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76% would recommend it to a friend
You get what you pay for
We had a limited budget so our options were too few.
Not ideal for families. Had to rent towels and make our own beds. If you are travelling alone and just want to sleep for a night you are probably ok. External façade is deceiving as rooms do not match initial expectation. Room was cold and clinical resembling a cell. Won't be going there again
Cheap and cheerful
It's a large hostel and I imagine if you stayed in a large dorm the experience would be very different, but we had a private room and it was great.
Bathroom (shared) were clean and tidy, common areas were great, the room was small but clean and comfy. Guys on reception were friendly and helpful.
the hotel was as i thought
Paid for twin room , which was no bigger than seven foot square bunk beds no tv no heating and Windows that didn't shut correctly , very noisy outside.
No towel provided these cost £5 extre with £3 return , all in all clean but not worth the money
Cheap but clean
I was moved into an all female room when I arrived with only 4 beds.
Due to the very noisy ladies that then stayed, one with her snoring boyfriend, I wondered if a larger room would have diffused the noise a bit. The 4 bed room is tiny, only room to put your bags under the bed & just about walk through to tiny shower room, but if you are a group of 4 this would work fine.
The night guy was brilliant. Really nice, friendly and upgraded me. He also got security on to the 'boyfriend' issue in the room even when the 'boyfriend' kept coming back, so thanks for that.
The sheets and bedroom and shower were really clean which was a Godsend. The hostel has a good range of ages from families to older people to younger so it felt pretty inclusive. The location is not bad, it takes 35 min walk to the National Theatre, so very doable. Breakfast doesn't show British food at its best but you can eat it, the other food might have been nicer. Over all I'd say as a 40's female travelling alone it worked fine, I can see my teenagers and school trips being very at home here and I'd have used it with my kids if we could have got a room. Very worth the money it costs. Keep up the cleaning, it makes everything else forgivable.
good overall hostel
I found the room clean and functional.
The shower was more than adequate.
Exactly what I needed for a short term stay
Pretty much what I expected, and exactly what I needed; was in London running errands, I checked in at 11pm and out at 6am the following morning.
I was able to sleep and shower around hitting my meetings. Only used the communal shower facilities; room was clean (I was in a shared dorm so expected level of noise, but people were generally quiet coming back late), bathrooms were clean (though I think they might get crowded during peak periods as there were only 2-3 in each section). Great value for money for somewhere to put your head down.
Value for money; excellent location in city.
safe, friendly and exceptional value
No advance check in required here, just make your booking and roll up before 3am.
A bed in a shared dorm and a cooked breakfast came to less than twenty quid, the staff were friendly and helpful and the bed was quiet and comfortable. I turned up as a single forty-something woman after a school reunion at about 2.30am full of wine with nothing in tow except a handbag and half a pizza. Nobody batted an eyelid, they gave me a keycard, let me into a dark room where I found a bed with no-one in it, plugged my phone in to charge and slept soundly. Definitely a good option if you're looking for a guaranteed bed in case you don't make the last train. Recommended.