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Barmy Badger Backpackers Reviews

17 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London, England

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87%

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402 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

An excellent staff, clean bathroom and rooms. Thanks a lot! I'll keep the address in the case I come back in 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 staff excellent, our bathrooms and rooms clean amd you will stay with us again! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

100%

I stayed in the Barmy Badgers hostel about a month ago, left there& had to make an unexpected trip back to London. I didn't have to think twice as to where I would stay & was so happy they had a bed available for me as the Barmy Badgers is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Also the location is just perfect as it is only a very short walk to the Earls Court underground metro system. I was able to get on a train there which went right to Heathrow Airport. Thanks Ken & Liz for everything!

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Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and for your lovely review! Safe onward travels from all of us at the Badger.

94%

I absolutely loved my first ever stay in a hostel. Possibly because the barmy badger backpackers is such a great place to stay. The hostels long term residents are friendly and fun to be around. Would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to stay in London and doesn't mind a hostel stay. I'll be back!

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review and for choosing the Badger for your first ever hostel stay. We are pleased that you found us a great place and that you would recommend us! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

100%

The Barmy Badger Backpacker was a great place for my first hostel experience! The staff was very helpful and the neighborhood was lively and fun. The breakfast was alright and the people who stay are very easy going. There are a handful of people who stay at the hostel for extended periods (i.e: months) which were actually really knowledgeable about the area. The wifi was superb and everything was clean and neat.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger for your first hostel experience. We are pleased that you liked our cleanliness, our staff helpful, our atmosphere and our fast WiFi! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

89%

Rooms were clean and had lockers (bring your own lock, none are supplied) that were a pretty good size. Also what safes which were handy. Located within five minutes of Earl's Court metro station that links up to most of the important stuff you want to see in London. Staff were great and helped me out with my laundry when the machine started playing up. Breakfast was a bit average but I couldn't complain.

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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 personal locker/safe combo and that our staff were helpful! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

94%

I was just passing by on a 13 hr layover and wanted a place to nap and shower. The staff were very helpful in accommodating me, making sure I had a quiet room for a quick snooze. Clean, easily accessible and centrally located, and very helpful staff.

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • 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 liked our staff, cleanliness and location! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

57%

Its great because you get allot of privacy, on the other hand the house needs more maitnace and better locks on the doors. I enjoyed my stay and the conviniance of the near by tesco supermarket. Common áreas should stay open 24/7, they close them at 11 pm

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Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay! The tv room is open 24 hours - only the kitchen and the garden are closed at 11pm so that our guests and neighbours are not disturbed. Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

89%

Staff is VERY kind and helpful, they will do almost anything to ensure your comfort. While the location is a bit far from the city center, the nearby tube station provides a straight shot to King's Cross or Heathrow. Breakfast was slim, but I think that's because many of the people staying here are more long term than regular backpackers, so they have their own groceries. Bathrooms are clean. Lockers felt very secure, especially with the included safe.

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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 kind and helpful, liked the lockers with personal safe and our cleanliness! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

91%

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel-- it was clean with good accommodations. You could tell that rooms/bathrooms were being cleaned daily. The shower itself was small, but not unmanageable.From check-in to check-out the staff was very helpful and answered any questions. The location of the hostel is a 5 minute walk from the Earl's Court Station, so while there aren't any places to go out at night in the area, it is easy to get on the tube. Overall, enjoyed my stay a lot. Nice other travelers

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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! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

86%

Everything was great here. The staff was really nice, and it was quiet at night. Also the location (Earl's Court) is closer to Heathrow airport than other hostels so I didn't have to carry my luggage in a packed train (tube).(of course, farther from West End though). Overall I really liked the place.

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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 nice and that you reallly liked the hostel! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

71%

The best about this hostel is the great staff and the atmosphere around. There have been also quite a lot long-term guest that made this hostel their home and were really fun to be around. Besides that, the hostel was no more than average. My room was small and facilities rather old, but everything was clean.

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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 and atmosphere to be great and everything was clean! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

97%

really nice hostel in a perfect area, especially if you plan to attend a gig at Earl's Court + very close to a tube station. staff is also very nice. highly recommended.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 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 found us really nice and you highly recommend the Badger! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

83%

Cool place,

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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 cool place! Safe onward travels from the Badger Team.

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.

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