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“Not Bad Mate!” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #203 of 663 Specialty Lodging in London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not Bad Mate!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited June 2014, travelling with a friend.

Equity Point is certainly a good spot for those who are travelling. It's not too far away from Hyde Park or a tube station, so travelling round London is pretty easy. The staff were very pleasant (one of them was also Irish, which is always good!) and helpful in showing us where to go and what to do. The room we got was pretty standard (4 bed dorm, 1 bathroom), and came with clean bedsheets. Shower was a bit temperamental, but was otherwise ok. There's a decent variety of facilities within the hostel (Internet Cafe, Bar, etc.), although you'd be better off walking round the corner to buy a beer rather than paying £2.50 for a tin of Carlsberg in the hotel. The breakfast was pretty standard - cereal, toast, yoghurt, tea, coffee, juice etc. Although, I was surprised by the big bowl of boil eggs they have just sitting there. I'm a fan of such things so I had quite the eggy breakfast (yum!).
All in all, a pretty decent experience. Although we did come to discover that the hotel is pretty popular for school trips. Given that my companion and I are in our early 20s, we felt incredibly out of place amongst school children. This is not necessarily a criticism of the hotel, but a warning to those 'older' travellers who are considering staying here. Be prepared to pack your cocoa, slippers and pipe, because you're going to look old!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Silly title aside, my stay in this hostel on my trip to London was fantastic. Lovely staff, clean rooms, nice breakfast - all in all a great stay, thanks very much, equity point! Also the common room was happy, homely and heavenly.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on a school trip to London for the weekend commencing the 11th July 2014. Upon our arrival we were greeted by some of the staff who were very friendly and helpful. However rooms were basic (some better than others, it was the luck of the draw) AVOID ROOM 4 ON FLOOR 4 AT ALL COSTS, but most rooms were what we expected and were decent. Breakfast was very standard, no hot food but was a variety of other things to eat. Showers were a abysmal and constantly needed turning back on. Overall we had an alright stay.

Room Tip: Avoid room 44 as it is the worst room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After reading the negative reviews on tripadvisor, I (and my party) were expecting the worst. We had packed sleeping bags and our own sheets, alongside several cleaning products. I am glad to say that these were never used and stayed in our bags.

The locations is superb, with a 2 minute walk to Paddington Station. We walked to the Natural History Museum through Hyde Park - so not really too far. It is also quite quiet too - we were never woken up due to road noise.

The breakfast was standard, the toaster could have been better, but that was a minor item. There was something for everyone.

Whilst we were there, Holland Vs Argentina was on - so, as expected the breakfast area was turned into a mini football stadium for us to watch the match. It was a superb atmosphere, with everyone being so lovely towards one and other.

The rooms were fabulous - I cannot fault them at all. Towels, duvet covers, pillows and blankets were included - you needed nothing more.

After this superb visit, I'm looking at doing the same trip with my Scout Group.

Don't let the reviews put you off - it is a superb hostel to use.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The bedroom was small, cramped, mouldy shower curtain. No blankets provided, uncomfortable beds, choice of food was poor. The door handle was faulty, and the shower kept turning off halfway through showering. The only good thing was the location, but overall very disappointed, NEVER EVER COMING BACK!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Tiny rooms, small bathroom, no duvets no comfort, cramped, dirty base sheet, dusty and not clean, shower curtain covered in mould, faulty shower door handle and light, and no lock on bathroom, disgusting breakfasts, bugs in bed,

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This Hostel was a great introduction to London. Operating to a very high standard for a Hostel and easy to get to from Heathrow and fast especially if you catch the express train from the airport to Paddington Station. A short easy walk from there. The room was very clean and the breakfast generous and a great place to meet lots of other travellers.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100-102 Westbourne Terrace | Paddington, London W2 6QE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Paddington / Maida Vale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #203 of 663 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 400
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