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Barmy Badger Backpackers

17 Longridge Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9SB, England
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Ranked #34 of 690 Specialty Lodging in London
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best hostel I stayed in during my travels. The hostel itself feels like home, is relaxed, and very, very clean. I stayed here for a total of 10 months, originally only planning to stay for 10 days. I was so happy I made the decision to stay. The museums are not too far away, easy to walk... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend a few days here to celebrate new years in London. The staff was really nice and everything was clean. Breakfast was included: toast, jam and some fruits, so basically all you need. We slept in a 6 person dorm with an ensuite bath room. The room was also in a good condition, but the beds were terrible. The... More 

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased you liked our friendly staff, the free breakfast, our cleanliness and good location. At New Year, the memory foam mattresses and pillows were brand new so they were quite firm (noticeably more so if people are used to sleeping on very, very soft... More 

Cobar, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Barmy Badger and was blown away by the facilities. The bathrooms have been recently refurbished and put most hotels to shame. Each bathroom has all the amenities you'd expect in a hotel costing four times the price. There's free WiFi throughout the Hostel & when I was staying there they were in the process of... More 

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us to be the best hostel to stay at in London and liked our fast, free WiFi, our helpful friendly staff, our facilities and excellent location! Thank you for your recommendation and safe onward travels from all of us here.... More 

Montréal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would really recommend this place. The staff was nice and helpful, the location is great. The neighborhood is safe and charming. The room was OK not great, but for me, the most important was to have a secure locker in my room, and as I can remember, the price was good for London... Definitely a good choice!

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased you felt you had made a good choice and liked our helpful staff, the large personal locker/safe combo and our location! Thank you for the recommendation and safe onward travels from all of us here. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ok let me start by saying over the years I have had the great fortune to stay in many different fantastic hostels around Europe, but Barmy Badger Backpackers was by far the best I have stayed at yet. The location is superb being just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court underground station which is served by the district line which... More 

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found us the best hostel ever, our homely atmosphere, cleanliness, our helpful staff and that you enjoyed your Prosecco on Valentine's night! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again another time. Safe onward travels from all... More 

Vasteras, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I spent one night here, and I'll be happy to book it again on future visits. The staff/owners are very friendly and accommodating, and all areas were clean. I stayed in a female ensuite dorm with 4 beds, and it was good value. The beds were a bit hard, but thankfully that's how I prefer them

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you found our staff friendly and helpful and liked our cleanliness. The mattresses on the bunk beds are brand new special memory foam so that there is no sagging or springs digging into anyone's backs, which does not make a pleasant night's... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

An amazing hostel to stay at. Relaxing and easy going type place where you can unwind and not worry about the stresses of the real world outside. The owners are friendly and accommodating in all aspects and ensure your stay is pleasant. Was recommended by a friend and can understand why they stayed here. Highly recommend.

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Barmy Badger B, General Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found us a Home away from Home with our relaxed atmosphere - that is what we hope all our guests feel when they stay at the Badger! Safe onward travels... More 

New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Wonderful, warm room! Comfy beds! HUGE locker with safe. Communal bathroom was spotless. Coffee was delicious, and available at all hours! We just loved coming in at night and enjoying a fresh cup. Free brek was delish: Nutella, butter, huge wheat toast, Musli, bananas, coffee. Perfect. Earls Court is Food Street, and Sainsbury's is 100 feet from this hostel. Big... More 

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Barmy Badger B, Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to stay at the Badger. We are so pleased that you had a great experience staying here and that you liked the personal locker/safe combo, our cleanliness, breakfast, wifi and our staff to be helpful and nice! Safe onward travels from all of us here at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Firstly id like to thank the badger for such a friendly and welcoming stay. The staff were beyond helpful and had some really good advice. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was a good start to the day. Ill more than happyly come back

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Barmy Badger B, Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found us to be friendly and welcoming, our staff helpful and you liked our cleanliness and location! Safe onward travels from all of us at the Badger and hope to see you again if you make it back to London. More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stayed here twice on a Euro-vacation. It was a perfect hostel home base. The bustling tube station is a few blocks away, but to get there you walk past Sainsbury's and Starbucks and Pret a Mange and a few pubs and let's face it you need one of those stores at some point in the day. For my part, the... More 

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Barmy Badger B, Manager at Barmy Badger Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found us a perfect hostel home base and that our staff and other guests were nice! Safe onward travels from all of us at the Badger. More 

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