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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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Bedford
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the decor is as shabby as others have said but staff have definitely tried to do what they can -the room had definitely been cleaned, and there were tea and coffee making facilities and a tv which worked. If you need a cheap room in London, it does tick the box, and the staff are doing their best with the... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to stay in London o e night near kingscross station as a family of four, but all the alternative hotels were full or beyond any sensible budget. Up Popped this hotel on booking.com. only place left... We arrived and thought we were at bates motel, you know what we mean. Was this a mistake. We bit the bullet... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed here for one night but that was enough. We stayed on the third floor. The double room was clean enough but it was absolutely boiling with the heating turned on in APRIL. There were also holes in the floor boards which were covered up with carpet! The shared bathrooms were really dirty and looked liked they hadn't been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though it is a small hotel, the hotel needs much work. The difference in cost is immediate as it is about 150GBP cheaper. The bathroom is shared in the hotel, the rooms are small (extremely hot in the summer), staff is friendly, & road and train noises are loud. It is relatively close to St Pancreas station. Look at pictures... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Small room with a weird set-up (bunk beds--queen size on the bottom & twin on the top). Beds were not comfortable & creaked with even the smallest movements. Bathrooms had visible mold & were inconveniently located outside of rooms. Generally dirty and overpriced. Female evening staff member was very friendly & attentive, but overall service was lacking. Upside -- good... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

In my opinion the hotel is a rip off, even though it is prime location. The bed wasn't too bad but the room was grotty. I'd not use the hotel again if I get the option, especially when there are hostels much cheaper and much cleaner.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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