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FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands Reviews

1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England

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71%

Rating
953 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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83%

Nice staff

  • 14th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely place, friendly staff and a nice quiet location. Top marks.


83%

Altogether - very good place to stay. There were some problems with broken toilets however - managable. The wi-fi could be a bit better. When there were a few people using it it was quite difficult to remain online... Very friendly staff, breakfast included in price (!), clean and tidy.


80%

The bathroom on the fourth floor could have had a shower door put back on and be a little cleaner. I went downstairs to the other bathroom much cleaner and a working shower door. Not bad for the money it is a little far from central London but a nice area with great restaurants. The manager was very attentive and really nice the bar was good and the plae was clean and breakfast was included and very good.


69%

Very cheap place to stay, nice pub below, friendly staff. Biggest downsides were the toilet/shower situation and the plugs in rooms. One toilet with a broken shower for an entire floor of around six rooms. Downstairs, the urinal was closed for three days straight, didn't seem to be being fixed, and another toilet closed also. It just seemed like a rundown place that cared more about the bar patrons than the hostel.


74%

Honestly I was not so pleased about my stay in this hostel. The price was really nice and the location, well, isn't too bad. However, on Sept.30 and Oct.1 the temperature in London was already quite low, but the heating in the room wasn't working. I asked the staff at once to open it but failed. Thanks for that I got cold on the first day of my trip, and I guess that couldn't make anyone happy.


83%

Good place, but we must pay for the locks (£ 4,00) and outlet adapters (£ 3,00). Good bed and good breakfast. The shower is not so good, a little dirty. Little far and you need metro for the tourism places. The staff is not experience.


94%

Fantastic experience. This is the first hostel I've ever stayed in and it exceeded my expectations in almost every way. It was cleaned daily, and I would say the overall cleanliness is on par with most hotels. However, the best part has to be the staff and atmosphere. Jack behind the bar is an absolute champion of customer service, and is also a really cool guy. If you're ok with a 30-45 minute commute to the center of London, there is no better place to stay. Highly recommend for the price.


74%

The hostel was a good value for money, although the triple bunks were a tight squeeze and some chairs in the rooms would have been beneficial.

  • 29th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Bartender (Jack) at night was quite personable.

  • 27th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Pretty good hostel except that it's super far from the city which gets expensive quickly. Also the beds weren't that comfortable and were triple bunk beds which were hard to get in and out of. Finally, our room was freezing at night because we wouldn't close the window all the way.


66%

No kitchen for guest use.


97%

The hostel is great, very clean and with very nice staff. It would be ideal if more toilets and showers were present as at peak times e.g. 7-9 AM they can be crowded, nevertheless they are very clean. Even if the hostel is not close to the centre, the Underground is very close and moving around really easy.


60%

Nothing special about the place. The lounge dowstairs is certainly nice but the room are very basic and you cannot spend your time there as the triple beds make it unable for anyone to sit on them (you can only lie). The Internet is quite slow. Another thing is the location. It's too far from the centre and doesn't feel very safe but that's just my personal feeling. Chances are I won't be coming back.


77%

The hostel is clean, beds are comfortable and the bar in the reception is very nice. Though, the lockers in the room are very small


97%

I had a wonderful one-week stay at the Great Eastern. All of the staff were very kind, and the hostel itself was very clean. The only downside is the absence of a kitchen, but that is a good excuse to get take away every day. Thanks again for a great week!

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I liked the hostel. The breakfast is really additional value.

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


20%

never again


83%

Nice Hostel, in a good location despite what people are saying, it's 33 mins away from Oxford Circus by DLR. The bar however closes at 11pm and after that the place seemed pretty quiet, not the most sociable of environments but I only stayed one night so perhaps I was just unlucky. You get the key codes for the doors rather than a key/fob which can be annoying as you have to remember them/keep the slip of paper you get at check-in. Otherwise beds are good, clean hostel and good priced for London


83%

The hostel lost our booking but managed to find us a room in the end. Staff are really more bar staff rather than hostel staff. Don't seem too interested to help unless you are in the bar drinking/eating/spending money. Facilities are clean and adequate. Triple bunk bed mattresses are a little thin.


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