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International Students House

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   229 Great Portland Street | Marylebone, London W1W 5PN, England (Marylebone)
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Ranked #216 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Nottingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great location that allows one to get all over london quickly. Felt secure. Renovated bar and lobby. Nice to be around so many international students. Be sure to stroll through regents park and see the rose garden.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I am currently completing a work based diploma towards a degree and I need to attend seminars in Central London. A few seminars were held over the last year at ISH and I was told of the availability of tooms in the venue itself (very handy). I usually only stay for 1 night. I have stayed in three types of... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed at ISH for 5 days in a double room though I never ended up with a roommate. Considering the quality of the room and the price (I paid 130 GBP - approx. $200.00), it was a good value. London, like most of Europe, is expensive. The price also includes a daily voucher for a light breakfast. The ensuite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed there for 5 days and I found the location perfect!! The tube station is outside and the Oxford street just 10min walking.. The only things I didn't like, is that they didn't clean the room daily, which I personally think is very important!!! Moreover, they seem to care a lot about the money, and they ask you to... More

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I wouldn't honeymoon here, but I wasn't on my honeymoon! It was a suburb location and I felt safe walking back at night. The receptionist was friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean. There were a lot of events going on and very student oriented but the excitement was infectious! It seemed very standard of hostels I've stayed at... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The staff are very friendly, the bar is nice and the location can't be beat. Very close to 5 tube stations, multiple bus lines and tour bus services. Easy walking distance to Marylebone High Street, Oxford and Regent Street, Camden Market and the sights of the city. Very close to convenience stores and restaurants also. It might not be the... More

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Kannur, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My initial 5 days of stay here in London while backpacking UK - Ireland alone in search of adventure. Had a shared room with Dorji fellow student from Tibet. Ideal for backpackers. Common bathroom and they provided me with a free Breakfast coupon, and Buy one Get one beer coupons at the restaurant. Enjoyed my stay in London. ISH Located... More

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Address: 229 Great Portland Street | Marylebone, London W1W 5PN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Marylebone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — International Students House 3*
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International Students House (ISH) is a student residence and a unique social, cultural and recreational centre. ISH is a central place to meet people from Britain and around the world. International Students House offers accommodation in single, twin, quad and multi bed rooms. We are located in zone one opposite Great Portland Street tube station and only a ten minute walk from the delights of Oxford Street and attractions such as London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. ... more   less 
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