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Central Hostel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #379 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This central hostel was really not the £11 I paid. First of all the location is fine but the way it is built is really not convenient. The entrance is more like a basement entrance where you have to go through the narrow but also dirty stairs. The kitchen was a tiny kitchen which was filled with guys doing different... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The sheets were dirty and when asked for clean ones they gave us ones even diertier! The wifi only works on the ground floor and we were on the 3rd and only worked on the first night! Wifi really comes in handy when you travel, you know? There were some fridge or something in the room that was really loud... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

- Twin Private room. Doors squeak stupidly loud and slam (fire doors) INSANELY loudly and wake you up all night! The plumbing rattles in the walls loudly and keeps you awake. Paper thin walls. Fridge in room had dead insects in. Cupboard was smashed. People on reception desk were miserable and didn't want to be there, not even a hello.... More

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The hostel is really cheap and close to the underground and easy to reach by bus. Bayswater area is nice and calm, not like in the city center. We arrived at 11 o'clock as I stated in the booking but they gave us the room in the afternoon. (the kept our luggage for free, and the receptionists are all kind)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I visited Central Hostel only once and definitely will not be back again. I cannot complain about the cleanliness of the place, price or location but all the rest was just a joke. Starting from the bunk beds - there is no ladders so how can you get on the bed?? I struggled, really, thanks to a nearby desk I... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

It was just a stop off place before we jetted around the world for our gap year! The location & price were its biggest plus points I feel! It was our only hostel experience in the uk ! So nothing to base it on unfortunately! But the staff were helpful! It's an older building but has character ! When we... More

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Got there at 2 gave us a key to a full room where we pissed everyone off soon as we popped the light on. Got it sorted tho. No lockers which was kinda sketchy. It is in a good location and its cheap so I guess you get what u pay for.

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Stanjel, Slovenia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

so, we've booked this hostel without looking at the reviews and everything because it was very cheap. it was less than 40 pounds for three nights in zone 1 in London in the middle of the highest season (August) and we thought it was worth booking it just because it was so cheap. a few weeks before we went to... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed here with three friends for four nights and we were very happy with the hostel. The service is not amazing, nothing is new but it's really inexpensive, so what do people expect? Having stayed at other hostels before, I must say that this is probably the best one I've ever stayed at. It's quite clean, the beds are... More

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Central Hostel London, England
Address: 26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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Ranked #379 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Central Hostel 1.5*
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