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26 Princes Square, London, England

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

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No beakfast no large lounge very suffocating. Good beds nice staff. Some local English spilt boys stay in thehostel due to drug addiction and drink all the times. Management should refuse these losers to stay and disturb other guests. One of them was very drink he was smoking inside the room and try to jump off the window.


En visite 3 jours à Londres avec ma fille, nous avons été très bien accueillies pendant notre séjour, l'équipe est super, disponible pour répondre à nos questions et nous donner des informations sur la vie londonienne, souriante et avenante. Je la conseille même aussi pour une famille car qualité.prix largement correcte. Un grand merci pour Stefania.

  • 3rd Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This is a really great hostel for the price you pay. It's just very small and the beds are really sunken in. But the bathrooms are really clean so who cares!


Staff was very rude and inconsiderate

  • 23rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


1. The staff on arrival was very rude. 2. On the website there was no mention of paying £5 for keys or handing over your documents instead if you don't have the money. This should be on the website. I came from Heathrow by bus and had to walk back to the High street to withdraw cash. 3, In the room there was only one single plug behind a bed for six people to use. 4. There was no ladder to get to the top bunk, how are you suppose to get up and down. A chair had to be used totally unsafe.


its well located and good price. theres a small kitchen but enough. If you`re a backpack, this place isnt recommended for you. the hostel is full of people living there, with their own habits and so. the atmosphere could be friendly but dont expect anything really exciting. also, there are no cameras and i had like 4 pounds worth of beer stolen.


you need to walk around from the cellar before you enter your room. Reception is at the cellar base. That is quite unreasonable if you have two or more luggages.


one of the worst stays I've ever had. will not be recommending this place to anyone. horrible smell and atmosphere, woken up at 3AM from someone being sick publicly and loudly.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Horrible, muy cochino, no cambian las sabanas, es un asco. La cocina asquerosa, no hay espacio para comer, no hay nada de lo que uno espera de un hostal. Una decepción, el personal simpatico. Si es viajero no vaya, es para gente que vive ahí, conocí a un tipo que lleva 10 años viviendo,


Good value for money. The staff and location are excellent. It has everything a hostel needs except lockers in the dorm rooms. However, there are security boxes at reception for small items. It has a well equipped kitchen and is located very close to supermarkets.


Tiene buena ubicación, pero es pésimo! Sucio, no hay lugares ora estar y tampoco enchufes. 0% recomendable

  • 18th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Las literas de arribando disponen de escaleras lo que dificulta el ascenso a ellas. El hostal estabaestaba en general sucio y descuidado. El staff fue amable en el trató, pero todavía sigo esperando a k me envíen un email que me dijeron que me iban a enviar tras exponerles mis quejas

  • 17th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The receptionist Stefania has been extremely helpful. She helped me with many things. She gave me as well good advices on where to have fun in London.


Muchas escaleras, pocos baños y sucios, espacios comunes reducidos y residentes particulares Buen trato...


I do believe this hostel is quite expensive considering what you get. Though I've been impressed from one of the receptionists. Her name is Stefania. She is always smiling and goes the extra mile for all the customers at the hostel.




Good place, but there was no soap in the dispensers in the toilets.


Arrived at the hostel 45mins before the checking time which is 2pm. The staff is too strict by not allowing me to checking earlier as Im actually too tired. Lil bit tolerance would make huge goodness.


best hostel ever, amazing staff and nice ppl


价格价格实惠 地理位置优越是一大特点,很安静,离伦敦核心区都很近,紧邻海德公园,日程不紧张的话可以去里面放松心情。虽然设施陈旧但还算干净,厨房比较小但厨具冰箱都有,想要省钱的话可以在周围超市买东西来做。 店主似乎是西班牙人 里面常驻很多西班牙的游客,但大家总体都很nice

  • 1st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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