A terrific place. It's not always easy to exactly define what makes a good hostel, beyond a feeling which you get. And here, you get that feeling. God, is Aaron Sorkin writing this? Anyway, you know what I mean. A lovely, friendly welcome, which isn't always forthcoming in hostels. Useful info about the area, genuine people, interested, interesting. The place is cosy but big enough, gives itself to a good but not excessively in-yer-face atmosphere. Yep, highly recommended all round.
No complaints really, it's all there; nice bar on the top floor, good location, breakfast. It didn't literally set my life on fire, nor did it metaphorically, but that's partly because I left feeling slightly aggrieved with myself for not asking for one night's money back after making a mistake with dates. But if I complained about every failure on my part, I'd be complaining an awful lot. For example, I also didn't say good morning to a lady the other day, because she surprised me, you know.
Yep, no probs, big hostels do what big hostels do.
Lovely staff, really nice atmosphere, great location but too expensive. Nevertheless, would go back, really enjoyed it overall.
Like the curtains which cordon off each bunk in the dorms, with light and plug sockets. All that was fine and breakfast included is good, staff were nice. Some of the showers were out of order when I stayed and so yeah, this turned out to be a bit awkward. The end of the story is that my socks got wet so I threw them in the bin.
You more-or-less know what to expect from YHA hostels, as far as I can tell, and this one falls into line. Clean, does the job. Didn't find the staff over friendly but shouldn't really complain because they did all they should. Not sure about paying £5 for internet. Location was perfect for us, just across the road from Kings Cross/St Pancras.
Initially confused as to how to access the rooms given that the patisserie downstairs was shut, a call to the owners got us in and once inside the room was lovely. The double is open-plan with a relaxed non-hotel/hostel feel. Very easy to hang about in. Also right opposite Kentish Town tube. The room was finished to a really high standard (my god, I sound like the bloke on that morning property programme) and the owner who showed us in was friendly and relaxed, and later unobtrusive. Nice.
So different, which is a good thing, I reckon. In our two-person room the beds were on a high, raised platform and slightly precarious to access but it was definitely an experience. If you want maximum comfort perhaps not the place to go but I'd recommend this place to any traveller. Memorable. Had to pay for internet and the staff at the front desk were a bit matter-of-fact, but all in all, worth staying. It's no run of the mill hostel, and I imagine in summer it would be a great place to go.
Arrived and were told we'd be upgraded from hostel room to hotel room, which was nice, and good value given what we'd paid, 20 euros or something. Room was clean, good, place wasn't far from transport links. I do hold a bad restaurant recommendation against one lady, though, and I'll never forgive her unfortunately but would go to the place again.