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Sandeman Allen Reviews

40 Inverness Terrace, London, England

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78%

Rating
370 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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83%

Wonderful hostel, this is where I will stay when I come back to London. The price is GREAT for the value. The bed is comfortable, room is big, bathrooms are alright and the location is lovely, a bit outside of the main center but right by Kensington Gardens and close to Hyde Park, just loved it. The bathrooms could be cleaner and the lockers don't really work, it's an old key/lock and I couldn't get it to work. Would recommend.


80%

I stayed here for two nights on my way to Europe. The hostel is in a safe, central location in London, and is basic but clean and comfortable. All the long term residents I was staying with, and who I spoke to at breakfast were really friendly, and I think the fact that some of them have stayed there for years speaks volumes about this place! For £15/night you can't go wrong

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Showers were mouldy and curtain was dirty.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

I'm booked only one night and it's was good. Cheap price for the location and the number of bed ( 10£/night ) Just few things : the room was little wet and the breakfast finish very early. I recommend


86%

I think the TV lounge closes too early leading to people sitting in corridors and doorways to chat. The breakfast is OK and the dinner was a surprise, in fact very good. The bed was very comfortable and quite. The shower unit I first used was poor as the water flow was too weak to have a proper shower.+


80%

I had a very nice stay. Thank you!


86%

Friendly staff, clean and cheap. Rooms are very spacious. Only issue I had is that reception does not rent towels and guests need to be made clearer about this!! Luckily I had a kind room mate. I recommend this hostel :)


80%

Best value for money! Excellent!


74%

The hostel is based on the long terms customers, that is the reason there is kind of the strange atmosfere for travellers who stay here just for night or two. The staff is pleasant and professional, I mean in the reception. I keep coming back and would recommend the hostel, but it is bussy and prebooked by long stay customers.


86%

+ clean hostel, furnished rooms, friendly staff, ... - I prefer not zone 1., no kitchen for customers .

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

At the time of my visit, Sandeman Allen was a long-term hostel with little atmosphere for short-term travellers. The majority of residents seemed to have been there for months, if not years. Despite a lack of a traveller atmosphere, the people were friendly enough once you got talking to them. They provided breakfast and dinner, which was a bonus, but there is no personal kitchen access. Toilets, showers, and bathrooms had average cleanliness, and the beds were well-used singles.


97%

amazing! Heart of London, spitting distance of the tube, 'safe' area, really lovely helpful staff, Gym!! and dinner and breakfast included. Amazing!

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

One of the best hostels I've every stayed at! More student accommodation then a hostel tbh, but two included meals a day - no complaints. Great facilities and the staff helped the best they could. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.


89%

Breakfast and dinner included! It was excellent! Full of travellers and workers young and old. I had a blast. Great for anyone moving to London to settle in while looking for a house and good for travellers too, I think.uh better than any pf the other hostels on the street!


74%

It's a very good value for money, mostly because of the location and considering that breakfast is included. Additionally, staff might be the nicest one I've ever encountered. Good job, team!


91%

Not really a hostel but rather a sort of student accomodation with dinner and breakfast, and gym included ;) really good price/quality ratio - recommended!


71%

Loved the room, I was with someone who was a long term resident and enjoyed it quite a lot. The location is amazing, right by lots of underground stations. Staff was good and helpful. Only thing was the bathrooms were pretty unfortunate.


94%

Staff was very friendly and helpful. For instance on Saturday morning, as I had to leave at 8:00 and breakfast wouldn't be served before 9:30, the night porter offered to make me a hot cup of tea before i left - I had checked in around 1 am -, which was very kind of him. Also, one day I couldn't find my keys, actually lost at the bottom of my bag, and there was no difficulty to get an extra set, which I returned immediately after I had found my set.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

I stayed in the 3 females dorm room and it was really nice!! The atmosphere was good and the bed and toilet are clean and tidy, there are people cleaning it everyday. Breakfast and dinner are included, which is a very good price to stay. The hostel is closed to Hyde Park and underground station.


77%

The location was so phenomenal that I would stay again just for it. There are two tube lines within 2 minute walking distance, both of which take 10 mins to city centre! I only stayed one night, and it was just what I needed: a bed, a shower, and a locker. The cleanliness in the bathrooms wasn't ideal but for a cheap hostel it was to be expected. The staff aren't always around to let you in which meant I did wait a bit to come in (thankfully another guest walked by) and I waited to check out.


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