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Arsenal Tavern Hostel Reviews

175 Blackstock Road, London, England

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1391 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 44%Cleanliness
  • 52%Facilities

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For a budget traveller, its ok. But dont expect anything more. There is no atmosphere and the beds are bad quality

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24


Showers were atrocious. Staff couldn't speak English. Kept getting woken up by people going in & out of the room slamming the door in the middle of the night.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Pretty much, you get what you pay for. My biggest complaint is that I paid for a room with its own bathroom and then the shower and toilet didn't even work! And they didn't come look at it after I asked.


It's not fun to stay there but it's cheep. Everything is dirty except the bed sheets.


Great place to find, great staff. Only issues were, toilets were a tad small on space and not enough loo roll, and the shower area was diabolical. There was 1 shower that looked as if the ceiling had fallen in on it. Other than that you get what you pay for.


A plesent stay. Thanks


This was the dirtiest, smallest and least secure hostel i've ever been to. If I could attach photos I would. I paid 12.50 euro per night for a hostel in Nice France that was 100x better and this was the same cost.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Another lovely stay. Thanks


The location isn’t that bad yet still far from central. With bus 4 and 19 you are within 20-40min at Waterloo or Tottenham road or bus 29 to Camden. WC and showers are just old, old clean or not clean... beds are far from great. The rooms are with big windows and high ceiling and you will not be gasping for air as in the SMART hostels 20bed bunkers. The common room is basically unused pub which gives a bit of London touch to it compared to the prison like atmosphere of the Arab owned SMART hos


Thank you another very pleasant stay :)


When you say facilities, what do you mean? A self to put stuff or organised space in the room, Nope there was non of that. The toilet and bathrooms are Horrible. My advise if your looking for a cheap hostel, rethink save more money, go somewhere else.


Need more cleaning, in the room there was an horrible smell and showers looked horrible. Need more comfortable beds.

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