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Central Hostel Reviews

26 Princes Square, London, England

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64%

Rating
2835 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 59%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

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66%

Looks better than on the pictures. Staff is helpful but not necessary nice. Awesome location, circle, district and central lines are 5 mins away, a tesco express too. Cleanliness was ok, the kitchen fascilities almost below what I'd say acceptable. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

There were too few bathrooms for the number of rooms and guests. There were no hair dryers in the bathrooms. I had booked a bed in a 6 bed mixed dorm, but finally we slept in a room with 7 beds!!! The kitchen was very small and didn't have a table and chairs and smelled really unpleasantly. The living room was not very clean and there wasn't enough space if all guests had decided to come down and relax. The atmosphere was a bit dodgy. On the positive side, the staff were helpful and polite.


69%

Nice hostel if you just to have to spend there a few night for sleeping while during the day you can visit the city. Very nice position close to shops and Hyde park, Baywater and Queensway underground stations. Kitchen and lounge too small. No lockers in the bedrooms.


80%

hotel reasonable compfortable i would book again

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Its cheap but it is run down in parts, they do keep it clean. except the fridge in the kitchen, that is about to grow legs and walk away


54%

No signs on arrival, staff were very rude, did not feel welcome..very bad ventilation and smelt in the halls.. our room wasnt too bad apart from the fact we paid extra for an 'ensuite' room which consisted of a broken shower head and no toilet, a small armchair that was badly stained and lots of smoke butts on the balcony which was disgusting. Location was ok.


29%

Staff is rude than I expect, they can even speak English, hostel was 50 percent of full They are waiting u to check in until 2 pm

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63%

good hostel if you want a central position in london and the cheapest price.


71%

Has a really relaxed atmosphere about it, almost like a student building in a way. Staff is friendly, showers are communal, snorers inevitable in the 8ppl rooms, so keep that in mind if you're going for the cheapest from the cheapest.

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


40%

The Central Hostel was a little bit scary, dark and dirty. The hostel was located very good and it wasn't far to the next underground station. For the low prices it was Okay.


69%

The rooms are excessively hot even at night time and there are no fans at all. It's like an oven in there, also the bathrooms are very tiny and no privacy to change clothes its one giant bathroom completely exposed. Only upside is its cheap.


71%

Excellent location. The hostel is very near to Hyde park and just a short walk away from a tube station.


97%

Great staff team! Nice people with customers, fun in the evenings, helpful with plenty of advice and tips for tourists. If you're arriving in bad shape, they will help you find solutions to make your stay and journey a great moment in London. If you come once, you'll definitely remember and come back to Central Hostel London!

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

Anyone could stay here for more than a night will be a mystery to me. READ REVIEWS from people who've stayed! The environment is creepy and awful that one can expressed it in every possible word available to the English language. Smelly kitchen, graffiti-decorated reception, narrow stairs, oddly-arranged floorspace (which is 912 sf in each storey, divided in at least 5 rooms, toilets, etc., so you can imagine how shabby it is). Bed linens are old and pilling, too.


49%

Location is great, if you are looking simply for a bed for the night then this is the place to go. However, if you want a clean room and a usable bathroom then this isn't the place for you. We stayed in a six bed girls room and in that room there was only two plugs one of which didn't work. Bathrooms were very poor, we stayed there two nights and throughout our stay we found the toilet blocked and that there were not enough bathrooms for the number of guests. Basic at best.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


40%

If you will do anything for a bed go for this place, but when all the showers are put together with no privacy whatsoever and the door to your room doesn't lock you start to think maybe this isn't the best option.


54%

Hostel needs serious maintenance, showers were very unhygienic, saying rooms have en-suites is not accurate, a curtain across the room is not an en-suite, beds very unstable, no ladders


66%

The hostel was great value for money and relatively clean. The bathrooms are cleaned every hour or so and there is one on every floor so you are never waiting to shower. Overall I was very pleased with the hostel as I felt safe, comfortable and at ease. The only real negative was the atmosphere of the hostel. If you are young and looking for a place to meet new people and expand your travel circle then central hostel isn't for you. The hostel is full of relatively middle aged people.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice stay. Great location. Comfortable. Clean. Helpful staff. Great Colombian coffee. Thank you!


63%

Location is good, but staff weren't very friendly and wifi doesn't work in the rooms, only in reception.


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