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Central Hostel

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

Rating: 66% from 42 reviews

  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 68%Staff
  • 66%Security
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 81%Location
  • 70%Value for money
  • 57%Facilities

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  • I should have payed a little bit more and stayed in a better hostel. Not a friendly staff, atmosphere bad and Horrible kitchen.
  • 49%
  • 31 Dec 2014 Anonymous Brazil
  • WORST HOSTEL EVER!! I've been to many hostels in many cowntries, and this was definitely the worst I have ever been! The staff was extremely unpolite, ironic and not helpfull at all! Our room was freezing cold during all night and all day too. The bathroom was disgusting, and it is mixed (woman and man take showers at the same bathroom), and it had only 3 showers and 1 sink for a hole floor! Again, the staff helpedus with nothing, they were all rude. The room was also disgusting and very old!
  • 37%
  • 26 Dec 2014 Raisa Brazil
  • good location but need improve facilities especially the kitchen
  • 60%
  • 30 Nov 2014 Ezequiel Brazil
  • Enjoyed it . Say hi to Martin for us please
  • 86%
  • 21 Nov 2014 Noereena South Africa
  • Good place to stay at London on a short holiday. Close to underground and to city center.
  • 91%
  • 20 Nov 2014 Monika Poland
  • A nice little cozy hostel. The beds were amazing. However the facilities and kitchen left a lot to be desired and nothing for breakfast.
  • 60%
  • 09 Nov 2014 Karl England
  • Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Awesome staff, great locations, nice young guests from all over the world... Staying there feels like home. Will definitely be back asap!!!!
  • 100%
  • 22 Oct 2014 Isabella Brazil
  • Christos was amazing. He really cared, and he was interesting to talk to. The facilities weren't great, but the building was old and interesting. The blond woman who was on the morning I left was also pretty interesting and useful. The rest of the staff didn't really care one way or the other. Lots of interesting things to see and do ere walking distance away, the Tube was right there, and a full kitchen and free tea made staying there very economical.
  • 77%
  • 02 Oct 2014 Erin USA
  • Nothing as described and promised. The room was not en suite as booked and paid for. There was no pick up facility and staff were not as helpful with directions and advice in terms of transportation as one may expect. There was cobweb all over the ceiling and the smell of dampness filled up the room. It is a nice location and I nice building and I am sure that with a bit of TLC it can be made to look and feel better.
  • 54%
  • 17 Sep 2014 Mohammed Wales
  • Located in great area:3 mins from Bayswater tube station(lines yellow and green which reach the best places in London),3 mins to Tesco Express :),pubs and souvenir shops everywhere. The staff are friendly, helpful and kind however, the cleaning guy seems to be very depressed and a bit rude. My good intension to help him was read as acting againts hostel policy. It made me feel very sad.It'd be much better to see his smile from time to time.Rooms are stifling but all in all,it was a good time.
  • 77%
  • 14 Jul 2014 Aleksandra Poland
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