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FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham Reviews

102 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, England

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71%

Rating
518 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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86%

I thought this was a very nice hostel! Very clean - I saw the staff cleaning every day! The showers were also very well maintained. I did not like the beds (stacked 3 high). And also ventilation of the rooms. Having so many to a room it gets very hot very quickly!

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I stayed here for a week. The showers were ok, most of the shower doors were broken (not the cubicle, the sliding screen) and the water pressure was low, but good hot water. The pillow was quite dirty. The closest tube station is about a 15 minute walk away and then a tube trip to anywhere like London bridge or Leicester square is another 15/20 minutes. There's some decent food in the area, cafe and coin laundry. Some staff can be helpful. For €9 a night during the week, this place is alright.


63%

I felt there very tight.


49%

Hostel is ok and clean but the manager is so rude amd ignorant (( my first experience off her when was checking inn amd asked could I have a bottom bunk and got. It one but 3 lectures about booking a room and when I was so surprised I smiled in shock, then she shouted don't smile this is a serious business ((( her name Francesca stay away if possible and if your not polish you'll not feel welcome


43%

Francesca the manager was the most ignorant and unpleasant rude person I have met,


66%

An average hostel, with some pro (the nice atmosphere of the pub, good prices) and some con (the room are very hot, you can't even open the windows, so there is a bad smell everytime). The hostel behaved very unfairly with me, changing my booking one day before i arrive (and i knew about that just because i called them, they don't even wrote me an email). That's probably a sad trick they play for those rooms which have been reserved very early, at a good price for the customer. AVOID THIS HOSTEL

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

A good hostel in London. I loved the Clapham area! Staff were friendly and helpful. Hostel was clean with plenty of bathrooms. Would recommend to other travelers.


80%

Very cool area (Claphalm) Didn't really like the three bed high bunks. Staff were friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were quite clean. Would recommend.


60%

The hostel has a good price, but a very poor security because there aren't enough lockers. In my second night my iPad was stolen.


91%

Very nice hostel, clean and comfy :)

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

I enjoyed my stay here. The location is convenient for the Gatwick airport and also the underground, over ground and buses. Rooms were clean and security was good. Lockers provided in the rooms and pin code access to both the hostel and your individual rooms.


89%

The rooms were big and spacious, very nice and helpful staff (thanks for filling our water bottle without comment every morning!) - and the Pub downstairs was great! Clapham itself also is nice and easily to be reached from central London.


63%

This hostel has really nice atmosphere. The toilets are shared between dorms but quite tidy which is quite surprising. The staff are nice. But, this is not recommended for people staying in summer. I'm not sure under what regulations, they are not allowed to open the windows more than 6inches. And, they only get 1 fan there which were broken during my stay. The disappointing thing is the staff aren't really trying to solve the problem. The room is like rainforest and no oae are able to sleep.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Un très bon accueil, une ambiance chaleureuse. Des locaux très bien entretenue pour les chambres et salle de bain/toilettes . Il manquerait un petit espace de cuisine avec un micro-onde et un lavabo .


49%

Hola ! No me parecio un gran lugar para quedarme, no creo volver. Me parecio un sucio los baños y las habiataciones. El staff piola si no preguntas mucho!! Seguridad, tienen lockets.


77%

Great staff & amazing food, but the showers need some work (either lukewarm or ice cold/scorching hot).

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

Je m'étais fait une idée d'auberge neuve sur la présentation du site. En fait, c'était beaucoup plus "typique" avec la belle moquette sur les escaliers étroits:/ Le personnel ne salue qu'une fois sur 10, les chambres de 9 ont des lits superposés de 3 et si vous voulez aller au centre de Londres en bus, il faudra pas moins de 2 bus et plus d'une heure!!! C'était pas moins cher pr autant! Je ne suis ni à mon 1er séjour, ni à ma 1ère auberge Un peu déçu quoi...j'ai du mal lire l'annonce


71%

Location was kind of out of the way, but the pub downstairs was cool. Triple bunks was kind of odd.


69%

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.


49%

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)


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