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Guildford YMCA

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB, England
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Ranked #11 of 24 Guildford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Toulouse, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes this hotel is cheap and well located but you stay here at the risk of being bitten by bed bugs. My brother, a friend and I all stayed here last week and have all suffered from bed bug bites since. Don't stay here!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I stayed at the Guildford YMCA for a prolonged period last month. The basics are well and truly covered as the premises are generally quite clean, there's a daily towel change service and WiFi access in most rooms. I found the Single En-Suite rooms adequately spacious, although the modernised bathrooms can be a tight fit. The food at the Y... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is an excellent place to stay. It is newly built with an intelligent design. I stayed in an en suite single room at £55 per night. There is a pleasant restaurant view over the River which runs beside the YMCA. I ate two breakfasts and a dinner here and the food was excellent. I am a vegetarian but I... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I travelled alone and stayed for one night in August & I could not fault a thing. The hostel is located on the opposite side of the road to the train station and a 5 minute walk into the centre where there are lots of shops and restaurants, so a perfect location. Upon arrival I was greeted by a friendly... More

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West Sussex
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

....at the end of our boating trip on the Wey Navigation was excellent and very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and helpful - setting up tables for us outside in the sunshine. A full English breakfast was £4.85 which included toast and tea or coffee. There is a lighter version for £4.20 and they also do a continental... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

It is probably the only option if you need to spend a night in Guildford. The few hotels are over expensive, BBs are spread out and not too cheap either. YMCA is very covenient, central, close to the station and well catered for. Something more than a regular hostel, with studio ensuite rooms, kitchens at every floor, social and events... More

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I booked one night Single, shared bathroom, and 12 days Twin Ensuite. The shared toilet / bathroom are unexpected clean. Single good and nice. Nice Twin Ensuite, big bathroom, clean. Room lighting is bit dim, no desk lamp. There is no thermostat for the heater, if I need to open the window, I can't closed the curtain! Closed the curtain,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have been staying at the YMCA Guildford for the past few weeks as I am on business in the area. I have been staying at least 3 nights a week at a cost of £54 a night so not cheap. This week I have been accommodated on a different floor in the hostel and I noticed there were no... More

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GuildfordYMCA, Manager at Guildford YMCA, responded to this review

At Guildford YMCA staff take customer care and service very seriously, and we were upset to read about this guest's experience. I was able to contact her whilst she was still staying with us, and I hope assured her that this matter will be dealt with approprately and quickly as we do not wish our guests to leave our premises... More

Sheffield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I usually stay in a hotel when I travel round Britain, and was therefore expecting a slightly lower standard. It was a lovely surprise to find that the room was clean and had the most storage space I've ever seen before! There were cupboards, drawers and shelves for everything that could possibly be needed. A generous supply of milk, tea,... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stayed in the Guildford YMCA many years ago (2004) and I am compelled to write a review of it now as the experience was so poor! It was pricey, the room was small, the bathroom was unclean and the staff was unhelpful. I would NOT recommend this place at all!

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GuildfordYMCA, Guest Relations Manager at Guildford YMCA, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience eight years ago. Since then we've had 32 rooms refurbished and include an en-suite shower room. Our prices are carefully monitored to be extremely competitive in the current market. The majority of our feedback complements our staff and their helpfulness. Do come back and try us again! More

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Address: Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Guildford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Guildford YMCA 4*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Guildford YMCA offers excellent value for money accommodation in a town centre location. The comfortable bedrooms each feature a writing desk, colour TV and private telephone with voicemail. Some are en-suite whilst others share the adjoining shower and toilet with one other room. The on-site restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared meals at reasonable prices. Guildford’s prestigious High Street is just three minutes away, along with the bus and train stations. ... more   less 
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