Good news - we can finally travel again! While we can now escape home and visit countries abroad, taking tests and proving vaccinations remain a part of it for now. Here, our hostel staff have shared some tips and tricks to make finding Covid-19 test sites in our cities as easy as possible for you. This way you have more time to research things to do and where to eat during your trip, rather than the nearest test centers and pharmacies!
If you’re planning a European adventure with St Christopher’s Inns, this list contains all the information you need to plan your tests.
NOTE: Remember to bring your passport and ID to test centres across Europe, just in case they need to see it.
St Christopher’s London Bridge at The Village
Heathrow and Gatwick airports have test centres set up for international travellers which cost between £59-125.
You can find a list of clinics across London and the UK here, but please note you will need to book your appointment online in advance.
Before your arrival in the UK, remember to order your test online and have it delivered to the address where you will be staying:
- For arrivals from green list countries, test on the 2nd day (starting from £54)
- For arrivals from amber list countries, test on the 2nd and 8th day (starting from £139)
St Christopher’s Bath
3 Burton Street, Bath, BA1 1BN
Located next door to the Body Shop. For a walk-in test, book in advance through this website.
St Christopher’s Edinburgh
92 - 96 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RQ
Book an express test at Edinburgh Airport through their website. PCR tests cost £99 (receive results within 48 hours) and lateral flow tests cost £50 (receive results in 20 minutes).
46-50 Clerk St, Newington
Newington Pharmacy is a 20 minute walk from St Christopher’s Inns Edinburgh hostels. Home and on-site testing is available costing between £105-£115. Book in advance via their website or call them on 07796766649.
St Christopher’s Amsterdam: The Winston
Nieuwe Achtergracht 100, 1018 WT
There are several testing facilities in Amsterdam. The best way is to book a walk-in test through GGD Amsterdam, however this testing facility will not give you a travel document after a negative test.
Corona Snel Check
Amsterdam Centrum Nes (or Herenstraat)
Only a few minutes walk from St Christopher’s at the Winston, this test site is located at Amsterdam Centrum Nes. Here you can get a PCR test with a travel statement for €79,95 (results the next day) or for results the same day it will cost €119,95. Book via their website.
St Christopher’s Barcelona
Locations across the city
Book an appointment and pay online via their website. PCR tests cost between €60-€95 depending on urgency. Rapid antigen tests cost €25. Open weekdays from 9:30am-2:30pm and 4pm-9pm.
Locations across the city
Walk-ins accepted. Open Monday to Friday from 8am-12:30pm and 4pm-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
St Christopher’s Berlin
PCR testing available for €69 (results within 24 hours) or €169 (results within 1 hour). Register for a test through the website.
Schröderstrasse 1, 10115 Berlin Mitte
Covid Zentrum has locations across Berlin, but nearest to St Christopher’s Berlin hostels is the Mitte test centre. PCR tests cost €79,90 (results within 24 hours) for €99,90 (results within 3 hours). Antigen tests cost €29,90 (results in 20 minutes). Book a test through their website.
Auguststrasse 20, 10117
Schnelltest Berlin has locations across the city, but nearest to St Christopher’s Berlin hostels is the Mitte test centre, about a 15 minute walk away. PCR tests cost €49,90 (results within 36 hours) or €199,90 (results within 3 hours). Antigen tests cost €19,90 (results in 20 minutes). Book a test through their website.
Other test centres in Berlin
These are the current opening times, however it is best to check before booking as we have noticed that these are not always set.
Opening times: 8am-8pm
Berlin, S/U-Bhf Friedrichstraße
Opening times: 9:30am-8pm
NOTE: Currently, all indoor dining, bars, clubs and open-air events in Berlin require some form of negative test (taken within the past 24 hours, an antigen test is fine for this) or proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days since their 2nd shot). Outdoor dining and drinking in Berlin does not require tests.
St Christopher’s Paris
Rapid antigen tests can be done in almost any pharmacy in Paris.
NOTE: You may be asked for proof of travel if that’s the purpose of your test.
Pharmacies Les Orgues
7 Rue Mathis, 75019 Paris
Located next to Crimee station. No appointment needed and you’ll receive rapid antigen test results in 15 minutes, costing €34 (free with French health insurance).
Laboratoire des Flandres
181 Rue de Crimée, 75019
PCR tests by appointment, call +33 1 40 36 29 53 or walk in. PCR tests cost €54 (free with French health insurance). Restricted hours: Monday-Thursday from 2pm-3:30pm.
6 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris
No need to book in advance and you’ll receive rapid antigen test results in 15 minutes, costing €34 (free with French health insurance).
Pharmacie Gare du Nord Paris
18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris
PCR tests by appointment, call +33 1 45 26 38 31 or walk in. PCR tests cost €54 (free with French health insurance).
Centre Médical - COSEM Maubeuge
105 Rue de Maubeuge 75010 Paris
PCR tests by appointment, call +33 1 77 45 25 30 or walk in. PCR tests cost €54 (free with French health insurance).