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St Christopher's Inn Camden
Ranked #132 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Camden is probably the best area for young, trendy people to party and have fun. The streets are lined with pubs and places to eat, it's hard to choose. St. Christopher's is part pub/part hostel. The food was great and prices are that typical to most London pubs. I ate at the hostel twice and the food was great! Walking distance to tube and bus stop (5-10 min walk) Camden Lock Market is a 10 mins walk as well.

The rooms are not that nice though. No indiviual lights so if you need to wake up early/come back late you have to turn on the whole room light which sucks for everyone else. Each bed also does not have a power source so you have to share. Wifi in the room was not great either. Room was COLD and felt like there was no heat. Bathrooms were small and needed a full size mirror as getting ready was difficult with one bathroom and 8 people.

Staff was rude at times but friendly. Young staff so dont expect the red carpet. They gave us really helpful directions more than once so it worked out.

I would stay again in the furthur because of the location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

Room were clean and beds were cosy!
Bathrooms needs to be cleaned more frequent! And heater heater heater! Its freezing!
Isha is a very nice person and very helpful! Every hostel should have one like her :)

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

We only stayed 1 night so there is not a huge amount I can say.

We stayed because we were going to a gig at the nearby KOKO (5min walk away).
Staff were friendly, room (twin - bunk bed) was small & clean & breakfast was all you can eat bread/toast, cold meat & cheese, cereal, fruit salad & hot/cold drinks.
Hostel based in the centre of Camden so plenty places to shop, drink & eat.

Price was on par with a cheaper hotel (£80 odd) and it was good and I would go again if I am going to be gigging in the area again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Perhaps I was spoilt by the very excellent standard of hostels in Lisbon and Porto as I found this hostel to be less than a very basic 2 star hotel. I was on the 2nd floor on the street side in a 6 bed female dorm. The room has ensuite facilities which in fact are not great as people were getting up at all hours and showering, using the toilet and wash basin, and all these things make it very noisy. Personally I prefer the bathroom facilities to be outside of the dorm room. The bathroom was so small and has absolutely nowhere to put your things without them getting soaking wet. You had to step into the stall and stand under the freezing cold water waiting for it to get warm as you could not point the shower head in another direction. OR you could push the button, slam the door shut and repeat this process about 4 times till the water gets warm. However be sure it will result in a soaking wet floor. There is also no way to have a shower without getting your hair wet! The bunk beds were comfy and they had great lockers underneath that fit a small suitcase. The common room is in the basement and feels like a dungeon as it is not very nicely furnished or welcoming and I hardly ever saw anyone in there. Otherwise you sit in the pub (Belushi's) which is pretty average. I did like the location close to the Underground, Camden markets, bars and restaurants and shopping. Would not stay there again but perhaps this is the standard of hostels in London?

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This hostel does the job if you want to stay in Camden Town and get a nights rest. I stayed on the upper floor and wasn't bothered by the noise at the bar. The street can be a bit noisy and the area is a little dodgy late at night, but it is close to some lovely restaurants and bars/nightclubs, along with two tube stations. I wouldn't reccomend staying at this St Christophers for an extended time, but it is a good short getaway.

  • Stayed November 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

I stayed for one night prior to a gig at the Roundhouse. I stayed in the girl's dorm, and mostly it was fine, as you would expect for a central London hostel but nothing more.

Pros - room had six bunks, great large lockers under the beds (bring your own lock), and plenty of sunlight (big windows) and airflow. There was a toilet and shower (separate rooms) and a washstand in the room. The bunk was comfy and there was enough ventilation even on a warm summer night (heatwave!) in July. Nice wooden floors, quite a bit of character. Enough space. Everything was clean. I believe there is breakfast included but I didn't partake as it has quite early hours. There is a lounge room with tea and coffee, down in the basement of the building (away from the actual hostel rooms). That room is REALLY loud at night as it's below the dance floor.

Cons - hostel is directly above a pub with LOUD music and dancing till late. They do offer earplugs. Actually I didn't find the third floor room to be too bad, although you could definitely hear the bass. Slept fine, then again I was tired. If you are noise-sensitive I'd be cautious.

The shower was a pain. It has a fixed head, which squirts straight out the shower door if the door is open. So you have a choice of standing in the shower, closing the door, pressing the shower button and standing in the cold stream of water while it heats up, or opening the door, pressing the button and trying to close it fast before the entire room gets drenched. I was not hugely happy with the first option and not very successful with the second option.
There was no bathmat available even though the room was tiny with very few hooks for clothes, after six girls had all showered everything was drenched and dressing in the tiny space while keeping clothes dry was a challenge. Replacing the shower head with one that can be directed better would help. So would a bathmat/more clothing hooks.

Fire alarm went off about 8am on the Sunday morning - rang for ages and we were all half-way down the stairs in various forms of dress/undress before someone told us it was a false alarm. Not really their fault and I suppose at least it's proof their fire systems work fine - and got me up and moving early for the day.

Location is excellent - right near the underground Mornington Cres (2 mins walk) and about 5 mins walk from Camden tube. Really busy Camden street environment. Lots of cafes etc. nearby, including a local 'caff' with super cheap breakfast (halfway between the hostel and the Mornington Cres tube station, left hand side of road).

Would I stay again? Yes, I think so. The noise factor is ok for me as I'm a deep sleeper. I wouldn't be rushing back there especially but if I was attending anything at the Roundhouse I wouldn't have any serious reasons not to stay. It was an acceptable, middle of the road hostel experience. Nothing terrible, but nothing special either. Just ok.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed here for the second time a few weeks ago. Approx 20 of us who had come up from Sheffield to see Proud Mary and Twisted Wheel at the nearby Purple Turtle. I had stayed here before for a test match at Lords a few years ago but I know a few of the lads were apprhensive about staying in an hostel.

But they were soon won over. The hostel itself is clean and tidy but what really won everybody over was the bar downstairs which is great. Especially when the Brazilian pub crawlers came in on the Saurday night.

Camden is top, the hostel is in a great location (can walk back to Kings Cross in 10 mins if you are not in the mood for the Tube.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: St Christopher's Inn Camden
Address: 48-50 Camden High Street, London NW1 0LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden , Regent's Park / Kings Cross
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #132 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — St Christopher's Inn Camden 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Christopher's Hostel in Camden serves up a taste of North London like no other. Surrounded by rockers, city hipsters, young professionals and artists alike, everyone's welcome in this neighbourhood. You'll find the best hostel in London between the Camden Town and Mornington Crescent stations on the London Underground, mere minutes away from of all the must see tourist attractions in the area. This youth hostel is super easy to get to from anywhere in London, it's close to the famous Camden Locks and markets, and when you've had enough of the big city, you can make yourself at home in our relaxed chill out room, fully equipped with TVs, Internet access, couches and cushions. Camden has always been a haven for artistic types and in addition to the fantastic Belushi's bar attached to the hostel, there are plenty of pubs, clubs and bars in the area with the best live music in the city to keep you entertained - including the legendary KOKO! From this backpacker base you also have access to the many local markets selling everything you could possibly imagine and the Camden Locks, where you can stop for a drink, people watch, and see the barges pass by. You can also walk from the hostel in Camden to the London Zoo in Regent's Park and to Primrose Hill, which offers the best cityscape view over London, anywhere in the city! With one of the original Doc Martin shops nearby and exciting events at the MTV London studios just around the corner, there's so mush to see and do around this North London hostel. ... more   less 
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