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Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea Reviews

111 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London, England

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88%

Rating
2451 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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86%

Such an amazing hostel. Can't stress how great the location is, with a 24 hour bus right outside stopping at all the major locations. The bar was great to meet people as a solo traveller and very social. The only negative were the bathrooms which were very old and the shower didn't work great, didn't mind though because I was only there for the night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Travel Joy Hostels! Really sorry to hear you had some problems with our showers... We are so glad it didn't disturb you to have a good time with us! Next time do not hesitate to ask for help at the reception if you need anything ! Hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy !

97%

Place was cool. Great staff. rooms a bit small but it was good for a few days.Bar was great. Atmosphere great. Breakfast great. Bring your own lock or get one there for a deposit. Bus stop in front of hostel takes you to main attractions.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there ! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review following your stay at Travel Joy. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed our facilities and services! Your kind comment about the staff is most appreciated and will be shared with the entire team! Hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy!

100%

i stayed in travel joy hostel for just 4nights, would loved to stay longer but i had to head on. the hostel is located perfectly in the Center next to the Buckingham Palace. the staff was amazing, they straight gave me a Feeling of home and made my stay speciall !! they will never let happen that you even get close to get bored. i graduate my first salsa dance class there with bravery hell yeah B) sadly i missed the beer pong, lucky you haha i hope we see us again one day. until then cheers

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking time out of your day to share a review on your recent stay ! We are hugely grateful to see you had rated us with a perfect score overall, thank you! You will have to come back for our Beer Pong, we will be really happy to welcome you back at Travel Joy !!!! Enjoy Lisbon and see you soon !

89%

Great Pub, great atmosphere. Very easy to meet people. Bathrooms were adequate. No power at bunks, had to recharge in the pub.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your stay and for this feedback !! We are glad to read you had a good time with us at Travel Joy ! You can indeed charge your phone at the bar area but also we do have some extensions that you can get from the reception for a £5 deposit and charge your phone in your room even if your bed is not close to a power point. Thanks again and we really do hope to welcome you back here soon !!

71%

Location is ok - bit of a long walk from the Tube station and not too many lights on the walk home. However the bus stop is perfectly located - the 24 will take you all round the city to some of the biggest tourist destinations if you're into that. The pub downstairs is wonderful! It's great to unwind at open mic after a long day. Also, free gummies / soft drinks are a nice touch as well. The morning breakfast is lovely! Shower is either scalding hot or freezing cold - be ready! ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your feedback ! We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us ! The bus 24 is indeed really good to get to the must see sights of London and runs 24hrs ! We are happy to learn that you had a good time during our open mic too ! Regarding our bathrooms, the uk system is a bit difficult, we do have signs to explain how our showers work but we will put more around to make sure everybody can get a nice and warm shower ! Hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy !!

86%

Lovely hostel on the bank of Themes with charming character. Good Tai restaurant downstairs. Rooms are small, but sufficuent and clean. Great value for money. Would highly recomend for short stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Travel Joy, it was a pleasure to have you with us. We are very happy to read that you had such an enjoyable stay! Thank you for recommending us! Hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy !!!

83%

Considering how expensive London is, this hostel is affordable and pretty great in what it offers. Staff is friendly, breakfast is included (with options of pancakes, omelettes and smoothies!) beds are pretty comfy, bar on the main floor. Bed light/padlock/adapter available for rent. The only thing I didn't like is its a decent trek to central London, but that's the reason it's a bit more affordable so you get what you paid for. Overall great hostel, definitely would recommend.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for recommending us !! We are so happy that you found the staff friendly and that you thought it was good value for money. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

100%

My favourite hostel in London by far! Such friendly staff, amazing breakfast and great facilities (movie nights, free hot and cold drinks, linen and towels). Good location. Really good atmosphere, the Internet works really well and everything is really clean, I'll be back for my third stay next time in London!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We are super happy that you felt the good vibes here! Welcome to the Travel Joy Family and see you soon !!!!

80%

Staff was awesome! The location is in a good neighbourhood and easy to reach the city center in 15 minutes by bus. I stayed a week and had a good time. Recommend to a friend a who went a week later. The bar on the ground floor has a good vibe. Breakfast is also good! I recommend it.

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved this hostel. Would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for this awesome review ! We'll welcome you again with pleasure !!!!!! See you soon !

94%

I really enjoyed my stay in London, and felt very welcome by your lovely staff the music and bands were really enjoyable and a perfect volume ! i feel very happy to recommend your hostel and thank you for the delicious stir fry and yummy breakers . Thank you so much to all your staff you should definitely pay them more !!!

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
It makes us extremely happy to receive such good feedback !! The entire team genuinely thank you for your nice words! We are very happy to hear that you had a great time! See you soon on your next visit to London!

97%

It was amazing, the staff is really friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean although a little small but it still makes it worthy, the only thing that we didn't like was that the shower in our room had only hot/almost boiling water. The food at breakfast is great and the thai food is accesible and delicious

  • 21st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for this awesome review!! Sorry to hear you had some troubles with our showers, we do have some signs to explain how they work but we will check this to make sure it won't happen again. Thanks again and hope to have you with us again soon!!

86%

We spent a night in a twelve mixed room, and we had a good time in this hostel. We had trouble finding the place, though, the directions are a bit confusing, we would have found it much sooner if we knew it was in a pub called King William IV. The atmosphere and the staff are really good, we enjoyed a meal at the restaurant and the breakfast was delicious. Loved the cozy sofas. Our only suggestion is adding small lights and some kind of small shelves in the bunk beds.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are also very happy that you felt the friendly atmosphere that we do try to provide! Sorry to hear you struggled a bit to find us, we will try to improve even more our directions ! Thanks again and hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy !

66%

The hostel was very close to Victoria Coach Station (15 minute walk) which was very convenient. The nearest tube station (Pimlico) is about 10 minutes away also which connects you to Victoria Underground, which helped us get around the city. Though the hostel was very noisy and the neighborhood is a little far out, it is nothing that can't be fixed with a day tube pass. Lockers were limited and there were only a couple of restrooms.

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Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to share your experience! Hope you'll be back at Travel Joy!

97%

First time in a hostel and I loved it. I guarantee you you'll have a good time! Literally the best place to be. Staff is awesome, food is great, very clean, great to socialize, what else can you ask for?

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are extremely happy that you had a great time here ! Thank you so much for your review, this goes a long way in encouraging and motivating the team ! Hope to see you soon back at Travel joy !

83%

I was suprised, but very much liked the free breakfast and free (non-alcoholic) drinks. The beds were good and the staff was very nice. However the other guests in our room weren't very talkative. Also we rented a padlock to protect our valuable luggage inside a locker, but the padlock had a 3 digit combination instead of just a key which you can put under your pillow. That gives a false sense of security to be honest.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your stay and for taking the time to write a review ! We are delighted you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed our breakfast ! A good breakfast to start a good day ! We truly think digit combination is more secure than a key padlock (as you can loose the key or someone can locate it if hidden for example), but we are taking into consideration your comment. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

89%

I was impressed by the kindness and helpfullness of the staff.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you from the entire team for this awesome review! We are so pleased to see you enjoyed staying with us. Our staff is constantly working hard to ensure you have the best stay possible and your review goes a long way in motivating and encouraging us ! Thanks again and hope to see you soon at Travel Joy !!

94%

The nicest thing about this hostel was the free soft drinks and free pancakes for breakfast. The bed was comfortable, the shower was good and the wifi worked well. I didn't stay at the weekend, so am unsure how noisy the place would be, but I had a great night's sleep. It was also a short walk to the Pimlico shops and cafés, or the Victoria Station area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and to see that everything was as you expected! Hope to see you soon back at Travel Joy !

80%

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the bottom bunks have a curtain which was mint, also had a power point close to your bed which is awesome, free soft drink at the bar, the food was average at best (chicken burger n chips and sausage and mash), showers were clean and the wifi was good all through the hostel.. I will be staying here again in the future and I recommend it to anyone! :)

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much from the entire team for your stay and for taking the time to write us this nice feedback ! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and be assured it will be our pleasure to welcome you back next time at Travel Joy !

80%

It would be wonderful if they have keys for each locker.

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your stay at Travel Joy! We are always looking to improve our service, and your comments are valuable for that. Thanks again and have a safe travel !

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