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The Londonears Hostel Reviews

1 Barkson Gardens, London, England

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92 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 62%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 58%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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Staff was friendly and nice, breakfast was good and rooms tidy. Oh and a special plus from the bath soap and little biscottis! We enjoyed our stay very much, thank you!


loved the staff, very friendly.


The staff could really use a lesson in customer service, they were very unfriendly when we arrived as well as when we would periodically go to reception. The location is ideal, two minutes from the earls court tube station and pretty affordable when you compare to hostels in close by locations.


No cages in rooms; not clean. Would not go back.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ir was such a mess, no hot water. Rooms were very tidy, if you need a kitchen there is only one micro oven nothing more. Rooms and reception are separated. Such a bad experience, I am sure you will rather pay a little more for a better hostel.


I visited the hostel and paid for it. I wanted 1 h later to cancel my stay but it was not possible to have a refund

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


1.) All but 1 person who worked there that I encountered were very rude, very unwelcoming, very unaccomodating. That one man-- a bit larger, glasses, medium brownish skin, was nice though. 2.) The hostel is gross, it looks & feels like it hasn't been cleaned once in its lifetime. 3.) There are homeless people wandering around inside the hostel 4.) The "bathrooms" are unusable. Some floors don't even have an operating shower. & there should be more than one toilet and shower per floor.


unfriendly and not helpful stuff


We weren't expecting much; we knew we were paying for the bare minimum. But it was below even the bare minimum. Cleanliness was despicable--the bathrooms were disgusting. We only stayed one night, but I genuinely don't know what I would do if I had to stay there more than one night.

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


toilet floor covered in urine, still hadnt been cleaned by the next day, my partners bed frame was held together with gaffa tape. showers locked up and unavailable.


Good location and relativelly reasonably priced (depending on booking times). Interior is rough, needs a good clean and a brush of paint.


I booked a dorm room of 6 for a birthday weekend in London, the price was excellent, the rooms were simple but bright and clean. Staff were very friendly and flexible about people checking in at different times etc. Ive stayed in a lot of hostels in various countries and pretty sure these were also the best hostel showers ive ever used! Would definitely stay afain.

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


very average hostel, no frills at this one . no kitchen either for that matter . great jump off point if your catching the easy bus to/from the airport's


Very difficult to find, and when we called to ask for directions, the staff was incredibly unhelpful-- upon arrival (finally), they gave us no real welcome or information. The kitchen was completely useless, with only a small fridge and microwave and no utensils/plates/cups, which is OK but don't advertise that there is a The whole place was just not very welcoming, pretty dingy and didn't seem very clean-- but the rooms were cleaner and the bed was all right, so at least that.

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