This place was really cheap and it was close to Brixton Academy (for a gig) so it met my basic requirements.
My friend and myself had different rooms - no big deal.
But we each stayed in a dorm which was, at best, a tip.
Several people actually live there together and so it was more like sharing a bedroom with a gang of little sisters, messy untidy little sisters.
The staff were all perfectly friendly enough and the atmosphere was laid back.
In the morning it was a self serve breakfast of mainly toast - I think the idea is to bring your own food or something, because there was only tea and bread laid on for guests that i was aware of.
The shared facilities are very basic and not very clean at all.
The bunk bed i had was really uncomfortable, the quilt cover didn't fit the quilt, the room stank of hair spray, the list goes on sadly.
Most odd was the fact that you get a small locker outside the dorm room to put your stuff into. In this locker were your cup, plate, bowl and cutlery. You had to make sure all your stuff was there or you would lose your deposit! It didn't leave much space for a bag (small even by Ryanair standards).
If you are young, new to London and want to hang out and meet a gang of fellow travellers and party into the morning, then you will be in luck here. If you don't care less about space, privacy, cleanliness and mess, or getting any sleep then you will probably love the Hootananny (its on top of a lively pub too)..
But, if you want a half decent bed, or bathroom, or breakfast, or clean, or space, or quiet, or not to feel like you are trapped in some teenage dorm room drama.. then avoid this place like the plague.
I feel bad saying it.. because they are all so vibrant. It would be massively improved if they just bloody tidied up.
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