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No problems with my stay but there didnt seem much of a social atmosphere - the norm for English hostels.
I stayed at the Queensway for about a week and was rather sad to leave it behind. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and its a nice quiet vibe. By the time it was time to move on to another hostel I could not conceive of staying anywhere else. I stayed in an 8-person room. While it'd be nice to have a reading light or a curtain over my bunk, the beds were comfy. My room, being on the 6th floor, was warm, but nothing an open window could not fix - the street is relatively quiet.
Excellent staff, very friendly. The hostel itself is very clean, nice atmosphere and, of course excellent location. I would definitely recommend it for staying!
Excellent hostel and staff! Definetely recommend for staying.
Space was a bit limited in the rooms, especially the ensuite shower. Other than that, staff was friendly and rooms were clean.
The staff here (especially Becky) are awesome and super friendly.
Room 61 was kind of a owen. Even with a ventilator, the temperature was far to high. Last floor restroom was too small Room was too small. Price was too expensive for this kind of ho(s)tel. Breakfast was good for the price.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Beds were comfortable and the people were very friendly! About a 5 minute walk from the tube. If you want to make sure you and your friends are in the same room, book together. My group got split up into different rooms because we came in late and all booked separately. We would definitely stay with Astor again!
Nice staff, easy check-in and check-out, comfortable bed, good breakfast. My only small complaints would be the room is kind of hot, but with the provided fan it ends up comfortable, and the bathroom was kind of dirty looking, very warm, and a little smelly. But that didn't really affect anything else, so overall it was a great stay. Just make sure if you are with a group to book together if you want to be in the same room. We ended up a little scattered! Ended up okay, met some new people!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Had a great time. Both the staff and guests were really friendly. The location and facilities are great value for money.
The staff was phenomenal. Super Helpful and full of useful information. The whole atmosphere of the place was beyond my expectations.
Very guest-friendly hostel in a beautiful silent place! Free breakfast (actually, for 0,5GBP donation for somebody), nice staff and activities!
I had a great time at Astor Queensway, which happened to be the first hostel I have ever been to. The staff was very kind, attentive, and took the time to get to know you. There were nightly events that hostelers could attend to get to know each other and the staff. The group of hostelers were very international. I would definitely come back again!
Very cloudy check-in day. Very sunny checkout day.
I liked its proximity to Hyde park and the Queensway tube stop. The hostel was eclectic and unfortunately had a noisy group of American students staying there the same time we were. Sadly there is no elevator and the climb to the top floor is pretty exhausting (at least they will offer to take your bags up for you!) Beware of the showers though, a bit cramped and the shower curtain was quite musty. Also, it would be nice if there was a light or an electric outlet by each bed.
Rooms are a little small, and there aren't lockers in the rooms that really work. That being said there are free safety deposit boxes to use that are monitored by the front desk, the staff is amazing and friendly, and I LOVED the location. Right by Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Notting Hill within walking distance. Also a pharmacy and market, tons of restaurants and some pubs in the area
Nothing special. Just a room to sleep in at night. I've stayed in better and worse hostels this one was just ok.
A really good hostel. I ended up extending my stay from 3 nights to almost a week. It´s a big place so you get a lot of people congregating in the downstairs kitchen/dining room and common area which is great when you are travelling solo. Events were held every night with high attendance. Location really good (across the road from Hyde Park and a couple of minutes from two Metro stations). Staff were very competent and helpful - though could be slightly cliquey given the sheer number. Great!
Excellent hostel. The free breakfast every morning is a huge plus, and they have a cheap group dinner at least once a week for visitors. Absolutely loved staying here. The staff is awesome!