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The Royal Bayswater Hostel Reviews

121 Bayswater Road, London, England

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3274 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Hostels without Wifi in 2015? Excaot that, you got what you pay.


The restroom was seperate from the room, and the hostel was right next to the road so you can imagine the orchestra of honks and brake screeching throughout the night. Wifi had to be purchased through some prepaid mechanism that was not convenient to use at all. I personally wouldn't want to stay here again not would I recommend it unless you have nothing but the clothes on your back going in


If you are just looking for a cheap bed close to London, this is a good value. Right across the street from Queensway Tube stop, access to central London sights is great. There is no real atmosphere here and you will pay for anything extra like luggage storage or a locker.


The shower in the female dormitory was broken, when I asked at the reception he said it had been broken for days. obviously it was not his priority getting it fixed. you have to pay extra to use the wifi, this never happened in any hostel I've been to. there were 8 beds in a room that could barely fit 4. not even two could walk around at the same time. the hostel is near oxford st and nottinghill if it weren't for that it's a trashy area to visit


Water pressure in the shower is low. As its on a main busy road, the noise level from outside is extremely loud even with the window closed in the 8 bed dorm.


Rude staff. Room smelled. Alot of dodgy people living in this hostel. Won't be back.


It was a cheap place to stay for a night. No free wifi, room was a bit grubby, very central location. Ok for the money.


Do not recommend. Lockers a small safes unrealistic to put any of your belongings in. Not very clean at all as it may look like in the pictures.


I really like the female dome very spaciousis ensiit is perfect the location is perfeect kitchen and dinning is very clean they treat people good staffs are well behave Camela and the other gentle man toilet very clean I love everything there I can recommend it to anynody is the best


Generally good value at the price but Wi Fi signals in the room was extremely poor despite the staff's assurance that one would enjoy good signal in the room. Also, staff advised that one could connect to the internet on multiple devices at the same time but found out that if one device was connected, it was not possible to connect to the internet on another device at the same time.


Location is great, very good for your money. Central London, near tube and near bus. Staff is friendly, nice to have internet at computers downstairs, quick and easily to access. Though I missed charging points and free wifi, which is a must, I think. Also there is no privacy at the sleeping bunks, which isn't great. A curtain would be little effort but add to comfort. Breakfast was ok, but could be more than one topping for bread. Altogether nice but wouldn't go back because lack of privacy.

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, very enjoyable stay, thanks


cheap. dirty bathroom. no hostel feeling. wifi is bad and costs 1£ per hour... don't recommend


Shower head faulty - hardly any water. Window cracked. Nowhere to hang trousers - hangers in wardrobe only for coats and tops. Nowhere to hang towels. Very cramped room. Both inside and outside could do with a lick of paint. Rooms very tired looking and drab.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Was in a great location, easy to get around with the underground just around the corner. Staff were helpful, basic but good free breakfast, room was small but comfortable but no hot water in the shower! We were told this was being "fixed" but wasn't fixed in the 4 nights we stayed there. Cheap and good location, though had to pay for any wifi access.


Since the hostel is at a really good location, I gave "good" for the 'value for money' point. However there are a few points that the hostel could improve at - things that would not need big investments, but would definitely do good to the guests' overall feeling: would have been nice to have more 2 sockets in the room, to have free lockers (even if with own lockpads, like in other hostels), to have wifi.. Otherwise I enjoyed my stay.


Very clean place with nice atmosphere. Wifi is not free though which really dragged the place down, if it was free this would be one of the best hostels ever and without a doubt the best value for money.


It was really much better than I expected to. It doesn't mean that it was a good experience. The staff impolite, the atmosphere so far from a hostel... good breakfast, though.


The staff is lovely and helpful. I wanted to mention the receptionists Hamid and Kamilia: they do a very good job !

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bad street noise all night, no so street lights and the moon shine right into your face if you sleep next to a window. Cold shower only in morning. Staff says the guests are to blame too shower at same time! Avoid!

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