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St. Athans Reviews

20 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, England

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186 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Good hostel near many food restaurants and tube station. The room was cleaned and bed made every day. A breakfast for that value would be nice, though.


Very pleasant experience in a single room. Very short walk from St. Pancras/King's Cross.


The location is very good. The facility is limited. Only 1 electrical socket is available for charging. The wifi is needed to login everytime and it is not convenient. No electric pot for boiling water. No hot water available though all these can supported on request. The no. of toilet is limited.


WiFi was poor; throttled at 1 Mg and very poor reception. I work remote, so I will not be staying here again l. Also, staff didn't provide any recommendations on local pubs or restaurants.


For a short stay where I just needed a place to sleep, it was fine and good value considering the location. Staff was friendly enough, but rather businesslike. Cleanliness was ok, room was small but functional, and I actually like the somewhat old-fashioned feel of the house. Biggest problem for me was having to ring and wait for someone to personally open the door any time you wanted to get in, made me feel awkward and unwelcome. Would consider returning if not for that.


The best Hostel in Town for me and my friend. We will check in again.

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent location, friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms. The bathrooms are on corridors separated from the rooms, but there are many of them, and they're very clean. The only negative point I could mention: the walls between rooms seem to be thin, and one can hear noise from the neighbouring rooms or the corridor. Overall, good value for money.


A thoroughly enjoyable stay, very nice staff and decent shared shower rooms. The location is very central and benefits from a lively street with plenty of eateries and pubs just around the corner.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located very close to the center of London, only a 30 min walk - the Russel Square uderground station is 3mins walk (two blocks away). The hostel staff is very friendly and the buildings are great. Our room was tiny but cozy, it was just what we were looking for. It was in the front view but the road is quiet and there wasn't a problem. The shared bathroom was always clean and we didn't have to wait. There was always hot water and heat. We are definitely going there again!


Chris the 'receptionist' on Weds night was good company. Thanks for our interesting chat about football! Bit of a squeeze in the shared toilets, not much room. Shower was also a bit of a squeeze but I appreciate that space is in short supply. Room was fine, clean and tidy. £48 per night is cheap and useful for those who cannot afford the £100+ prices 200 yds away. Thanks.

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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