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The Royal Bayswater Hostel Reviews

121 Bayswater Road, London, England

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69%

Rating
3027 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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57%

The hostel is located right next to Hyde Park and the subway, which is nice. The staff is nice, but that's about it. You have to pay for the wifi (why?). There is a service charge of 5% on card payments (this is advertised on their web page but it seems completely out of scale). The athmosphere in the rooms and the lobby is uninviting. Go to Westland Hotel 500 meter down the street instead. They are cheaper priced and have none of the vices.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

This hostel is only a "hostel" for the dorms. I do not recommend this hostel -Wifi is paying (where is the spirit of youth hostels ?) -breakfast is different depending on your room: worse quality of food is served in the basement, better one on ground floor. This is really disturbing. Tasteless "orange juice" (yellow and sugared water) -our room was ugly, the walls were dirty, the bathroom was scary Positive aspects: friendly staff, close parks, and Tube station, only. BUT AVOID IT !!!!


80%

staff totally avoilable. good location. you have a lot of buses en front the door.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


54%

Very no frills: don't expect free wifi, lockers, good breakfast, etc etc.


77%

Private room could do with a repaint and bathroom needs updating as it was very grubby. Own coffee making facilities which were topped up daily and bed also made daily. Hot breakfast was very poor and it was quite noisy at night. Staff quite friendly.

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

it was our second stay at the hostel. the location is really good, just a few minutes from the tube station. all in all a nice stay.


71%

The hostel itself is ok but very very basic but kept very clean also. But it is only a stones throw from Hyde park which is a really nice thing but I think that now days all hostels should really should have lockers in the rooms and some kind of furniture for people to put their clothes in and not just a room with a bed and that's all I have to say really.


51%

There was no hot water shower- or very slow. Lockers are patheti- 2 lockers shared between 8 people in a dorm. The beds are filthy. The only i have been w/o free internet access.


49%

disgusting and not well looked after, no free wi-fi

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

I'd say this is an average place but you know, cleanliness is not average, it's pretty bad and it's pretty expensive for what it actually is, if it was cheaper it'll be fine.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

It was always dirty and the breakfast was poorly: only tea, milk, ceereals and "bimbo" kind of bread. The only good thing was the location, except from that I would not recommend it.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


40%

The worst hostel I've ever been. There were lots of "strange" people, someone even doing some illegal stuff. It was impossible to sleep because of the hostel's guests. The owners didn't do anything to fix the problems. In your room you hear every little sound of the hostel. The inside was very neglected. I've been to another hostel near there and it was hundreds time better.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Many bars and places to eat right behind the corner. Tesco and Sainsburrys close by if you need to buy something. 20 % discount at the hostel bar. You have to pay extra for the Internet but that's not really a problem as mobile Internet is widely available for as little as £5.


37%

It was the worst hostel I have known in all my life! After the check in I went to my room and I can`t recognize what bed was empty because all the beds were a real mess and when I complain about it with the staff she said that she can only replace what was missing. The bathroom can`t be called a bathroom, it was very dirty. The breakfast for who is in the shared room is different from the breakfast for who is in the private room, not only the place for take the breakfast, but also the breakfast.


83%

The shower is either ice cold or scalding hot. The breakfast is less than continental...just bread, jam, cereal and coffe


51%

When we arrived the receptionist was rrally unfriendly. The room was dirty and it smelled strange. Everything is very old and the whole night people were loud outside our door. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone.


80%

Kitchen, bathroom and toilet areas are regularly cleaned. Not bad, slept well in comfortable bed. Breakfast is included in price: toast, jam, spread, milk, cornflakes, coffee, tea or cocoa, orange squash. Negative things: you have to pay for wifi and luggage storage.


77%

It's a good option in terms of location and price. We stayed in a triple bed private room and even if was really clean, the bathroom was very old.


94%

Nice hostel in a very central location. Nice and helpful staff. Good facilities which includes a fully equipped kitchen. Common room/breakfast room is a bit too cold for chilling out, but OK for eating.


86%

friendly staff. relaxing. nice and quiet at night. great location


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