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Destinations at The Rose & Crown Reviews

65 Union Street, Borough, London, England

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85%

Rating
572 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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60%

The good: -convenient location within walking distance to many places of interest -privacy curtains on each bed -late check out time (12pm) -hot water in showers The bad: -the room doors slam shut very loudly. So you cannot really get a good night's sleep because you are awakened by ridiculously loud slamming doors all the time. The ugly: -there are 2 toilets


91%

Definitely a great visit! Good, clean and basic rooms and a nice pub downstairs. The location is just perfect.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will choose us again the next time your in town, thank you for your comments.

86%

Great hostel. Simple and clean. The lack of kitchen and common room means there is little typical hostel atmosphere, a bit quiet and people staying are in London for work, in between rental, or serious travellers after real sleep. The trains at night could wake you at times. Decent breakfast in the pub, nice hosts - more like a city b

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your stay in London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we do say that we don't have a common room or kitchen on the website, the trains don't really run after 12 midnight, thank you for your comments.

83%

Costs in London tend to be high. I was glad to find this affordable lodging near a gathering I was taking part in. The room was not spacious, but the beds were good, and the under-bed locker was handy, and perhaps necessary. Free internet! Breakfast offerings were very good. The downstairs pub seemed friendly, but I didn't make use of it. Just one disconcerting incident in my stay: inexpensive toiletries and pajamas disappeared from my bed before my last night there. Error of the cleaning lady.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we have no control over the prices in London but we have made our prices very competitive, your stuff had not disappeared from your bed just moved because we had to change the bedding and moved them while doing so, they were returned to you the next day when you ask for them, this was not an error but simply our cleaner doing her job, we are sorry you lost your comb, towel and salad, these could have been taken by a guest.

89%

Great hostel, very well located, very comfy beds, included breakfast was very nice. Lacks a social atmosphere, which for me was fine, but if you're after somewhere you can meet people maybe try somewhere else.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your stay in London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we do have a very vibrant social atmosphere in the bar downstairs and many of our guests make good friends there, thank you for your comments.

66%

Room was nice, but my backpack couldn't fit in the locker. The shower was taped together. They had the best free breakfast!!

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Thank you for choosing destinations hostels during your trip to London, our lockers can fit a small backpack but not one the size of yours, but they are big enough to store your stuff, the shower had a broken tile and was taped up until it was replaced the same day, thank you for your comments.

71%

It's in a great location and is clean, but if you're looking to meet people and hang out, it's not the right place for you. No socializing as far as I saw. I went down to the pub one evening looking to meet others at the hostel or locals and there was no one there besides a few older men who had no interest in talking to me.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your stay in London, depending on the weather the bar can be busy or quiet, like most bars but our staff are always willing to chat about anything, we often have a few of our guests chatting downstairs and socialising, thank you for your comments.

86%

Great location, comfy beds with a lamp and power point at the bed head. The curtain across each bed is a big help, especially when other guests in the room are up early or get in late. The breakfast is very basic, but good. Only problem I came across was the showers are very cramped, but they always had hot water so not the end of the world. Would definitely stay there again.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your stay in London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again, our showers are on the smaller side but more than big enough to shower and change in them, our breakfast is better than most hostels in London as you will find out if you stay in another hostel, thank you for your comments.

97%

Great location near London Bridge. The owner was really funny and helpful. Every bed has a reading light, locker, curtain and socket and there was a computer, tv and a water boiler in the room. Altough it was quiet in the room during the night it is better to have earplugs because there are railtracks nearby and you could hear the trains during the night. Breakfast was basic but good. Best place I've stayed in London so far!

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, the trains stop running about 11.30pm and only go past at a very slow speed, thank you for your comments.

74%

The location of this hostel cannot be beaten - it's a few minutes walk from Borough Market and the Thames. The security is great and the privacy curtains around each bed are a nice luxury. This place is great for couples or people travelling together, but without a communal space it can be difficult for solo travellers to meet others. I'd definitely stay here again.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we do say on the website that we DO NOT have a common room and we ask not to book our hostel if you want this, we get more single travelers than couples here and we rarely get this comment as most people go to the bar downstairs, thank you for your comments.

71%

No common room, so rather anonymous.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, had you actually read the hostel description we ask you not to book with us if you were looking for a common room or kitchen, marking us down for not checking what we offer is not fair, thank you for your comments.

80%

Very nice staff and comfortable beds! The privacy curtains we a huge plus! Only downside is there is no common areas (besides the bar downstairs during open hours), to hang out in, so if you're roommates are sleeping or your neighbors are snoring you have to tough it out and stay quite in the room. Other than that, great breakfast and would stay again.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we have no common room as described in our description on the website but we have made each dorm as comfortable to stay in as possible, thank you for your comments.

74%

The staff was great. This facility is above a bar and next to train tracks. There are picnic tables outside in front ot the bar and patrons would be out there talking until late into the night. That and the trains, I didn't sleep very well. They had a good breakfast selection.


66%

Felt more like a bar with a hostel attached than a hostel with a bar. Many of the bar patrons were locals. Good location, except you get some noise at night from the train tracks half a block away. I dislike the door code system. I was afraid to come back too late because they change the door codes and if no one is at the bar/reception, you are locked out. I came back after the bar closed one night and was lucky to catch an employee still cleaning up so he could give me the new codes.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us, the trains go past slow and they stop running about 12 midnight, our door code system is the best we have found, we change the codes on a regular basis and we always make sure our guests have the new codes, you can reenter the hostel with these codes at any time you please, thank you for your comments.

89%

Good, clean hostel. Excellent location (near the london bridge and above a pub), friendly staff (getting earplugs at 4 o'clock was no problem) and good breakfast. Would definitely stay there again. They even have a rainshower, woehoew!

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will choose us again, thank you for your comments.

77%

Friendly people, low-key atmosphere. Appreciated the privacy curtains and reading light. Not updated but seemed clean. Would stay again.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again the next time you visit London, thank you for your comments.

94%

Josh and Flavia were great and made the stay fun and friendly. Great place to stay. Thanks.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and on behalf of Josh and Flavia thank you for your kind words.

89%

overally good

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again, thank you for your comments.

89%

Good idea the lockers under the beds, but it should be improved: anyone with a screwdriver can open them! But in general it is a very good place! I choose it on my arrival to the UK and choose it again for the departure!

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, our security lockers cannot be accessed even with a screw driver if there is a padlock on the locker, thank you for your comments.

80%

Lovely place in a very good location (very central, only 10 min. walking to London Bridge and 20 min. to Tower Bridge), the staff was nice and breakfast (included in the price) was nicer than what you'd normally expect! The rooms and bathrooms were nice and clean but could be bigger, not that much space to leave your stuff in the room (there were some lockers under the beds but not very comfortable to use). But all in all, for a weekend trip it was a pleasant stay.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, our rooms while not the biggest are big enough for the number of people in them and their luggage, also you can store any other luggage in our secure luggage room should you desire, the lockers are intended for medium to small luggage and personal items, thank you for your comments.

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