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LSE High Holborn Residence

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   178 High Holborn | Holborn, London WC1V 7AA, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to stay during the university holidays. Although the price has jumped this last couple of years, the lower floors have had a makeover. We were on floor 8 so didn't see any changes other than the lifts. Fabulous staff and security on the main door through the night. Key fobs for entry and decent bolts on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have stayed twice at . High Holborn for 7-8 days each time. Clean safe, location convenient. Breakfast a little so so this past trip (Sept) adequate and included in price. But definately recommend. If u r an American lower your expectations. It isn't the Ritz. I stayed in one of the renovated rooms 1st floor it was very quiet.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I realise this was probably the cheapest option for staying in centrel london on a friday night but it really was very poor. The electrical plug over the desk was no longer attached, shower was freezing no hot water and with people walking around all night I was very concerned and barely slept. I spoke to the counter staff about... More

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Stephanie S, Manager at LSE High Holborn Residence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am surprised that you say you were afraid for your safety, since all LSE Residences offer secure building access. Furthermore, the High Holborn Reception (adjacent to the front door) is staffed by a Reception Team between the hours of 7am and 11pm and by two Security... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Plus points- I stayed for two separate nights, one in standard room with modern decor, one in basic room. Both are very clean and well kept, with the standard room being very new. It was prob renovated not long ago. Both rooms were v spacious. Shared bathroom and toilets were very clean. Impressed. Minus points - I wish it had... More

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Stephanie S, Manager at LSE High Holborn Residence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. High Holborn is part-way through a comprehensive refurbishment programme which will eventually bring all our rooms up to date. Although we do not provide a TV in each room, all our guests have access to a communal TV lounge situated in the basement of the building. I... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Friendly and efficient staff and quick check-in. Clean room with the kitchen/shower room/W.C/bathroom opposite along the corridor. Breakfast is decent and the 24 hour security makes it stress free if returning after a late night. I stayed in two different rooms over two separate nights and the bed on the first night gave me back ache.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What can you expect when paying close to the 'low end' in one of the best capital cities of the world - privacy, friendliness, good location? LSE's High Holborn Residence offer all of these which makes it ideal for the budget conscious traveller. Thankfully you don't have to endure dormitories, but do share bathrooms, toilets and kitchens. Kitchens? - Yes,... More

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Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

for 42 GBP it was a clean place to sleep for a night in Central London (a bus stop is right to the entrance that takes you to a major tube station, though one of these stations is currently under construction : "150 years London Underground"). the pros and cons: PRO: - flexible arrival/departure (though this does not appear on... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here before and it left good impressions but this time much more average. Hair on pillows and duvet and room semi-clean but bathroom and toilet could have done with a proper clean. Breakfast was pretty good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed at this residence (open to public thru LSE Vacations) in Sept 2013. It was exactly what you would expect for a university dorm: inexpensive, but noisy and no thrills attached. The rooms were tiny, as were the bathrooms, but it was definitely what I anticipated for only paying about £30 per night. Fantastic central location won me over.... More

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Stephanie S, Manager at LSE High Holborn Residence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. As you say, High Holborn occupies a fabulous location in the middle of town: close to Covent Garden and Theatreland. I'm pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you appreciated our central location. With breakfast included in the price we aim to offer value... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Because if the location and price I found it OK for a short stay. The room was small and a bit worn out, so I don't think I'd like to stay there for more than a weekend. The location is convenient for theatres and sightseeing. Great choice of food for breakfast. The whole place feels secure and hassle-free, would recommend... More

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Address: 178 High Holborn | Holborn, London WC1V 7AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — LSE High Holborn Residence 3*
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High Holborn residence provides great value bed and breakfast accommodation in one of the best central London locations imaginable.The accommodation is close to all of the main central London attractions- within easy walking distance of Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster and the British Museum.If you’re looking for budget accommodation in the West End, High Holborn cannot be beaten. ... more   less 
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