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Reviews: rbilham

Location England, Gender Male, Age 45

  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Keystone House Kings Cross, London, England
6.6
2nd Mar 2014

I will stay here again when the refurbishment has finished, I'm sure it will be better. The roof top area is closed. There are 2 communal areas with seating:a small bar/eating area by the kitchen, which shut and was locked at 10.15PM on the Sunday night I stayed, with seating for maybe 30 people at a push; and the area by reception, with seating for 10 people. Like a Belushi's/St.Christophers, the bar is a public one, with English football fans in it that night, on their way to Kings X.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
8.0
28th Feb 2014

The beds are the best I've slept in, while staying at the 8 or so different London hostels I've tried in the last year. Individual reading lights and curtains round your bed space are a great idea. The communal area and courtyard on the basement level shuts at the same time as the bar, 11 or 12PMish, so that compensates for the lack of anywhere to read, watch movies on your tablet etc. As with most hostels, dorm rooms tend to be a bit stuffy at night, with window restrictors in place.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
7.7
26th Feb 2014

Modern, clean and comfortable

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
7.7
21st Feb 2014

the slightly above average prices seem justified in this hostel, suitable for single travellers up to coach parties. The quite large courtyard on the basement level is a bonus, a sheltered area for smokers at this time of year, and no doubt extremely popular in summer.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
10.0
11th Mar 2013

This is a slice of paradise, perfect for relaxing or for as many sports as you could wish for.I overstayed by 3 times my original booking. It is only an hour by matatu or cab from Mombasa, but it could be on a different planet! Don't miss a dhow cruise up Kilifi Creek at sunset, so beautiful. In addition, the baobab by the pool must be thousands of years old, it is just wonderful, having your own beach is pretty cool and the guys who run the place are saints, nothing is too much trouble for them

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Hostel Continental City Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.4
25th Jan 2013

brilliant location, cheap price, so don't expect frills, there aren't any. no common area so you won't meet fellow travellers either.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
8.3
22nd Nov 2012

right in the middle of the action, Shoreditch is not for the road-weary traveller who wants 12 hours sleep.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
8.0
18th Nov 2012

Great location. Very helpful staff. Everything works well, it's all brand new,and it's a fun place to be. But there isn't a kitchen, and the communal area inside is one open room - the bar (Translate, nice bar though). So if you're trying to keep costs down, and/or eat healthily, it's not ideal. I suspect there will be a kitchen for residents at some point, it's a new hostel and there's still a large unseen area being renovated. Having said that I'll be back, often.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
St Christopher's Greenwich, London, England
8.3
31st Oct 2012

No customer comment

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa
8.7
17th Apr 2007

just do it. its so much fun your teeth will hurt.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • rbilham
  • England,
  • Avid Traveller
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa
9.7
8th Apr 2007

Just do it. the location is fantastic,the place has a unique & wonderful character, & the staff & fellow travellers will show you as good a time as anywhere i can think of. I'm jealous, enjoy yourselves.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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