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“friendly, helpful staff & good location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Equity Point London Hotel

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Equity Point London Hotel
100-102 Westbourne Terrace | Paddington, London W2 6QE, England (Paddington / Maida Vale)   |  
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Ranked #213 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
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26 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“friendly, helpful staff & good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a cute hotel located in a quiet neighborhood of London, but within walking distance to Paddington Station and Hyde Park. The staff are very friendly who are always joking and laughing. There are some nice chill-out areas and also a bar.

Only bad things: the room was very hot for two of the nights and the bathroom is probably the smallest I have ever seen!

Overall, good hostel by London standards!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We booked a bit later so had limited options of backpackers in London. Equity point was chosen because it was available and the pictures online made the place look awesome. However, if its atmosphere you’re looking for I would go somewhere else. If you are a single traveller or looking to meet people on your travels, then this place is not for you. The only people we really saw staying were school groups. This was particularly annoying because they were noisy and very annoying at breakfast when you’re trying to reach the communal food.

I think the most annoying thing was that there is no kitchen. I have never stayed in a backpackers without a kitchen. This means not only can you NOT cook any meals but it also means you can’t even store food anywhere. This meant we had to buy all our meals and certainly increased the amount we spent in the first week in London, which was an expense we had not factored in. Backpackers trying to travel on the cheap be warned.

The rooms and bathroom were cleaned regularly. I found the staff friendly and helpful and the location is awesome. It’s about a 5 minute walk from Paddington tube and the overground gives you access to Heathrow which was really helpful for first time travellers to London.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Very comfortable and clean, it is also in the center of london near a metro station so transportation is good, it is also in a very rich neighbourhood so it is so calm at night. Rooms are of 8 double decker beds, i would not like staying at the top level as you have to climb to your bed somehow but beds are cozy. No free wifi but u can pay like 7 pounds for 3 days wifi access for only one device. Breakfast is included with the price of the bed, good food every morning.
Totally recommed it, actually i never thought a hostel would be as good as that.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This hostel is in Paddington. It is very close to the train station and the tube station - less than 5 minutes walk. Very convenient if you are arriving at Heathrow as the Heathrow express train runs to Paddington station.

The hostel itself is very nice, clean and comfortable. The rooms are quiet big in comparison with other hostels I have stayed in and our 4 bed female room has en-suite which is good for the bargin price of £30 each per night. The hostel itself was quiet and the location of the hostel is also quiet, off the main road.

Towels are £4 to hire, so remember to take your own!

Overall, I would recommend to anyone looking for a cheap place to stay in London!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a great experience at Equity Point the staff were friendly and very helpful, they helped us out with some shipping we needed done and were very accomodating. The only down side to our triple private room was the shower, I've never seen a shower so small in all my life! It was under a mtre squared, and it had a horrid yucky shower curtain.

But would still recommend the hostel

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

No free wi fi or internet connection (Bad. Luckily there was free wi fi in the tube to get info about London)
Breakfast, horrible.
Room,... Smelled really bad.
Blanket given was stained and dirty but I slept in my jeans.
Staff, some friendly some deceptive. Charged me £2 to use my credit card, then charged me $7 for me to be charged in $ when I did not ask for this. Staff at the time couldn't explain what he was doing or he didn't want to do so. Maybe he could. Staff also did not feel like returning deposit for towel back. WTF. There is also a strange fee for the key card per number of nights stayed. WTF again. And the key was disgusting. Mine was sticky which was weird.
It's cool that some can say this is the best hostel eve and I wonder if they have stayed at every hostel in London. I have a favorite hostel in Buenos Aires where I can say everything was wonderful, the staff were kind, talkative, helpful, cheery, and the place was nice, relaxing and accomodating offering almost everything one needed while exploring and visiting somewhere new but this place was not at all that for me and my friend who just survived.
It's interesting how clean the walls and evrything look in the photos. Different story once you arrive.
The neighborhood is really nice though. It's a residential so please no standing outside in groups.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I booked here just for one night before a flight home so that I had easy access to the Paddington station. The staff was very helpful with my questions. I had two other people in my room, nice girls from Canada. We had a private bathroom. The bed was comfortable. No complaints. It sits on a nice street.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Equity Point London Hotel England
Address: 100-102 Westbourne Terrace | Paddington, London W2 6QE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Paddington / Maida Vale
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #213 of 578 Specialty lodging in London
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