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Hootananny Hostel

95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, England
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Ranked #422 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I booked it because it was very cheap. After arrival I realized why. There were mostly permanent residents in the rooms, which were therefore messy and dirty. Scary stairways and passages. It has its atmosphere, but not for me, thanks.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

There is a man named Ricky from Ireland staying there who was keeping people up all night, talking loudly to people at 5am when they try to sleep. He tried to pressure me and another woman to snort coke with him and his delinquent friends. Funny that, as I saw a sign stating "quiet at 11" and "zero tolerance"? Also... More

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It was cheap and that was why I booked it. The location is rather off the beaten track and I ended up spending more on the tube to get to historic places. I found Hootananny Hostel to be overall dingy and unkempt. It seemed some people were just living there and did not really run into any other travelers. They... More

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I think this could be enough to avoid this place.When my friend and I have reported to the office the presence of bed bugs in our room(my friend has woke up full of red points all over right leg and both arms) they just cleaned the room with a vacuum and throwed away some quilts ,which is not enough to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hootananny has great atmosphere and very friendly staff. I stayed in the 6-bed female only dorm. Fun paintings and colours on the walls. Beds reasonably comfortable, bedding quite tatty. A lot of noise from live gig in the pub underneath. Showers and toilets old and kind of run down, but clean. Common kitchen OK. Breakfast and lockers included in the... More

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Brasov, Romania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Not sure why this spot is getting such spotty reviews. I actually liked it a lot. Cheap, safe, great atmosphere. If you're going for a romantic getaway, this isn't the spot. But if you're traveling solo or with a friend, it's great. Right above a live music venue, so it's a bit noisey, but good for shows.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

this was the first time we have been here and we went for just one night. we were going to the brixton o2 which was only down the road. when we arrived the place had quite a few people doing the same. all of them were very nice and we all got on well. we then continued to go to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Guys it is up to you!!!If you don't want to ruin your journey in London,which is so amazing,then avoid hootananny hostel.It is an old,dirty and noisy place.You cannot sleep until 3 in the morning because of the music playing downstairs.The rooms are quite good,but you don't have enough space anyway,because there aren't any wardrobe even if you are a longtermer.The... More

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england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This place was really cheap and it was close to Brixton Academy (for a gig) so it met my basic requirements. My friend and myself had different rooms - no big deal. But we each stayed in a dorm which was, at best, a tip. Several people actually live there together and so it was more like sharing a bedroom... More

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Address: 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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