We stayed here three times, staying in private rooms. The first two times, we got given one of the downstairs "London Underground" rooms and it was excellent. The third time we were given one of the upstairs "duchess" rooms and it was terrible. The bathroom was grotty beyond words, noisy people were running up and down the corridors all night and the fir alarm randomly went off at 1am. It's pot luck which set of rooms you get - one possibility is great, one terrible.
The rooms are good enough, but very spartan. Staff very friendly and location is great, for what it costs I cant see getting much better in London.
Best hostel I've ever stayed in. Place was an easy walk from all the sites and is amazingly built, full of suits of armour and other cute quirky thigns and has an amazing view. Only issue was that the wifi was a little slow, but that may just have been as a result of there being so many people there at the time. Sad I only stayed one night.
Nice, in an awkward way, a way that is somewhat charming. Stairs are steep but manageable (even with suit cases), rooms are oddly shaped and a little cramped but pleasant. And atmosphere is friendly as long as you don't mind that atmosphere being filled with ganja smoke ( and don't mind sitting in the ganja room whilst using the wifi, which is a bit patchy elsewhere).