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38-40 Lancaster Gate, London, England

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222 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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I had to wait for reception when I wanted to check in, the room was disgusting (brown smears on the wall) and the toilet was very dirty. The heating wouldn't turn off and the window wouldn't close. I guess its ok for somewhere you just need to sleep but I would rather have paid a bit more and stayed at wombat's.

  • 8th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location, fantastic customer service, nice quiet hostel that is perfect for a weekend break. Not a party hostel but friendly atmosphere. Plus a free breakfast and cheap dinner.


Good for the night stay, free basic breakfast in the morning.


I stayed here for one night, which was more than enough. I arrived early at the reception but they told me that it was ok, the rooms were ready... Really ? The room was dirty, the sink and body hair on it, the floor was stained.... The window let the air come through, even when close (you can imagine the chilly night I had !) Breakfast was really basic, and not really good. I wasn't expecting to stay in a four star hotel of course, still. Definitely not a good experience, but enough to sleep.

  • 30th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Ambre, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not have a good experience on your stay. We will take your comments on board and try to improve on it, starting with the cleaning and the window. Regards,


Not for your typical backpacker. Seemed like people who were there long term. Showers and bathrooms were old and poorly worked. Room was dirty and smelled. Bizarre place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review of your stay (6 bed dorm at £10.50p.n)We are not a backpackers hostel, we serve more as a first step for those who want to get settled in London, find a flat or study. This requires longer than a few days, which make our long term rates (£99.50 p.w in your dorm) very attractive considering our prime location. Some people end up staying longer than intended, having more belongings than a backpacker would but this makes the cleaning harder for us.


I had some problems with my bed booked, i had to change 3, but stuff was helpfull and upgrated 4 bed room to 3.

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