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International Students House

229 Great Portland Street | Marylebone, London W1W 5PN, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Bar is brilliant, bar staff are able to have banter with the customers. I asked staff for some olives which were not on the menu but they we're able to provide. Kept coming over to or table topping up our crisps and nuts. Booze is very cheap considering the area. Would recommend!

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Orkelljunga, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stayed here during the Batuke festival. Everything took place in the building so the location was great. It's close to the underground and walking distance,15 min, to Oxford street. The restaurant opposite, Istanbul is good if you dont want to walk far. The rooms are basic. The beds are a bit hard for our taste and because of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

ISH is located very centrally next to Great Portland Street tube station and Regents Park and just a stones throw away from Oxford Street and Regent Street. The staff at ISH are just amazing, extremely friendly and flexible, very accomodating and helpful. Free towels and fast wifi is provided. Secure lockers are also provided. It is very affordable and excellent... More 

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Kokhav Yair
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This housing facility for students also provides accommodation for anyone during the summer when students are on vacation. This may consist of beds in common dormitories or single or double rooms, as well as a few small flats for couples. I wish to point out from the beginning that the single en-suite room that I received was not in the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I loved staying here. It's right across the street from a tube station and Regent's park. I really liked the feeling of everything here. During my stay, however, I think there was some construction outside our window each morning at about 7am or so which was annoying. Other than that, absolutely great.

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Bardejov, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my second stay at the ISH and I can say it was a bit better than the 1st one. I was accommodated next to Regent's Park in York Terrace East. The surrounding is very inviting considering the location. Upper floor have a nice view either on Regents Park (north) or Marylebone. The canteen and bar is located at... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Me and my husband had a nice accommodation at the beginning of July at Greet Portland Street ISH (3 nights). Everything was clean and “homey” we remembered the days of our student accommodation …long time ago…. The location it is central rooms very clean it was better than a 3* London Hotel. We also had meal vouchers and half price... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My short stay at the International Students House was very nice. Staff were very informative and friendly if I needed anything or when I was getting to grips with central London. Location is fantastic

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I lived here for a whole year starting from September 2013. I hate to be a complaining customer, and I avoid that at all costs after working for a year in a restaurant... But there are so many things wrong about this place, it needs to be written down here. First: ISH is a total rip-off - this money-driven little... More 

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ISHcentralLondon, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your comments about us. International Students House is a 50 year old charity which exists to offer support to British and international students while they are studying in London. One of the missions of our charity is to offer affordable student accommodation. Every year we analyse the private student accommodation providers’ prices and set our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We travelled to London during Easter holiday and thought it might be cheaper to stay on student hostel. We decided to try ISH since the YHA on oxford street is full. On arrival, we were told that we only booked 1 bed instead of a room. The website was confusing since we put in 2 travellers so it should have... More 

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