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Belsize House Reviews

40 Belsize Park Gardens, London, England

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716 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Always a good night's sleep :) Excellent staff.


Nice and friendly place, quiete location and very close to tube station. Rooms were simple and clean, staff very helpful.

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Pro: I booked a bed in a four-person-dorm and they put me in a two-person flat; it is rather quite in the rooms; rather central to the northern part of inner city; fast wifi Con: You hear every door slamming outside your room (hapening often); the cleanliness is average, while the bathrooms are rather dirty (a lot of mould on the walls); beds were squeaking all of the time and mattresses were realy old and used; washing is rather expensive (3.20£ per load)

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fantastic location and even better value for money. It's certainly not the ritz, and you get what you pay for - simple sparse room. The rooms were quiet, comfortable and clean. Bathrooms were few and far between but at no point did I queue. Would recommend for those on budget constrained travel.


The toilet on the 3rd floor was constantly clogged. The location is not as great as many reviewers had made it sound. So glad I only had to stay one night. Will never recommend to somebody.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It was uncomfortable not to have a kitchen or at least a dinning room for a free use. The dinning room was only for who payed the meals (and they were at an inconvenient tine for us). The beds were quite unconfortable, very old matrassess. But it was good not to have bunk beds. If you want to practice your English and you have Spanish as a mother tongue, this is not a good place! A lit of the staff spoke Spanish!


Security: Great scan lock system for entrance. No locks in room. Location: Literally 8 minutes' walk from station and very easy to find. Staff: Great check-in provided. Check-out could be better but will let it pass. Atmosphere: Just stayed for 1 night so cannot comment accurately. Cleanliness: Just about clean and tidy enough for a short stay. Value of Money: Great Facilities: Just about ok Overall: Definitely will be back for short stays Suggestion: Just put some locks in the room.


Lovely hostel. Thank-you so much for a pleasant experience. Peaceful, very clean, well-managed.


A really nice hostel in a gorgeous area. It's easy to walk to Camden. The area is beautiful with two amazing parks, a canal and London Zoo close by. I love that the hostel is part of a charity that provides affordable housing to people. The building is great and also has a garden. The room I was in was fresh, had great furniture (my own wardrobe and bedside table), great views from the window and was spacious enough for the 3 of us.


Staff very friendly, professional and helpful. Everything very clean. Facilities although clean and in good working order could be modernised. But then this is a good price (especially if a deal going). The sort of residents here are also pleasant to interact with.


tidy, quiet place in good London location. Seems to have a lot of long term residents. Well worth a stay.


Very good all round. Very clean and good value. Only minor improvements could be in showers: hooks/ shelves for clothes etc, fix extractor fan, remove mouldy carpet outside door (probably due to moisture from shower). Also I missed breakfast - staff could mention times verbally to people when checking in as more restricted than normal B&B (although it is printed on a ticket).


Great stay with the exception of dripping water from the radiator and squeeky bed. Very safe and wonderful room mate. I will be back for another short stay.


Nice neighborhood and the tube is easy to navigate but this location is a decent length tube ride away from all the main attractions!!


I really felt secure in this hostel with the added advantage that it is nice to be with lots of people. The location and the other people living and sharing in the hostel is really amazing for London. I was happy here and recommend it to anyone wishing to feel included whilst not paying the earth to live in London for a day or two.


A wonderful, quiet place to stay. The only negatives would be, the beds make noise every time you move and the receptionist is not always at their desk, so you may be waiting around to check-in/out


Perhaps less of an atmosphere because there was no welcome at the threshold as with some hostels where the reception is visible from the door . Security did not seem to be a worry however sometime the hostels where there are always people coming and going and using the landings and other areas to sit and hang out provides more security that just having locked doors.


Our stay was better than expected. We received a private room for just the two of us. The room was clean and looks really new. Belsize was really near to the tube station and quite because it's situated in residential area. However, it can be too quite to walk at night and that makes us feel a bit cautious. Only drawback is the sharing shower room is very small! We have to keep pressing the knob to keep the water running. The dining room stinks like rats pee or something. Do something about it!


I like this place - the atmosphere is good - friendly and home like


They need showers that don't turn of after ten seconds.

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