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26 Princes Square, London, England

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66%

Rating
2588 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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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.


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.


63%

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

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

For the price, good hostel. The staff was very helpful. I had a problem with a bus and the girl at the reception helped me. Thank you!


51%

Although the location was excellent and there was a wash basin in the room, the general outlook of the place was something that was just tolerable. To enter you had to shuffle off the street down to the basement area squeezing bags and all past guests sitting and smoking on the already narrow steps. The small reception doubles as the lounge and the kitchen resembled Harry Potters room under the stairs. Only one shower/toilet for my floor was a bit rough. Beds ok but squeaky, loud street noise


37%

Dirty stinky creaky broken difficult to access toilets (not even on the floor!) with common showers (unacceptable that women and men must meet naked!) insufficient sockets (2 per room of 6 persons who had to recharge phones tablets shavers brushes etc) with small dirty "kitchen" (cannot show the picture of the heap of rubbish!) we did not use also consiering that 50 pp cannot eat in same 8 seats of reception-lunch&livingroom IF WE KNEW WE'D NEVER CHOSEN!


31%

Just awful. The staff wes extremely unhelpful. The booking system is very user UNfriendly, and the staff did nothing to help this situation. Further, the hostel felt highly unsafe, my sister and I are two young females traveling alone and we felt uncomfortable around many of the 'long term' hostel residents. The hostel was also very unclean, cramped, and stuffy. The kitchen was practically unusable and the fridge was stuffed with plastic bags full of rotting food. DON'T STAY HERE.


54%

The reception area is awful stuffy and not very clean. The rooms are small

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

ホテルの予約確認から訪問時の対応までスタッフは非常に親切でした。6人部屋(男女共用)に宿泊しましたが、寝具もきちんと交換されており、特に問題はありませんでした(ベッドサイズが小さく、足を伸ばして寝るには少し窮屈でしたが・・・)。また、トイレもきちんと清掃されており不満はありませんでした(シャワーは使用していないので分かりません)。ただ、他の方のレビューにもありましたが、室内にコンセントソケットが無く、電子機器の充電等に関してはロビーまで行く必要があり、少し手間だと感じました。同様に室内にはセキュリティボックス等も無く、1人旅行ですと貴重品の管理が難しく、1泊なら問題ありませんが連泊だと少々厳しいかなと思います。ただ立地は最高であり、1泊ならまた次回も利用しようと思います。

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


57%

Nous étions 2 et avons séjourné dans une chambre pour 4. Hôtel très bien situé, unique point positif. La propreté du reste de l'hôtel est à désirer, les toilettes étaient soit bouchées, soit fermées, soit sans papier... La fenêtre de la chambre ne fermait pas et la porte de la douche, posée en plein milieu de la chambre, donnait directement sur un lit, bref AUCUNE intimité possible. Mauvais accueil, personnel non aimable et ne cherchait absolument pas à se faire comprendre par les touristes

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel was fine. Good things: no curfew, near metro stations. Bad: unfriendly staff, smelly kitchen, wifi only available in lounge.


40%

Great location by Hyde Park and tube lines. Everything else terrible. More drifter vibe than backpacking


89%

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.


80%

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)


57%

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)


74%

La ubicación es realmente excelente. A dos cuadras del Hyde Park, a tres de las estaciones del metro de Qweensway y de Bayswater. El personal es realmente amoroso, pero un poco informal. Un dia llegué a mi habitación y había un chico durmiendo en mi cama. La recepción está abierta las 24 horas y es muy limpio. No hay que confundir la limpieza del hostel con la de los huéspedes. Mi pieza era un lio, pero por los mismos huéspedes. No dan desyuno ni tienen té y café como dicen.


74%

hôtel proche du centre ville dans un quartier calme, propre et accueillant mettre des échelles sur les lits superposés car c pas pratique de monter sans et dangereux. (filles 6 lits)


37%

Das Personal wusste selbst nicht über die Buchungen bescheid, Das Bad total schmutzig, Toilette verstopft, Kleiderhaken abgebrochen. Ganz schreckliche Verhältnisse. Die Küche war sehr sehr dreckig, das Geschirr ekelig. Nicht zum Weiterempfehlen, auch nicht zu diesem günstigen Preis.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

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.


74%

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


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