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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

3.0 star property
3-star hostel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

195 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The price is $130
Price available on 6/19/2023
9-13 Market St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1DE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street - 4 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 1 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 1 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 2 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 26 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 8 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 27 min walk


  • The Booking Office - 2 min walk
  • Albanach - 2 min walk
  • Southern Cross Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Pret a Manger - 2 min walk
  • Bubba Q - 3 min walk

About this property

St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

When you stay at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel, you'll be in a fantastic location, just a 5-minute walk from Royal Mile and Princes Street. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, Edinburgh Castle and University of Edinburgh are within just a 10-minute walk. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 6 minutes and Princes Street Tram Stop is 8 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Children under age 18 must stay in a private room with their parents or guardians.
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Lockers available


  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Belushis bar - Onsite pub.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 5 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
Children younger than 18 years are not allowed in the bars and pubs.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
As of Jun 11, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel on Jun 19, 2023 start from $130, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking.
Are there restaurants at or near St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Belushis bar.
What's the area around St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel like?
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 6-minute walk from St Andrew Square Tram Stop and 9 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Location of the hostel is absolutely perfect for exploring everything in Edinburg. The guys at the reception were cool and friendly. Dorms were clean and well-organised and despite having 18 beds it didn't feel too cramped or crowded. Personal lockers provided inside the dorm as well as ensuite toilet and shower in addition to the communal ones. Beds have small shelf, reading light and USB-outlet which did not work in my bed though. All in all very good hostel and a very pleasant stay.
Tommi, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Mark, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Anna, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

I liked the property but everyone needs kitchen... stove burner something... to cook ...
Dinesh Bhaurao, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I like the bar and restaurant. I enjoyed the warm welcome from the staff.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location right in the old town. Had everything you need for travelers who need a hostel.
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4/10 Fair

No cleaning. Bad conditions. Dirty and tiny room with 3 beds per row.
7-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Genuine 17th century experience
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
Kimberly, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staff were great and super friendly. Quite expensive for what the rooms are but that’s mainly because it was the Fringe featival. The puppy was a bonus!
Stoness, 4-night trip with friends
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