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90% would recommend it to a friend
The location of hotel is good.
Close to national rail way and subway. And reasonable price to stay and meet many people from different countries.
The staff were very rude, I had a very bitter experience.
When I expressed my concern, the exact words of one of them was "If you don't like it, why are you still here?"
Very insulting, I left half way through.
Overall great experience.
The staff was fun and super friendly. Room had all the basics and looked pretty good. The bar/lounge was the best, never too crowded and comfy. Perhaps only the new paid breakfast isn't quite worth it as the choice is hardly bigger than before.
An experience of dormitory accommodation
Really was a gamble and last minute booking as let down with other accommodation it is what is says depends who s in dormitory as to whether quiet night, after being in bar and young lads knocking drinks back , you hope they are not in your dorm, aimed at school parties and back packers ,but would use again .
Overall very good
The room was too hot with no way to open the window.
safe and clean
Nice decor, public area and garden.
Bar area good and friendly staff,
Despite there being lots of youngsters staying in the hostel my shared dormitory was quiet, I was a bit surprised it was mixed sex, but I was ok with this.
Very clean, felt safe, wifi free in hot spots. Lots of comfy seating. Enough breakfast to tide you over. Terrific value.
'Poshtel' is right!
Let's face it budget hotels in London can often be dirty, shoddy and still expensive (based on extensive experience of staying in them at least once a week for the last two years!).
Despite this I didn't want to stay in a hostel because, to be frank, I wasn't sure I'd survive the night or if I would have all of my things stolen. That was my preconception of hostels. But I tried Safestay once because there were literally no hotels available in London for a budget price that night. And I'm so glad I did. It is cheap. The bathrooms are modern and clean. You get hot water (something which is a running theme in my other reviews - so many budget hotels seem incapable of providing hot water!). The bar area is huge, modern and comfortable. The staff are friendly. It is near a tube station and only 10mins from central London. The rooms are not too large and people are generally considerate. All of the bunks have curtains that you pull around your bed so you get some privacy. In fact, Safestay changed my view of hostels because it really is a 'poshtel'. I've now stayed on quite a few occasions and couldn't tell you whether my 'room mates' have been male or female because people tend to only come to the room to sleep. Once you're in the room, you climb in bed, pull the curtain around (there's a reading light on every bunk too) and you've got your own little space. if you're looking for total peace and quiet or absolute privacy then Safestay isn't for you. If you're looking for somewhere in London that's clean, modern and safe that is also friendly and cheap, then you won't do better. Oh, and did I mention you get breakfast in with the price as well.
First time in a hostel for 30 years!
It was comfortable, clean and convenient.
The other guests were friendly and talkative. The showers were good and hot. The staff were excellent and did everything possible to help. The large communal area was very useful, although I would have preferred it to be open all night. The continental breakfast was the only disappointment.
Be aware that you'll need proof of identification and your own padlock if you want to secure your belongings. They'll sell you a padlock if you need one.