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1 Queens Gardens Bayswater, London, EnglandW2 3BB United Kingdom | 1-866-599-6674
out of 8 reviews
“Clean bed and good location - what else do you need?”
This hotel is excellent for those who just need an honest clean bed for the night (while trodding through London in the daytime). If your purpose is to have a good leisure time in the room with your better half - well, you won't get it, accomodations are too simple: single-size bed, a drawer, a sink, basic TV (restroom and shower are in the corridor, shared, and also very basic). That's why I put "3" for conditions and comfort. But outside the room, this hotel has all needed features: luggage room for early arrivals or late departures, internet room, big TV room, and cozy bar. Crew is extremely helpful. Cheapest hotel in London - and yet I didn't feel cheap.
This hotel/hostel is very convienently located near beautiful Hyde Park and the Underground. There is a funky little bar on the premises, a simple breakfast included in the price and the staff is at the front desk 24 hours/day. It's located in a safe neighborhood with pubs and markets very close by. This is a gem for the budget traveller!
This was the first hostel I have ever stayed in so it was a bit of a change from what I am used to. But considering the prices of hotels in London, it was a good alternative on my budget. If you can get past the shared bathroom, which people who stay at hostels should expect, then this was not a bad deal. I had a room to myself, which made a big difference. Room was clean enough and the beds were what I expected. As seems to be common in Europe, there was no air conditioning in the room. One thing they did have that I did not have access to at any of the other hotels or B&Bs I stayed at in Europe, was an iron. Since I crammed all of my clothes into in old army duffle bag, this was a big help. The people were pretty friendly and one of the employees was particularly helpful with recovering a key that I had left at Buckingham Palace. Internet access and laundry room were a plus. If I were to travel to London again and not be able to afford a regular hotel, I would definitely reconsider this location.
“Cheap hotel in London”
London is expensive, this hotel is cheap :) If you want to see London, but dont care about comfort in hotel since you are not there much, go ahead book it. (by the way - no elevators) Room was clean, beds were old and noice. Restroom and shower were acroos a hall. We heard our neighbors speaking. For the price we paid, we did not complain. Around 10 minuts walking to underground.
This "hotel" is only recommended for basic sleeping quarters, and even that was uncomfortable. As i laid down at night, i could actually feel the metal rod under the matress digging into my back. The TV didnt have a remote, and i could even see it from the bottom of my bunkbed unless i was laying down and my head was sticking out the side. The hallways were also very loud at night. You could hear a normal conversation going on down the hall with your door closed. All in all i wouldnt reccomment it. I felt like i was back in my college dorm room.
“Not at all what I expected”
I booked this hotel because it was inexpensive. Even though I was expecting only a basic hotel, I was still unhappy. It was nearly impossible to get our luggage up the stairs and through the hallways- and we were only on the 1st floor. The beds were EXTREMELY uncomfotable. When you lay down on the bed the matress would sink in around you, making it feel like the sides were actually curling up. I knew it was shared bathrooms, but the shower and toliets were actually 1 room w/ 2 doors, but only seperated by a wall that didn't go completely to the ceiling. This made it possible for anyone using the toliet to look over the wall at the person in the shower. The main attraction in this hotel seemed to be the bar, and several signs hanging around the hotel made me think it was more of a hook-up joint then a hotel. It was very noise- I was woke up around 3:30 every night by people coming up from the bar. It is not the place to stay if you want a place to rest so that you can do sight seeing in London. If you are into the night club/bar scene and want to stay up late than you might not mind it. One good point was that we got a free breakfast (not included in all cases), which was a nice money saving bonus.
“lowest standard in London”
good only if you don't find any other cheap place to stay. However 'wake up London' doesn't merit the title of a 'hotel', it's a youth hostel which does not even serve a proper breakfast.
“The most uncomfortable place”
I had a single (with shared bath) in June of 2005, and almost wrecked by back on that "mattress" (really more of a pull-out cot). Climbing the four flights of rickety stairs to my room didn't put me in a good mood either. The laundry room was only accessible through a bar full of 18 year olds, and the kitchen smelled. This is an overpriced hostel, not a real hotel.