This building is just as beautiful and striking as it appears in images. In fact, it's possibly more impressive when you realise how idiosyncratically labyrinthine it is. After some confusion upon arrival (I checked in after 10pm and there was already someone else in my bed) I was reassigned to a 4 bed mixed dorm at the very top of the building. It seemed comically impossible to find, but after a few twists and turns, a non literal knight in literally shining armour, a walk-through shower room complete with hidden stairs, I chanced upon it! After a seriously tiring day of travelling under some uncharacteristically sweltering London sun, I was genuinely overjoyed to see the room had an electric fan. This was the single most impresive thing that room could possibly have had. I abandoned my stuff and went down to the bar to catch the end of the world cup final. Extra time and the atmosphere was electric - everyone rooting for Germany and not an empty seat in the place!I I only wish I had gotten to the hostel earlier to enjoy it in good company. The bar staff were laid back and friendly. My friend & I curled up on the sofas to chat long after the bar closed. I would definitely recommend this place. My room being overbooked was unfortunate, but it seemed like no big deal to the largely disinterested staff member I dealt with. I guess that is still preferable to dealing with someone who doesn't know how to handle these occurences. It all worked out well in the end.
Martha from Ireland
This hostel is located in London (Hampstead - Camden Town), close to Swiss Cottage Farmers' Market, London Zoo, and Lord's …More
We needed a base but didn't need the extra facilities offered by a hotel, 198 apartments were very clean and comfortable. They were close to stations and had plenty of choice of bars and restaurants nearby, wouldn't hesitate to use 198 again if the need arose.
Simon and Jan from Portsmouth
This apartment is located in London (Hampstead - Camden Town), close to The Tricycle Theatre, London Zoo, and Lord's Cricket …More