I have heard/read about St Christopher´s for many a year and was delighted to get a bed. So, what is it? A series of dormitory rooms above Belushi's a large music pub on the legendary Camden High Street. In fact, it is smack in the middle of Camden High Street. 100 meters from Mornington Crescent tube and a little more from Camden Town tube. You can walk to Euston in 10 mins and KingsX/St. Pancras in 15. Busy, busy area 24/7 and not a "get away from it all" inn on a village green! But for most travellers the location is as good as it gets (although I am not sure I'd want to be here with a car!)
Security inside the hostel seems good (efficient keycards, heavy duty left-luggage lockers and quality cage/lockers under each bed), dormitories were a little on the small size and top bunk was quite close to ceiling but all in all great value.
Downstairs there is (quality) live music and food available in the bar. There is a free (yes!) continental breakfast every day and looooong happy hours!
The hostel guests and pub-goers were an interesting eclectic mix. This is not a place for hermits or misanthropists.
I enjoyed it ....... hope you will
(Incidentally, it is part of a group with half a dozen hostels in London including an all-women hostel south of the river - somewhere for everybody)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- St Christopher`s, Camden Hotel London