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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to The Badger in April with my sister. We stayed for 6 days and overall had an excellent experience. They were very welcoming and gave us suggestions of places to visit. I plan to stay here again at the beginning of September before going to college.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival I was early and was able to head to my room immediately. I was given a set of linen and had to make my own bed (not such a big issue) but a first for a hostel, that's for sure. I was in one of the rooms in the top of the house (the converted attic space?). After... 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 liked our free breakfast and our good cleanliness! We are sorry that you found a couple of things lacking. We do have fans for the rooms - our staff would have put one in your room... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 liked our value for money, our great location, all of the personal facilities like the locker/safe combo, reading light, power outlet and that you found our staff friendly and helpful! Safe onward travels from all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 liked the en-suite bathroom , our friendly and welcoming staff, our great location, the free breakfast, our great value for money and that you would stay again! The building is an old town house built in... More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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20 reviews
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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 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 19 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 

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