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Globe Trott Inns Reviews

1 Barking Road, London, London, England

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592 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Nice people and everything I need is here


The hostel is rather average, but no complaints exept the cleanliness. My room had a bad smell of dirty socks, and some rubish was left by the previous guests. I think, the hostel is preferrable for younger people than older tourists. Wifi is very nice.


Excellent place. Very interesting mix of people travelling through. Throughly entertaining stay! Highly recommend

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malta
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice enough place, definitely value for money


Cheap for a reason. There are only four showers in the joint. One of which was broken through my entire two week stay. So you always have to wait for one and even then The hot water barely works. There are no cooking facilities except a microwave. 45minute train ride to the city. If you need somewhere cheap. Its ok but for a short stay get somewhere better closer to the city.


Great location and great people

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good place clean and tidy... It's close everything... The staffs are very friendly and helpful..


Very good hostel for a couple days! Simple and ok.


The Value for money is 100%, You get what you pay for. Bad neighbourhood, creepy, ugly and far from anything you might want to see in London. Worst first impression of the city by arriving here from the subway. The place was smelly, probably because of the carpets that covered all the floors and were old or not cleaned properly. They claim to be a youth hostel for backcpackers but most people were 40+ and some of them were probably immigrants looking for a job. Staff was never at front desk.


staff is nice, but the problem is the room is too small for all the people inside to have their belongings well placed. Also, the bathroom is poor, there is no hot water or water run too slow. there's no bathroom, only a microwave over the people seems unfriendly and sometimes argue in the common room the window is my room is broken, and the heater is not working making the room cold all the time


Nice place, with friendly people. Easy to find - and a nice breakfest cafe nearby :)


Have stayed there before and it was much cleaner than it is now.

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Had a great weekend, the staff definately made me feel at home and made my experience a great one

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I love this hostel... Cheap - Young Peeps - Friendly Staff - Near to Tesco , Tube , Food - Have a Small Kitchen

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


MY ONLY complaint (i'm not complaining!) is the shower facilities could do with an complete overhaul! If i compared to Palmers Lodge (Swiss Cottage) then the Globe Trott's showers, often have wet floors (no floor drains) are occupied (not enough showers) and are a bit tired looking. I know Palmers Lodge had a refit 1-2 years ago, and the new showers are so much better to use, they are bright, many more cubicles, more toilets, mirrors, better ventilation (less damp).


30 minutes to London city center on underground, is a nice and cheap place to sleep for a short trip to London, i would recommend it for sure, and i would go back next time.


The hostel is outside the city centre, but nicely reachable with tube and night buses, a taxi from city centre costs around 40£ tho, so plan your nights out accordingly. The area it is situated in doesn't seem like the nicest neighbourhood, but all the most important shops and food shops are close What you get really matches the price, so don't expect much for such a cheap stay. It does the job for a few nights but if you are a hypochondriac or a notorious clean person it's probably not for you.


it stinks. squeezed rooms. dirty everywhere. queue at the showers. lots of missing stuff. each service costs. crappy place. still want to go just because it's cheap?


Atrocious hostel. Avoid if you can. Not very clean, currently under partial construction with the crappiest workers imaginable. Incredibly disappointed to stay here. Would prefer to sleep on a bench in downtown than this piece of garbage. Will never ever consider Globe Trotts again.


The hostel is situated close to Upton Park tube station and if you take the district line in 30 minutes you'll be in the city center, but if you simply want to walk it will take a lot. The neighborhood is not so safe and it can be dangerous in the night. Clean room, friendly staff but i was a little dissapointed that in the hostel was no atmosphere (maybe a cause can be the fact that there are living a lot of imigrants that are looking for a job in London and not tourists).

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