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Barkston Rooms

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   1 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0ER, England (Earls Court)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The location of the hostel (Placed in earls court) makes this establishment worth staying especially if you planning to stay in London for 1 0r 2 days and comfort is not your priority. I personally didn't find this place as filthy as other reviewers, they had a daily cleaning in dorms and the common areas of the hostel. staff could... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hostel is so dirty, extremely rude uncivilised staff working there. everything is so slow and awful. No element of customer service. They seem to think that they are doing customers a favour whereas we are paying. Very stupid management including the owner. They are uncoordinated and are just interested in money. no hot water and even many floors without... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Well, not the worse hostel I ever stayed, but one of them. Professional photos does not show this hostel at all, they seems nice and you think "Hmm, seems like nice place" - false. Rooms are narrow and very small, I stayed with my family in a room for 4. It was not cheap, £100 for absolutely crap room, without... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was the worst hostel experience I ever had. Firstly, the receptionists are rude and not helpful. The reception doesn't work 24/7. I had to wait for 20 minutes in the middle of the night for the receptionist to open the door. They take deposit for everything and charge you for everything. I left my laptop at the reception and... More

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Anon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Filthy room and no working showers due to renovation in the building I was in, mouldy showers that didn't drain properly in other building, no toilet paper, no hand towel paper, no privacy in the shared unisex bathrooms, signs up everywhere saying to put toilet paper in the bin and not in the toilets (!) no wifi, no lockable areas... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The location is very strategic, within short walking distance to Earls Court underground station and surrounded by Londeners flats. There were also plenty of halal eateries at the area, hence not much of a problem for Muslim travellers. The only downside of it was the unavailability of warm/cold water. During our stay, the water in the shower room was so... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were eight 40+ adults and we booked at this hostel due to it's location. They have obviosly looked at the reviews and have made great changes, The rooms were cleanand the beds comfy. They were still redecorating whilst we were there, but this didn't interfere with our stay. The only negative was that they placed us on the fourth... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The worst place I have ever had the misfortune to stay at. The most unfriendly guy sits at ted desk. I saw 3 different people fighting with him in the space of 20 minutes. There were people snoring in the rooms I've stayed in and he never cared about my complaints. PEOPLE SMOKED IN THE ROOM, went in/out of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

First they sent us to a room down in the basement floor. There was waste on the floor and beds, it was extremely dirty, mouldy and the lock was hanging loosely at the door. When we asked for another room, one of the five men hanging around the reception told us it was impossible. After al long and difficult discussion... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Actually the only one pros I can say about Barkston Youth Hostel is a good location - about 5 min to the Ears Court subway. Price for that condition was to high. Quite dirty rooms, especially windows. The same problem in the kitchen and bathroom. Broken doors and shower in a bathroom on last floor. What is more, we had... More

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Address: 1 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Barkston Rooms 1.5*
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