The place is close to Brixton tube station, which lets you be downtown London in 20 minutes. However, the area is a run-down immigrant neighborhood, I would not feel safe alone on the street late at night. The property looks run-down: stains on the carpet in the room, the bathroom is moldy and dirty, no soap and towel for washing hands after toilet, there's noise from the corridor, no lockers, no towels provided. Though Raz is nice, and we got towels when we said we didn't bring any.
The hostel is at a perfect location, and has a bit the feeling of a hotel (though there is a kitchen and washing machine free for use). We stayed across the street, in a flat belonging to the hostel, not in the main location. This was no problem. The receptionist was very nice and helpful.
It's the perfect lodging for exploring cinque terre (9 min by train). We came a bit early, but texted this to Martina and it was no problem. The flat is very nice, and is located next to the market, where you can buy all you need for a nice breakfast. You can use the kitchen and there is a table in the room to sit down and eat. There was also detergent, and all things necessary for hand washing of clothes for free. Leaving the luggage for a few hours after checking out was also no problem.
We had a pleasant stay in the hostel. Everything was clean, and conveniently there are two bathrooms to share. It's close to the station, and a walkable distance from the town center.