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FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands Reviews

1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England

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76%

Rating
928 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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71%

You have to be aware that in rooms you'll find only beds and lockers, nothing else, no place to sit or put your belongings. The location may seem to be far away from the center but you can get there very easily by DLR and underground in less than 30 min. The pub is great, the staff was very nice. They sholud work a bit on little things like chairs, tables, hangers in the rooms, so that would make it much more comfortable to spend time in the rooms.


80%

Clean rooms, clean sheets, clean showers/toilets. Shower in particular was lovely, and sinks have proper taps. There's a lack of leisure facilities though (only seating area in the lobby; no guest kitchen/cooking facilities), so not exactly a party place. However, if you are looking for a quiet place, this one would definitely be a good choice. Free breakfast had the basics (limited choice of cereals, bread and spreads; coffee/tea). But better show up early, as things do run out quickly.


74%

good beds, pretty chilled out atmosphere. good wifi and bar. Not a bad hostel if your not looking for a party.


91%

It's been a year since I stayed here, but it was in a great, quiet location and what I was looking for while in London. The bar/common rooms are some of the nicest I've seen in a hostel/bar mixture... much nicer than another similar site on the opposite side of the Thames. It was relaxing and comfortable to be there... I'm drawing a blank on room & bath specifics, but recalling them be acceptable and on the norm with other hostels. Staff was helpful and friendly as well. I stayed 5-6 nights


77%

There is no kitchen...!


100%

Really clean hostel with friendly staff 24/7. Very close to the Albert docks and Echo arena. Stayed for 1 night and will deffinatly return. 5* in my opinion

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Really nice warm atmosphere and the staff are great and very friendly. The only downside about this place is that there is no kitchen. Other than that a great staf.


83%

Nice staff

  • 14th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely place, friendly staff and a nice quiet location. Top marks.


83%

Altogether - very good place to stay. There were some problems with broken toilets however - managable. The wi-fi could be a bit better. When there were a few people using it it was quite difficult to remain online... Very friendly staff, breakfast included in price (!), clean and tidy.


80%

The bathroom on the fourth floor could have had a shower door put back on and be a little cleaner. I went downstairs to the other bathroom much cleaner and a working shower door. Not bad for the money it is a little far from central London but a nice area with great restaurants. The manager was very attentive and really nice the bar was good and the plae was clean and breakfast was included and very good.


69%

Very cheap place to stay, nice pub below, friendly staff. Biggest downsides were the toilet/shower situation and the plugs in rooms. One toilet with a broken shower for an entire floor of around six rooms. Downstairs, the urinal was closed for three days straight, didn't seem to be being fixed, and another toilet closed also. It just seemed like a rundown place that cared more about the bar patrons than the hostel.


74%

Honestly I was not so pleased about my stay in this hostel. The price was really nice and the location, well, isn't too bad. However, on Sept.30 and Oct.1 the temperature in London was already quite low, but the heating in the room wasn't working. I asked the staff at once to open it but failed. Thanks for that I got cold on the first day of my trip, and I guess that couldn't make anyone happy.


83%

Good place, but we must pay for the locks (£ 4,00) and outlet adapters (£ 3,00). Good bed and good breakfast. The shower is not so good, a little dirty. Little far and you need metro for the tourism places. The staff is not experience.


94%

Fantastic experience. This is the first hostel I've ever stayed in and it exceeded my expectations in almost every way. It was cleaned daily, and I would say the overall cleanliness is on par with most hotels. However, the best part has to be the staff and atmosphere. Jack behind the bar is an absolute champion of customer service, and is also a really cool guy. If you're ok with a 30-45 minute commute to the center of London, there is no better place to stay. Highly recommend for the price.


74%

The hostel was a good value for money, although the triple bunks were a tight squeeze and some chairs in the rooms would have been beneficial.

  • 29th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Bartender (Jack) at night was quite personable.

  • 27th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Pretty good hostel except that it's super far from the city which gets expensive quickly. Also the beds weren't that comfortable and were triple bunk beds which were hard to get in and out of. Finally, our room was freezing at night because we wouldn't close the window all the way.


66%

No kitchen for guest use.


97%

The hostel is great, very clean and with very nice staff. It would be ideal if more toilets and showers were present as at peak times e.g. 7-9 AM they can be crowded, nevertheless they are very clean. Even if the hostel is not close to the centre, the Underground is very close and moving around really easy.


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