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Globe Trott Inns Reviews

1 Barking Road, London, London, England

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69%

Rating
569 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 62%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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77%

We were really disappointed to realize that the hostel doesn't accept guests under 18 (though we should have known by reading the documents on the website) So we had to leave after one night only. But the staff were rally nice to us, letting us stay one night.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

OK except for the last night where a very loud party with a bunch of South Americans went on until 5 a.m. with no staff present to tell them to stop. So I got no sleep at all and paid £15 for the privilege. Would kind of like my money back really. Oh and the toilet on the third floor blocked - really foul - and not mended for the whole weekend. Oh and a couple of the staff were really unfriendly. Apart from that - wonderful.


69%

There are too few bathrooms.


91%

Globe Trott is great value for money. You won't find anywhere cheaper that is comfortable and has the facilities. This is a great place to meet people with something exciting going on most of the time, drinking games ect. Friendly staff and free beer some nights! 15 minutes on the Tube into central London, highly recommend.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

good value for the money


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.


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