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Hootananny Hostel

95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, England
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you want a true mix of Brixton's residents who are all out for the best evening possible then this is the place for you. Get there in the evening but before they start charging on the door (and bring your ID no matter how old you are) and soak up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here because it was cheap and I feel I paid too much. It's dirty, smells of stale beer, and the music is so loud downstairs it makes the bunks shake. Also the duvets/pillows aren't changed between use, only the sheets are. There are codes to get into every door which is annoying. I saved them in my phone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is a complete dump and full of skanks. The smell in the room we were allocated resembled a teenagers bedroom. I know that this is a cheap place to "try" to get your head down but the condition of the place is terrible, the building needs to be condemned and flattened! The ablutions were offensive, the showers didn't... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

stayed for a DJ set at Brixton Academy, no complaints easy to find friendly staff and met some great people who were going to the same gig as us. For many of the group it was there first time in a hostel and they had no issues. Fully recommend.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This has a great location. It is near the tube, bus, shopping, parks, and places to go out for the night. This place has good food in the bar and it is decently priced. It was beautiful near the holidays with all the Christmas trees in the back.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I staid there during the winter right before the holidays. The rooms were warm and the beds were comfortable. There are two types of crowds that were drawn to this location. Luckily I met the people that were very kind and backpackers themselves that wanted to experience what it was like around the 1800's there are many old buildings, markets,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed here with some friends, thankfully only for one night! Not your standard sort of hostel, more of a bar with some rooms above it. Unconventional entrance to the hostel which means you have to actually go behind the bar (thus always needing a member of staff to let you through) in order to access the stairs up to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Don't even consider this place. It is disgusting and not worth anything you'd pay for it. When we arrived we couldn't even find the hostel entrance because the only entrance is through the bar (and I mean literally through the bar, walking through the bar counter to some door behind). And this bar has signs plastered everyone stating that it... More 

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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Definitely a quirky kind of place, which won't be to everyone's liking. Not your traditional type hostel, just a nest of assorted rooms above a large lively/noisy pub - so standards not necessarily what you'd expect. Full of people living there for cheap London accommodation. I'd say it's good for a night or two, and more suited to the experienced... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Chose this hostel as it was cheap and close to the O2 Brixtion Academy. Stayed for 3 nights. Upon arrival we were taken in through the bar area and shown the layout and explained how to get in etc. Very helpful guy. My friend and I were in the female dorm by the kitchen so it was quite noisy as... More 

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