Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Netherlands, Gender: Male, Age: 31

Astor Victoria

London, England
83%

Excellent location on walking distance of Victoria station, in a pleasant neighbourhood. I stayed here before, but this time I stayed on the 4th floor where there is no WiFi, that was the only significant thing that let me down. A minor annoyance was that you cannot even wash your hands in the toilets, because the sinks are too small for even your hands... Kitchen area is really nice though, and staffed by decent people, good hostel.


Russell Scott Hostels

Sheffield, England
91%

Nice spacious hostel, a real breath of fresh air coming from all these cramped hostels in London, to finally have some breathing space, no bunk beds, nice spacious kitchen, big hallways... The location is a bit on the outskirts, but easy to reach by public transport. Big supermarket nearby and a tram + bus to the center. Would stay again if I ever visited Sheffield.


Astor Victoria

London, England
91%

I had a pretty hard time coming up with something I could fault this hostel for, but here's a few minor points: toilets and showers could be a bit cleaner but then again that is also partially to blame on the attending guests of course... Other point for improvement are the WiFi which signal can be a bit weak. Over-all I had a great time. Breakfast is much better than other hostels. The location is superb. Security was also in order.


London Eye Hostel

London, England
54%

Half an hour walking distance from Victoria. Kitchen lacked many basic utensils, I was averse using the kitchen due to hygiene concerns. Cleanliness is not this hostels forte, showers and toilets are places I wanted to get out of quickly. Lack of securely storing luggage was a major concern. There is a tiny locker downstairs which you have to pay for (in other hostels this is usually free). I booked a 12 bed dorm and was surprised to find out I had to sleep in a skyscraper 3 bunk bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your review. Kitchen utensils are available from reception. We keep them there at reception as we found that if left in the kitchen guests did not wash up after using them. We have cleaners every day, We check the toilets and showers every hour during the day and night however sometimes guests leave the toilets and showers dirty, we do our best. We have 2 large securely locked luggage rooms where you can store your luggage for free while staying with us. Thanks again

MEININGER London Hyde Park

London, England
49%

Booked this hostel in a hurry mainly going on the high rating + location... I wish I done my homework a bit better as there is NO KITCHEN and there is no hostel atmosphere at all. Very clinical, more like a hotel, although with lots of screaming little kids, it's more like staying at a kindergarten. The rooms are cramped. This place has security issues; no locker for suitcases. It's not a hostel after all. It's a Meiniger. A word charged with negative associations as far as I am concerned.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks for your feedback. You ate right - unfortunately we cannot offer our guest's a guest kitchen - but you can use a microwave in the breakfast room all day. During the week we have a lot of school and colleague groups here - on weekend you can also meet a lot of individual travellers and backpackers. Too bad, that MEININGER evoke now any negative associations - we hope you give us a second chance and come back another time! Kind regards, Your MEININGER Team London

Astor Museum Inn

London, England
80%

At crawling distance to the British museum in a nice area of London - good vibe in the hostel. Decent kitchen and beds. Attentive staff. One thing I didn't like was the smoking area they had next to the kitchen, thought that was a bit unsavoury. Good marks over-all.


The Royal Bayswater Hostel

London, England
77%

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...


Smart Camden Hostel

London, England
71%

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.


Blue Skies Hostel

London, England
77%

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.


The Dictionary, Shoreditch

London, England
63%

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.


77%

Spacious hostel a bit outside the center of activity. Proper kitchen, free WiFi, free use of 3 (really poor) desktop computers.


Hatters at Hilton Chambers

Manchester, England
77%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dayum street names. You do have to pay for wi-fi in the rooms but our communal areas are open 24/7 for late-night surfing :)

Bunkhouse

Cardiff, Wales
80%

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.


Dover Castle Hostel and Bar

London, England
69%

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.


The Dictionary, Shoreditch

London, England
86%

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.


Wang Fat Hostel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
33%

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.