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Barkston Rooms

1 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0ER, England
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The hostel is in good location lots of shops restaurant's free museum's everything is near. The staff are very friendly and very helpful .And the price is good I will tell all my friends and family to come here and it is very clean

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Cheap, but not high quality accommodation on the SW part of London. At the building No.19 you'll find small rooms with 4 bunk beds, nothing else. One shower, one sink and two toilets for 4-5 such kind of rooms (approx. 40 people). But if you want just sleep on there, you can find a bed (mixed beds, means male/female at... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was happy to see that the motel was a few minutes walk from the train station, giving it a great location, but unfortunately that's where my praise ends. The room size and layout was as expected for a hostel, however it only had 4 plug sockets, despite housing 6 people. The mirror was broken and the sink wasn't draining... More 

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prague
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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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