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Wombat's The City Hostel London
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8.5

Excellent

763 reviews

763 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 80 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Tower of London 590 m
Tower Bridge 730 m
London Eye 3.6 km
Big Ben 4.0 km
National Gallery 4.2 km
The British Museum 4.2 km
Buckingham Palace 5.2 km
Madame Tussauds London 6.2 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 7.4 km
Natural History Museum 7.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Jack the Ripper Museum 60 m
Wilton's Music Hall 100 m
The Model Shop 130 m
Foffa Bikes 230 m
City Quarter 260 m
Swedenborg Gardens 280 m
Pinchin Street Health Centre 300 m
East Dock 360 m
Dickens Inn 410 m
Fit4Less 410 m

Wombat's The City Hostel London

7 Dock Street, Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom, E18JN - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Tower Hamlets part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye.

Highlights

580 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

590 meters to Tower of London

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Game room

Bar

Shared kitchen

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center4.6 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport8.2 km

Rooms available at Wombat's The City Hostel London

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Quadruple Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
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6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 7-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Wombat's The City Hostel London?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wombat's The City Hostel London has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at Wombat's The City Hostel London?

There's an additional charge of 5 GBP for adults and 5 GBP for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Wombat's The City Hostel London does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Wombat's The City Hostel London?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Shadwell Railway Station, 780 m away from Wombat's The City Hostel London.

What restaurants are nearby Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Wombat's The City Hostel London is located in Tower Hamlets, famous for good restaurants such as Tayyabs, Grounded and The Pride of Spitalfields.

What popular shopping places are close to Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Shopping options in Wombat's The City Hostel London’s Tower Hamlets neighborhood include Foffa Bikes, St. Katharine Docks and Hammer Sidi.

What are popular attractions near Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Wombat's The City Hostel London is located in Tower Hamlets area, which is famous for attractions such as Jack the Ripper Museum, Swedenborg Gardens and St Catherine Docks.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Wombat's The City Hostel London?

Wombat's The City Hostel London is located within Tower Hamlets, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Shadwell Basin, Treehouse and Victoria Park.

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What people love about Wombat's The City Hostel London

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "big thanks for the cleaning staff, kitchen and bar area was super clean after the big night."

    Emiko

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    November 16, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Big reception and public spaces, and convenient location to get to the subway."

    SHUHUI

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    November 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "It is well located and spacious."

    Birgit

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    November 3, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 7,446 London properties
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Value for money score
8.6/10
Room comfort score
8.4/10
Service score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Better than
99
%
of London properties
Better than
99
%
of London properties
Better than
97
%
of London properties
Better than
97
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of London properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
763 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.0
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More about Wombat's The City Hostel London

More about Wombat's The City Hostel London

Wombat's The City Hostel London

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of London with a stay at Wombat's The City Hostel London. Enjoy the history and beauty of London by visiting one of the many monuments around town. Explore the genuine London that most travelers never see, with a stay at Wombat's The City Hostel London -- located only 3.6 km from London Eye.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Wombat's The City Hostel London. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
Packing light is possible at Wombat's The City Hostel London thanks to the hostel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Enjoy the services offered at Wombat's The City Hostel London from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including towels are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Recreational facilities at Wombat's The City Hostel London are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Wombat's The City Hostel London. An afternoon of browsing the works at The British Museum located 4.2 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Tower of London located 590 m away, where everyone who visits London wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 99% of the city's accommodation.
Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

30 mentions

Breakfast

7 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Reading light
  • Safety/security feature
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

7 Dock Street, Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom, E18JN
Very good
Location

8

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    8.2 km 16 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW)
    40.4 km
Public transportation
  • Tower Hill Tube Station
    580 m 5 min drive
  • Aldgate East Tube Station
    590 m 4 min drive
Hospital or clinic
  • Pinchin Street Health Centre
    300 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    6.4 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    410 m 1 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Tower of London
    590 m
  • Tower Bridge
    730 m
  • London Eye
    3.6 km
  • Big Ben
    4.0 km
  • National Gallery
    4.2 km
  • The British Museum
    4.2 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    5.2 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    6.2 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    7.4 km
  • Natural History Museum
    7.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Jack the Ripper Museum
    60 m
  • Wilton's Music Hall
    100 m
  • The Model Shop
    130 m
  • Foffa Bikes
    230 m
  • City Quarter
    260 m
  • Swedenborg Gardens
    280 m
  • Pinchin Street Health Centre
    300 m
  • East Dock
    360 m
  • Dickens Inn
    410 m
  • Fit4Less
    410 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • The property has a maximum stay policy of 7 nights.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center4.6 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)16
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)5 GBP
The property
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors8
  • Number of rooms 120
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Wombat's The City Hostel London from real guests

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8.5
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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.6
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.6
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8-9 Excellent (84)
7-8 Very Good (81)
6-7 Good (23)
<6 Below Expectation (32)
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10.0
Exceptional
Birgit from Germany
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2021

Very clean and very friendly”

This is a great hostel in the centre of London. It is well located and spacious. And what was important for me is the high standard of cleanliness and the fact that I found myself in a 4-bed female dorm with an ensuite bathroom, and with every bed having its own light, PowerPoint and USB recharge socket at the head of the bed so that I could ensure my phone was always charged up. Should I come back to London at any time in the future (Brexit and the unfriendly staff at the luggage security check now certainly tell me I won't), I would stay at Wombat again.

Reviewed November 04, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Bec from Australia
Business traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Best hostel”

I love this place and book here often. Ensuite rooms, even though shared with the others in the room makes it a much nicer hostel experience. It's always clean, staff friendly and good value. It's so close to central London. Don't forget your free drink voucher when you check in. I've had a squeaky bed some times, but if you report it to the front desk team they get someone to tighten everything back up again. Nothing is too much trouble.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
hassan from Egypt
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Briefly this is the real beast hostel in london”

Great clean bed/linen , modern ensuite bath , beautiful room design and wide space , excellent wifi speed , i liked the reception and its lounge together with laptop ,ironing facilities , the night club and breakfast are really great ,i am an expert in trying many hostels in whole europe , i would recommend wombats for any good stay in london ,

Reviewed November 21, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Perfect ”

The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Wayne who helped us early check-in and handled our luggage storage. The room was big and clean as compared with other hotels in London with similar price. The hotel provided breakfast with price (5 pound per person). There was also laundry service. The only one drawback is that the location of the hostel is soso with around 10 mins walk from underground station (Aldgate East or Tower Hill). Overall, Wombats worths its price and I will definitely choose this brand when I am going to other countries.

Reviewed March 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Bin
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Great stay”

The staff here are really friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and tidy , additionally it has a great bar and restaurant

Reviewed July 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jeongguk from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

I was enjoyed when I stayed in here”

I felt very comfortable and enjoyable in here Fresh towels were provided everyday so go to reception asking the ones

Reviewed July 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Graziana from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Superstar”

Wombat hostel is the superstar of the hostels! Staff was very kindly to respond to any questions you have! Great position and last but not least: check in opens 24h!!!!!

Reviewed January 21, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Murali from India
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Enjoy staying with strangers a ”

The locker didn't work but I don't care 😂.Otherwise stay is value for money and you will be lucky if you don't have any snoring fellows in dormitory 😉

Reviewed September 09, 2019

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Hello, Thank you for an amazing review! We love reading that our guests had a fun and comfortable experience in our hostel. This is what we aim for, so thank you for letting us know that we are doing a good job :) we look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Happy travels, Team Wombat’s :)

Responded July 25, 2021
Wombat's The City Hostel London
9.6
Exceptional
Lee from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

Bedroom and bathroom are big and clean. The kitchen and bar facilities are great. The only con is that there is one working lift instead of 2, and on some days both of them don’t work. So good luck if your room is on 9th floor. Overall I would say it is a nice stay :)

Reviewed June 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ralph from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

Excellent!”

Never thought I'd say this but I'm really impressed from the design of the whole premise to the facilities to the ever reliable staff and the wonderful guests who stay here. Initially chose this because it's cheaper than other accommodations in London but I'm really amazed that my stay here turned out to be one of the best experiences in my travelling life. Keep up the good work especially the fun nights at Wombar! Woooh!

Reviewed July 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Janusz from Switzerland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

It was a very interesting experience for me ”

It is a hostel in which the youth meet with older teenagers from all over the world and share their experiences.

Reviewed July 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Eduardo from Chile
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

great hostel!”

cleand and good lounge for work and relaxing

Reviewed April 27, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Hsin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

comfort and clean”

+ every room has private bathroom which means that you only need to share bathroom with your roommates. Comfort quite everyone has private locker ( key card door lock system) - not really close to city centre ( 10 minute to underground it's fine)

Reviewed January 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
hassan from Egypt
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

best hostel you could have in london”

this is my 7th time to book in this hostel , really recommended

Reviewed May 18, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Rishideep
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Extremely Clean hostel”

The hostel is very clean. You get free towels. The locker is also good, and felt quite safe there. The interaction is a bit on the lesser side, though there is a bar downstairs where you could;d meet people. I had an issue with the charging point. There is a small wooden rack right beneath it, which is why my adapter couldn't get in. So I was charging my stuff in the lobby. But overall it was a nice experience.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yan from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Best Place to stay if you solo”

Probably the friendliest hostel from incoming guests to staff. The best part is the bar in the underground where you can easily make friends.

Reviewed October 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
irem from Turkey
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Hostel”

Good breakfast, good location, helpful staff. Bed sheets should be improved and pillow seemed kind of old and needs to be replaced with a new one. Otherwise everything was good.

Reviewed July 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Nathania from Indonesia
Family with teens
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

Super clean and comfy. The location is not the best, not too near with any station or bus stop... should consider if traveling with older people. But walkable and manageable for young people. Clean. Some of the staff are not too excited to talk to us (esp the guy staff) but all the girls are very helpful and friendly

Reviewed December 27, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Marvie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in January 2020

Good value for money”

Cheap to stay in a good location between zone 1 and zone 2. The only thing is that there is no bus stop near the hostel and you have to walk 9minutes to reach the tube station. Good buffet breakfast for a cheap price too. But if you want to cook, they have a big kitchen. If you want to have a drink and socialise, they have a bar too. The bed is comfy and has a shower and toilet inside the room where I stayed. Everyday there is a cleaner but you change your own linens for the bed if you want it changed. You make your own bed. They also provide towels. It would've been more nice if they have a curtain for privacy for each bed. It is a big hostel so it gets very busy at the front desk. You can leave your luggage after check out.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Lenna from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

Fantastic facilities, big lockers, clean bathrooms, and plenty of available services upon request.

Reviewed May 18, 2019

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