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Hootananny Hostel

95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, England
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Ranked #375 of 578 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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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 review
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 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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48 reviews 48 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for four nights recently. The pub below is great, but i happened to stay at a point where I was a little over partying, so it was all a little overwhelming. Located in brixton, it's easy enough to get into London, but not the nicest area. The staff are friendly, although two of them (a couple it... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

It's not the cleanest or most beautiful hostel I've been to but it's adequate and the price can't be beaten. It's close to Brixton Station which is at the end of the Victoria line, making it easy to get around London. Transit passes are more expensive if you are traveling to zones farther from city centre, so Hootananny is good... More

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I have to say that I had the best sleep in this hostel. All the long term residents are really nice and the staff are excellent, the pub downstairs is handy too if you're after a "night out". I think what people need to consider when booking a night in this hostel is that it isn't just a hostel, it's... More

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Hootananny Hostel London, England
Address: 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #375 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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