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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
9-13 Market St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1DE, United Kingdom

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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  • Excellent overall but very cold overnightMar 11, 2020
  • Meh Dec 29, 2019

St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

from £38
  • Basic Double Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Private Four Bedroom Ensuite
  • Private Six Bedroom Ensuite
  • One bed in a 4 bed dorm
  • One bed in a 4 bed dorm ensuite
  • One bed in a 6 bed dorm
  • One bed in a 6 bed dorm
  • One bed in a 4 bed female dorm ensuite
  • One bed in a 6 bed dorm ensuite
  • Bed in 12 Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom (Triple Bunks)
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Bed in 6 Bed Female Dorm En-suite (Triple Bunks)
  • Bed in 3 Bed Dorm En-suite (Triple Bunks)
  • Bed in 18 Bed Dorm w/ Shared Bathroom (Triple Bunks)
  • Shared Dormitory

What’s around St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel


  • In Old Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 3-minute walk
  • George Street - 6-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 8-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 9-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 10-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 39-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 1-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 26-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
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

Travelling with others


  • Children (5 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • 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 – On-site pub.

St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh Hostel
  • St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel Edinburgh
  • St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh Hostel
  • St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel Edinburgh
  • St. Christopher's Edinburgh
  • St. Christopher's Inn Hostel
  • St. Christopher's


Children younger than 18 years are not allowed in the bars and pubs.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

  • 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 rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include La Locanda (2-min walk), Southern Cross Cafe (2-min walk) and Krua Khun Mae (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 70 reviews

Very good 8.0
It was cheep and cheerful only 2 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverly train station, room was very simple bunk beds not a lot of room but it was ok for one night if you are like I was catching an early train,
Jason, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Cheap Central Location
This was a night out with friends in Edinburgh. First time I stayed in a hostel and was pleasantly surprised. Would certainty stay here again for a night out again.
William, gbTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Top location, great value
Great location, fun place to stay. Great value.
Sean, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Comfy and Well Located
This hostel is amazing. My husband and I needed a reasonably priced place to stay downtown, as we wanted to go see the Christmas markets, etc. It's in the perfect location and within walking distance to just about everything. The breakfast is continental and what you would expect (toast, meats, cheeses, fruit, coffee, juice), and the private room we booked was super comfortable. Whenever we make it back to Edinburgh, we're staying here again!
Shannon, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The location is super for arriving from the airport via bus although it is easy to miss the sign for the hostel when arriving late at night for check-in. Great that it has late night check-in though! The top bunk in the triple decker rooms is high so try to request a lower bunk if you don't like climbing. Overall a good stay choice for a night.
ie1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good place friendly staff
us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Rude receptionist & housekeeping. Otherwise great.
For the most part everything was great. Housekeeping was very loud when they came in to clean everyday. I had to ask one housekeeper to use his headphones because he was listening to music on his phone. The receptionist with the medium long brown hair (not the one from aus) was a bit rude to people the day that I checked out. At 10:01 she was walking around telling everyone who was sitting down eating to take their plates over to Belushi’s because breakfast is finished. She should have broken down and cleaned up the breakfast area first, then done the dishes, then after 15+ min after 10 ask people to move if they are still eating. Obviously other things could have been done instead of immediately asking people to leave.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Hostel needs gathering place
I like the wood staircases and the wide windows. But usually hostels have a common kitchen and I didn't see one. I had some food I wanted to refrigerate. There wasn't water to drink that I could see. Or a common area - other than the bar. The bathroom being inside the shared room had plus and minus. I was leery of waking anybody in the morning with the light.
Louise, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The room was extremely cramped. The lockers were small, so everyone had their bags in the walkway, which made the room even smaller. The lower and middle bunks are so short that you can't sit up and I kept banging my head. Each bunk had outlets, usb ports, and a night light. The location is good. It is easy to access buses, trains, and trams. You can use the hostel's washer, dryers, and use their detergent free, which is awesome.
us1 night trip

St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel

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