First, this hostel was the noisiest hostel I've ever stayed in. It's on a major street next to a hospital (think ambulances all night long in addition to London traffic) and has single paned windows. The breakfast is ok but nothing more (think toast and Nescafe). To get the keys, check out, get breakfast, or do anything, you have to go 2 blocks away to their other hostel. It's down a dodgy alley, so I wouldn't recommend single women to come back at night alone. It was very basic and cheaply done--no extras to make it nice or comfortable. The biggest issue I had was that live-in staff had literally taken over the guest dorms. They took the bottom bunks, spread all their stuff (they live there, so have a lot) everywhere, and used my linens and pillow before I arrived. The one was sick, which was really awkward. They said their had been "something going around the hostel," which is not what you want to hear upon arrival. But this girl looked like death and was seizing. It was handled very poorly--she wasn't taken to A&E but shook my bed all night long, everyone was mostly worried about whether she could work and said she'd been sick for days. She needed the window open, which made a very noisy room impossible to sleep in. It was a scene! And all in the guest dorms! I've never seen workers mixed with guests before and recommend against it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oasis Hostel in London Bridge is exactly what it sounds like - a protected retreat of tranquility just for girls, right in the heart of London. This entire hostel is female only and it comes with lots of extra little luxuries, including fluffy towels, super soaps and those extra finishing touches that make any break away from home a bit more special. This youth hostel shares a check in, reception and breakfast area with the St Christopher's at the Village hostel on the same street - so there's plenty of opportunities to meet fellow travellers from all walks off life and you get to make the most of the on-site nightclub, cinema, comedy club, bar and restaurant - also at the Village. Add to that the fact that Borough Market and the Tower of London are on your doorstep from this location, and you're guaranteed to have a good time. When you've finished tasting the many free food samples at the belly bulging Borough Market, an amazing walking route along the River Thames is only minutes away. After you pass The London Dungeons and Sir Francis Drake's ship - the Golden Hinde, this path heads west to take in St Paul's Cathedral, the amazing and free Tate Modern Gallery, the OXO Tower, Gabriel's Wharf, the British Film Institute, the Southbank Centre, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament! Needless to say, you won't be at a loss for something fun to do! This London Bridge location is also a short train ride away from Greenwich with its famous observatory where time is set, the Maritime Museum, the 02 Arena and the Cutty Sark tea clipper! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Christopher's Oasis At The Orient London, England