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FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands Reviews

1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England

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72%

Rating
944 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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89%

Spent 3 nights in this hostel. Location is acceptable, staff is ok, the bar is a perfect place to meet others and there is enough place for it. The rooms are warm enough. Breakfast is not too rich, but exactly what you expect in a hostel so it is ok too! Altogether this is a good hostel, i enjoyed my stay there.


77%

Went to London for the Doctor Who event in November. Staff was friendly, atmosphere was amazing. Rather far away from the city center but close enough to the ExCel convention center. Beds were very squeaky.


97%

The staff was among the friendliest and most helpful in all of the hostels I have stayed at in Europe. The greeted us with a smile every time and offered help about getting around London. The beds were extremely comfortable and I appreciated the luggage storage requiring a code for access, instead of being an open door like other hostels. Although the bathrooms were relatively clean, the shower water was cold. It got freezing that weekend and a warm shower would've been nice.


71%

The bed was horrible and left me with a back ache...... too springy. The room was very cold...frankly the mini radiator placed under the huge window didn't help matters. That cold room left me with a chest cold after just one night. Overall, it was okay but not a suitable environment for me - unless I want to enjoy a few drinks at the bar.


74%

Fantastic staff, Giacomo and Francesca particularly ...


83%

The only bad thing is that the wc on the second floor was broken the whole time. Otherwise was really good.


94%

Amazing, really nice and helpfull staff.

  • 13th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

no t.v. in chill-out area however chill out area is huge plenty of seating and the people you meet in the chill-out area are so cool that you wouldn't need the t.v- I just remember laughing and smiling-alot surround music and web works-as far as facilities goes- broken knobs, broken flush and I wouldn't want to walk around on the floor without any shoes on but as far as london and hostels go and price for your money-its good for london -and I would go back-overall I had an great time there-


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.


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