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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh
Dublin
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42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good location but....”
Reviewed 18 March 2009

I would maybe recommend this place for a big group on a party weekend, otherwise I'd give it a miss. Bathrooms and showers were a bit grubby, the window wouldn't stay open (fresh air is fairly important in a six-person dorm) and the lift didn't seem to be working.
The one thing it has in its favour is the great location, right beside Waverly Station and only a couple of minutes walk from the Royal Mile, so if you're not too fussy and can tolerate noise at night-time, it's worth considering, otherwise, try somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2009

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. In May there weren't many people there so although we paid for two nights in a 6 person room, my boyfriend and I had the entire room and private bathroom to ourselves.

The staff is super friendly and helpful, they know the area really well.

The bar (reasonably priced drinks) and computer area (with paid internet) was really cool too.

I would definitely stay there again, and would recommend this place for sure.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed May 2006, travelled as a couple
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Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 9 November 2008

I was very dissapointed in this place. very cramped. very noisy, and the bathrooms are disgusting. there is black all over them from the damp and they arent even finished. the wall and the floor dont meet so there are holes there. very bad place. would never stay there again

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed November 2008
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UnderTheStairs
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Reviewed 5 September 2008

Just wanted to say, stayed in January and really wasn't happy with our experience. Due to the submission guidelines I can't tell all of the reasons why, email me if you would like more information. I had a major problem with some of the staff and besides that I don't think that, compared to some other hostels in Edinburgh, that this place really represents great value for money. Obviously there are worse places to stay but I would advise looking elsewhere first, because there are definitely much better.

  • Liked — It is around the corner from Viva Mexico - a great restaurant.
  • Disliked — Staying there.
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Canterbury
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2008

I stayed in one of their private rooms. Didn't know what standard to expect but was impressed non the less. Almost hotel standard. No tea or coffee making facilities but prices were reasonable and the staff were Fantastic.
Theres a walkig tour we took from the Hostel, took about 3hrs and our feet were sore afterwards but well worth it to see the city.
I'd stay again.
The best thing tho was being able to catch up on all the sport from downunder. I got to see games I'd been missing while on my travels. AWESOME!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Stairs
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2008

I came in knowing this was a hostel and not the Ritz, but talk about terrible. Two friends and I were staying in a four bed room, but when we checked in two of the beds had already been used. We asked 3 times for the linens to be changed but they never were. The room was so cramped that you literally had to squeeze by someone else if you needed to get to your bed. The shower alternated between freezing and scalding, and you only had seconds to get wet while the temperature was changing. I'm sure the bars below are convenient if you want to party til 4 am, but if you want to get to bed any earlier than that, good luck. The staff is a little spacey. It seems as if they too are up until 4am, yet try to have breakfast out by 7am. If you ask for more toast or milk (very limited breakfast btw) you will probably need to request 3 times before you get it (although that obviously didn't work for the sheets). There are other hostels a thousand times better. Go elsewhere.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — everrything else
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank andrea517
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Limerick
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2008

This place is perfect, if you are looking for a cheap, central place to stay. We went as a Stag party looking for a central location and simple accomodation. There are 2 bars and a chill out room which worked out well after coming back to the hostel at 5am. Staff very helpfull and understanding to Stag party of 30 people. Rooms are a bit sparse but adequate for the price.Bed, Toilet, Shower what else do you need.

Stayed June 2008
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Property: St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh
Address: 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 205 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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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