This is a hostel with no atmosphere. None of the usual camaraderie with fellow travellers, no cupboards to share the food or travel guides you're abandoning when you leave, no warmth or personality at all.
The showers are adequate, if they work; the kitchen's stocked with the barest minimum of cutlery; the rooms are small (it is a nice touch to have a sink in your room), and stacked up 8 floors, which really sucks when your room is on the 7th and the lift doesn't work (about 90% of the time I stayed). It's not really near anything exciting. The staff range from cute through unhelpful to just rude.
Nothing is meant to be helpful. They give you a printout of legal information but don't mention where the common room or laundry is, or checkout time, or where anything you might need is located (there's an internet cafe on victoria just past the tube station).
Just a little bit of care or attention could transform this place, but evidently, no one cares.
The redeeming features: It's close to Victoria tube station and a Sainsbury's to shop at, it's cheap, it seems safe, it's clean, they supply towels, you can drop off your luggage earlier than checkin, and ... oh yeah, it's cheap.
If you do stay here, look into westminster cathedral. It's really cool and different from all the other "don't miss" churches b/c it's only half finished inside.
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- Also Known As:
- Wigram House Hotel London
- Wigram House London, England