Do not stay at this hostel unless you want a cramped, dirty, uncomfortable place to stay! Great location (immediately across the street from Waverly Train Station) but uncomfortable to live in--sinks are the size of small cereal bowls, unisex bathrooms, and showers with buttons you have to repeatedly push if you want continuos water. Bar downstairs is fine for meeting people, but food service is horribly slow. No hand soap in the bathrooms, and knowing that no one washes their hands makes entire hostel seem dirty.
The only plus besides the location is the staff, who are extremely friendly and helpful. Also there is a luggage room in which visitors can store their things before and after checkout, which helps.
Sheets were clean, but overall it was a bad hostel experience. "Breakfast" consists of boring cereal and pieces of toast that you have to make yourself, so don't expect a continental breakfast like I did. Internet is available but quite expensive. Do yourself a favor and investigate other hostels before settling on this one. If this is the 6th rated hostel in the world, I'd hate to see #1.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- St. Christopher`s Hotel Edinburgh
- St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh Scotland