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Sandeman Allen

40 Inverness Terrace, London, England, Distance from city centre: 5km

Rating: 77% from 21 reviews

  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 81%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 85%Location
  • 79%Value for money
  • 70%Facilities

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  • Staff was very friendly except for one of the very rude night porters. Location is good, next to train and bus stops.
  • 80%
  • 07 Jul 2015 Benton USA
  • Was not forewarned that I would be sharing a dorm with two permanent residents. The people were nice enough but I felt uncomfortable, as though I were crashing in a strangers bedroom rather than in a backpacker hostel. The whole place seemed geared more towards permanent, older residents. Very odd atmosphere, the bathrooms were dirty, run down and the toilet flushes did not work. Would not recommend to other backpackers, and don't think it should really be advertised as a hostel at all.
  • 54%
  • 02 Jul 2015 Joni Netherlands
  • I only stayed one night here, so it was good enough for what I needed. Dorm style rooms, closets with locks. The shower was a bit weird to get used to, but it was fine.
  • 80%
  • 29 Jun 2015 Anonymous USA
  • I was lucky to get a decent price. But the mattress I got could be changed, I could feel the springs everywhere. The dining hall could use some restoration, it seems more like eating in prison. Staff was friendly.
  • 69%
  • 19 Jun 2015 Jannik Denmark
  • Hey, I am Frank from Hong Kong. Sandeman is a very nice place for travelers in UK, and I really enjoyed my time there. The hostel was intercultural and international, because there were visitors from different nations and we interacted with each other well. Also, I should thank girls in the canteen, because of their passion and help. The cleanliness is not good enough, and it still has room to improve. Second, the shower rooms are very small, so the person who has shower cannot move.
  • 86%
  • 06 Jun 2015 Yang China
  • Loved this place. Great location, good staff. Felt very secure, and they even included keys for lockable cabinets in my room. The bathroom/shower facilities were always kept clean, and were readily available (not overcrowded.) Breakfast and lunch were provided on the weekends, which is great for traveling on a budget. This place was hands down the best value I found during my trip across Europe.
  • 97%
  • 03 May 2015 Anonymous USA
  • My rating % is made to the Sandeman Allen place (since I know the place from previous stays). However, this time, they managed to overbook the place and therefore I ended up at the Belsize House. The places are very similar. BUT it was a big downer for me that I ended up with an extra half hour transport the following day (and on the arrival day as well. And I had an email telling that dinner was included in the price, but when I showed up, it wasn't!! That's simply not OK.
  • 69%
  • 10 Feb 2015 Anonymous Germany
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