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Central Hostel

26 Princes Square, London, England, Distance from city centre: 5.3km

Rating: 63% from 29 reviews

  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 69%Staff
  • 62%Security
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 75%Location
  • 64%Value for money
  • 51%Facilities

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  • We did not care much for this hostel. It is very run down and expensive for the not-so-good quality of facilities. Our room and bed were clean however, and we met some friendly travelers. we stayed here for 2 nights, and we each only had to wait to shower once. The showers are shared between all of the floors- you search up and down the stairs until you find an open one. The good thing is, the shower is not turned on by a pump, rather a regular knob that allows a generous supply of hot water!
  • 54%
  • 26 May 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Well... look for the basement at the adress
  • 51%
  • 04 Mar 2016 Anonymous France
  • Unfortunately it was the worst hostel that i've ever slept in. It was extremely dirty - I doubt anyone was ever hoovering there or something. The toilets were clogged up. People's hair were basically everywhere - in the shower, in my bedding (disgusting).
  • 49%
  • 23 Oct 2015 Magdalena Poland
  • Excellent place, excellent staff, excellent location. Central hostel is the best place ever. I've been here for the first time 9 years ago, and it still the best place i ever been.
  • 100%
  • 15 Oct 2015 vincenzo Italy
  • For pros, the hostel locates close to a market street and Queensway station. For cons, when I was here, there was a guy stole the watch of another guy and then they happened a fight. However, noone even hostel staff attempted to stop them until a building cleaner called to police. Staff are unfriendly. The hostel is in bad condition. It's 2-leveled beds are without ladders. There are draws and a wardrobe in the room but no lock installed.
  • 49%
  • 10 Oct 2015 Anonymous Vietnam
  • Not sure why there's so many negative reviews. Yes, it's basic and in need of some repairs (two showers were broken), but the staff are friendly, it's clean, and the location and value for money are excellent. I like the artwork on the walls too. It's absolutely fine if you just need somewhere to crash.
  • 66%
  • 21 Sep 2015 Richard England
  • Thank You for doog time in London
  • 80%
  • 20 Sep 2015 Oksana Ukraine
  • We felt ripped-off due to poor conditions; the price that was definitely too high; filthy bathrooms; roommates
  • 34%
  • 11 Sep 2015 Anonymous Poland
  • Very accommodating to our situation;upgraded us to a 6 bed instead of 8 bed. Carpet smelled like feet. It was kind of dark/dingy in hallways. Bathrooms were okay, not anything fancy, but clean. Sink and mirror in our room, which was good. Close to the metro/bus line and Hyde Park. There were some nice people that we met that were staying there as well. We couldn't get a hold of their "shuttle bus" to pick us up from Luton airport to the hostel, had to find our way there. Overall, it was okay.
  • 69%
  • 20 Aug 2015 Anonymous Ireland
  • Everything is nice especially the location but just 1 .the location is hard to find(the door's number are not in order) 2.The plug in our shared room is broken,very terrible with low battery to start a new day :((
  • 83%
  • 08 Aug 2015 Anonymous Taiwan
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