well run, quiet, comfortable, clean, facilities for cooking are adequate. good value for money at the current rate
Hostel 639 advertise free breakfast as part of the price. However, when i went for breakfast the first morning i was told i must pay extra. I had to pay £1.50 for a continental breakfast of cerealtoast, juice and coffee. Admittedly this is not much, but it is a breach if trading standards. It is false advertising.
well organised and professional although not much jam for breakfast.
not enough showers for women in particular, toilets sometimes dirty, some drug dealing in dorms. Lots of thefts of phones etc.
There was an ongoing problem with the lift, which meant climbing 5 flights of stairs from breakfast room to dorm. there were no amenities in the kitchen for cooking or heating personal food stuff. Staff were courteous and helpful.
breakfast is separate and expensive, although good choice. there are no lifts. The building is old and some repairs are needed
I found the staff helpful and pleasant. I was fortunate enough to get a special offer which was excellent value for mon ey, given that there were two meals per day included. however, no fruit, eggs, or juice for breakfast. Evening meal was quite basic and made no allowance for vegetarianism or any other nutritional needs.
This hostel has the potential to be an excellent facility if the owners put in time and money on refurbishment as it is completely run down. Nothing has been done since the YWCA owned it and furnished it 20 years ago.
Staff could have been a little more helpful. there was no loo paper and was told by one staff this is standard. however, the receptionist said why didnt you tell me and i would have given you a roll. was not told about the kitchen being on the same floor etc.
sit is next to st pauls which rings every 15 mins. also there is a demo on. on Sat night there was a rapper on which was horrible. he started around 10 and went on for ages. it was ghastly noise. there was nothing entertaining or musical or pleasant about this.
very well run
very well organised. staff very helpful. however, too few bathrooms
sometimes staff are surly, sometimes very helpful. sometimes rooms are extremely well cared for and sometimes not so clean. Communication can be a bit of a problem as staff are not native English speakers, but by and large a good experience, and i would recommend it as being better than many other hostels
how about a mirror in ladies dorm. floors are very aqueaky.