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26 Princes Square, London, England

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2758 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

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Good place for the money. At £12-14 a night it doesn't get any better for the price in central London. No lockers, wifi doesn't reach past first floor but other than that a good stay for a few days.


The hostel is very clean, but the kitchen is small and they just have one fridge foe everybody

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The room I stayed in was dirty. Stains on the walls and ceilings and there was a lounge chair that was completely disgusting. The room was always hot. The wifi only worked on the ground floor.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


On the first night we stayed, there was no hot water. The kitchen facilities are quite small and smell a little funny. The internet was spotty, but the people we met there were cool.


Overall good but some points to consider: Put a ladder to the top bunk. Put a side on the top bunk. Make the outdoor area non smoking


Firstly, the location of the hostel was awful and extremely difficult to find. I walked in and was horrified at the place. It was extremely dirty, unwelcoming and had a horrible smell. There was no atmosphere at all and the staff were very unwelcoming. The toilets were disgusting and didn't even have any soap in them. The room was even worse, I would not let a farmyard animal sleep in one of the rooms. The worst place I have ever come across by far! I walked out and didn't even stay the night!


This was far the worst accomodation where I have ever been. There are NO lockers in the rooms, there is NO power socket in the rooms for every bed, the receptionists are outstandingly rude and apathetic and change the options at the arrival. They don't help or assist in any matter and not even bother to say hello or goodbye to you as if they would make favour to you that you can pay a FORTUNE for the lowest service and accomodation. Our money, phones were stolen and it's very dirty.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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