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Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 6BR, England (Soho)
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Ranked #405 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's be clear, all you pay hear is the location. The toilet has never been cleaned. It's more then disgusting. You need a new vacation after this. I have been to poor places but this one was the worst. I'm always surprised when I see normal hostels after this first expirience. So NO, this is no place to stay for... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've never experienced anything like it, I went with a group of about 30 of us. There was 6 of us girls sharing a room, that was horrible. Bars at the windows, had to make our own beds, no bins.... The bathroom was terrible, the queues were ridiculous and the showers are a safety hazard, I took a chunk of... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First time out of the USA this hotel was OK it was very clean an big the bath room was as big as my bedroom at home. the food in there restaurant good, the shops were good also. the staff were great an helpful they told me to ride the underground (to us its the subway).had a lot of fun... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Amazing staff, they KNOW how to party and to look after you. Perfect location, so close to soho, Carnaby, the tube and Oxford! Amazing place. The rooms are what you would expect in a cheap hostel, we stayed in a 8-12 bed dorm when we were there (stayed there 3 times) the occasional naked man was frightening. But we made... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My friend and I spent here 3 nights. Sheets were dirty and ragged (though the staff changed them after our complains). Rooms are cold and dirty (it was February), hall is freezing (especially when you have to get form the shower to your room) and overall expression is terrible.The only one good thing was its excellent location. Everything is at... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and I spent one night here. We made reservations and all was fine when we checked in. We've stayed at hostel's before so our expectations were not a 5 star hotel. We just wanted a room and bed and that is what we got. The staff were very helpful and polite. They explained everything. It was a challenge... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This hostel was dirty, uncared for and definitely in need of more than a little TLC. The staff were creepy, especially the guys on the ground floor checking girls out and saying inappropriate things when they came in or went out. It felt like I was rattling around in an asylum. The showers had no privacy except for mouldy shower... More

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Celleno, Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I spent here 5 days with a female group of friends. The hostel is simple, particularly coloured and it gives the possibility to meet many young people. That's great for those who travel alone or those who need a very comfortable hostel to visit the city. It's 1 minute far from the famous "Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain" in Piccadilly Circus.

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Verona, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was there in january 2013 and I wanna show you the positives and negatives aspects of this hostel. Potives one: -Really good position, in fact it is located in the center of London, so close to Piccadilly Cirus. -Cheapest hostel that I had ever found -Friendly staff Negatives one: -Terrible cleaning conditions -Very old building (don't be surprise if... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

So I really should have read the reviews for this place before going ahead and booking it. Although the place is cheap, it's still not worth the money! We arrived and the place looked like a jail. It wasn't inviting at all. Got to the room, a bed, that's it, nothing else. The bathrooms weren't kept clean the girls waste... More

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Also Known As:
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Piccadilly Backpackers Hotel London
Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London, England
Address: 12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 6BR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Soho
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Ranked #405 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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