I've been to many hostels in London, and i keep coming back to the New Cross Inn. Why? Price for one thing. I've paid more than double at other places that didn't even include breakfast and were pure crap. The staff here are friendly- it's a smaller place so the vibe is not really impersonal. It's a building with character, take that as you may. The cleaning staff do all they can to keep this old place in order. Breakfast is simple but included in the price, and enough to get your day started. There are 2 1/2 kitchens as well. I like the neighbourhood too. Maybe some people like to stay in the city centre, but the New Cross area isn't so damn crowded, and has lots of small, independent, budget takeaways, fruit and veg shops, etc. There's a large supermarket nearby, as well as quick transit to north of the river.
Flaws? Tons of long term guests, cheap bunks, somewhat crowded dorms and the (free) wifi only works in the cramped, small common room. Water pressure is iffy at best, but it usually works. No lockers in dorms; a small fee to use the ones in the hall. The NCI is above a pub, and across the road from a nightclub so earplugs are a must.
Now as bad as that may sound, you must rate this hostel by London standards. Bottom line- you could pay a hell of a lot more, but you're not likely to get much better. I'll be back!
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- Also Known As:
- New Cross Hotel London
- New Cross Inn Hostel London, England