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Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 6BR, England (Soho)
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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is just okay - it has the bare essentials but nothing more than that. The rooms are very plain and the toilets were dirty. The only thing you are really paying for here is the location - very central.

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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Address: 12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 6BR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Soho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel 1*
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