Dirty, cool, small showers. Reggae concerts under the bedrooms every night until 1 or 2 am. Access to the bar is restricted by bouncers, since it is public-- you'll need to go around the front and wait in line. Lots of smokeys staying here long term, too. Not my favorite experience, although Brixton is cool.
About 30 minutes to walk to downtown or 15 to an underground station. Otherwise, great place, cool bar, nice folks all around, good breakfast. Take advantage of the free events like Salsa lessons on Wednesdays!
Thoroughly enjoyed the pub crawl. The breakfast was great. Facilities were top notch and everything, especially the rooms felt clean. I think the staff is one of the friendliest I have met, and they made me feel welcome in the hostel, even after I'd checked out.