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Central Hostel

26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Rudest staff I've ever encountered (both reception and cleaning staff) by far. Stale breakfast food. No accountability. Only takes cash. Relatively close to the Tube and in a pretty quiet neighborhood. Charge for luggage storage during the day. Staircases were so small (wide but small) that I couldn't even fit my whole foot on a step facing forward (and I... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

For the price we payed and the location the hostel was in, we got our moneys worth. The cleanliness was poor and the everything was cramped closely together. The staff were not too friendly and the 'common' room was a bit nerve racking every time we walked through it. However, the location is key with the hostel being a 2minute... More 

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