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Goldsmid House

36 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Goldsmid House is a great basic very reasonably priced place to stay in central London. It is a couple of blocks from Victoria Station. There are lots of restaurants in the neighborhood, and a Sainsbury market just down the street The rooms are ensuite, have free WiFi, good beds and are very clean. There is a lift. Each group... More 

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Shrewsbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very basic room, which was not thoroughly clean, There were coffee streaks on the wall and dust on the shelves. The ensuite was very small, a kind of portakabin wetroom, but it was clean and functional. Only one towel provided. The bedlinen did not small fresh though it seemed clean. No mattress cover on the mattress which also made me... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This really is excellent basic accommodation, ideal for a stay in central London. Security is good and the staff delightful, so helpful. The room was spacious enough, with an immaculate en-suite and very comfortable bed. Plenty of storage space and hot water. A bonus was a large shared kitchen-diner with the facilities to cook meals if needed, lots of fridge/freezer... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I stayed at Goldsmid House for a total of 5 nights during 2 stays and was very happy with the accommodation. Security is excellent, the dorm rooms I had were spacious, clean, and quiet, wifi was strong and free, and the location near Victoria tube was convenient. Lots of restaurant options nearby. Would stay here again.

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Berwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Spent 3 nights at the start of September. Given a room on the street-facing block on the top 8th floor. An excellent lift gets you up and down.. Found it strange that only 2 of the rooms faced inwards...plus the large kitchen and other non-bedrooms. (Not a great sleeper in new semi-noisy surroundings.) A basic room with only 1 medium... More 

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Inverness, Highlands, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed in Goldsmid House for two nights in early September - paying £51 a night for my room. How things have changed since my own university days - no communal bathrooms here! I was down in London on business and the most important thing to report is that I enjoyed two excellent nights sleep. The room was also spotlessly... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

First of all, the location of the hotel is brilliant. It's just a few minutes walk from Victoria, one of the biggest tube/train/coach stations in London. It is also within a walking distance of Buckingham Palace and (if you fancy a 20 minute walk) Trafalgar Square. There is a Sainsbury's supermarket just down the road and a Pret A Manger... More 

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place was perfect, except that I would have preferred a single room on the upper floors. There was no airconditioning and no fan, so the room would be rather stuffy during summer. I had to open the windows for ventilation, and from the windows, you get a view of the open grounds where people would sit on the benches,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As accommodation rates are skyrocketing throughout London, it is good to know that there is a way out when traveling on a budget. Goldsmid House is such a way: no frills, but a comfy bed and a clean room (en-suite for a surcharge). Also, the location is really convenient... I would definitely return...

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stayed here for 9 days before my dorm opened up for the term, and it was a nice, comfortable and clean room in a building with a solid location. Overall Goldsmid House is a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station and the many tube links it offers, it is within 20 minutes walking of Buckingham Palace, and there are... More 

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