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Arsenal Tavern Hostel Reviews

175 Blackstock Road, London, England

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1416 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 53%Facilities

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Hostel could be a lot cleaner, maintenance to shower facilities is necessary, during our stay on multiple occasions there was no hot water.


The room was very messy and the showers dirty, I won't come back but it's okay for 1 night if you don't have choice


Excellent location and great value.


unhealthy . not a "youth" hostel. staff can hardly speak english. only for long term visitors. insecure . stay at your own risk.!


It was really ok, we didn't stay much in the hostel. but evrything worked out for what we want.


Another lovely stay . thanks


it is a place mostly suited to workers unable to find a place to stay which cost less than their income for that period. So they stay there for months. No tourist in site. Bed has that crematory quality. if you're sensitive, stay somewhere else

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Disgusting place, with very rude staff, absolutely unwilling to help. What the potential visitors should know is that this hostel is mostly occupied long-term by people who can't afford to rent a house in London and they think they own the place. I had to argue a few times with some of my neighbors since they would take over the tiny amount of personal space I had. Another day I came back to my bed, only to find some clothes I had left there on the floor!I honestly felt like I was in a pig farm.


1. During my three-night stay two laptops, one iPad, and a whole bag of documents were lost and they did not care. 2. One of the receptionists there are awful. At the time of my checkout, he was just sleepy and did not care and said later. I insisted that I will be late for work and stood just in front of him and he refused to take any action until another receptionist came. So I was late for work and had a challenge with the bus just because of the irresponsibility of the receptionist.


Asked for clean bedsheets. Was told they would be cleaned and changed. They weren't. Staff extremely rude and frankly miserable. Shower rooms covered in graffiti. Overall the hostel was a miserable mess.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Another lovely stay, The new showers on the top floor are great and very welcome . Thanks


The mattresses definitely needs to be changed. I think it's not good for health


The hostel was pretty dirty and old. The beds were really basic and uncomfortable. Rooms were too small for the amount of people hosted and the doors were doing a damn noise when opening and closing. Finally the breakfast was really basic too, I would have expected some true coffee at least.


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)

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