No one smiles in this place, you come the right place in St Christopher inn Edinburgh if you want to experiment what it’s like to live in genuine 17th century experience. It’s a shame there was no real kitchen or good spaces to relax or meet other travelers. the first floor chill out place/locker room has a microwave and a small full of rotten food fridge in the corner, no sink, no toaster, no Stove, and one single sofa chair for 4 floors hostel.
I stayed in a six beds mix room with a bathroom, The upper corn of my bed had a spider web. The WIfi doesn’t work on my iPad. The hostel most rooms faced busy street, the noise can be bad, The elevator works sometimes, it doesn’t closed properly, it doesn’t stop if you need to go down between floors, you have to go up in order to go down.
The locker has an old mechanical lock, the guest have to provide the middle size lock in order lock the locker, and it is very hard to operate, I saw my roommate spent a half hour on trying to lock his locker. The room locker is so small, You have to pay £2.50 for a small 20 inch carry on luggage in a room with lockers (free at other hostels in Edinburgh). I don’t know why the cleaning crew came in to empty the trash can at 10:30PM one night during my stay.
The bathroom was filthy and disgusting. I informed the reception about it in the morning and when I returned late evening nothing had been done about it. I informed the reception again, two cleaning guys shown up, I had to shown them where