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FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham Reviews

102 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, England

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530 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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The bunks are 3 high which doesn't leave alot of room to sit on the bed but they are relatively stable and comfortable. The showers and toilets are shared between females and males but they are cleaned daily and the showers are located in quite large cubicles for you to place your dry clothes for changing afterwards. Also the internet speeds were faster than I've experienced in most hostels. Location has great public transport. Downside was that there is no hostel kitchen. Overall a good stay.


Fresh was anything but. When signing up to stay in a 12 person room, I was prepared to be living with other people but not in the conditions provided. There was no room to move, we were packed like sardines in bunks stacked 3 beds high! That would have been ok if it wasn't so hot and stuffy. The single window was only able to open a few inches and there was no air conditioning. The room was unbearably hot and the door ended up being propped open, causing security to lessen. It was not worth it.

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The rooms are not properly ventilated, so the 12-person spaces get hot very quickly, especially at night (unless you leave the door propped open!). There is no storage for luggage inside the rooms, so they become crowded very quickly. The bar downstairs is pretty cool.


Too far for Central London and the triple bunk is dangerous but it was clean and staff were really nice .


That hostel is not much more than a sh*thole but then again the price you pay don't make you hope for an awesome place (at least during the week)... But I discovered that's a scam, no kitchen or common room for the guests. They sell food and drinks in the bar that's associated, the money you save by not taking a better hostel you will spend in there plus the location forces you to pay lots in transports if you don't wanna walk 2km just to get somewhere everyday. Not recommended!


Great location for a great price. The hostel is about a 15 minute walk from Clapham Common. Quite a basic hostel - no kitchen, ok showers and triple-bed bunkbeds - but it al did its job. The breakfast was cereal and toast - unlimited!

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


the rooms were nice and big enough for 6 people but the mattresses were horrible. my back problems got worse during my stay. maybe you could replace them? and the included breakfast was ok but maybe you could also offer a healthy option like muesli without sugar? but i have to say that altogether i was glad to have choosen fresh the crown

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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