location. I walked new and old town. Had a great night party. Everything you need in a backpacker.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Top marks for location to the train station without being in the train station. Close to the castle, the old city & the new city. Quiet. It is a hostel so it is less expensive than a hotel. I was travelling with a friend and we got a private room, two beds. Small beds, small tv, small washroom. We spent about 7hours in the room and that was for sleeping, the rest of our time was out exploring this beautiful city. The private room was 52 pounds on Nov 15 included a breakfast. The little bar there was a good place to start and finish the evening. Overall, price & location made this place a good visit. Staff were for the most helpful. Thanks

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

THE REALLY GOOD POINT IS : The place is ideal to visit the city : 3 min walking from the airport bus stop and located just between Old Town and New Town.

THE MEDIUM POINTS ARE (depending on what you're looking for) : You have to know if you go there that it is a youth hostel which mantra is "party hard sleep easy" indeed the hostel is just above a bar (The Belushi's) and the reception desk is behind the beer machines. For some this could be a great invite. Anyway at the 3rd floor we sleep easy without any noise and the beds were goods with nice dinosaurus sheets.

THE WRONG POINTS ARE : As couple we were disapointed as the "twin bedroom" become a bunk beds bedroom...! they should precise it during the booking.

We met two kind of staff : #1 after 5 pm is nice, helpfull as bar tender they seem to be used to deal with various people / #2 on the morning is not helpful and you have to foreseen special time to wait to have the right to check out !

Note that the luggage room is with pay lockers.

The household is medium : bathroom was old but clean but under the bed the vacuum cleaner never goes ! (we found someone else deodorant for example)

The breakfast is really poor quality with instant coffee, tea bags without name, hot water, bread and jam samples. I recommend you not to pay for it and to go down town have a proper breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Location Opposite Edinburgh Dungeons and minutes away from Edinburgh Castle. We're across the street from the train station. Fun Atmosphere A great selection of food and drinks in the Belushi's bar, with fantastic party nights, and pub crawls to meet travellers, and locals. Known for Quality Our Edinburgh hostel has a wide selection of room types, a female only dorm, free walking tours and a free continental breakfast. 24 Hour Reception Open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. ... more   less 
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