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Barmy Badger Backpackers

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17 Longridge Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9SB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was attracted to this hostel because of the price (on the lower end of the hostels in London, but not the very cheapest), location (central) and great reviews, and I was not disappointed. Prior to arrival I was a bit worried about the location (since it's not in the most central Picadilly Circus, or Bloomsbury, neighborhoods), but it worked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pro's - Ensuite bathroom for each room, friendly and welcoming staff, great location (walking distance to tube, main road and Hyde park). Free breakfast was basic but tasty. Con's - Creaky bedroom floor made it hard to be quiet. No elevator. Great value for money in London and I would be go back for my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit to any Hostel and at 40 years of age was also first solo trip but any worries were soon gone after being greeted by Spencer on arrival who explained all I needed to know. Comfortable beds every where clean and tidy and added bonus of breakfast. 3 great nights and will be using as a base to... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Badger and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found our beds comfortable, liked our cleanliness, our free breakfast and the helpfulness of our staff that made any worries about staying in a hostel for the first time disappear! Safe onward travels from all of... More 

Warsaw
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57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed quite a few times, and think the customer service is always fantastic/friendly =D Liz & Ken are ever so helpful and can offer you advice on where to go and what to see! From there I booked a trip/tour to Scotland, which was cold but amazing to experience. Otherwise had a Chelsea FC season ticket, so was there... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Badger when you are in London and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you find our customer service excellent, our great location and that you would highly recommend us to other travellers! Safe onward travels from all of us here and we hope to see... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's a great hostel. You easily feel being at home. The staff is friendly and helpful. Also the location couldn't have been better (at Earls Court). You have all you need close by (subway station, shops etc.).

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Badger and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful, liked our location and that you felt at home here! Safe onward travels from all of us here :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I can not imagine staying anywhere else in London. I use this place as if it was my home away from home. The staff are very friendly with a personal touch that a lone traveller needs, information that cuts costs for me being a budget traveller plus breakfast that keeps me going in a heathy way. I just keep going... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so pleased that you find the Badger your "home away from home" and it was wonderful seeing you again! Safe onward travels from all of us here :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For a first time traveller to London, staying at an easy, friendly and central place were pretty much my key considerations (after price). Luckily for me, I booked the BBB which met all of these criteria, with its easy access to everything London offers the highlight for mine. With an easy 5 minute walk to Earl's Court Underground station which... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Badger and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found everything so easy here, felt welcomed here as a first time traveller to London and found us the perfect base! Safe onward travels from all of us here :) More 

Broome
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the badger for only two nights but even in that short time the hostel felt very homey. The staff are lovely and very helpful and the beds are comfortable! Free lockers with a safe inside and free breakfast is definately a plus. Close to the tube station and has a lovely garden area for when the weather is... More 

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

Thank for choosing to stay at the Badger and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you found us the friendliest hostel in London and liked our comfy beds, our personal locker/safe combo, our proper bathrooms our location and free breakfast! Safe onward travels from all of us here :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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 found us the best hostel in London and it was a pleasure having you to stay! All the best for your next chapter in life and we hope to see you again - from all of... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 

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