Still the best hostel in London. It's very clean and all facilities are modern. The downside is that they have stopped doing free breakfast so now the value for money is now very poor. It's never cheap to get inso unless you have plenty of cash, it isn't budget any more.Maybe they could introduce a free breakfast and upgrade to a very good breakfast if you are feeling free with your money as for 4.50p, you can get very good cooked vreakfasts in London for thesame price.
The actual hostel is in a very average part of hammersmith. Nothing special. What was great and I like my sleep is that the dormitory beds in my room have curtains around them and power sockets were abundant, which is unusual for St Christophers Inns. The noise from the street was not too bad, as you need to sleep with the window open for ventilation.
It's rare that you get a hostel in London that is leafy and in a park area. It's so nice to get away from the city with ease, but still be near major transport links with the city centre less than 30 minutes away on the buses and underground. The building itself is out of date, but the bathrooms are good and the common areas are fine. It's a shame that you have to pay for internet if you are not a member though.
The staff were great and the best thing about the place. The hostel itself was very old and out dated. The shower facilities were basic, but not clean, the rooms were okay. Paying for lockers is not my favourite thing and the common room atmosphere depends completely on what the last person cooked. So my night it smelled of over cooked cauliflower. Ha! You also need to be physically fit with the stairs.
Overall there are many worse hostels than this in London. The staff are great, the beds good and location better. The downsides are that the common room is old and stuffy. It needs a little work. The bathrooms are very dated, they work, they are somewhat clean, but need updating. Lastly more sockets needed throughout the building.
Great value for money during the weekdays. It needs a little money spent on it with sockets and new facilities, but it works well.
Very squeeky beds. Can get very seasick in them. Reception is open till around 10pm and there's no one in the morning, so if you arrive late or need assistance in the morning, this could be an issue. quite near to pubs, food places and downtown.
- Male, 18-24
- (61 reviews)
Good stay. Friday night can be noisy, but it was a quiet one. The only problem is when you switch the lights on in the dormitory the very powerfull lights go on in both rooms.
The owners are super friendly and when I was there they made someone a birthday cake. How nice is that? The location is right on the main drag where all the other hostels are situated and all is very convenient. The downsides are that there's no individual locker, but they do have their own locker you can use. The communal area is also the office and so not much space. Otherwise it was very basic, but good.
It was exactly the same as the description. No frills, but it worked fine and the beds were super comfortable and the en-suite facilities were good too.
- Male, 41+
- (61 reviews)
It's a very good hostel, the staff are super helpful and the atmosphere is great. The beds are probably the best I have slept in the whole trip and are as good as mine at home.
The room was okay, but having any kind of lockers in the basement, which is located through the bar and in the basement. You pay for the lockers too, so if you are needing to repeatedly put in and take things out during your stay, you will pay each time. So that sucks something terrible. Staff were more busy with the pub for any real service and I fear for the people staying on the first floor as the noise from the pub will keep you awake.
The staff are very laid back and mid week it's quite quiet with not many people about. It's in the centre of Nottingham and very close to all you need.
Good stay with nice staff. Arrived jet lagged, but got a very good nights sleep. The only problem is not enough sockets for electronics.
The owner was great, even when I broke the awning on the window. The location is good, right in the heart of the fort. There wasn't many people about, so the atmosphere was a little too quiet. Value for money is good and the beds are very comfortable.
I arrived very late at the homestay and the owner was waiting and ready to help. I stayed only one night, but the family would have done anything to help with my travel needs. I kept a bag there for a few nights and arrived late o pick it up, which again was fine. The room was a basic fan room, but very clean, spacious and next to the bathroom which was superb.
Not a bad place. The staff could have been a little more helpful, but they seemed friendly enough. The mixed room is tiny, but the others were more spacious. Oh there's a curfew. Around midnight to 12:30am ish the doors are locked. Boooooo!
It's the first hostel I have been to with space. It has a cat, good staff, one slightly crazy. There are multiple rooms for sleeping so if one is not to your liking, there will be another and the staff are happy to help. All rooms have lockers, there's lots of baggage storage which is needed. Internet in all rooms and reception and 2 computers to use. Free tea and coffee in the mornings and a good atmosphere.
Great little hostel, though due to it's popularity the price increases a little too much for what it has to offer.
Very nice staff and the hostel is small, so there's no problem with being too far away when you need something. The staff do need a little more local knowledge, i.e. how to get to places, the cheapest method, what to avoid etc. Maybe they could have information sheets set up to take away for travellers who are going to certain destinations. Print them out, leave them on the reception and so they are not so bombarded with questions they don't know the answers to. Difficult to get correct info.
What sold it for me was the traditional design to the house. It's focal point being the communal room with the heater centre piece. The owner was very nice and it was a very different experience away from the usual South Korean accommodation. A proper home style stay.
The place is great and by far the best place I have stayed in during my trip around South Korea. The staff give you everything you need and help with absolutely everything with excellent local knowledge. It was so nice to have my own tv in the room and be able to relax completely.
It was very cheap, so you get what you paid for. No thrills, but I had a hot shower and a good bed. The staff were very nice, but their local knowledge was limited I thought. No maps available when I was there so I was lost until I found a tourist information which took a long time.
I have travelled to 60 countries and of all the city hostels I have stayed in, this is in my top 3 favourites. It is so well run and although it's a hostel, I have had poorer service in some hotels when on business. I flew from Europe and was very tired and to have such good facilities and things like curtains on the beds and sockets for every bed, it was excellent quality for the price.
What was great is the communal area which is very spacious and great. I was in the cheap dorm, which wasn't so cheap and it was a little rustic for the price I thought. The locker area needs a little money spending on it, but I was happy I chose the place. The staff are very helpful.
Very nicely surprised that a large facility could be modern, clean and have great facilities. I arrived on a quiet night and had lots of room. The rooms have beds with own reading light and curtains which is very much a rarity. It's not what I would call a party hostel, but if you are willing to make your noises elsewhere and then come back for a good nights sleep, then this is by far the best option. I have stayed in all the hostels in Bath Spa and this is first choice by a long way.
The check in as always is great. Staff are good and once your head is down you get a nice sleep. The place in general needs a lot of money spending on it as although it may be clean, it still looks filthy, especially the showers and toilets. If something is broken it needs to be replaced. People are walking about aimlessly looking for sockets and some rooms have 2 sockets between 14 beds etc. When busy, there's a lack of areas to go to, but on a quiet night, more room, more sockets and better.
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- Male, 18-24
- (61 reviews)
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They now have multiple sockets in the large dorms, which is like Christmas to those with devices. The beds are super comfy and the cheap rooms are pretty big.
A great location near the train station and near many Asian food stores/stalls. It's a great place to meet some people, cook your own food in a very good kitchen and a good back yard to sit in. The beds and lockers are new and everything works great. The atmosphere is always good and there's a healthy mix of nationalities to make it more fun.
One of the best city hostels I have stayed at in the Netherlands. The common room is the big charm and it has all you need for a comfortable evening in. Just around the corner from a cheap supermarket and altogether a charming place. It's a shame you have to pay extra for bedding (I hate extra unnecessary costs). By allowing people to bring sleeping bags in will at some stage create a bed bug problem.
It's one of the best city hostels I have stayed at in Europe. The staff are very helpful, the kitchen and facilities are excellent and all round it was a great place to stay in the heart of the city.
A standard busy London hostel. No frills, busy with screaming groups and it's one of those places where they would need constant cleaning to keep up with the volume of people. Not special, but not bad either. I suppose it's a typical all emphasis on making as much money as possible, but it wasn't awful. More cleaning needed especially in the evening after heavy use. More sockets needed too. Would be nice to see better/newer facilities to match the increasing prices and hidden costs.
One of the best hostels I have stayed at in 20 years I have been travelling. The staff are friendly and helpful, the building itself is great and I love the way you can get tea, coffee and cake anytime during the day. The free tour was a bit weird. Knowing the tour wasn't based on the churches I thought I would learn a little more about the history of the city, but in the end came away scratching my head. No I didn't have head lice. Very erm........, different.
Good location near to the train station. Staff were okay and happy to help. The tour was well organised and it was good to have tea on the roof. If you need to organise transport or tours, you are right near the bus and train station so do it yourself. I got lazy, paid the extra, but saw how much commission he gained. I also paid extra bribes for getting on a full bus. I was lied to multiple times by the staff and knew that once the money has exchanged hands, they have no interest in you.
Nothing super special, but okay. It's very young, fairly noisy, but you can often get a cheap bed here. The staff are nice and the location is great and right opposite a supermarket.
It was a real treat to have stayed in a converted barge. It was so nice. Super clean and quiet with very modern and workable facilities. The breakfast is about the best I have ever had at a hostel. To have good bread, chocolate, cake, bloody good coffee, fruit and jam that doesn't glow in the dark/has never seen a fruit. It's good to taste hostel food and very unique.
Unfortunately if you want to store luggage and you are not part of a group then you have to rent a locker. The hostel is quite clean although the shower facilities have been around for a while now and are looking a bit dirty. The only other thing is to try and ask for a room on a different floor from the groups as they are pretty loud and the kids run around until the early hours. Apart from that it's okay. The breakfast is good, location the best and sometimes they have really cheap beds.
There was a picture slightly out of place in the common room. To add there was a Spanish youth touching himself on the sofa.
The atmosphere is more lively, but it's a 'Spanish club' and if you want to sit in the common space and have quiet moments, it's unlikely. The security lockers are small, so large laptops etc won't fit. The beds are triple bunks in the big rooms. A middle bunk is really designed height wise for a 12 year old boy with stunted growth. The room is very dark, so it's easy to lose your things and the main light is very weak. It was cheap, so good value and staff are nice.
Great staff and a very relaxed place. You could get seasick from sleeping on the beds as they move all night. They have tried to make the best out of the hostel and despite only 2 bathrooms, it works quite well. Excellent location.
My third time in the hostel and still the best in KL.
You get what you pay for. It's not expensive, but the hostel itself isn't a place I would want to spend much time. It had hot water, beds with clean sheets and the staff were nice.
A very nice place. The staff were great and very helpful. The accomodation was fine and with all the new hostels in Taipei, the layout was very nice and thought had been put into a home away from home.
One of the best city hostels I have ever been in. It's a shame they haven't got an indoor volleyball court though!
It was surprisingly good. The breakfast was a b&b standard and the staff very helpful. Shame there were no individual reading lights and free internet, but the place was very good.
Security is a little worrying. I could get in and out of all doors as the doors were never locked although they had key pads on the door. Has a nice sleep though.
The downsides were that the accomodation is slightly further up the hill in the new town. I knew this before booking, so it was okay. It's such a shame that the old lady doesn't speak any other language but Bulgarian, but bless her she was very good and always had a little something to say even if I couldn't understand a word. The place is excellent. Not there for atmosphere, but to chill out and that was also excellent. Very clean and incredible value for money.
Difficult to really grade the hostel as it was under refurbishment. However some of the staff were nice, some didn't really seem to care. They were focussed on a large group coming in and all their focuss was on their arrival. later at night met people who were not staying there, but brought in by drunk guests. No lockers, despite them saying so on their website. Use only of a large safe where you left your bags with no labels on them so anyone could have claimed a bag. Naughty naughty!
- (61 reviews)
When first checked in, the reception was more bothered about talking to her mates and looked at me with a look of dread, probably because I was going to give her something to do. The other negative was that at 5'6" I nearly span the length of the bed. Any taller, and it could have been a very interesting nights sleep. Otherwise it was quite clean, but wouild certainly look for something better in the same price bracket.
Plenty of room and a very sociable stay with the staff and random guests. IT has a good kitchen which is well equiped and good for people like me who enjoy cooking.
It was clean, the staff although busy were very helpful and despite the hostel being on top of a pub, it's super quiet up there and I had a great nights sleep for a change in London. The only thing was that there are no lockers so you entrust all your valuables to the safe somewhere behind the bar!?
Need more power sockets. Couldn't switch the radiators off so cooked all night and opening the window would only encourage the 'surround sound' of London's nightly noises, sirens, traffic, drunks singing, fighting and if you're really lucky, couples fornicating uo the alley! Ooh
There's been alot of decorating since I last went there, new carpets and paint work in most if not all rooms. As well as free small lockers for those personal valuables, they now have free luggage storage for those that are leaving the next day and don't want to carry their bags around with them until they leave.
Need free lockers especially for those who have own locks. If lockers are broken, fix them, most of the people staying had cold showers, more sockets and get new mattresses as they are old and lumpy. Basically they need to spend money!
Need more hangers on doors i.e. somewhere to hang your bits (ooer) when showering. Also not nea enough lockers.
Very cramped rooms. Deposits etc and if you want to have your own locker you need to buy a key at £1.50! Slow checking out and although the staff tried it's a very floored system!