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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RT, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #301 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay in Dolphin Hotel during five days. Considering how expensive everything is in London we made the best price for value choice: Next to Paddington tube station and 5 mins walk from Hyde Park this is what anyone would look for!The staff was very friendly, giving us advice for nice areas, restaurants and... More

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

London is super expensive so I am content with what I got with the last minute booking since I do not spend much time in there. The toilet was newly renovated so looks rather new and clean. But terribly small.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stayed here with a large family party celebrating my son's 40th at a thrash in Leicester Square. The hotel is very clean and quiet but very basic, which is exactly what I expected for the price. We had two 6 bed rooms in the Lodge annex and, if you don't mind sharing, it makes for a really sociable time.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The hotel is good and clean and so is the Dolphin Inn annex. Staff are also good but 2 Italians living in the room thinks that they own the room and have the right to dictate how the new travellers should do or live.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Me and 3 mates stayed here last night after seeing The Stone Roses at Finsbury Park. Yes the place is a bit old and needs an update, but for £99 for the night (LESS THAN £25 EACH!!!!) you cannot complain! We were in room 282, the bedding was fresh, the room was clean and the bathroom was small but very... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I recently stayed at the Dolphin Inn's annex, presently called the Lodge, with a group of high school students. It's a very simple hotel suitable for school groups and the like. The single room which I had as a leader was clean and had ensuite facilities but quite small. Walls are thin, so one can hear people coming in at... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is most unfriendly staff and the managers are a disgrace to the name manager!!! Most unhelpfull, ask to phone the taxi and explain where the front door of hotel was, because the adress we received via email were wrong, the manager said is was not his problem! Check in tine was 14h00 arrived at 14h30, the rooms were not... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Great location .....but it would be better if I had stayed somewhere alse . I spend there 5 horrible days I really regret my choise . I know its a hostel I wasn't expecting much but there are limits. They gave me a room upstairs ( those stairs were really narrow I was about to fall ) the walls were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This is the worst establishment I have ever stayed at. The bed covers were soiled (brown, yellow, and red splotches - the full spectrum). But this pales in comparison with how soiled the attitude of the manager was. We paid for two beds, recieved only one, and were forced to spend the night in horrible dicomfort. Upon complaining in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2006

The couple in the check-in counter was INCREDIBLY RUDE! They didn't care about the guests at all. Their only mission was to ruin our vacation. The toilets were in a horrible condition and didn't work properly. I would recommend other travellers to stay as far from this hostel as possible. I guess that just about sums it up.

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Address: 44 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
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