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The Edinburgh Hostel

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St Christopher’s Inns Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s will have you under its spell. Boasting medieval charm combined with its underground party scene, no city in the world can quite match the mystery of the Scottish capital.

Our Edinburgh hostel could not be better placed, being nestled right in the heart of the medieval Old Town with amazing sights such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Scottish National Galleries plus plenty more attractions all within walking distance. You can literally roll your body out of bed and be right in with the action. We can be reached by foot from Waverley train station in just 2 minutes, with the Old Town’s charming, traditional bars and pubs just a stone’s throw away.

Sample the local delicacy, haggis, in Jake’s Place next door and enjoy daily drink deals and big juicy burgers at Belushi’s downstairs. We offer pub crawls from our reception so meeting other backpackers and finding a good party could not be easier. There’s no place better for travellers to get the ultimate Scottish experience.

St Christopher’s was voted ‘Best Large Hostel Chain’ in 2016

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Hostel Overview


All rooms come with:

  • Reading light
  • Plug sockets
  • Fresh linen (beds made on arrival)

What’s nearby?

Our hostel is located in the Old Town close to pretty much all of the city’s main attractions...

Edinburgh Castle - 12 minute walk

The Edinburgh Dungeon - 30 second walk

The Royal Mile - 5 minute walk

Princes Street Gardens - 5 minute walk

St Giles’ Cathedral - 4 minute walk

Calton Hill - 12 minute walk

Scottish National Gallery - 6 minute walk

Arthur’s Seat - 42 minute walk

Hostel Policy

Maximum stay is 14 nights

  • Check-in & check-out time

Check-in starts at 2pm and check-out is at 10am.

  • Identification

Please note that we require an in date government approved - drivers license, passport or national ID card at check-in.

  • Age Restrictions

Guests under the age of 18 must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs.

  • Payment

Cash and most major bank cards are accepted. American Express credit cards are not accepted.

  • Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the building. Smoking areas are available outside.

  • Key Deposit

You are required to pay a deposit for  your key at reception.

Edinburgh Media Gallery


From Edinburgh Airport

  1. Take the shuttle bus to the city centre.
  2. Get off at the corner of Waverly Bridge and Market Street.
  3. Walk along Market Street toward the train station.
  4. The hostel is located directly opposite the train station

From Edinburgh Waverly Train Station

  1. Exit the station using the Market Street exit.
  2. The hostel is located directly opposite.

From Edinburgh Bus Station

  1. Exit the station into St Andrew's Square.
  2. Turn left and walk down this road.
  3. Cross Princess Street.
  4. Cross over Waverly Bridge.
  5. Turn left into Market Street.
  6. The hostel is located directly opposite the train station.

Local Map