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Smart Camden Inn Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   55 - 57 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AA, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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Ranked #335 of 623 Specialty lodging in London
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As me and my friend arrived at this hostel at 10pm at night there was a group of 40-59 year old drunk men on the steps to go into the hostel which wasn't nice. Then as we checked in and went into the room, it was very clean etc but the beds were very uncomfortable which mad it very hard... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. It's unfortunate you didn't enjoy your stay. We will pass your comments on to the Management team to follow up. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the smart Camden inn is very cheap it's still not worth it. The rooms are extremely small and there isn't even enough room to sit up straight on the beds.. The lockers in the room will not open unless you pay a fee to the people at reception and the breakfast only included cornflakes and toast which i... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I seriously regret booking this hostel. It's cheap and it's in a great location but there in a bar very near that BLASTS music until 4am. I am love to bar hop and stay out too, but I got no sleep because of the noise. Because of the noise, I would not recommend.

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. It's unfortunate you didn't enjoy your stay. Camden is renowned as being a lively area. Next time if you are after a quieter area can we suggest our Hostels in Hyde Park? Cheers More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

For the cost per night charged in London the place. Is worth it. I will recommend maximum stay of one night. The service was god the staff were ver friendly. The space is very small only one person can use the stairs.

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We continue our endeavour to provide clean, low-cost, budget accommodation in Central London. Hope to see you again. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Upon arrival, we were told that our booking was cancelled. They offered almost zero information as to how/why it was cancelled and blamed us. We spent about 45 minutes waiting as they sorted it out. They ended up splitting the group and having us switch rooms after the first night. Rooms and bathroom were tiny, could barely use the toilet... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you mention, our Hostel is very conveniently located in fabulous Camden. It is unfortunate there was some mix up with your check-in and you didn't really enjoy your stay with us but at least you enjoyed the local area. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After reading the negative reviews here, we decided to book it anyways and just suck it up. We expected the hostel to be dirty and the staff to be rude, but we found just the opposite! Staff were helpful and accommodating, and the place was kept clean. The rooms are small, but hey - it's London. We didn't go there... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you very much for your positive comment. We do our best to provide inexpensive accommodation for budget-minded travellers with a high level of service. Hope you'll visit us again. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Staff very friendly. Breakfast I would advise you take something you like for it. If you are ok with toast/jam or Cornflakes then ok.. Most of the other guests were of different nationalities which was an enriching experience for me.

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. Hope this finds you well. We are glad to hear you were impressed by the service provided by our receptionists. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed here for three nights and wish I had stayed somewhere else. I stayed in a 12 person room and everything and everyone was on top of one another. There is way too many beds shoved into one room which makes everything extremely uncomfortable. The bathrooms are so tiny there is no place to move, it is literally the... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

We are continuously seeking ways of improving our service's quality, so thank you for your feedback. Wi-Fi is for free in our common areas but for the connection in the room we charge £1 per 24 hours. We try to offer affordable accommodation for budget-minded travellers. We hope to see you soon. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed there with three other friends in a room of 4. Price is very cheap and you get what you pay for basically. Location is brilliant as it is close to Camden town and the stations, however it is best if you only spend a few hours a day there as it is noisy during the night and very tight... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. The rule of no guests in the rooms after 10PM was put in place for a reason, at it is a quiet time already and especially if one didn't book a private room it may interrupt other guests' sleep. We provide affordable accommodation for budget-minded travellers. More

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Address: 55 - 57 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Smart Camden Inn Hostel 1*
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