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49 Becklow Road, Shepherds Bush, London, England

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734 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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I will always look back fondly in my dotage upon my time in the Trees. This was my second stay here and I had a great time. The showers need some TLC and one is missing a lock. The staff is great and James is easy to talk to. Just a great place to stay a few days.


Positives: it is cheap,including breakfast Negatives: it is way too far from the centre or even tube station and it is way too small - there are three floor beds which are so small I was banging my head all the time, rooms are very small too - nine people in a room 2x2 metres.Kitchen is small and does not even have a cooker, just microwave oven. Reception is not open 24 hours a day, their card terminal didn't work and the bathroom is again too small, springing water to all sides, no dryer

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Our location did not change after you made your booking, we are still a 12min walk or 5min bus ride from the nearest tube station which you are able to see on hostelworld. As for being way to far from the "center" we are in zone 2 and it is convenient to travel into the city. You list being good value as a positive and then complain about the size of the rooms and bathrooms. For safety reasons we do not have an oven or stove top, and you would find most London hostel do not have a kitchen at all


Pros: 1. Breakfast is inclusive. 2. Super friendly staff( the biology major staff). 3. Great back yard. 4. Easy to access to central by subway cons: 1. Not enof bathroom and toilets. 2. Kitchen is lack of equipments, not easy to manage self-prepared meals. 3. The mattress is comfy but can be better quality and bigger size. 4. Not easy to central by buses


Probably the best hostel I've stayed at in London. Good atmosphere and facilities. Shower's are actually hot, good wifi, super comfy beds. All the staff were friendly and went out of their way to help you.


You get what you pay for. The bad: The kitchen is always a mess so don't plan on cooking anything. Beds are triple decker bunks that are Very uncomfortable (spring mattress with no padding so you can feel every spring). Location is pretty far away from metro and city but atleast quiet enough to sleep. Weak showers that fill up because of blocked drains. The good: good free breakfast, fast wifi, and a nice chill pub on the ground level


Super friendly staff, I loved the pub and beer garden. Good location, nice and quiet, about 15 mins walk or 5 mins by bus to the nearest tube station. Definitely excellent value for money. Only bad things about my stay were the slightly uncomfortable mattress I had, and the fact that they had no lockers left when I arrived. I definitely plan to stay here again.

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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