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Budget Guest House

23 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NL, England
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Ranked #991 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Externally the guest house was on a small noisy street. Busy traffic .it looked dirty from outside on entering the receptionist seemed a very Pleasanton in a room that looked like half a dozen refugees lived in. It was dirty old and smelly. The door to the room didn't fit , the shared bathroom was disgusting ..the room was filthy... More 

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Swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Room was clean and adequate size with tea and coffee facilities. Can hear everything going on from other rooms. Bathrooms need renovating. Very old fashioned and unkempt. Worthwhile for a cheap and easy place to stay in lndon

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Firstly, this is NOT a hotel or of hotel standard. However, if you're not expecting a hotel, but are instead expecting a hostel, than this is perfect. Obviously, the decor could be cheered up and the shared bathrooms made nicer, but for the ridiculously cheap price in the middle of central London you really can not complain. Myself and friends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Room quite good for budget hotel. Nice clean white bedding and towel. Room nice and warm. Bathroom absolutely horrible and let the whole stay down, thankfully there was sink in room. Service good.and friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is ok if your only staying one night,and don't mi.d sluming it! location good, its 5 minutes walk from kingcross station, very noisey,but it is London! Shared bathrooms are disgusting, no hot water in the shower! There are tea/coffee making facilities but no cups to drink it out of, I asked the receptionist for a cup/mug,it took her a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

For a last minute stay close to the station all I wanted was a low cost, basic hotel. On arrival I was disappointed at the state of the accommodation but was prepared to tolerate this. I wouldn't be coming back. My stay was satisfactory, although the shared bathroom was the worst I'd ever seen - anywhere! More worryingly, my debit... More 

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The budget hotel did what it said on the tin, it wasn't awful and for the price we paid served a purpose. That said, the room was dark and damp and the communal shower didn't work and the staff were unfriendly. I would have no problem staying again if I needed somewhere to stay on a budget last minute just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well, what can i say...you get what you pay for! £39 for a double room in London seemed good....too good to be true. It was late and it was better than trecking round trying to find somewhere else, or sleeping on a bench!! A small amount of money on the owner's part would have improved it, maybe box off the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Dingy, dirty, uneven flooring, dirty bathroom, overly narrow staircases that threaten to break upon luggage being brought across, no a/c or fan, dirty floors, dirty walls and ceiling, door that doesn't lock properly, tv that doesn't work, dirty sheets and linen, staff who can't seem to speak english even though we're right smack in London. Please don't waste your money... More 

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