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FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands Reviews

1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England

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78%

Rating
885 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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54%

We booked a 6-bed-dorm and got a 12(!)-bed-dorm without any comment. The 12-bed didnt have a private bathroom, there were 3 showers and 2 toilets to be shared with the whole floor (>20 people), men an women (NO seperate bathrooms, unaccaptable!). 2 sockets for 12 people (good luck if you wanted to charge your phone), not enough plates, knives, jam etc. for breakfast. No sockets in the bathroom.


94%

Great place with great staff.


94%

I saw the cleaners doing their work several times while staying in the hostel. They clean the environment very regularly! And the Italian staff in the reception is quite friendly, smiling all the time. The location is a little far from central London but very near the DLR station. I think it is not too dangerous for girls to walk on the street there at night. I've stayed there twice as the price is very affordable! I would recommend it!


54%

I am sure I won't recommend this hostel to friends. The room was quite smelly and moisty (you were not allowed to open the window). The toilets/showers looked like a nightmare everytime I went to take a shower in the morning. There seemed to be no respect for people who needed to rest/work or wake up early in the morning. The lounge room was OK and the staff members were nice. But this is not a cosy hostel. I believe it's a good place to party and to sleep for a cheap price. But that's it.


89%

1. Quiet time is listed, unfortunately newcomers could not find their allotted beds, I woke up by a person enquiring was I in correct bed number and show my ticket to confirm @ 01.30.


86%

I was very satisfied with the hostel. I think that the atmosphere was great, nice to sit in the pub for breakfast and very helpful staff!

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


29%

After taking my deposit and having traveled all the way there they refused to let me in as I do not own a passport and I was subjected to a night on the streets of London

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

Hostel is above a pub, they have triple bunk beds with plastic sheeting on the mattress does not make for a comfortable night. No kitchen facilities which if you are using it for long stay is rather annoying. Bathroom get's very messy as people use it and is only cleaned once a day. They also charge nearly triple the price for the weekend which is ridiculous, I'm sure if could be worse but it could be a LOT better


91%

Overall a great hostel! I plan on returning again on my next trip to London. It was nice having a hostel in the Docklands away from the bustle of the "big city". Great place to make new friends!


66%

The room is too crowded with 3-level bunk beds. The breakfast is lousy. The common room is good. The price is very good, the cheapest hostel I found in London. Near the DLR station and bus stop.


100%

I like this hostel that's why I always return.


91%

Great nights stay - think it will be hard to find better value for money if you're in London on a budget. Staff were very helpful, all the facilities/services were as it says in the description and a good selection of beer at the bar is always a nice touch.


69%

The place is clean and my bed was comfortable, however people woke me up the two nights I stayed there for problems with the bed numbers and so on. Not so early hours for breakfast could be good (to wake up early to get breakfast during holidays seems contradictory), not enough food and mugs for breakfast, to forbid all the food and drink within the hostel (there is no kitchen or similar, but there is a pub where to buy food, that´s what they want) is almost childish, ... It can be better.


69%

Not much of an atmosphere. Wifi too slow. Had an old man stay in our dorm, snored and mumbled all night...was really annoying! Didn't realise there was no age limit in hostels. Little bit creepy. Bathroom and rooms were clean though but you ran out of cups at breakfast so had no tea. Service was slow as only one staff. Should supply a basic kitchen to encourage longer stays.


89%

A good clean, quiet hostel, ideally located for exploring Greenwich maritime and Cutty Sark exhibits and 3 minute walk from DLR station. Food was good and there's a 24hr snack/drink service available. Bed was comfortable with clean crisp linen. Secure (if a little small) lockers provided (own padlock but available to buy). Only downside was en-suite bathroom in mixed dorm - shower ran cold and hand basin took for ever to drain despite having no plug. On the whole though very good!

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


63%

Friendly staff BUT bathrooms are nightmarish and dorms's windows couldn't be opened more than a few inches, so the air stained in there. Doesn't cost much, don't expect much.

  • 8th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • gagarin90
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

In overall it is a nice hostel. Our room was clean, and nothing got stolen. Bathrooms were clean, though our toilet on our floor (2nd) didn't flush right. But the downstairs bathrooms were fine. Breakfast is very plain (cereal & toast, tea, instant coffee), but filling. The location is kinda far from the center (20-40 min), but the when you take the DLR you also see the sights, which are very nice, so you enjoy the tram ride. But the neighborhood is very nice!

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


66%

the good things were all on the ground floor, toilets I have to say, the only one on the second floor, water closet did not work, the door of shower room was broken and put aside

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Great hostel and Pub, but the bathroom in my bedroom was not good. During shower the water on the floor is like a pool, and this is a mess for all room, because every peace of the floo was wet. Because of that I used the shared bathroom that is more clean and usual.


89%

The staff were very helpful. Room was sparse, but decently clean. Third floor bathroom was always out of order. First floor is a bar and restaurant. Down the street is a really good Chinese takeout place!


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