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When we arrived, we were given beds in a 10 Room dorm although we had booked beds in a 6 room dorm without ANYONE telling us before we got to the room and were confused. After going down and having a 20 minute conversation with the staff, who told us simply that "dorm beds are booked by the bed and they move people as need because groups were coming in" we got our Six Bed dorm for two of our three nights. Otherwise, there wasn't much they were willing to do for us.
the staff were welcoming and friendly, and the location beautiful. I stayed in a female dorm, my only complaint being the ensuite needs upgrading. I really dislike shower curtains, and there was no shelf to put soap etc. The self catering kitchen was clean and tidy, but could probably do with a coat of paint. All in all I enjoyed my stay and trying out a new area of London
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Only stayed overnight and arrived late. The showers were hot, there's 24 hour reception and comfy beds. Its all I needed.
No internet in the rooms and no locker. Really poor condictions although the price is low.
I was shocked that there was no wifi inside the room. The toilet is pretty small, not as expected. I booked the hostel for two nights and for the first day morning, someone opened my door and said something about 10am and check out. Though I had to check out every morning and I went down to check with the reception but they said that its a stuff who came to fix the toilet. For the second day morning the cleaning lady came in unexpectedly and woke me and my friend. Its not as pleasant as I wish.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
I was in a six bed female dorm and it had a single bed, a double bunk bed and a triple bunk bed? The triple bunk was pretty weird and I would not liked to have slept on the bottom or middle bunk because I wouldn't have even been able to bend my legs. I took the top bunk, but there was no ladder up, so I had to climb up the two other beds to get up to my bunk. Fortunately nobody took the middle bunk because I probably would have stepped on them when I got up in the morning...
Everything about the hostel was nice and clean. Stayed in a 6 bedroom and the beds are arranged slightly odd as 3 people are very close together. Lobby, bar, kitchen and laundry were all very nice, but location is kind of a killer. A little over a 10 min walk to the canada water tube station which is a bit out there. If you don't mind the location, don't hesitate to book.
Not a hostel for youth travellers - most likely to end up with school groups/families/permanent residents in your dorm. Facilities were really good, dorm rooms are cramped (especially the bathroom & toilet which are also quite unpleasant). We stayed here to save money outside of London centre, not bad to access by metro and we walked to London Bridge in 20mins. Friendly reception from Cameron upon arrival.
The place is a bit isolated, but the hostel is really well oranized with the resrestaurant and a wonderful breakfast. The receptionists have been really Nice and the directions to the hostel are clear.