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Wombats City Hostel London

  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

wombat’s CITY HOSTELS - LONDON is definitely the place to stay if you want to fully enjoy London. Only minutes away from sights such as the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City Hall, it's an easy walk from the buzzing nightlife of Shoreditch and next to Wilton's Music Hall; the location is just awesome for young travellers. Not only is the location awesome, the building itself is breath taking. Formerly a seaman's hostel, the building was converted to an astonishing traveller’s place. Featuring a huge Bar, a courtyard, a cosy hangout area in the lobby and all amenities a backpacker could wish for.
wombat’s CITY HOSTELS is proud to be one of the most experienced hostel chains (20 years of hostel knowledge!) and a background of award winning houses located all over Europe: Berlin, Budapest, London, Munich, Venice and Vienna.

wombat’s CITY HOSTELS offers safe, clean, quality accommodations. Spacious dorm rooms with ensuite bathroom and individual lockers in dorms for personal belongings.

Included
+ bedding
+ fast WIFI in the entire building
+ our own wombat’s city maps
+ fully equipped guest kitchen (plus: free food section, free noodles and rice)
+ luggage room
+ welcome drink

Additional features
+ our lively womBar serves affordable drinks/cocktails/snacks and offers happy hours and regular events (check out the Hostel Events section on this site below!)
+ breakfast buffet (for an additional fee): bread, muesli, yoghurt, cheese, spread, fruits, orange juice, milk, coffee, tea and much more
+ coin operated laundry facilities (washing and crying – ups, sorry about the typo, of course we mean drying), so you can re-vitalize your clothes ;)
+ bike rental

Cleanliness is not something to take for granted in many other hostels, but we do take this seriously: we have won the 'cleanest hostel worldwide' award multiple times.

By travellers for travellers
We have travelled the world ourselves - so we know firsthand what you are doing and what you expect from us. We care for you and also for your feedback.

We make sure that you’ll feel safe and welcome here. When you have been on the road all day long, seeing sights and walking and walking, it's cool to have a nice scene at the hostel where you can relax, have some beers, exchange travel ideas and make new friends.

Among all the lovely details there’s one thing that makes wombat’s special; The hostel atmosphere that we all love, travellers sharing not only a space, but an experience.

This will make your stay a memorable one!


Please be aware that we have a minimum age of 18 years. View House Rules

Overview

Come and rest your feet here at friendly Wombat’s City Hostel London. We were once a seaman’s hostel, so look out for our quirky little nooks and skylights – and now we're the perfect base for travellers exploring the iconic city sights. We'll even give you a free welcome drink on arrival! Get to know fellow travellers in our courtyard, comfy lounge or cool cave-like bar. Or get chatting over board games, table football or pool. Arriving late? That's no problem – we've got a 24-hour reception.

Location

Our hostel is in a prime spot in Whitechapel, close to the famous Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the iconic Wilton's Music Hall. Save your data with our free city maps to find your way – we’re a short walk from Tower Hill, Aldgate East and Aldgate underground stations. (Useful if you're spending a day exploring vibrant Brixton or colourful Notting Hill.) Nearby Shoreditch has buzzing nightlife, trendy restaurants and coffee shops for that all-important caffeine fix.

Rooms and Dorms

All our rooms (private doubles and twins, mixed dorms and female dorms) have private showers and hand-luggage-sized lockers for stowing your valuables. No need to bring a padlock: we'll give you a smart card that works for your locker and your room. We've won Hostelworld’s 'Cleanest Hostel Worldwide' award twice, so rest assured, we know how to keep things spotless! We'll provide your bed linen, so you won't need to bring a sleeping bag.

Extras and activities

Our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is a bargain, or if you prefer to cook, make yourself at home in our modern kitchen. The hostel's also got a spacious bar where you can chat to other travellers over a beer. There's free Wi-Fi available throughout the hostel, so you can send your mates (and your mum) the best photos from your trip. You can hire a towel from us and wash your clothes using our on-site laundry facilities, so you can free up space in your bag for souvenirs.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel with fantastic amenities. The bar downstairs was really fun and the drinks were reasonably priced. The rooms themselves were very spacious. Next time I’m in London this place is definitely a go.
    South Korea, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Aug 2019
    This place is a top-notch hostel. Great for solo, mature travelers as well as those that like to party. I would definitely return!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    20 Aug 2019
    I had a wonderful stay here. The beds were pretty comfortable and there was a high level of security and I felt safe and confident in leaving my belongings at the hostel during the day. The bar was a lot of fun but closes a bit early - 1:30 am. Good kitchen, though does not provide labels for food stored in fridge. Everything was clean and I enjoyed my stay a lot and would recommend. Staff all very friendly and offered lots of help!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Aug 2019
    We enjoyed our stay there. Very nice hostel with a lot of character. Beds were comfortable and overall everything was wonderful. Loved the idea that the bathroom was ensuite but it could have been a little cleaner.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 Aug 2019
    It was a good stay. Pretty clean for the most part. My roommates were super loud so that sucked but besides that it was good.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Aug 2019
    Great hostel! Easy to meet people in the hostel bar, clean and modern facilities, reasonably close to things in London!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Aug 2019
    When I rocked up the guy I spoke to wasn’t helpful at all and felt like he was a bit rude. The rooms were good but the beds are so squeaky, once someone moves everyone moves. Otherwise was a good time, the hostel could host more if there own events more often though
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Aug 2019
    Not my favourite place to go. The shower was great but the bed was average. Location is good. I found the staff to be a bit impersonal because of the high turn over they seemed a bit lacking enthusiasm. Other than that it was okay.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Aug 2019
    The hostel was a nice facility and had everything that you could need when staying. The only downfall for this hostel is the rude staff and the lack of customer service - even when asking for the coins in order to use the washer and dryer it was as if we were a complete inconvenience to their social time with the other staff members. Based on this experience I wouldn’t stay again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Staff was not good at all, that's pretty much my only complaint.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels London

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners England

  • 2019

    6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2018

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels London

  • 2018

    10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels London

  • 2017

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels London

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners England

  • 2016

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

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