If you think rugged hostels have more personality and character, enjoy second hand pot smoke, aren't especially concerned about cleanliness, don't have a problem walking down poorly lit streets in Kings Cross, and are looking for a value, this is the place to stay. I definitely see how it appeals to younger men backpacking and just looking for fun. Please do not mistake this for a working hostel. INTERNET LIMIT 25 kb. So if you like streaming Netflix, not your place.
The hostel has lots of personality, mostly due to the retro furniture. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately the bathrooms aren't as clean as they could be (buying a larger rubbish bin could help with the overflowing papertowels). There's no freezer, so if you live off frozen tv dinners - this is not the hostel for you.
The wi-fi at this hotel is not compatible with a lot of laptops... including mine. If you have Windows XP on your laptop, beware! you'll be using the hostel computers (which have no privacy and are sort of dirty) instead of your own.
The WIFI at this hostel is NOT FREE. There's always good food in the free bin.
Great hostel. The only thing I cannot figure out is why there's only one toilet marked Ladies, two for men and two that are gender neutral. Women spend more time in the bathroom and a lot of women (including me) hate using the men's toilet when the others are occupied.
The staff was friendly and the hostel had lots of personality and a nice community feel to it. It's much farther out from the city than the map on hostelworld would lead you to believe (check Google maps first!)
I liked the hostel, especially the rooftop patio. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Nice staff.
The hostel was very clean and the staff were accommodating. It's not a party hostel but more of a working hostel - which is fine, because that's what I was looking for.
The security was excellent to the point I got tired of punching my code in at the door and again the security gate. Probably the second cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. Lots of nights out with 1 drink free (although not at the type of bars/pubs I normally patronize). Really great hostel. Good price. I feel bad for the staff washing other people's nasty dishes, when they're suppose to wash their own. I'm considering the dog training method and pushing fellow tenants faces in their own dirt.
This is a bar that happens to have beds above it. Far from central London (last stop on the Underground) and a good distance from that stop. Rooms are not very clean and one of the beds (travelling in a group) was double booked so someone had to sleep in the TV room. There are much better hostels in London, this should probably be a last resort... Hostel only has high ratings because long stay customers quite literally live there.
- Avid Traveller
- (12 reviews)
The biggest problem was the shower room. Most hostels I've been to have shower stalls. By that I mean a door that locks for privacy, then the shower with a shower curtain. This is much better for bringing towel, clothes etc. into the shower room and for privacy. The set-up of the showers led to an embarrassing incident for me. This is probably the one thing I will remember about the hostel :-( The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean (not so much the bathrooms/lavatory).
- Avid Traveller
- (12 reviews)