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Royal Bayswater Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   121 Bayswater Road, London W2 3JH, England
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Ranked #396 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start, I normally do not write reviews. However, I was so appalled with the experience that I had at Bayswater that I couldn't let another person suffer. To begin, the hostel website does not work. *If* you want to make a reservation you have to book it through hostel world, which we later learned leaves out an immense amount... More

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Krakow, Poland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel in February for three nights and thankfully not one night longer. The plus side of course is the location. The hotel is located just 10 minutes away from Oxford Street and within walking distance to all significant places in London. The ladies at the reception were quite nice but not very helpful. The shared room... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I reviewed this hostel on the site where I booked it, but to help shy people away from this hostel, I decided to write another one here. The showers are cold and with a sprained wrist, almost impossible to use. You have to keep the button pressed since the water timer is about five seconds and had impossibly cold water.... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We spent over there luckily just 3 days. We arrived during the night and informed the staff about our late arrival in advance. Anyway they did not expect that we will finally come and our room was even not prepared, the sheets on the bed were not changed and the room was dirty. The bathroom was dirty as well, so... More

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Cologne, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed in Royal Bayswater Hostel with two friends during some days in december. Though it's located quite central I cannot recommend you to stay there. We have been in a 12 bed dorm which was equipped with one tiny bathroom. The bathroom was very dirty, always. I had the feeling that the only thing that was "cleaned" there was... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The location is beautiful, right across from Hyde Park, and the joining restaurant serves really good food too. The place is kind of soul-less when you first walk in though, and they don't have free Wifi either because they want you to use their computers downstairs and pay to browse. I would definitely stay again if I was wanting to... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stayed here with a couple of friends after the friend we were visiting booked us in here (his hostel was full). Based on some of the reviews I'd read we were not expecting much and were somewhat dreading it, so much so we'd brought sleeping bags we were willing to leave there! However we were pleasantly surprised. Hostel doesn't look... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

While on tour in the UK my band and I stayed here for three nights. It's no secret London is quite expensive so for us this was a good option. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. The restaurant that serves breakfast was also nice. Location was great as well...beautiful park right opposite of the hostel.

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Brussels, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I don't know where to start. When we arrived: the staff was not friendly. They charged an additional 10£ for whatever reason (something about booking online). I'm sure this was not even legal. On the room: We shared a room with some other young people from all over europe. My bed was tied together with metal wire. The bathroom and... More

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Baghdad, Iraq
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've stayed in this affordable place a number of times, on my own when changing train in London, meeting friends, and on a family short break with three children. I can understand many of the negative comments, though only once out of eight stays of 1-4 nights' length since 2005 have I had a room that could be described as... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Bayswater Hotel London
Royal Bayswater Hotel
Royal Bayswater Hostel London, England
Address: 121 Bayswater Road, London W2 3JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #396 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Bayswater Hostel 2*
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