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Barmy Badger Backpackers Reviews

17 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London, England

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90%

Rating
523 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

Our experience at your hostel was awesome. Thank you for adding a plus to our great weekend in London!

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you had an awesome experience here and that you found us an added plus to your great weekend in London! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

97%

Staff is really nice. Bedroom & bathroom are clean. Bed are stable, mattress is good. Many things are included in the price. One of the best backpacker I tried.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found our staff nice, liked our cleanliness, our stable beds with comfortable mattresses, the many free things included in the price and that you found us one of the best Backpackers you have stayed in! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

Highly recommended! Very friendly atmosphere and people — got a new friend while staying here.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our friendly atmosphere and people, and that you would highly recommend us! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

80%

I only stayed one night, but the staff was pretty cool and very helpful

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found our staff cool and helpful! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

100%

Good location, clean, good security (front door lock with number keypad, room key, lockable locker -own lock needed, programmable safe). Great atmosphere in part due to the fact that for London, it is a small hostel making it more personal than one with 150 guests who are mostly just passing ships. A place you can make friends if you want or do your own thing.A point to keep in mind when booking - no lifts so be prepared to use stairs. Will definitely be back next time I'm passing through London

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us again. We are so pleased that you liked our cleanliness, location, personal locker/safe combo and our great atmosphere! Safe onward travels from all of us here and we look forward to welcoming you the next time you pass through London.

100%

Amazing....it's a small hostel which makes it personal and like a big family / group of friends rather than impersonal and filled with large groups as can be found in others. You get a locker (bring your own lock) however inside is a programmable safe. You get the door code so no curfew and the staff are super friendly. Love, love, love the dogs though like all respectable (or lucky) 'employees', they 'work' Monday to Friday only :)

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our homely atmosphere, the personal locker/safe combo and that our staff were super friendly! Safe onward travels from all of us here (and the dogs send paw waves!)

100%

Staff was very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Had a great location and the people staying there were all friendly. When I e-mailed in advance about a health concern for my friend while staying there the staff responded quickly and were very helpful and accommodating in any way they could. I arrived at the hostel with high expectations of a safe place and helpful staff and my expectations were far surpassed. Told my college to add this place for future students to know about!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that we surpassed your expectations and thank you so much for recommending us to future students at your college! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

86%

Had a great stay at the Barby Badger. Great locaties and a very friendly staff. The little dogs is lovely and makes you feel at home. In all my visits to London this was by far the best hostel in combination with the location and value for my money.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you felt at home here, liked our friendly staff, enjoyed Tinka the dog's company and that you found us the best hostel regarding location and value for money! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

54%

Good location and friendly staff. Poor breakfast, bad smell on the building. You can find better hostels for the same price.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our location and friendly staff. I did address you and your room mate's complaint over the smell (which could not be smelled in your room) from someone cooking a curry - as I said at the time, we can ask people to use the extractor fan in the kitchen and open the window, but we can't ask them not to cook certain food. Safe onward travels from all of us here.

60%

Excelent location, subway really close, restaurants and a big Tesco nearby. The kitchen can become overcrowded. The breakfast lacks in diversity and the available toilets let down (one of them is next to the laundry). There no sense of privacy, on our first night, me, my girlfriend and our other friend couple were woken by the person that takes out the trash. The door doesn't lock to people that have the key, we had to makeshift a lock so that no one got in while we took a shower or dressed.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you like our excellent location. I am puzzled as to why, during your 6 night stay, you did not once ask any member of staff to help you with your door. Had you done so, we would have immediately shown you how to use the lock on your door saving you any privacy or security concerns :) Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

Good location close to city and close to Tube station. Private room wasn't huge or new but the bedding seemed new and it was clean so it wasn't bad. Would stay there again.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our location, our cleanliness and that you would stay here again! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

86%

Easily accessible, friendly staff, clean dorms with good sized lockers containing a safe.

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our friendly staff, our cleanliness and the personal large locker/safe combo! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

100%

This hostel was awesome!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us an awesome hostel! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

Excellent hostel, only thing, some other hostels already have beds made. Not wanting to sound lazy but if you arrive late wanting to have a good rest, then this may represent a bit of a delay and extra work. Other than that it is excellent!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us an excellent hostel! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

86%

Employees are great. Very helpful. Good location for the price. Good facilities and clean bathrooms. Not much of an atmosphere due to the amount of people who live in the hostel

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased you liked our location, price, facilities, cleanliness and our staff helpful! We only have a limited number of beds for long term guests, so when the hostel is quiet it can seem like more. Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

Great hostel. Amazing owner of hostel. The sweetest dogs, and the nicest person. Showers were warm and comfortable. Beds were fine. Breakfast was fast and easy! All good. :) Will return!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us a great hostel and for your lovely comments about Liz! The dogs send paw waves and have a great European trip. We look forward to welcoming you back if you return to London.

100%

Liz was fantastic. The location is great, there's a safe to put your valuables and the place was impeccably clean. I would definitely stay again there.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us impeccably clean, liked the personal safe and you would definitely visit us again! I have passed on your kind comment on to Liz. Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

A great hostel with two awesome dogs! The dogs do not bother people, but they are fun to play/ hang around with. Great kitchen and an ok breakfast. More than anough bathrooms are availabe and the owners have good ideas for some London-visits. I had a great stay with you.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you had a great say with us and enjoyed playing/hanging out with the dogs - they do like their cuddles and the ball being thrown! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

the hostel was gery good for single female travelers. It was my first time in london and I found out that I made a wise choice. Hostel is just 5 mins from tube Earls court. and you can even walk to kensington and hydepark in half an hour. The room was warm enough and the beds were the best ones i have ever had in a hostel. Bathroom can be cleaner but it was also due to roommates. Breakfast is ok, bread nutella fruits coffe tea and all the facilities you can use, I totally recommend this h

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Thank you for your your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you liked our location, facilities and found our beds with the brand new mattresses to be the best hostel beds you have slept in and that you would recommend us! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

94%

A really good experience, the housekeeper is quite nice lady, I would like to come back in the future,

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you had a really good experience here, our staff nice and that you would like to come back! Safe onward travels from all of us here.

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