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The Duke of York Reviews

45 Harrowby Street, London, England

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60%

Rating
76 Total Reviews
  • 57%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 48%Cleanliness
  • 44%Facilities

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66%

place to get a night sleep above a pub what is there more to be said other than ... it's "alright"


51%

In all my backpacker time i have never slept in such a unclean room at in the Duke of York. I strongly doubted that the bedsheet had been cleaned before my arrival. Even after paying i considered going straight to the airport to sleep on the floor instead of the 5 hours i could get in this hostel. I should have done so, cause im getting checked for bites or scabies right now. Not a pleasant experience!

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


40%

Hello, the hotel bar and restaurant are ok. but the rooms are very very smalls : we were 6 in a 10 square meters bedroom with only 1 square meter to move .Bedsheets were dirty, bathroom and toilets wee not very clean and not big. Besides, it was more expensive than most of the other hostel.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


49%

Location is not bad but they should be better because rooms was very small and dont enough clean

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

The room was very messy and dirty. The toilet was very small and dirty. There needs to be a mirror somewhere in the hostel!


49%

Although the staff was nice, the hostel is awful. The rooms, bathrooms and toilet are extremely tiny. There is absolutely no spoon in bathroom and toilets. The doors are very old - it is impossible to close them quietly - so be ready to wake up during the night. The bed was so bad as well - I could feel every spring when sleeping. AND FINALLY! NO INTERNET! For the three nights I was in this hostel they could not fix it! I paid 40 pounds per night for nothing. DO NOT STAY HERE.


43%

include a reliable wifi and more lockers that aren't broken.. and most importantly hot showers!!


71%

Very bare bones hostel but for the location and price in London I can't complain much. The worst part is that there's nowhere to eat since you can't eat in the rooms and there's no common areas, just a bar so it's really awkward when you don't want to eat out. There were lots of picnics in Hyde Park. The bar downstairs can be a lot of fun, though the local drunks may be off putting at first they will soon feel like old friends if you give them a chance


46%

I wasn't impressed with the hostel. The bunk-beds were squeaky and shaky. I could feel every spring in the mattresses. There were 3 lockers in a 6 person room, and only one of them could be locked with a pad lock the other had keys but they didn't have keys. There was no place to eat your own food. It was a bar/restaurant down below, and I couldn't find a place to eat my store bought food. The employees were slightly friendly, but the bar's guests were unfriendly and uninterested.


80%

Its in a very nice area, and actually cheap for this area. Doesn't have kitchen so it might be bad for people who like to cook in hostels. Still was a clean place and friendly staff.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The rooms were a little small, as were the toilet facilities, however the bar atmosphere downstairs and the friendly staff were more than enough to make up for it. Strong wifi signal in the room, good discount on beer and food in the bar, and fantastic location! Would definitely stay here again!


86%

A real hostel feel and a great pub below. The food was excellent.

  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

Not a very clean hostel, old and small rooms. Staff is nice young and vibrant.


43%

Really tried to like this place. The staff seems well-meaning, maybe a bit distracted. During the entirety of our stay, only one shower at the hostel was working for the entire hostel-and it worked about half the time. The bathrooms and rooms were never cleaned, and the rooms were cramped. Fairly well located, but there´s no luggage locker-employees simplzy left our bags in a pile sitting in the corner of the bar during opening hours. Also, never got our 20 pound key deposit back.


66%

Not the best place in terms of comfort, but ok for the price. Visually its cosy and quite central, with shops and food places around. Wifi worked quite well, theres plugs to charge devices and a pub downstairs. The facilities could have been cleaner, but its not disgusting or anything like that. Shower was weird and doesnt drain too well. There are no common areas so apart from pub and your bed theres nowhere to sit and eat/work/chill. My mattress and pillow were quite bad, should be replaced.


100%

Everything about the hostel was great! We were able to book it the same day and the staff was very welcoming. The room and bathroom were very clean. The room featured a small locker to lock up valuables while not in the room. There were outlets in the room, but in some awkward spots. I charged my phone down in the bar while we had a few drinks. A great hostel for a great value with exceptionally friendly staff.

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

For a hostel in London is excellent...




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