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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 #316 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

This place was the hostel from hell.... it was a complete dump. I have stayed in hostels before & have not had any problems. This place was appalling. Like I said above - the toliets did not flush for 4 days straight. You would go into the bathroom & see other peoples mess in the toliet.... it remained there for... More

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Also Known As:
Dolphin Inn London, England
Address: 44 Norfolk Square | Paddington, London W2 1RT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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Ranked #316 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
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