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Kleinmond, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm and all in all my stay was good. Space is a bit tight in the hostel but looking at where the hostel is located, you don't want to spend the whole day in the hostel anyway. The bathrooms and bedroom was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. I arrived quite early...

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in various hostels across Europe and North America and this is by far the worst hostel I have ever encountered in my entire life. Perhaps you may be tempted by the central location and the cheap price... DO NOT BOTHER. There are NO LADDERS to upper bunks and customers are advised to use a chair to hoist...

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Thank George B
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

It covers what a Hostel should cover. A room, a bathroom, a kitchen (quite small). The installations are not the best, but are basic and useful. It's small and crowded at times but Staff is kind, and the enviroment is good, my friends and I met friendly people from around the world.

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Massapequa, New York
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

this was by far the worst hostel I have EVER stayed in...i felt very unsafe, locking my stuff every time i left the room even to use the bathroom. There was also some black mold that I didn't see until the last day of our stay (we were there for 3 nights) and I later felt the effects of sleeping...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Honestly, don't convince yourself this place will be worth it due to its central location because your stay in London will run the possible course of being ruined if you do so. Trust all the bad reviews you may read here about this place because they are most likely true. My friend and I didn't even get passed check in...

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London
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The photos on the website must be after it was built, since then it had 'changed', the negative reviews explain everything. I would like to add thought, that you get what you pay for. The lounge area is full with 10 people in it, there are some dodgy plugs for your laptops, mobiles etc. The decoration really needs doing. The...

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Thank Karl W
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The hostel has a homely feel which is a nice characteristic to have. The staff are very obliging and friendly and the tariff rates are excellent. It is a bit cramped and small but for a 'central' hostel in the capital it is perfectly adequate. WiFi is free but isn't the best signal (still usable), sadly no lockers available (keep...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Firstly cannot fault the location, very central. However this is where the positive end. Hostel was smelly and small, we stayed in a girls dorm and there was only one plug that worked for six people which is ludicrous. Nowhere near enough bathrooms for the number of people, toilets were nearly always blocked. Shower was nice and hot, but the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I have happily stayed in plenty of hostels throughout the U.K. but I have never stayed in one so unsafe, dirty, cramped, and poorly run. The staff were extremely unhelpful and made almost no effort to help us change our booking (by phone, online, and in person!!). The "kitchen" can barely fit more than three people and includes a fridge...

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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself is pretty average in regards to it's facilities. There is few toilets and a really small common area which makes meeting travellers a little difficult! We had a LOT of fun here though! Located near bayswater and notting hill station, walking distant to Hyde park and Kensington gardens. Very close to shops, pubs and transport and situated...

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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Address: 26 Princes Square | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $20 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Central Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Private Bathrooms are on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles mrcf2207, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Please make the place for travelers and tourists only. No residents.”
 of 5 bubbles hareld2014, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any good rooms...”
 of 5 bubbles karlw588, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you have the money, book the twin room and just pay extra - it's worth it to have your own space”
 of 5 bubbles adaml190, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Poor accessibility to all rooms as reception is in basement, we were on the first floor and were given no assistance to carry out luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles ainsley1311, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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