If it weren't for its incredible location, I don't think I would have stayed at Piccadilly Backpackers. The hostel itself is of average cleanliness (the common areas), but the rooms were disgusting. I arrived in London at 07:30 so couldn't check in, but was able to store my bag in the luggage room for £1. When I was finally able to check in, I arrive in my room (4 beds- 2 sets of bunk beds) to find candy wrappers and empty water bottles in my bed. They were from the filthy, god awful people I had to share the room with though and is of no fault of the hostel. The room is barren, and almost jail-cell like. The bunk beds are old, the mattresses are disgusting and mine was all sunken in the middle. They make a ton of noise when you move around, as well, so be prepared to hear every squeak of your roommates' bed.
One thing that really bothered me about the rooms, was that in the morning, the male "cleaner" didn't knock on the door, he just let himself in. The 'cleaning' is limited to sweeping the floor. They don't pick up any garbage that's on the floor, mop, or wipe down anything. The bedding I was provided was also dirty, and I noticed that as people checked in and out, they just fold the blanket up and leave it on the bed, instead of replacing it for new guests.
The bathrooms on my floor were all serviceable, except one, on the first day. By the fourth morning, only one of the bathrooms were working, and you had to go to a different floor to find a working shower. The bathrooms were always dirty, lots of garbage on the floors and counter, and the ceiling was always dripping water (on the 5th floor).
- Also Known As:
- Piccadilly Backpackers Hotel
- Piccadilly Backpackers Hotel London
- Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London, England
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