The location of this hostel, 5 minutes walk from South Kensington tube station is amazing. However, as I guess you should expect from a cheap hostel in central London it was very basic. At least everything was mostly clean and it was a quieter street so I slept quite well.
Some of the bunk beds did not have ladders on them which was strange.
The breakfast room was too small for the size of the hostel, some mornings we had to eat standing up. The breakfast food itself was very basic: corn flakes and muesli with just whole milk and white bread toast with jam or margarine. But for the amount we paid I could live with that. The lady who served breakfast also spoke no English.
It was the bathrooms that really let it down. First of all they were only just about clean and there were only two for at least 12 beds (could have been more beds around the corner). The water pressure in the showers was almost non-existent, you really struggled to clean yourself under the tiny flow and it was hardly warm water. In fact it was so bad that after our running race on Saturday we went round and showered at a friends hotel.
For one night this place is fine but I wouldn't recommend staying longer.More
- Free Wifi