It does smell like cinnamon in this hostel :) The setting and theme are really great, and the staff, too. However, I couldn't say much about the crowd, as I just used it to crash for a few hours when connecting a train - the proximity to the train station was a plus for me.
The crowd here is good, and it helps that the lobby functions as a bar. Relatively quiet and quite clean.
I wasn't particularly fond of this hostel, mainly because of the atmosphere (not the greatest crowd) and because of a certain stench that it had.
I know I had a deal, but even with normal prices, I think this hostel would easily rock any other hostel in London in terms of conditions and value for money (I tried quite a few), as long as you're not there for making friends to party with. It's really relaxing, clean and they offer both breakfast and a copious dinner. They also have a gym (which I did not use). The staff is just great, too!
This hostel is ok if you're a backpacker stopping by for a weekend or a few days. Decently clean, good facilities, good staff, good location. It's good if you're looking for a group to party with.
Worst hostel I've been to! It's absolutely disgusting!
The walls are not really soundproof. I had to listen to a 2h-long loud skype conversation in Turkish from the other room, while trying to sleep (I know, I could have used earplugs, but that's not the point here).
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