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St Christopher's Village London Bridge
Ranked #80 of 896 Specialty Lodging in London
Reviewed November 30, 2011

Im not a typical hostel'r. Many years ago I stayed in Y's when I was traveling on the cheap but this was my first hostel experience and it was as I expected. The wifi is a little weak, but I found every public wifi in London to be weak - at least it existed. Clean towels are provided and there is soap and body lotion bottles provided.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

I stayed here for a week while i was moving around London (Jan 2009) - recommended by a friend who has stayed at most of the world wide Christopher Inns. I stayed in a dorm right above the bar so it was fun and loud music all night (didnt bother me, you get used to noise when travelling so much). party in the bar every night of the week, super friendly people, clean considering how busy it gets, breakfast is decent too.

Location is great as its only a 5 minute walk to the finance district, 10 min walk to Bourough markets and 15 minute walk to London bridge. There is also a Sainsbury supermarket right acrossthe street.

will definitely stay again if i come across any on my journeys.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

I stayed at St Christoper's with a female friend, and we both thought it was great !
Right from check-in, the staff were welcoming, friendly & packed full of helpful advice. Even challenged us too shots ! ^___^
The rooms have everything you'd expect/need. That is: a clean, comfy bed to crash in at the end of a long day sightseeing! In the 5 nights we stayed there, we shared with a Romanian tattoo artist, an Iraqi Aussie & another Aussie from WA! (we're both Aussie too!)
Bathroom facilities are basic, but again, have everything you need: plenty of toilets & showers. We never had to wait for either.
St Chris' also has an awesome chillax room with an adjoining cinema room, rooftop bar, plenty of lockers & free wifi.
Buuut the BEST thing 'bout this hostel? BELUSHI'S!!!! The adjoining pub that serves up AWESOME food at redonkulously cheap prices. I suggest you start the day w/ their full English brekky @ £2, and wash it down with a HUGE mocha for £1-something...
In closing, if you're heading to London on a budget, stay here! It's close to everything (Underground Station right outside) it's SAFE (secure lockers in your room to lock your stuff up) and it's FUN!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Great hostel with awesome pub downstairs.Rooms were nice and clean,outdoor noise was present so if you have a light sleep you won't get sleep much,bathrooms are so so.But it's ok place for AWESOME location.Just 50 m from the tube station and 2 bus stops from London bride.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

this was the filthiest hostel we've ever been to. toilets are disgusting & bins overflowing with used sanitary products. staff are awful & mock you when you complain. The manager Patrick followed my wife abusing & verbally assaulting her threatening to evict us for complaining. He was the worst staff member we've ever met, unfit to be manager & its shameful that he's associated with this brand, he treats customers with no respect & abuses them. The hostel does not have a kitchen, the lights do not work, even the toilets & rooms have no lights. no drinking water available. toilets are not cleaned, with faeces on seats, sinks smelt of urine, showers are disgusting. the shower only has boiling hot water that burns ur skin off. breakfast is miserly, food does not get replenished. nothing works. toilets dont flush & are blocked constantly. the manager is the worst thing about this place, even worse than the toilets. AVOID THIS HOSTEL AT ALL COSTS.

Room Tip: we stayed in a private room with no light. no good rooms available
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

It is a good place to get value for price paid. I was in a room for 14 people, where I and my friend made ​​many friends and we party a lot. It is not the place to be if you want to sleep and relax. Just below the hostel there is a noise bar that you can hear until very late. Beds are ok and clean! Good breakfast, toast, cereal, juices and jams. It does have a funny smell... but it´s not a 5 star hotel. If you want to make friends and get to know London at night, this is the place!

Room Tip: Is a good place for what you are paying
  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

I stayed in this hostel for 3 days with my sister in a 6 bed dorm room. The hostel is nicely located, only a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge Metro stop. There are many shops around where you can buy food. The staff is really helpful and polite. There are computers in the reception place where you can use half an hour of internet for 1 pound.
Our room was located at the end of the corridor of the first floor. The room was big enough, the beds were comfortable and clean. There were a few toilets and also showers in the floor. The downside of having a hostel in such a central location was the noise of the traffic. All night we kept waking up with the noise of the street even though the windows were closed.
Breakfast includes cornflakes, bread, jam, tea and coffee, which is reasonable for a hostel. It is served in the pub of the hostel and it is possible to meet many people there during the day.
Overall, it is a nice hostel to stay, but I would try to get a room which is located on the other side of the building if I get the chance to choose.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: London Bridge 161 Borough High Street | London Bridge, London SE1 1HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 896 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range: $20 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — St Christopher's Village London Bridge 2*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Legendary Hub for independent travellers since 1999, in the middle of historic London. It's BIG, it's fun and it rocks! Enjoy our parties everyday. Consistently voted one of the best hostels in the world. Did you come to PARTY? Are you ready for non-stop, action-packed good times? Then you've come to the right place. St Christopher's at the Village is the party hostel for London's young, fun and hip. Belushi's bar is where it all happens live DJs, karaoke, big screen TVs, cheap drinks, great eats and international parties. What more could any traveller ask for? Throw into the mix a roof terrace and chill out room. Is it any wonder the Village is consistently voted one of the best party hostels in the world? And so you can fit it all in we open the bar until 4am on weekends, and 2am on weekdays - you won't want to sleep with all the fun stuff that's going on in this hostel! Please note that guests under 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs. If you do not make this clear and book children into a mixed dorm, your reservation will be cancelled upon arrival and you will not receive a refund. Please note that the maximum stay policy is 14 days A £2 key card deposit will be required upon check in (refundable on check out) Breakfast not included, £3 for unlimited continental buffet. ... more   less 
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