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Globe Trott Inns Reviews

1 Barking Road, London, London, England

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70%

Rating
524 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 62%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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74%

This hostel is waaaaaaaaay out of the city center. Waaaaaaaay out. That being said, if you want to see an new area of London, this might be one way to do it, and it's not far from a tube stop. The people are friendly, the rooms are fairly nice. It's not the cleanest hostel in the world, but it's good if you just need a place to crash.


86%

It was good and facilities were reasonable and good value for money

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you for the great review, it was great having you here.

46%

The staff could really do something about the cleanliness of the place and add more toilet facilities because if the patrons wake up in the morning to have a shower, the waiting time to use the bathroom is pretty long.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you your review. We agree 100% that we do not have enough toilet facilities at peak times in the morning. However we do have ensuite dorms and for people on tight schedules we do suggest they book these rooms instead. We will be increasing extra toilet facilities in the future. Unclear why you gave the hostel such a low rating for location, this is clearly advised before booking. Take care

86%

Good ...;-)

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

The staff were extremely unorganized; not only did they accidentally cancel our reservation and have to rebook it, they also rebooked us in a room we didn't request, with more beds, and charged us the same. Building is hard to find and hidden in a corner. Room was pretty clean, but there was only one outlet. Proceed with caution - it's $20 a night, so that's the quality you will get.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you for the review. We are extremely sorry about the confusion with your booking. We had an internal error with a new booking system that was no fault of ours. Not sure how you found the building difficult to find as it is a 4 story building that towers over all others on the corner of two very busy roads. All rooms have a power outlet for each bed ... have you reviewed the right hostel? Take care

46%

This little hole-in-the-wall hostel was much poorer than we'd expected. Not only was in far out of the way of central London (which we figured was worth it if the place was nice), but it was quite run down. Many of the restrooms had issues--doesn't lock, lights aren't working, etc etc. We also found the rooms quite dirty. To top it off, there was an issue between HostelWorld and the Globe Trotts Inn, which in itself is understandable, but the staff were simply unhelpful in helping us deal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you for the review. I am very sorry to read about the poor experience you had here. Lots of changes were going on internally when you stayed and unfortunately this had a knock on effect to our usually high customer service standards. I hope you give us a second chance someday. We make secret that we are a work in progress and try and highlight this as much as we can in our description i.e. "A budget backpackers suitable for the laid back non fussy traveller." Take care

43%

We booked this hostel about a month before we went to London, as well as another pair of our friends. The morning we were supposed to leave, they called our friends telling them they had overbooked and couldn't stay at the hostel. We tried to ask them if we could go around the 48-hour cancellation policy in order to stay with our friends, but they said no. Then when we finally arrived, they didn't even have two beds for us and people who had also been overbooked were sleeping on the floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you for taking time to write this review. Again we are very sorry about the mess surrounding your booking. I hope our £100 compensation helped you to enjoy London better after the poor start caused by us. We hope you give us a second chance someday. Take care.

83%

Pretty good option especially given the price. All rooms had key card access plus plenty of lockers to keep belongings. Unfortunately there were always long waits for the showers and bathrooms during the mornings. The common room was also a bit small and run down.


100%

Top marks for effort. If you're expecting a palace book else where! Its an old building but its a great hostel and i had a great time here and stayed an extra few nights. They do free walking tours and pub crawls. Not enough showers so book an ensuite.Go for it

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

The hostel was quite worn out and the area made me a bit insecure especially walking alone in the evening and because the walk from the underground station to the hostel was about 10 minutes or so. There were lockers for valuables on the second floor, but not in the rooms. The room was quite full crammed with the beds and there wasn't a lot of extra space. The hostel was ca a 30 minute ride from Victoria station by underground. The staff was nice.


89%

Not one of the flashiest places I've stayed at but the atmosphere and the staff defiantly make up for anything that it may be lacking! and the view from the roof!! is just amazing!! i will defiantly be back if the need a hostel to stay at again!


49%

No free parking .. Super lazy

Owner Comment (Hide)
We actually do have free parking, all around the hostel. I am very sorry that 'Super Lazy' did not inform you of this. His forehead is very big so we decided to move him on. Thanks for the review and we hope it did not spoil your stay too much.

69%

I loved Globe Trotts solely because of the staff. Everything else was kind of not pleasant but the staff and the other hostel-mates were the best! It was in uptown Park, which is a sketch area, but I really found people to be friendly there. The rooms can get really cheap so if cheap is where you're aiming for, this might be it.


54%

The bathroom situation is frustrating. Also the bathroom on the second floor needs lighting. The kitchen is too cramped and the breakfast ran out super early. The staff were helpful but more information about London would be great. Having maps available etc. Cleanliness could be greatly improved, there were flies everywhere.


83%

Definitely worth the price, it's a cheap hostel for a not so bad place, even staying in a room for 10 people. It's clean, the location is not bad, zone 3 in London with subway is ok. Staff were nice and happy. Two things: maybe it needs more bathroom for the number of rooms, is a little crowded in the morning. And, it has to be a better way to organize the kitchen, maybe put some cabinets or something. If you're a looking for a cheap place, for sure recommend.


71%

The hostel wasn't so bad it was the location. Its was extremely loud all night the whole time due to sirens going off and shouting at all hours. Don't expect to get a good nights sleep.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Not so clean but very cheap, a little far from the most important places of London (except Olympic village and city airport). There's a nice pub very close to this hostel. Ideal for very-low-cost journeys


100%

Probably not worth 100% but it's the only place in London (and I've been in a few cause I wanted some work there) that can properly put the name "hostel". To the owner, I'd recommend a bigger common area and smaller TV (doesn't make for good atmosphere I reckon) and a reception closer to that common room, though staff were quite nice so it makes up for it. Definitely my crashing place in London anyways for next times. Oh and sunsets views are pretty awesome too.


43%

I would recommend this hostel for people who wanna party every night because I had all 7 sleepless nights. There are no rules in this hostel. The shower didn't work properly, water stopped running during showering. Stairs are very narrow so you can hardly move with your luggage.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

Only one shower per floor, which has probably 20-30 guests on it. Makes for a long wait in the morning and not good if you're on a time limit. Comfortable beds and clean. Can only pay in cash but a credit card was given to book the room in advance- just makes me nervous about getting double charged. There wasn't anything to do in the area and lots of fights happening outside at night, but fairly close to the underground.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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