Keystone's is in an excellent location right next to King's Cross, easy access to basically anywhere in London and just about walking distance from Camden or Soho (if the weather is pleasant). It is very clinical and brightly lit, so while it feels clean, it has no atmosphere or character, either. The morning breakfast is perfectly fine. My only complaint is that I had booked a room for 3 persons and on arrival one of the beds turned out to be a double, so two lads had to share a bed..
Good location, although there are many hostels in the area and a few more towards the east side of the Ramblas/Gothic quarter, which is better for night life. Staff did the bare minimum. Rooms didn't smell too great and if you're on a bunk bed it's very easy to bang your head on the ceiling. Free PC's are available but there's only 4 (with one of which broken) so you'll never get on one unless you queue for 20+ minutes. This is one of the cheapest hostels in the area, but for a reason.
Excellent location and most rooms boast great views over the plaza. The staff were quite rude and unfriendly, making you feel like you were a burden on them. One guy organised events which was cool but he seemed only especially friendly towards young females (conveniently). A good hostel to meet people although the atmosphere is a bit adolescent.
Backhome felt clean and safe without feeling clinical. The rooms were spotless. The location is perfect and walking distance from Chinatown. Great cheap food is available all around the area. One problem I would mention is that in the rooms facing the road --and there may be only one or two rooms facing the road-- is that the traffic noise is quite high. Other than that, exceptional hostel experience.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (4 reviews)