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FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands Reviews

1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England

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76%

Rating
926 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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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)


83%

It is a good pplace to stay. Offers good value, but of course not the most central location.


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


60%

great hostel for the price


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%

Good, quiet location, close to Greenwich, and easy to get into the centre. The free breakfast is toast, jam, serials, milk, tea and coffee. There are no cooking facilities, the three story beds are a nightmare to sleep in (in the 15 bed mixed dorm), yet its a very good price for a hostel in London.


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!


100%

It is a nice place overall, regardless the fact that there was no kitchen available to make my own coffee. But this is rather personal, since I am a (good) coffee drinker, and I don't like to drink instant coffee.


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