St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge

St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge

161-165 Borough High St, London SE1 1HR England
even with the curtains , everytime somebody goes in, you will be notified either because of the horrible noise that the door makes, the light from the corridor, or the bang of the door on the bed... very sad experience.
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3.0
#96 of 204 hostels in London
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Set in the heart of Zone 1 - within easy reach of speedy transport links and loads of iconic landmarks, from London Bridge to the Tate Museums. Head up to the dizzying 72nd floor of The Shard for spectacular views across the city, soak up some culture at the Southbank or make a pitstop to gaze across the Thames at sunset. If you're a big foodie, you're in luck - we're just three minutes walk from Borough Market, which is packed with gourmet goodies galore. After a busy day out in the capital, head on back for a scrumptious dinner at our in-house Kitchen restaurant. Then retreat to the peace and quiet of your modern, spacious room to watch your 40" flatscreen TV and have a great night's sleep in your luxurious, kingsize bed.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Shared bathroom
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Italian and 2 more

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161-165 Borough High St, London SE1 1HR England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ken W wrote a review Aug 2021
Portreath
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly the pie and mash was excellent but what a journey we had getting there...
We were in London for the weekend and decided to try out the Meerkat 2 for 1 voucher and looked at the list of nearby participating pubs and this place came up, we checked the conditions and noted we had to phone to make a reservation so I rang them at around 8pm. Despite what was said on the Meerkat website we were told that we had to make a reservation on their own website, I pointed out that this was not what was instructed. The same lady then told me that I could make a reservation over the phone but that it had to be at least two hours again, again this was not in the terms and conditions as set out and I pointed this out together with the fact that I was considering reporting them for breaching the terms and conditions as I felt they were just batting me off with excuses. All change, yes we can accomodate you and I arranged a booking for 9pm. The wife and I turned up, said who we were and after several whisperings amongst the staff we were show, n to our table in a completely empty restaurant, we elected to eat outside and enquired what the 'pie of the day' as advertised was. A quizzical look followed from our waitress, yes a blonde who then ran back in to the kitchen to ask (wouldnt you have expected her to know?) Anyway, steak was the answer so we ordered2 pie and mash and a couple of beers please. Immediately on doing this another waitress came out with the card machine to take our money without us even seeing or tasting our food! Maybe she thought that although we are both in our sixties we were going to leg it. I was then given the option of leaving my credit card and running a tab which I did. Our food came and we asked our blonde friend if we could trouble her for some salt and pepper, whilst our meal went cold for a few minutes she came back with pepper and white sugar which thankfully I noted. I went back and politely pointed out her mistake and eventually some sugar was found in just in time before our meals went stone cold. As I said the pie and mash were delicious though, we had another drink and a lovely chat with an Italian waiter who seemed absolutely great before leaving. So, St Christophers, if you do an offer then stick by what it says on the tin, employ sensible people like your Italian chap and at least let your customers taste the food before trying to charge them.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Chizzamerica wrote a review May 2021
South Island, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly and organised pub; well setup for the April-May restrictions around outdoor eating and drinks. Plenty of staff, good signage and communication also. The pizzas were very freshly made and cooked; super impressed with them! Definitely recommended for a meal and a pint
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Social Media, General Manager at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge
Responded 24 May 2021
Hey Chizzamerica, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review :) We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time with us and that you loved our freshly made pizzas. We hope to see you at the Inn again very soon! The St Christophers Inn Team x
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Charlotte wrote a review Aug 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for one night (originally planned for two but cut it short due to our experience) in August at this hostel and when checking in it seemed fairly decent. However, when a fellow traveller was sick from the top bunk down into my belongings (filling my shoes and splashing my towel, water bottle etc) in the middle of the night, the staff didn't have the amenities to disinfect the floor adequately. The staff member in the middle of the night was helpful and moved us to a different room, and washed the shoes, but stated we would have to return to the same beds the next night. Breakfast was a plain slice of bread with jam and an option for sliced cheese and warm tomato. You could have a dry bowl of cereal too. After speaking with reception about the incident, they refused to look at the availability of their other rooms/beds even though there were numerous empty beds in our room of 21, stating they were fully booked without looking at the screen. Upon returning that afternoon to the hostel to collect our things, the room still reeked of alcoholic vomit after 'housekeeping' had visited.
Overall, you get what you pay for with this place, just hope you get a top bunk.
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Date of stay: August 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rachel B wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great hostel to stay at. The staff were super super friendly and the location was great. I stayed in a 14 room female only dorm. The bunks were two beds high with a curtain that you could draw for privacy. They had lockers downstairs for £.50 an hour or 4 pounds for the whole day. Great restaurant/bar right there. Bathrooms clean. Lounge area downstairs with the big TV and comfortable couches. Free wifi that worked great....even in the rooms. The upstairs chill room could use a bit of updating and cleaning as we saw a little mouse there. Overall I would definitely recommend this hostel. Staff helped me print out my boarding passes for my flight for free and we’re super friendly. I definitely would return.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Louis wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time going to this pub near Borough Market and it was very pleasant - again. The waitresses are all very nice and welcoming, offering additional drinks without being too pushy and often asked if we needed anything else. Food was great as well. I had the vegan burger which was delicious, however the burger bun left me a bit underwhelmed. The chips were undercooked, not very nice, and a bit too salty. Good thing they had vegan mayo available on request. Very nice atmosphere even though not very busy but we all know who is to blame for that. Would recommend and will return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LAUREN E wrote a review Apr 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this pub due to the reasonably priced Sunday lunch they serve
I booked online, preordered and paid £10 per head.
When we arrived we liked the look of the pub as it was old fashioned and had character. Very few tables eating.
Unfortunately the part of the pub we were in was quite cold /draughty.
We ordered drinks and then waited around 30 minutes for our meal.
When our Sunday lunch arrived all 4 were cold. We informed the waitresses who repeated twice ‘they’re cold’ which we reiterated yes they are.
They took our meals away and we waited around 10 minutes for replacements. The waitress sarcastically commented ‘be careful I almost burnt my hand as they’re hot now’. I asked on two occasions for more gravy to which the waitress said ‘it’s just being warmed so it’s not cold’
Meals appeared to have been microwaved (evident in the beef being very hard to cut and chewy) however we were hungry so tucked in.
Carrots were salty +++ and green beans were tasteless. Beef was chewy and over cooked (from microwave probably).
Once finished we decided to leave due to waiting initially for our meal and still feeling hungry.
We went to the bar to ask for the bill. The waitress stated an amount which I informed her I had paid £40 deposit however she said no that’s right. We asked for an itemised bill to which she then said oh yeah i haven’t put the deposit off.
She informed us of the total bill which included a service charge. She said we can remove it if we wanted to which we politely asked her to do. She then nodded and commented ‘it’s just a measly tax tip’, took our payment and walked off without a thank you or a goodbye
Extremely disappointing meal and poor service from the waitress (unsure of name but mousy brown hair and wearing glasses)
Sometimes the customer isn’t right however there is no need to be rude and sarcastic with customers
Will not return and wish we had asked for a refund as we spent £14 on a meal and was still hungry

We left the bar and went to McDonald’s for more food due to still being hungry.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this pub
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Phynixcharles wrote a review Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Frankly having such strong members of staff who can provide such a level of customer proficiency is rare to stumble upon. The wifi was inaccessible and i wasn’t able to do much bar sleep and rest for the time of my stay so my planning of after was fairly difficult to do on the spot and then to later return to no wifi has impacted my decision on staying at the inn both now and in the future.
Beds are nice, layout is pretty widely hostel styled but still as always i hate the common theme amongst hospitlity venues of paying for towels and soap and other items that usually you wouldn’t consider the not having of and are fairly commonly forgot or difficult yet calming to obtain items especially when seeking a familiar, well known so safe, cheap but simple structured place to stay.

The reception team members dealt with each check in quickly and tried to keep me in the same bed as hoped but when unable to do so provided me with an alternative so naturally that it seemed like not much had changed bar being closer to the window for sunlight entry at check out hours (i have no alarm clock so this was actually very subconsciously settling upon reflecting. my first proper stay in a hostel room instead of anxiously waiting in the hall way for the one night of booking id previously had elsewhere was strangely my first stay now i think about it and helped reinforced the unseen previously blurred line of being helpful vs the overstepping of being against their work responsibilities and work codes i.e. receiving a drink voucher when checking in for a booking but not chasing to ask nor of my ask but simply just like the room key. Bar staff were polite and managed to help me feel almost familiar in my being there.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Keep respect, save money - Dont checkin approx 00:00pm-5;00am. Book nextnigh, tell staff, wait in...
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Response from Ellie Roberts, Owner at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge
Responded 5 weeks ago
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Tere G wrote a review Jan 2024
Bruges, Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were clean, the bedding was pristine and the bathrooms too. I want to leave a special thanks to Mami that kept everything clean for us even though people are not as clean as one would like. The staff has been very welcoming in general, Gigi, Ale and the rest.
If I had to say something negative is that the bouncers at the pub entrance are really rude they shout and cream at your face and also use a WHISTLE to kick everyone out. I personally believe there are better ways to do that. Once the bar closes you are in for a very rude attitude from the security.
I may also leave a Suggestion. Ask your guests what's their business there, travel, work or leisure because when you share rooms with people who work you can't even turn the lights on if you needed. So it would be nice for instance that people who came for work had a room to share among them so the rest can chat, move things around, etc.
Breakfast was good, lots of options.
It is a lovely gesture to give out ear plugs for the ones who want to sleep through the live shows.
Location wise is great. Central London and you can get anywhere taking the Jubilee or Northern line. As many combinations as possible.
750mt to the London Bridge and The Shard and literally in front of Borough Market.
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Date of stay: January 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don't bring food from outside to the hostel's tables outside. The bouncers yell at you and send...
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Response from Ellie Roberts, Owner at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge
Responded 09 Jan 2024
Its great to hear that you had such a positive experience with our staff team and overall a good stay with us! We appreciate your feedback as we are always aiming to improve our services! Safe travels!
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Dappy wrote a review Apr 2022
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have to assume good reviews for the pub are inflating the overall score for the hostel. It's cheap and that's about it.

Pros: Price and location. Both EU and UK outlets in the bunk.

Cons: Everything else? Reception literally said to me "I hope you didn't plan on sleeping" and she was right.

My room was so dusty and smoky that it brought back allergies I forgot I had. I know it was the room because I was fine a few hours after I left. I literally wound up sleeping with my mask on, not for covid but to block out the smoke from the alley.

If you get a bottom bunk, you can't sit up without smacking your head (and I am not a tall person). There was one stool and one shaky table in the room, and that was the only place to sit in basically the whole hostel because there is no common area on-site. And don't assume they'll let you into the pub at night just because you're staying, either. At 11:30, the bouncers were reluctant to even let me into the hostel entrance (and no, I hadn't been drinking, I guess they were just at capacity)

I know how the place is advertised, so I wouldn't take points off for this, but I needed both noise-cancelling headphones and ear plugs to block out the noise until 1 am. I naively thought a Wednesday wouldn't be too raucous.

In Sum: If you don't plan on sleeping much, working, or socializing, and literally just need a bed, this is fine. It was relatively quiet until around 22/23:00, then it was loud until 2.

Note: Some of the older reviews are outdated re: reception. You can check in at the pub now and *cannot* check in at the other location. I went there first by accident and wasted 20 minutes in line.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: My room facing the alley got loud and smoky as soon as the pub crowd grew. If they have any...
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HakunaMatata2976 wrote a review Jan 2020
Duque de Caxias, RJ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In sum, my staying at the hostel was okay.
It would surely have been better if it had not been for the night I washed my clothes and they got trapped in the laundry because nobody had told me it would shut at 23h, despite buying soap at the reception, and I had not seen the poster as the door was open. To make matters worse, it should open at 8h the next day, but I was told by the unlikeable and unhelpful Dutch staff member Alice that I'd have to wait for the owner who had the key and would arrive between 9h and 10h, which would spoil my plans for that morning. Fortunately, I met the Brazilian staff member Artur upstairs who kindly took me to the laundry which, to my surprise, WAS OPEN!!! In addition to this episode, it's worthwhile to point out about some staff members that:
* Bangladeshi Hassan: very professional and helpful, but never smiles;
* Brazilian Talita: very professional;
* Argentinian Nicolás: friendly and helpul;
* French Ewran: unlikeable, unhelpful, never smiles;
* Italian girl: friendly and helpful;
* Australian Michael: by far the best staff member. He is pure positive energy, smiles and willingness to help.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from Derek F
Rome, Italy46 contributions7 helpful votes
The one above the Pub is mixed, I stayed there recently. I think you'll be placed accordingly when you check in at the office, about 50m from the pub.
Raúl O asked a question Jan 2022
6 contributions
Does it have a kitchen for guests to use?
Phynixcharles wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep respect, save money - Dont checkin approx 00:00pm-5;00am. Book nextnigh, tell staff, wait in chill area, check in @morn, stay full lngt"
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lauracastagneto wrote a tip May 2024
Naples, Italy159 contributions56 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I woul not recommend this hostel"
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Tere G wrote a tip Jan 2024
Bruges, Belgium1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bring food from outside to the hostel's tables outside. The bouncers yell at you and send you to your room. Literally. "
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Ayo O wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go to st Christopher inn at London bridge. They are not friendly. Plan your trip ahead before coming to London because accommodation."
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kawther wrote a tip Oct 2023
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure not to get the Bed by the door, and buy the oyster card for transportation."
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R 1,814 - R 3,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Which popular attractions are close to St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Nearby attractions include Borough Market (0.3 km), The View from The Shard (0.4 km), and Escape from the Golden Hinde (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mallow - Borough Market, Lord Clyde Southwark, and The Bermondsey Bierkeller.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to St Christopher’s At The Inn - London Bridge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (2.3 km), Tower of London (1.2 km), and Churchill War Rooms (2.6 km).
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