I loved this hostel and will definitely stay at more YHAs in the future. 5 minute walk to the train station but a 15-20 minute walk to the city centre. Easy to get to though once you know where it is. Everything was really clean and well kept. The amount of facilities was excellent - i.e. massive self catering kitchen, lounge, luggage storage etc. There is bar&cafe attached with a delicious £5 buffet breakfast. Staff were beyond excellent!! Wifi is £5 for 24 hours though - way too much
Fantastic location, only two minutes walk to the city centre and 5 minutes to the train station. I stayed in a great room with really friendly long termers and it was very clean, tidy and secure. The bathrooms and showers were down in the basement so a bit of a walk but they were excellent. When paying by card there are fees charged and there is also a £5 key deposit so try to have cash. I really appreciated the luggage storage and the laid back vibe.
A nice place, great location and beautifully decorated bar area. The bedrooms in contrast actually seemed like an afterthought however - nothing but the 3 high bunks. Comfy and clean but can be noisy on Saturday nights when people get back from clubbing. Loved the cinema area downstairs, such a good idea! Breakfast was OK but some brown bread would be a welcome addition.
I loved staying at the Hoot - this is a great hostel!! I was there for 3 weeks and had planned to stay longer but found a flat. There are heaps of cool long-term people living here which gives the Hoot it's fantastic chilled out, down to earth, one-big-family feel. I felt very safe here and in the Brixton area despite it's reputation (very impt for me as a single female). Scrubbed sparking clean every day; plentiful free breakfast; free dinner on Fridays; great people; what more could you want?!