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Surprise Backpackers

110 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2RQ, England (Victoria)
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Ranked #320 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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christchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mould- gross, Mouse in Kitchen- Gross Bathrooms-Gross Bunk Beds- Clean, Linen- Lovely, Location- Great, Price- Great Staff- Well some were helpful and others were just plain rude. We stayed here due to convenience with it being so close to Victoria Station. We stayed in the 12 bed room and whilst the sleep quality was good (better than other hostels- definitely... More

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Timbuktu, Mali
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This hostel has rooms full of bed bugs! Worse, the staff knows about it and won't do anything. If you're unlucky you will take the bedbugs home and it's impossible to kill them without professional help! The hostel aslo is very dirty - nothing for a weak stomach. If you want yout money back, they lie to you and you... More

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Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Location: A good 15-20min walk from Victoria underground/train station. Could not ask for better as Westminster Abbey is at most 30 min by foot. The bus terminal and a police station are also nearby (just ask for directions when you need help). Musicals "Billy Elliott' & "Wicked" were playing nearby during my stay. Service: Standard. The staff would answer your... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Ok, it wasn't as bad as it looked. Really well located with a lot of transports nearby, Big Ben, London Eyes and Westminster Abbey. The bunkbeds makes some noises, but you kinda get used to. Kitchen is awesome! I saw the cleaning woman everyday, cleaning the kitchen, the bathroom and taking the garbage out of the room. Everyone is really... More

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yeovil
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff, Clean bright and airy room. Hot showers 24/7 , communal kitchen/ chill out area. Walkable distance from most places...underground, London Victoria train station, newsagents. Free breakfast in the morning in the bar area. Also pub downstairs. Wifi free but signal not great, also it is a tall building with quite a few stairs so try... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It's good location, the rooms seem they haven't been cleaned for ages, and the sheets and covers had holes on them, the beds makes loud noises whenever you make a move. And the shower and toilets were really dirty, the lights were broken and no one is there to repair it, so we had to shower in a really dim... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are only interested in location, this hostel is the right way to go. At walking distance from almost every place worth visiting in London, and also near two different stations (one of which is Victoria, you can't really ask for more). Taking this into account, the price is really reasonable, very economic. It also includes breakfast, which is... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

There are a lot of good things about this hostel, like how it's walking distance away from the Thames/Victoria station, plus free and workable wifi and free coffee/tea/toast/juice in the morning. The 3 level bunk beds aren't really pleasant but surprisingly comfortable, and the communal showers/toilets as well as the hallways were cramped and stuffy. The pub below kind of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I stayed here one night and that was enough. I cannot write anything on here that has not already been written. I can reiterate that it is filthy, cheap, and a great location. I would have preferred spending more money than having to stay there. I would not go again, and cannot emphasize enough that it is not worth the... More

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Central Coast, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed here for one night in June by myself. I chose it for its location to Victoria Station, as I was getting a train in from Paris to Kings Cross Int'l and it was easy to get from there to Victoria, and then walk to the hostel. Check in is at the back door. The guy who greeted me... More

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Surprise Backpackers London, England
Address: 110 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2RQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Victoria
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Ranked #320 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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