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Wombat's City Hostel London

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8.9
Fabulous
14387 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

A safe haven in the middle of the metropolis: We took a traditional brick building with roots going back to the 1800s and set a new standard for hostel life in the UK.
What used to be sailors' lodgings in the olden days is now a hostel satisfying all needs of the modern traveler. With great attention to detail, we have created a hostel in London that celebrates the legacy of our historic building.
Old oak that was previously part of sturdy ships and churches is now immortalized in our furniture throughout the house. The pints you drink here will be served on a bar made from 500-year-old wood.

But as comfortable as our hostel might be, London's calling - and London's call is hard to ignore, given our location:
Our Wombat's City Hostel is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, right next to famous Tower Bridge and Tower of London, charming markets, authentic pubs, and plenty of other historic sights.
A short walk will see you in the trendy Borough of Shoreditch with vibrant street art, pulsing nightlife at Hoxton Square and Old Street and finally Brick Lane, where some of the best curries outside of India can be found.
All other hotspots in London are easily accessible by public transport: The Underground- and DLR-Stations Aldgate East and Tower Bridge are just a stone's throw away.

After a long and exciting day in London, our hostel awaits you with a cozy courtyard, spacious lobby and womBAR. Here you can unwind and enjoy our reliably unexpected offers.
All rooms are equipped with ensuite bathrooms and private lockers.

Included as always - our Wombat's basics:
- bedding
- WiFi
- our own Wombat's city maps
- the womBAR for never-ending parties & WomDollar discount on your drinks
- a guest kitchen open to all who want to cater to their own culinary needs
- 24/7 Reception
- safe luggage storage with personal lockers (small fee)
- rentables (umbrellas, hairdryers, adapters: everything an avid traveler could possibly need)
- coin-operated laundry facilities (washing and crying ... oops, sorry about the typo, of course we mean drying), so you can re-vitalize your clothes ;)

Our famous Tasty Brekkie buffet ensures you have enough energy for your exciting day in London. You can buy your tickets for a small fee at reception.

(Minimum age: 18.)

(Hooligans out there: please find an alternative accommodation to our hostel)

Reviews & Ratings

8.9
Fabulous
14387 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    8.7
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    8.8

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Dec 04, 2022
Had an absolute blast here. Got the private room to switch it up a bit and it was a great idea. Had a beautiful balcony overlooking the city. Was 10x better than the hotel I was staying at before. Great social environment and awesome underground bar that was poppin' and great for meeting new people. Great security. Reception was super easy and everyone working there was extremely friendly. After staying in 20+ hostels. This is my number one for sure.
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Male, 25-30
6.0
Good
Dec 01, 2022
Reviews here must be old. Be warned if you come early or have a later flight and want to leave your bags for the day you will have to PAY to use a locker. The rooms are also ultra basic for the price, you need to make your own bed and there is no curtain or any type of privacy as many hostels have today. Bar is big but in the basement, it was half decent. It's about a 10 min walk to most stations. I'd recco staying somewhere else since London is easy to get around.
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Male, 31-40
7.4
Very Good
Nov 30, 2022
Overall we enjoyed our stay- the atmosphere in the communal areas was really nice. One issue we noticed was the sanitary bins in the communal toilets and our room bin was overflowing the entirety of our stay. Location is a bit out of the way and the closest tube stations are a 10 min walk away. Beds were comfy but the pillows could do with a revamp.
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2020

7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2019

6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2019

1st, Country Winners England

2019

1st, Most Popular Hostels London

2019

1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

1st, Hostel Chain

2018

10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2018

1st, Most Popular Hostels London

2018

1st, Hostel Chain

2017

5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2017

1st, Most Popular Hostels London

2016

4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2016

1st, Country Winners England

2016

1st, Most Popular Hostels London

2015

1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

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