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Barmy Badger Backpackers Reviews

17 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London, England

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87%

Rating
376 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

Overall a nice place. The rooms are not fancy, but each person has their own storage cupboard and a safe in it as well so you can store your things. Just be sure to bring your own lock. The breakfast was typical bread,cereal, tea ect but good and its included in the price so bonus. All the staff was friendly. Location is awesome as its so close to the tube ! over all we enjoyed our stay here

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you liked the free breakfast, lockable cupboard with safe and our staff friendly! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

100%

This was one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. Had a very "homey" feel about it. Location was just perfect for siteseeing - just a short walk to the subway system. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Also there was a good, free breakfast and also a well equipped kitchen. Barmy Badgers have policies in place to ensure guests get a good night's sleep, and this is definitely important. I would most definitely stay there again!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found the Bager to be one of the nicest hostels you have stayed in and that you liked our homey feel, location, and our staff! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

89%

The hostel was nice and the breakfast was great. My only complaint would be that the shower drain was clogged, which apparently happens a lot. I do like how quickly the staff dealt with the issue, but it would be nice if that problem was fixed for next time. Also, paper towels would be nice to have in the bathrooms.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found us to be a nice place and that the breakfast was great! We regularly treat all the drains and blockages do not happen very often. Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

69%

Its a good place to be if you are looking for a good location, but I will think is quite expensive for what you get. The place is clean and secure but I will only recommend if you want someplace to sleep and is near from everything

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found us to be clean, secure and in a good location! We are sorry that you found us to be expensive, but breakfast, wifi, lockers and bag holding is included in the cost unlike in other hostels. Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

97%

A great hostel, the only negative thing I have to say is that sometimes there was no bread for those who came to the breakfast a bit later than others but still within breakfast time. The lockers with the safe box was good-especially that you got to choose your own code, but my bag didn't fit in there because of the shelf. The staff were very helpful when asked questions and the atmosphere was very good.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you liked the helpfulness of our staff and our lockers with safes! Sometimes the Receptionist is busy with check-outs and check-ins to run down to the kitchen to check on breakast, but if asked, more bread, fruit, etc will be provided! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

86%

These are the nicest people. The place is owned and run by a brother and sister, so friendly and helpful. It is a small, homey hostel in an old Victorian in Earl's Court, a couple of blocks from the Underground. Earl's Court is a cheap and convenient place to stay. The physical facilities were not a good fit for me. Specially built bunk meant lower bed came chest high, needed a stool to climb into it. No elevator, 5 flights of stairs. I couldn't have got my large rolling bag up by myself.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found the staff really friendly and helpful and liked our homey feel! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

91%

Awesome location, right next to the tube station. Staff were ever so friendly and helped with anything we asked. Great kitchen facilities where you can cook your own meals. Spacious dorm rooms with lockers and safes. Would definitely stay here again.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found our staff friendly and that you liked our facilities and the lockers with safes! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

83%

Me and my brother went to London for our first time and we stayed 4 nights at the Badger. It was a really nice place to stay at; a good kitchen, nice bathrooms, great security and friendly people from all over the world. The only thing we can complain a bit about was the comfort of the beds, not the best, but ok. It felt like 'home' and so close to the underground and a big Tesco supermarket. I would recomend it to anyone who needs a cheap and good place to stay. Enjoy! I hope we will return

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you like all of the homely feel, our facilities, our security, the mix of guests and that you would recommend us! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

89%

Great place! Welcoming and helpful staff. We will definitely stay there again :)

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Thank you for you review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you liked our welcoming and helpful staff, the hostel to ne a great place and that you will stay again! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

86%

Girl at the counter was helpful and easy to talk to. Common room was great

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found our staff to be helpful and easy to talk to and that you thought our common room was great! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

86%

No complaints! Staff were very friendly, and willing to sign for a suitcase that the airline had to deliver, so we didn't have to wait for it. Good location, only a short walk from the Underground.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

89%

Feels like home.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you feel at home here! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

83%

Very convenient place to stay for a visit of London.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found our location to be convenient for visiting London! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

83%

Nice people! Near lots of great restaurants and the tube.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found everyone nice here and that we are in a good location! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

97%

Very nice hostel, good location close to the tube, staff very friendly and helpful. Kitchen facilities good. Grocery store just around the corner and plenty of nice restaurants close by.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger! We are pleased that you liked the hostel, the location, our kitchen facilities and our staff friendly and helpful! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

83%

Pros: very well located, quiet, staff caring. Cons: we did not see on hostelworld website that the twin bed room had a bunk bed.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you liked our location and found our staff caring! Room information is found on our page on Hostelworld - hover over the types of rooms and alll the info is there. Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

97%

Place was amazing for my first time in London, very central location, great staff and awesome atmosphere. Couldn't ask for better! I will be back!

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you really enjoyed your stay with us and we gave you a an awesome first taste of London! Hope to welcome you back and safe onward travels from the Badger Team

100%

The staff were very friendly :) the guests were also very friendly. It was a lovely place to stay, nice and clean and the service was excellent. I would love to stay here again sometime soon.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you found the Badger a lovely place to stay and that you would love to stay here again! We hope to welcome you back and safe onward travels from the Badger Team..

91%

The badger was a great first intro to London hostels! The entry is secure for the front door and you have your own key for the bedroom. The lockers are very large, you can basically live out of them! I had a room with an ensuite bathroom, which was nice as you had lots of room to change when you came out of the shower, as opposed to having to change in the shower cubicle. The kitchen was well stocked, and the free breakfast a bonus. Only downside was the beds were not very comfortable.


74%

The location was good and the staff very nice, but the shared bathroom can be a problem since there is a lot of people for 3 or 4 bathrooms, but still the bathrooms are really nice, with a great shower and very clean. The price was a bit expensive, mainly when taking into account the value from pounds to euros. The kitchen being available for breakfast is great. We didn't like that the cleaning lady opened the door after two knocks only. The room has two safes which is nice but not enough.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you liked our cleanliness, the showers and the use of the kitchen! We are sorry that you felt that 2 safes (1 per person) in your twin room was not enough. Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

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