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Smart Camden Hostel Reviews

55/57 Bayham Street, Camden, London, England

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1938 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Amazing location and well worth putting up with a few inconveniences for the price. No wifi in the rooms (unless you pay) and slow in the TV room. They should change some lumpy mattresses. Some people live there quasi-permenantly (awkward breakfast!). We had a four-bed private and had a great time in Camden. The staff was friendly and responsive, but not so strict about the "show your room card before coming in" rule. Sounds shady, but when I'm back in London, I'm planning on staying here again.


clean and cheap, but genuinely feared for my life in one of the fourteen bed dorms (due to both the loud/aggressive drunks and the fact i nearly melted it was that warm)

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found our accommodation affordable and clean! We have passed your comments onto the hostel manager about your fellow guests behaviour. Thank you for staying with Smart Backpackers!


Rooms have so bad air circulation that our towels were always wet.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Many thanks for staying with us and for providing your valuable feedback. Some of the things you've mentioned are being resolved right now. To improve ventilation we are installing safety bars for the windows into all of our hostels to remove the restriction of window openings. We hope you come back and see the difference and improvements this will make to our hostel!

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