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Wombats City Hostel London

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Dec 2019
    I would definitely stay here again , friendly staff
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    Wombats was my first Hostel experience and I couldn’t be happier.After continuing my trip into many other hostels I appreciate that there rooms were spacious. There was enough headroom under the bunk to sit up. The bathroom set up was nice with the extra sink and separated toilet. The common are was great. If I didn’t fell like venturing out at night I could still enjoy my evening at the bar downstairs with live music.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Nov 2019
    Clean, friendly, welcoming, all of the above. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Nov 2019
    This was the best hostel experience I've ever had! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the room and bathroom were really clean and the location was perfect. It's located in an amazing area with lots of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The metro and train station were within walking distance. The bar downstairs is so vibey, and I think it's really cute they give you a welcome drink. Free towels and printing too, which was excellent.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Dec 2019
    Great hostel experience! Really accommodating to whatever the guests needed, really nice shower and bathroom, felt very secure as there were many checkpoints where a key was needed
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Dec 2019
    Great stay at Wombat London! Clean and comfy rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    Very clean, excellent location friendly staff.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Dec 2019
    Great room, facilities, ok location. Rooms are spacious, own light/ USB, bunk beds are of really good quality. Bar/Kitchen area in basement are pretty awesome, very London-like. Cheap breakfast in the morning too.£5- for everything. Underground line about 15 min walk, Walking distance from Tower Hill. Overall great experience, would stay again. Very clean and well mantained. Travellers from all ages here. Not much of a party hostel, but a great stay and experience for sure.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Dec 2019
    Hostel with exceptional cleanliness! Everything is good but it is not the closest one to tube station.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2019
    The actual hostel was really nice however, two of the male staff members made me feel rather uncomfortable. I also witnessed them making other female guests uncomfortable as well. They made unnecessary, derogatory and sometimes disgusting comments. It was as if they were abusing their position to hit on women. I would not recommend female guests to stay here because of the distasteful comments made by the male staff. Unfortunately, the other staff members were quite rude.
    Australia, Female, 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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