Free wi-fi in the lounges. Rooms were barebones but had (small) shelves and a (small) light at each bunk. Located right by the castle off the Royal Mile, so very handy. Prices were good, would stay again.
Good, dependable YHA near Oxford Circus. 4-bed dorm was small but had a sink. Separate washrooms and showers were clean and nice. Individual lights and shelves at each bunk. Staff were friendly. Wish YHA's offered breakfast but there was lots of restos nearby.
Spent two nights, one in a basement 4-bed dorm and one on the top floor. Having the ensuite in the basement was nice but it was tiny! All the bathrooms were. Which is annoying when they're all mixed dorms so you can't change in your room. The beds were crazy rickety - the whole thing moved when climbing up to the top bunk. Breakfast was adequate. Beds do not have individual lights/shelves. Building itself was cool and historical. Backpack didn't fit in the small drawer under bed.
Had a good night here. Lockers are large cupboards so lots of storage space. Bunks have lights and a small shelf - handy. Ensuite was clean. Didn't use shower. Location is good - walkable from two different tube stations on different lines. No breakfast but that's usual at YHA. Would def stay again.
Lovely place, like staying at a B&B. Seems like a one-woman operation, a very nice woman who is full of advice for getting around the city, and who makes you coffee and toast in the mornings. So expect a bit of extra attention in the mornings. Not a bad walk to the centre, maybe 20-30 min.
The description makes you think this will be a big place - it's actually tiny! The only drawback is lack of privacy - ex. the men's bathroom opens up into the kitchen, and our door (we had a private dbl) was directly by the front door and reception, meaning we could hear everything that was said out there. And there's a lack of privacy in the showers too, since there are just curtains and both showers open up to the same communal changing area... other than that, the staff and location were excellent, very
Great place to stay. We had a good-sized private dbl. Nice common area, free breakfast, the staff were very friendly. Good location to walk to the sights, or to restaurants and bars. Clean. Stay there!
First stayed in the dorms - a dank, basement room that was so warm and damp our towels didn't dry too well. Didn't try the breakfast, you had to order it in advance. Big guest kitchens. Beds were all metal, though, which were very noisy when climbing into the bunk beds. Then had a double room, which was nice enough. Bathrooms were fine. Free internet in the main building.
As advertised, a great place to stay. Bar was a cool place to grab a cheap, small dinner and free glasses of beer. Location was a good 20+ minute trek from the centre of town, but it was down the main shopping street so it was interesting to wander down.
Very nice place. Nice dorms. Clean. Breakfast was okay, slightly cheaper than Munich/Austria prices, 3 euros I think. Didn't try the bar, we were only in town one night. Walkable distance to the sights, and near some cheap restos and grocery stores. Def recommend.
This place was decent, but I'd probably stay at the Wombats two doors down over this place, it's just a little nicer.
We had a double room - bit pricey, but it had an ensuite bathroom! Very big, clean, friendly staff, pretty much as advertised. The free glasses of beer are nice.
Disappointingly adequate hostel in a good location for St. Peters and a quick subway ride from downtown. Room doors had no locks, no breakfast, no towels. Squeaky bunk beds with no ladders for us shorter girls! Worst shower I've had - water was either scalding or ice cold, and the last night/morning there was no hot water at all. The reception area became a noisy lounge at night, so if you need to get to sleep before midnight definitely bring earplugs. Staff seemed friendly but frazzled.
Really great hostel just north of the Duomo. No breakfast, but free linens, towels, and two computers with free internet that were usually not too busy. Staff was exceptionally nice and really tried to make your trip great. Many showers but only one was in a full bathtub - so head to the far corner of the first floor to grab it!
Great, lovely little place near to the train station and very close to the grand canal (and thus the waterbus). Clara was very nice, made herself available and left us a cute breakfast of coffee and pre-packaged snacks. Free linen and towels. Would definitely recommend it.
Tiny hostel, 10 min bus ride from the train station and downtown. Felt more like staying in someone's apartment than a hostel, including with only one bathroom for 10-15 people, so there wasn't much hot water in the morning and there were lines for the shower. Doors didn't have locks. Very relaxed nice staff, even let me use the computer without paying. Not really the place to get tourist info, however. Decent enough but probably could find better.
So, the room was actually the attic (5th floor) of a nice hotel, complete with sloped ceilings and the constant rustling of small animals (and the hole in the ceiling didn't help). But the location was great, bathroom was nice and the room did have a fridge, closet etc. Linens but no breakfast. Wouldn't stay for more than one night.
Very nice, very busy hostel, but they do come pick you up from the tram stop or its a 10min walk. Rooms were decent and the breakfast included bread and a cereal bar but only instant coffee (bleh). Hopping bar/lounge but they need to keep the patio open past 10pm! Lots of tourist info and offered many day trips and tours. My room was right off the main courtyard so was really noisy until about 2 am. Nice place but the staff seemed a little frazzled.
Big, modern facility with nice big double rooms but filled with school groups age 8-16. Pretty far out from the city - there are better places to stay in for the same price much closer to the downtown. Good breakfast included. Not the place to go if you want to meet other travellers or party.
This place is a very nice small hotel right near the train station. Rooms were clean, shared bathroom was never busy. Clientele was definitely older, since it mostly offered more expensive rooms. Staff was very friendly. They asked to keep your key during the day but wasn't a big deal. Offered a 6euro breakfast. Very clean, would definitely recommend it.
Decent enough place. Smallish rooms and squeaky bunkbeds with no ladders for us shorter girls were a bit awkward! Location was handy, near a big metro station and with a supermarket across the street. Breakfast included bread, croissant and coffee/juice. Two free computers but were usually busy. Stayed here two different nights and it was fine.
Big, modern English-chain hostel in the north of the city on the #7 subway line. Very clean, very busy, with a definite party atmosphere if you're interested, but not the place to get a real French vibe. Bunks with personal lights, curtains and lockers. Big common washrooms. Breakfast was okay, baguettes, coffee but avoid the cereal unless you like warm milk. Friendly staff, big bar/restaurant area, but VERY busy internet cafe. A safe bet so I'd recommend it.
This place is really a budget hotel, so it meant the clientele was more middle-aged people and families. Our double room was big, clean, had a nice bathroom and a TV. Maps and brochures at the front. Location was a bit far from the downtown, on the designer shopping street, but could walk it still. Breakfast was nice - bread and cheese, granola, coffee. Convenience store open late right across the street. Would definitely recommend it, great value for money.
Great location, far enough from the tourist bustle of Centraal station but close to lots of restaurants and shops. Security was great - code to get into building , lockers in room. Lounge open til 11pm to chill. Bathroom and rooms were very clean, staff very nice. Would def recommend it as a convenient place to stay - you can walk pretty much everywhere.