Reviews: Anonymous

YHA London Central

London, England
100%

A great base for visitors to central London. The staff are exceptional, friendly and helpful 24/7.

  • 18th Sep 2013
  • Globetrotter
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (26 reviews)


Igloo Backpackers Hostel

Nottingham, England
97%

Great location, friendly atmosphere, a well-managed facility.


YHA London Central

London, England
100%

Exactly what a hostel should be - great location, quiet at night, clean dorms, comfortable beds. Staff were all exceptional - friendly, patient, helpful and well-informed.


SoBo House Brighton

Brighton, England
77%

This hostel is located in Hove, west of Brighton proper. It's located on a quiet residential street, an easy walk from ftrain and bus services and close to the seafront promenade. The hostel used to be two older terraced houses, so the interior feels a bit cramped. My dorm room had no lockers, but was otherwise clean and comfortable. The hostel's policy of charging a 5% premium to pay by credit card should be reviewed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Laura, We are in the City of Brighton and Hove and just 1.5 miles or 2.4 Km from central club land Approximate Journey times for 1.5 miles. Walking - 22.5 minutes for 1.5 miles - The "average" speed for a normal, healthy individual walking at a steady pace (not speed-walking, but not dawdling, either) is about 4 miles per hour, or 15 minutes per mile. Taxi/Car - 5 minutes / Public Transport - 10 minutes Lockers are located in areas where security cameras are recording for additional peace of mind ! 5% is simply the charge that the banks pass on to us - we dont like it either and encourage guests to walk a few minutes up the road to a cash machine Thanks for your comments

Chester Backpackers

Chester, England
90%

Great location for access from station or bus. Convenient for walking to main sights in Chester. Friendly atmosphere.


73%

Convenient for travellers in transit. Pickup at the airport was handled smoothly, staff were friendly (but minimal English spoken), room was clean and quiet.


80%

Good location north of the former Italian Concession and across the river from the Old Town and Ancient Culture Street. Stylish rooms in a modern business hotel, spotlessly clean. Some staff very helpful, others less so. Minimal English spoken.


73%

A good choice for overnight stay if you have a flight to catch. Pickup at airport went smoothly, registration and checkout was efficient. Room was quiet and very clean.


Happy Dragon Hostel

Beijing, China
83%

The management and staff of this small hostel are exceptional - available, helpful, and interested in their guests.


YHA London Holland Park

London, England
93%

Located in Holland Park, this hostel is an oasis of calm in the middle of the city. Great cafeteria for breakfast and dinner. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.


The Groves

York, England
90%

Located on a quiet side street just a short walk from the historic city centre. Lovely, spacious single room with lots of little extras eg hairdryer, heater in the bathroom. Wonderful English breakfast!


83%

Room met the high standard expected from this business hotel chain. Front desk staff were very efficient. Breakfast available in lobby, but this was crowded with guests waiting for the next shuttle bus - could be arranged better.


73%

A short walk from both the long-distance bus station and the train station. Close to shopping areas and tourist sights. Room was older-style, with upgraded bathroom facilities.


83%

This hotel chain consistently delivers what it promises - clean, comfortable, and inexpensive accommodation. The Zhongyangmen location is super-convenient if you are making a bus/train/plane transfer in Nanjing.


83%

This hostel is 14km from downtown Chongqing in the ancient fishing port of Ci Qi Kou, which has been transformed into a shopping/eating/cultural area. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Dorms were warm but common areas freezing cold, so not much interaction between travellers. Riverside location should be lovely in warmer weather.


The Loft Design Hostel

Chengdu, China
77%

Great location, helpful staff. It's been a cold winter and the central heating just couldn't cope. Dorms were warm, but common areas were freezing (so not much interaction with other travellers). One unusual feature here - no lockers in the dorms.


LSE Carr-Saunders Hall

London, England
87%

Great location on a quiet street only steps away from the bustle of Tottenham Court Road. An easy walk to the British Museum and many other tourist sites.


80%

The room was modern and very clean. The staff efficient and friendly. The location is great for overnight transfers, as it's walking distance from the bus station (Jiangsu buses) and a short taxi ride from the train station. For sightseeing purposes, there are pleasanter parts of the city to stay in.


90%

The room was modern and super-clean. Staff were efficient and very welcoming. The location is great - only 3 minutes walk from Da Ming Lake, and 15 minutes walk (or a short taxi ride) from the main shopping areas.


93%

Great location next to West Lake Scenic Area. Inside bar/lounge, outside terrace and roof garden. Dorms clean and quiet but beds were rock-hard (even for China). Staff very friendly and helpful. Good food available at reasonable prices.


93%

Clean rooms and facilities. Staff friendly and very helpful. Plenty of internet access. Food, coffee etc available all day in the restaurant/bar off the lobby. Lots of interesting travellers to talk to.


80%

Modern room, spotlessly clean. Quiet location on a side street off main N-S road, easy access by bus or taxi to downtown. Set-meals in the restaurant are good value for solo travellers. Lobby internet access not available during my stay.


Luoyang Hostel

Luoyang, China
67%

Long, dark corridors make this place feel institutional though the upgraded rooms were clean. Convenient for getting buses to the out-of-town tourist sights, but a long walk from the city centre.


83%

Large room, modern decor, spotlessly clean. Staff pleasand and helpful, management speak English. Set-meals available in the ground-floor restaurant (Chinese food/English menu) are good value for solo travellers.


JinJingLou Hotel

Pingyao, China
83%

Great location in the centre of town. Guest rooms are located in the back courtyard, so very quiet. Room was warm, plenty of hot water. The food in the restaurant was excellent but spoiled by the room's chilly temperature and dim lighting.


80%

Clean, modern room, in a brand-new building. Designed for business travellers so limited storage space. Breakfast buffet good value for 10RMB. Staff helpful, management speak English. Location convenient for sightseeing in west or south of city. Easy access by bus or taxi to city centre.