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Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea Reviews

111 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London, England

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88%

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2234 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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60%

I barely slept here. There were a number of people using the hostel as permanent or semi-permanent accommodation, fair enough but there is a siren on the door that is activated every time the door is not shut within seconds: this is most times the door is opened. The traffic noise is also very loud. The staff were friendly and the wifi signal was strong but the sleep quality is very low. Creaky, uncomfortable beds in the dorm were also a severe disruption to sleep.


94%

This has to be one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff are wonderful and always happy to help. It is pretty cool that everything is included in your room cost. There are no additional charges for linen, breakfast, printing, internet, non alcoholic drinks and salsa dance classes. Movies are played every night and the in house restaurant/pub are excellent. I loved staying here and was sad to leave. Will definitely come back next time I need a hostel in London.


94%

I love it! Cheap, clean and funny people there!

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

the best i experienced so far from all hostels i have been to


54%

Really far away from everything. There were a group of girls from aus who were being mean and picking on any Asians in the pub below, making the atmosphere pretty poor. Wouldn't recommend.


91%

it was not very clean especially the lockers in the room one had a banana skin, hot water in shower did not work in the morning forced to have a very cold bath in winter :-( drinking water was not replaced in the morning it was empty. Apart from these i would definitely recommend the hostel

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Atmosphere, friendliness, and location definitely speak for this hostel. Unfortunately, I found the cleanliness in the rooms and bathrooms to be mediocre, which is to some extent due to some guests' lack of manners. Better furniture (e.g. stable beds) would be a plus.


89%

great location, although a little far from subway (10min walk), rooms quite crowded and so snoring seems so close, but it is great in the bar etc.


91%

Very clean, very friendly atmosphere. About a 20 minute walk from Victoria bus station. Unbelievable value for money with buffet breakfast and unlimited soft drinks! Can enjoy a nice drink in the evening, but not too loud or busy if you are needing an early night. Would deffo recommend!!!

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

My go-to hostel in London. Rooms are small but the atmosphere is amazing - there's always great people to meet and do stuff with and the breakfast is A+.

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

First stayed here a year ago, still a great place, will return again.


97%

Thanks for a great stay; keep up what you're doing!

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Overall probably the best hostel I've stayed at. Much to love. Would def go again, and recommend to others. However, a few things to consider: Bedroom doors close hard, as if slammed shut, and are hooked up to a security device so if you don't close them perfectly you get the slam AND a loud buzzing noise. Sorry, light sleepers. Bathroom has no exhaust and towels/clothes get damp from shower steam. No water mixer at sink means choice of freezing or scalding water to wash hands and face.


86%

Really liked this place (though calling it "Chelsea" is a bit of a misnomer; it's actually in Victoria). Location is solid with easy access to the tube. Staff are friendly and helpful, always willing to joke around and chat. Small touches, like daily suggestions for what to do in the city, go a long way. Reasonably-priced, and includes perks like free pop and breakfast with hot food. The atmosphere isn't great, but it's through no fault of theirs. Definitely recommended.


89%

Great very helpful staff (apart from pancake and omelet girl ... very moody). Location great. Just by the bus stop, not far from tube. Little bit noisy at night and the beds and the furniture most probably remembers my grandma's times. Apart from that were very happy with the service. Good value for money.

  • 16th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

It is good to say in Travel Joy Everything is good but location is far from the underground station Pilmico Before starting the trip, ask staff the route and bus stop of 24 bus


91%

I really enjoyed my stay here! I stayed one night in a 12-person mixed dorm - I'll give a overview of both the bad and good aspects of this hostel. The Bad: 30 min walk from the sights/Expensive to take the tube. Box-spring mattresses are slightly uncomfortable. Small amount of mold growing on walls of shower. The Good: Beautiful location on the Thames, great bar in the hostel, free non-alcoholic drinks, adaptors, movie nights, and AMAZING free breakfast (even omlettes!). Very friendly staff.

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Thank you for sharing your experience at Travel Joy! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Be assured your nice words have been shared with the entire team. Hope to welcome you back soon!

100%

Loved the atmosphere of this hostel! Room had a nice patio to step on from room, staff was friendly, helpful and breakfast was awesome!

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Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are delighted to read you had a good time with us! Thank you for your stay!

100%

Been in several hostels before and there's clearly a reason why people come back to this one. Simply the best you'll find in London.

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Thank you from all of us for your stay and for taking the time to write a review about Travel Joy! Your comment goes a long way in encouraging and motivating the team!

74%

the best thing is location.. 24 BUS!!! I took it every day this hostel is not in central place.. but I think it's good And breakfast was good, too. BUT!! room was tiny.. i stayed 6 women dorm and I couldn't open my luggage when people in the room. clean but... tiny. you may feel too. averagely good.


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