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Journeys King's Cross Hostel Reviews

54-58 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, England

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642 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Very friendly hostel,I always come back to it. And I always notice sth new (the solution for cold milk in the morning is fantastic;similarly a huge tube map in the common room). Nice text around in the bathroom and kitchen (to encourage people to keep it clean :). The only drawback: the standard internet does not work(any more)! Once you know it,you can arrange for alternatives (go to Starbucks, or prepare all your online to-do's well beforehand); yet I did not know.try+error took so much time


To spend a cheap night somewhere, the hostel is okay. The breakfast is acceptable, the cleanliness too, and those who like to spend the evening with other travelers in stuffy common rooms, get their money's worth. But the dorms are definitely too small and with a middle sized suitcase you're gonna have problems. Also, one guy was stolen his laptop while being outside his dorm for a few minutes, but I guess this can happen in any dorm ...

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The dorms are very cramped with very little space to store your luggage, especially in the 12 person dorms. You do get a privacy curtain and your own light/outlets which is a small blessing. Wifi works fine in the rooms. Brekky is basic. People are generally cool. The main issue I have with Journeys is that they have a serious theft problem, at a rate of at least one item (laptop, coats, passports, iPads) per day while I was there and I never saw police called about it. Stay at your own risk.


킹스크로스 역 바로 근처에 위치해서 기차를 타고 런던 외부 도시로 이동하거나 유로스타를 타고 파리나 브뤼셀 등으로 가실 분들에게는 위치가 매우 좋습니다. 치안도 괜찮은것같구요 그런데 가격이 타 호스텔보다 저렴하기는 하지만, 청결도도 떨어지고 3층침대는 불편한 편이었습니다. 그래도 제가 묵을때는 직원도 친절하였고 씻고 하는데는 어려움이 없었습니다.


Auberge de passage sans réelle atmosphère. Il ne faut pas s'attendre à quelque chose d’extraordinaire. Dortoirs très petits, les lits sont empilés les uns sur les autres mais il au vu du prix il ne faut pas trop se plaindre.


Location is good for London tour and staffs are most of time kind. but they need to consider clean bed cover.


Good facilities, staff were very helpful, though no one was at the desk when I needed to check out early in the morning. Each bed has its own light and powerpoint, but neither of mine worked. Also don't recommend the 6 bed dorm on the top floor, we were lucky to just have three in the room, I can't imagine 6 people with 6 bags possibly fitting in that room, especially in summer!


Das einzig Gute war die Lage. Speisesaal mit Kirmesgarnituren für das dürftige Frühstück, bei dem es weder Wurst noch Käse gab. Zimmer war ein Raum, in dem man entweder stehen oder liegen konnte, ohne jede Gelegenheit zum Sitzen. Selbst im Bett nicht, in dem man wie in einem Regal lag. Föhns in den Bädern defekt und keine Steckdosen, in denen man einen eigenen anschließen könnte. Personal sprach nur schlechtes Englisch. Insgesamt irgendwie beengte Atmosphäre.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for leaving a review. Our hostel is located in central London therefore we have to make the most of the space we have in order to keep our prices low. Our free breakfast consist from two types of bread, five different kinds of cereals, spreads, juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We also have a big supermarket just across the road and all guest are welcomed to bring their own food anytime in a day. We hope to see you again. Journeys hostels


Auberge de jeunesse vraiment très moyenne, entre 10 et 15£ la nuit il ne faut pas s'attendre à grand chose. Seul point positif, le petit déjeuner inclus, sinon les dortoirs sont très petits, on y est entassé, il y fait très chaud et il est vraiment très difficile de dormir. Les douches sont minuscules tout comme les lits. Je ne recommande pas cet établissement sauf si votre but est de sortir tous les soirs et donc de ne pas vraiment avoir besoin d'un sommeil réparateur.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was surprisingly clean, the room was good, bed was comfortable. It was just super loud at night! I'm a heavy sleeper, but i woke up several times at night, people talking, door opening and closing, it aounded like they we're coming into our room..


the hostel need to be cheaper because the services are not such good

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Je n'ai pas dormi du séjour en raison du bruit. La consigne pour laisser ses bagages avant de prendre son train est payante (c'est le comble) Tout est sale,y compris les sanitaires partagés qui sont mixtes et minuscules. Le personnel ne se lève jamais de sa chaise (personne ne m'a montré ma chambre ni les sanitaires ni porté les bagages à la consigne en sous-sol) La salle tv est noire et super glauque Cet endroit est une arnaque qui profite de son bon emplacement. A éviter absolument


good apart from getting food stolen!


Unfortunately, my friends Phone disappeared on a mysterious way

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


sehr schlechte Instandhaltung (Duschtüre gefehlt, Ablagefläche nicht ersetzt, Handtrockner am Damen-WC funktioniert nicht....) "Abtropftasse" vor der Dusche (aus Holz) glitschig und schon sehr alt... beim Frühstück vergeht einem der Appetit (ein Blick in die Margarine-Dose sagt alles, aber auch das restliche Frühstücksangebot ist verdreckt bzw. verunreinigt) das Hostel wurde auf der Website sehr verschönert dargestellt

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback, we are always happy to see where we can improve our services. Our maintenance is working on site so most of the things are fixed already, should you have any troubles or requests on your next stay, please don't be shy to talk to one of our staff. As our reception is open 24/7 there will always be someone to help you. Thank you, Journeys team


More lollies at the counter!


Curtains and individual lights were a real bonus in the small 17 bed dorm where the bunks were stacked 3 high, made it more private. Space was a bit tight for your bags, unless you were happy to lock them in the somewhat unpractical luggage room, but no big hassle. Pretty decent hostel all round :)

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