I stayed for one night in a weekend full of gallery visits, pulling a solidly diurnal schedule. I was here for sleep, and this was a mistake. A massive window ensured a lack of sleep-friendly darkness. Sound passed straight through the walls. The sound? Other people in the hostel, playing music both recorded and from an acoustic guitar, shouting in the corridors. The place seems okay if you want to hang out there and don't care about sleep. If you're doing daylight things, , go elsewhere.
The hostel is at the western edge of Zone 1 and convenient to the posher areas of London but a bit removed from the South Bank, City and East End. There's a welcoming and worn-in feel. The kitchen has an adjacent dining area that's compact enough to make meeting people easy, where staff blend in with the guests. There's regular beer pong in the eating area. The fridge is roomy and there's plenty of cookware. You may end up on the 6th floor in a house with no lifts. Bathrooms are sparse.
The shower rooms would benefit from having a shelf in the entryway in addition to the shelf below the shower head. It would be nice to have a place to keep the clothes you've just removed from getting wet. The alternatives are either using a towel hook, all of which are probably taken by roommates, dressing from the luggage cabinets or draping clothes over the door. Please stock the rooms with hand soap. No customer will think to provide their own, especially in a communal setting.