As far as hostels go, Equity Point doesn't do a bad job at accommodating a backpacker's needs. Travelling as a duo, my friend and I found the hostel had comfortable bunks, clean rooms, welcoming staff (especially our Irish host who was helpful in every regard-ordering taxi's, advising routes, etc. It's a pity I've forgot his name!) and it's location was a short walk from Paddington station.
Staying just one night, Equity point hosted some nice facilities as well; an outside patio, a bar, a really nice looking internet area with computers that have an SD card slot (Huzzah!), a small library and an eating area equipped with a widescreen TV. Breakfast is your standard continental with boiled eggs- still worth getting up in the morning for.
Damaging the score;
The bar that only serves tins of Carlsburg- at 2.50 a tin, take a walk to the off-license.
It gives meaning to the term "Youth Hostel", my friend and I, both 22 felt as though we were the oldest there, however this is most likely due to the fact that there seemed to be a German school-trip going on while we resided there.
Our room felt a little dingy, while there was lockers available- there was little space to move in the room.
Referring to my title, it's not that the hostel is bad, it just simply isn't the sort of place you could spend a whole "rest" day in. If you have lots to see and do during your time in London, Equity Point definitely provides a great base of operations!
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