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Central Hostel

26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
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    4 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel has a homely feel which is a nice characteristic to have. The staff are very obliging and friendly and the tariff rates are excellent. It is a bit cramped and small but for a 'central' hostel in the capital it is perfectly adequate. WiFi is free but isn't the best signal (still usable), sadly no lockers available (keep... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Firstly cannot fault the location, very central. However this is where the positive end. Hostel was smelly and small, we stayed in a girls dorm and there was only one plug that worked for six people which is ludicrous. Nowhere near enough bathrooms for the number of people, toilets were nearly always blocked. Shower was nice and hot, but the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have happily stayed in plenty of hostels throughout the U.K. but I have never stayed in one so unsafe, dirty, cramped, and poorly run. The staff were extremely unhelpful and made almost no effort to help us change our booking (by phone, online, and in person!!). The "kitchen" can barely fit more than three people and includes a fridge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself is pretty average in regards to it's facilities. There is few toilets and a really small common area which makes meeting travellers a little difficult! We had a LOT of fun here though! Located near bayswater and notting hill station, walking distant to Hyde park and Kensington gardens. Very close to shops, pubs and transport and situated... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best way to phrase this is you *nearly* get what you pay for. We paid £14 each (2 of us) a night for 2 nights in the 8 bed dorm. Based on this we weren't expecting luxury. One issue was that, being on the top bunk, there was no ladder up- took a bit of clambering. Also, given 8 beds,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This hostel is cheaply priced for London, and located a 5-10 minute walk from Bayswater tube station. I stayed in a seven bed dorm on the top floor (not good for those who dislike climbing lots of stairs). Free wifi in the common room but this doesn't reach the bedrooms. The wall art is cool but overall the place is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great location, quite nice and helpfull stuff. Free wi-fi. It is kept clean. Just the bunk beds are a bit wonky and no stable. It is that kind of hostel where you find long term living guests, so it can be a bit messy in the room. I have been in female dorm and the roommates were cool, just a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

the hostel smells bad, you can see paint scraps off everywhere,and there are no intension to fix it, moles and moisture bubbles are all over the bathroom. The bathroom smells quiet bad. The beds look clean but you got bed bugs and unfortunately I am also having really bad allergic reaction from their bedsheet and duvet so I think they... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My stay at Central Hostel was positive overall, though left me with some conflicting emotions. The best parts of the hostel are obvious: great location, and outstanding price. It is kept clean, and has an adequate kitchen. It can get busy around meal times, but if you are patient you can save a few pounds preparing something vs eating out.... More 

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Londrina, PR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

when i went the price was 7 pounds, and it was summer, so for that amount of money at that time of the year you might figure out that you won't find a 5 stars hotel there. Rooms are ok, bathrooms were mixed and shared but also ok. Location is supercentral, and for that and for travelers on a budget... More 

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