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Central Hostel

26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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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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Londrina, PR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not very clean. In our room there was a separated by curtain place with shower, but there was no shower head. Lady at reception told us that they will repair it quickly, but they didn't till we've left (3 days). Beds and matresses are old and uncomfortable. However, it's cheap and near underground station - these are only pros of... More 

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33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been traveling for 4 months now across most one Europe including the east and the Baltic States and I have to say this is the worst hostel I have ever been to. The staff are absolutely disgustingly rude to the point of bullying, the rooms are filled with mould dirt and rubbish the beds are filthy and sheets... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stayed here 4 nights with a friend this past summer while travelling England. It is close to a major "tube" station (Bayswater) and is no more than a 5 minute walk to a main street with tons of little coffee shops, every kind of food imaginable, and lots of tourist shops. It is a 10-15 minute "tube" ride to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've stayed for 3 weeks last year, and I didn't have any issues. I didn't need much as well, just a bed to sleep, a shower and a kitchen, and I found that for a cheap price in a good location. I can't complain. The stuff was always helpful and the rooms were clean.

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Milan, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We've been there for one night. The double room was clean enough and the location very convenient. The price cheap for the London standard. Friendly staff. The entrance, the corridors, the stairs all spray painted make you feel you are in a squat, and for a while I thought it could be possible... It's a pity, because the building must... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

*rudest reception and cleaning staff I have ever experienced. * hole in the ceiling= leaking roof * no working wifi *shuttle bus service is not an actual thing * dirty * fire hazards at every turn *excellent location is the slow saving grace.

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Address: 26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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