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Smart Hyde Park View Hostel

16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3EU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights here 5th August 2014, 2 adults and 4 children under 10. We hummed and hard whether to spend more cash on a nice hotel or less at a hostel. We were happy we went with the hostel, due to spending sleeping time there only. We had a 6 bed dorm with bunk beds, Kids thought it... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. Many thanks for staying with us and for providing your valuable feedback. We hope we will see you again! Ironically it is Health and Safety Regulations which require us to limit the opening of the windows. We really do hope we see you again! Cheers More

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with 5 other friends and we were in the "6 person dorm room". CONS: It is a clean hostel but the shower wasn't working and we had to notify the hotel staff to get it fixed. Rooms are also VERY hot during the summer, especially when you're stuck in room where the window opens only by 5cm.... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. The recent heat in London has highlighted the need to address ventilation in the rooms. We're working on it. Of course you're always welcome when in London. Cheers. More

Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

i spent 2 nights here....my room was -2 floors, no windows,smelly, noisy....even if we was only on 4 in that room, it was really small. the door of the room without key or lock! i request also for a room to share with only girls but they assign me a mix room.....only the receptionist was really nice

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Weert, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We travelled here in May 2014 with a group of 44 students. This hostel offers what most hostels offer: basic accomodation. We have travelled here before so we knew to tell them to bring their own towels. Breakfast is basic but there is little room to eat it; however, there are several small stores and a sandwich bar across from... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your review. We are constantly working on improving ourselves. Hopefully you will see this if we are lucky enough to have you back next year. Cheers. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good location, near to underground and hyde park, good atmosphere, the staff isn't so nice, but they are ok. Simply breakfast, but good enough for the price. Shower was hot and bathroom clean. The only thing was he bedroom was too hot, because there was just one window and the bed was blocking it.

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. This summer the temperature's have us working hard to try and improve the comfort of our fabulous guests. Cheers again. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great location and place to base yourself in London. Easy access to multiple underground stations. Quiet venue also being back a few streets from the main street. Good value for money. During our stay, stayed in both the Hotel and Hostel sides of the hotel. Both were clean and secure. Would stay again.

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you very much for this positive review! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

i stayed here for three nights in a six person mixed dorm. i was the only man with five young women in my room, whats not to like about that? i think i was the happiest man in london. the location is good near to kensington and hyde park, tube stations are five minutes away although they were on strike... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your positive review and appreciating our great locations:) We really enjoy our job so it's great to hear that you had a good time with us! Hope to see you back sometime soon! More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Never stay here guys, our room didn't have any of the things that were stated. Staff were rude & couldn't be bothered to help us! Even spoke in their own language whilst dealing with our complaint when they could speak clear English! Nothing more rude than that!!! Eugh. Vile, unclean, unsafe & generally a crap "hotel" I'd rather sleep In... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. First of all I would like to say that we are a hostel not a hotel and it is a bit unfair to expect hotel facilities. About your comments: in all our windows there are safety barriers no matter the floor the room is situated in and our lift works perfectly. Though we are really... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The six beds dorm is a small room, size of a single, with a locked window and the bunk beds are composed by three vertical beds each. I am glad I am not claustrophobic otherwise I could have died there. The bathroom in 4 days has never been cleaned and neither has been the room. The only bin was in... More

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Marta K, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for review. We try to offer cheap accommodation for low budget travellers at very good location, the prices we offer do not include lockers charges and towels as most of our customers do not need to use them therefore they do not end up paying for things they do not need. We also offer free simple continental breakfast... More

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Address: 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
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Welcome to Smart Backpackers! Be smart - stay Smart!Thank you for choosing the Hyde Park View! We aim to provide comfortable, stylish, convenient and affordable accommodation in Central London at a price that can't be beat.We reside in a partially-converted three-star hotel, featuring full en-suite bathrooms in every room. We are the only hostel in London to offer you this spectacular advantage! Our classic, listed building is set on a quiet residential street in the heart of London's bohemian Bayswater, one of London's most beautiful districts.Our private rooms, including doubles, twins, our family triple and quad suites, are three-star accredited and offer in-room colour-televisions with cable reception, direct-dial international phones, full linen services including daily bed making and towels, coffee and tea making facilities, free personal safes and complimentary soaps.There are security lockers in the rooms, available for €1.50 per day key rental.We are also regularly health and safety regulated by the local government, ensuring a comfortable stay for you!Our hostel features free breakfast, FREE WIFI, free linens and a free map! We have currency exchange and on-site self-service laundy facilities. Just ask at reception for pricing details. We also offer free tourist information and 24hr assistance.With a 24-hour guest-only bar that offers drinks specials, theme nights, a high-definition 42 inch plasma television with Sky satellite reception for the sport and movie nights, as well as happy hour from 4pm to midnight, you won't be bored at the Hyde Park View.If you prefer, there's also a spacious common room with comfortable sofas, a colour TV with Sky satellite reception and a book exchange to keep you busy.Our entertainment directors spend all day thinking of ways for you to enjoy yourselves; from movie and game nights to pub crawls, we're there to make sure you enjoy your stay.Of course, even with all of that you may be thinking about your lunch and dinner. Just down the road, we have two eateries that will set your mouth to watering and also keep your budget well sorted.Our Pizza Factory restaurant features more than just pizza. With a menu full of enticing Italian-influenced dishes, we will satisfy your appetite without depleting your funds. And if you plan to visit the attractions of London, save yourself time and money by purchasing your attraction tickets right at reception. ... more   less 
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