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Harlow International Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 School Lane, Harlow CM20 2QD, England
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Ranked #7 of 9 hotels in Harlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013
Shaun P Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Meets and exceeds the standard you would expect for a hostel, please remember this is not a hotel. They offer every basic you would expect for a hostel as well as offering a number of extras.The staff were very friendly, with a genuine enthusiasm and interest in improving your stay. Upon arrival we were given a larger room than what... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed there for a night in March 2013 to be closer to Stansted Airport as my flight the next day was quite early. Hostel is excellent located if you don't want to stay in Central London. Booked a shared dorm room for 17 pounds (Thursday night). When I arrived at the hostel (10 min walk from train station - a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Have stayed at this hostel a few times in the past. It offers basic but good value for money (UK) accommodation. Richard and his staff are helpful and offer offstreet secure parking for motorcycle. You do have to rough it a bit and the smell can be off-putting. Initially Harlow is surprisingly difficult to find your way around. It seems... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Me and my partner stayed here for two nights in the autumn of 2011. Plus sides – one of the staff members was friendly. It's relatively cheap. It's in the park. Kitchen seemed well stocked with utensils. Memory foam mattress on double bed. Free internet. It's close to the train station – about 10 minute walk with luggage. Downs sides.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

I arrived at the hostel at 11pm to be told it would have been polite if I'd phone- which I'd tried to do but the number given on confirmation didn't work. I was shown into 'annex' to a dorm room. On pushing open door I found bricks and a duvet pushed behind it, reason being - girl occupying it had... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Staff were very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms in the main building and rooms were kept very clean (bathrooms in the annex were less so), though there was a smell of mould and damp in the corridors. The place was reasonably secure - the exterior doors have a code, giving you 24-hour access, and rooms have individual locked doors and... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Staff were friendly and accommodating. Cooking facilities very good. Good dining area. Garden and surrounding very green and pleasant, excellent for children. Internet access free. Pub accross the road provides excellent home cooked food if don't fancy cooking. Bathroom very functional including hairdryer.

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from Manchester but live in Calverley, Leeds, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2008

An absolute dump. It was dirty. Badly maintained. Toilet and showers were unclean. There was only one shower per gender in the whole building. Bedding was old and worn. Staff were rude and unfriendly. It’s poorly located. Poor signage on the building making it difficult to find. My room was next to the water tank/ boiler which made an awful... More

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PoorRich, Owner at Harlow International Hostel, responded to this review

This review was vindictively left by an antisocial visitor. When he came back from the pub at 2am and woke people up, we made the mistake of asking him to be considerate. This review was his idea of revenge. We have 32 beds and 5 toilets (not 2 as claimed) and there are no boilers/water heaters in any bedrooms or... More

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Address: 13 School Lane, Harlow CM20 2QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harlow International Hostel 3*
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