We stayed here for a few nights at end of October and were really disappointed with this place. Besides being quite out of the way (unless you really want to stay in Greenwich) it was quite bad. First of all they tried to overcharge us when we made the payment - although it was obvious we booked online and already paid 10%, they tried to charge us the 10% again. Then, since check-in is not allowed until 2pm we wanted to leave our luggage there for a few hours and we discovered that the only luggage storage they have is paid!! You need to pay 2-3 pounds for a few hours if you want to use their lockers...
After we manage to check in and get our beds in the dorm, we found our beds un-cleaned. We needed to call them to clean the beds. And apparently that's the general case not the exception, as some other people that checked-in next days had same problem. Besides not cleaning the beds, they barely ever clean anything in the dorms or the shared bathrooms which get quite filthy. The showers work very bad - have to push a button and after that you get water for about 10-15 seconds, out of which 5 seconds is quite cold.
To top it all up, on our last day there a guy in our room lost his key lock and asked a staff member to break into the locker. The staff was really happy to do it without even asking anybody else if indeed that was that guy's locker!!! That says a lot about the safety of the place.
I would never stay there again! There are much cleaner, better places in central London which are just a little bit more expensive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Christopher's Hostel is located in South East London - just ten-minutes away from London Bridge on the over-ground train service - this is a great chill out location with plenty to see and do. Top local attractions include the Royal Observatory - the home of the Prime Meridian Line where time is set and where you can actually straddle the east and west hemispheres! You'll find the observatory on the mound in the lush surrounds of Greenwich Park, offering stunning views over the skyscrapers of the financial district, the historic Cutty Sark tea clipper ship, the National Maritime Museum and much more - all within easy reach of this top London hostel. You'll find St Christopher's Inn Youth Hostel, Greenwich conveniently located in the forecourt of Greenwich station, connected to both the London over-ground train network and the Docklands Light Railway. The hostel is just above the Belushi's bar and restaurant, which offers all guests a great selection of food and drinks. On top of all this you can explore the Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames, see a big gig at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich and take a ride on the Emirates Airline Cable Car - London's first ever funicular, all from from this top youth hostel in London! With friendly staff, comfy beds and the best attractions in the city on your doorstep, you can't go wrong with St Christopher's Inn, Greenwich. ... more less
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