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Great location verny near to all attractions and underground. However for a hostel can be very pricey when ypu start adding on breakfast, towels, and lockers at £3 every time you open them! Most staff especially at breakfast are quite rude for example when i checked in they were quite apprubt with demanding payment and breakfast girl attidude as though she had just woken up and couldnt be bothered. Also bed linen (we were bitten by god knows what over two nights waking up with small bites.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel location was excellent, a very quick walk from the train station! The 4mixed dorm was quite simple, but very clean. The only thing that bugged me was how you had to pay to use the lockers because they had their own keys and weren't the ones that you could put your own lock on. Also, reception wouldn't let you borrow or put down a deposit for a uk adapter ... But they were available to buy for 8 pounds :|
The only issues was having my check in 30min late - it was supposed to be at 3pm and was at 3.30pm for cleaning reasons, but the check out time is at 10am, so I think 5 hours should be time enough for that. And the elevator wasn't working during all my 3 days there. Wifi just downstairs. The staff is very nice, location is good (close to tube station), rooms are clean, hot shower and more facilities. I would stay again!
Could do with secure storage in bedrooms. Dorms are bare and cold. Lift broken when I was there. My room was on 4th floor. Good location, restaurant in hostel looks good and reasonable.
The best Hostel i've stayed in. Warm, friendly, clean & comfortable beds. Very friendly and helpful staff. Kitchen clean & tidy. Can't recommend it strong enough.
All thing were awfull, just hate these hostel.
Cannot speak for everyone in other rooms but the room I stayed was stuffy and only needs contant airflow which can be achieved by opening the upper window. Apart from that the management did well in other areas.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Nice place, friendly staff, nice industrial atmosphere
Great historic building. Facilities could be better. Convenient base to explore from.
Don't expect too much when staying here. They give you the basics and that's about it. A room with a bed. The rooms are very small and there isnt much room to keep your stuff besides on the floor or in storage. The fact that it costs £5 for a towel (£3 deposit) was kind of irritating after spending about $250 for 3 nights. The location of the hostel is decent, its near Elephant and Castle so you can use the tube to get anywhere from there. All in all, if you just need a place to sleep, go here.
The bunk beds were not secured into the walls, meaning if either bunkmate flipped over in the night then entire bed shook like it was going to collapse. The 10 pound deposit for the room key was also a little ridiculous. The walls were paper thin and no one came to quiet the other rooms even when they were screaming at 3 AM. However, the location was very convenient, just a quick 10 min tube ride could get you into Piccadilly Circus. Night buses also stopped right outside the hostel.
The worst place I slept in England—and I slept outside of a bathroom at a bus station. Staff was fine with screaming teenagers all day long, but kicked out anyone having a conversation at a normal decibel level after 11 pm. Lockers cost £3 per access—everytime you open it, it costs £3 to lock it again. If you need to brush your teeth, your toothbrush will cost you £3.
Extremely loud at night, no free lockers available, toilets partially broken
It's ridiculous that we had to pay extra money for the security lock holding our luggage. Staff was not helpful during the check-in, we had to wait a lot even after the start of the check-in time which was not pleasant after our long journey. Sink in room was clogged. Wifi was available only at the reception. All in all, it's nice that we had a place to sleep, but it's nothing more.
For the short notice booking it was great , but our dorm door never closed properly, in the rooms there were no cages for your bags to have them properly protected. The lockers downstairs 3£ for one time use is a bit of day light robbery . Forget something and you're paying way too much. To store a bag
It is situated in a fairly central location, however Elephant & Castle is not really a pretty place. Some people might feel unsafe at night. There's a Lidl a few metres away and it is well connected in terms of transport links. Close to the tube station. In my opinion, there's a better hostel a few blocks away on Walworth Rd. This one is OK for a night, but there are plenty more choices in London, many better ones.
What is the difference between a London Hostel and a refugee camp? A refugee camp meets minimum standards for available space and sanitation per person.
Very cheap and clean. Could do with some reminder notices for guests not to hang around loudly socializing in corridors and near lift at 2am, 3am, 3:30am etc etc. Also it would be helpful to have some kind of shelf in the showers for soap to make those 10second blasts of water a more useful time.
it was clean and secure.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The place is extremely clean, staff is friendly n helpful. room is great. location is perfect. The only thing I didn't agree with was lockers. you have to pay every time you open the locker to check your luggage. It should be a daily charge n u open locker anytime you want. It is a great place xxxx