Spacious hostel in a central London, got most of the backpacking essentials: proper kitchen, large eating room. It's not a youth hostel, I was surprised to see some children, families and elderly people. The atmosphere was okay. WiFi was not free, which is a big let down I think. They have a number of desktop computers going for 2 pounds for 90 minutes I think it was. Staff consists largely of Eastern Europeans, some barely speak English and don't seem too concerned with hospitality...
The place itself is very cramped, it's a bit like living on a submarine, I was barely able to get my suitcase through the hallway. The kitchen surprisingly was quite spacious and the living room next to it was too. I am 188 cm (6"2) and barely able to fit in the bed, the dorms have very little space between the beds and only 1 person at a time can open his suitcase. Wifi was not the best, but able to get a signal most of the time. WiFi is free. You do pay £1,50 a day for storing a suitcase.
Quite a nice hostel just outside of the Tulse Hill railway station, but not very central in London, in a somewhat dodgy neighbourhood I have to say. I did enjoy my stay nonetheless, the place has a nice kitchen, good-working WiFi. Lockers in the dorms. There is a pub downstairs it has a good atmosphere, positive vibes in this place.
I stayed here a year ago and gave the place high marks. I was excited to return hearing the renovation now had a kitchen. The kitchen is nice, but.. I wonder what the genius behind this renovation was thinking making a LOUD smoking & drinking area right next to a 16 bed dorm?!! A prison cell filled so small I had no space to open my suitcase, that shower is a joke, it's not proper ventilated either. This is now a place where teenagers go to get wasted. I won't book here again.
Spacious hostel a bit outside the center of activity. Proper kitchen, free WiFi, free use of 3 (really poor) desktop computers.
For people with GPS: there are 2 Hilton Streets, make sure you get the RIGHT ONE. I got the other Hilton street and walked about 4km to the other side of town. On to the actual review... It's a decent hostel, centrally located. WiFi was free in the kitchen and living room area, for WiFi in the dorms you have to pay. Using one of the 3 desktop computers they have, you pay £2 an hour.
Really central location, less than a 5 minutes walk from central station in one of the main shopping streets. The place has an interesting interior. Beds were okay. It's clean and just a generally friendly place with interesting extra such as a little cinema downstairs where the kitchen' is also located. The kitchen is really the only let down as there is no furnace to cook or even decent cutlery to prepare vegetables etc. But there is a microwave and facilities for making tea & coffee.
It's just barely in zone 1, which saves on the tube. Didn't really think the place had much atmosphere it all felt very cramped and although it was clean it was a little too noisy for my tastes. It's a party hostel with decent facilities and although it was relatively cheap I won't be staying here again.
Decent hostel, the only thing I missed was a kitchen. However you can borrow bowls and cutlery at the bar to make breakfast. And they serve free tea in the morning. There is a lot of nightlife in the area, like next door there is a club, and several others in the immediate surrounding, had no issues with noise from downstairs but I usually didn't sleep before 2.
As long as you DO NOT use the kitchen I gues this place is alright, but if you do, reserve yourself some fighting time. Fiirst you go into a long discussion with the owner to get a pan first, because they expect you to bring it for yourself ( probably never wore a backpack). Then you have to take your ingredients floors up/down depending on where you stay and ASK for the key, hospitatily? They never heard of it. Also some people with bookings from hostelworld get refused here due to bad management.
- Avid Traveller
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