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Central Hostel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

A friend of mine recommended this hostel, honestly don't know how! I was barely able to find the entrance and carry the suitcase down the killer stairs. The common room is small and doesn't have a friendly vibe - drunk people talking to themselves. When I got to my room, which I also had trouble finding because it was hidden...

Thank Eva K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed her early in the year, its staff were indifferent in the least and surly at worst, the corridors are dingy and dirty. The showers are shared and small and get dirty very quickly. The toilets and sanitation broke down and this left one toilet to the hostel, cooking area is a joke. The location is good though with...

1Thank Lynn8038
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a brilliant location, and you can't get cheaper for London! The communal area is small as is the kitchen, and those along with the hallways are pretty grimey, but the bedrooms themselves are bright and clean and the beds are really comfortable. I was expecting thin mattresses and a sheet but it was actually far better....

Thank MsMilks
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Even tho is such a great location ( District/Circle and Central Line are 5 min away, choice of restaurants nearby) the place didn't feel too welcoming. The staff didn't feel like they wanted to be there and when I asked for some info the person didn't even bother to take a second to think... The room... I'm a short person...

Thank mrcf2207
Kufstein, Austria
Reviewed January 16, 2017

The place appears to be a bit eccentric at first, but when you submerge into the premises you will definitely puzzle it out. The walls in the hallways are sketched with abstract depictions, which creates the overall atmosphere of the hostel. The rooms are well-organized, but don't expect opulence. However, the people you encounter there makes the place that special.

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

1. Difficult to find the entrance 2. Everything was filthy, untidy 3. It was very very cold and our radiator didn't work 4. Spiders in the kitchen 5. Flood in the toilet 6. Mould on the walls 7. Sheeds and duvets weren't changed for incoming guests 8. You need to pay for the luggage store (1.50 per day)

1Thank Barbara B
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I've been 'hostel hopping' for some time and it hasn't been easy to find a homely, cheap, friendly hostel as there used to be many in London. Central Hostel retains that character which seems to be disappearing: the staff are nice and friendly, the walls are all painted with beautiful graffiti, some relating to London, some keeping alive that alternative...

Thank Ade B
Valparaiso, Chile
Reviewed October 17, 2016

First of all the good: The hostel is in a great location. Five minutes on foot from both the District and Central line, two supermarkets and several restaurants and pubs. Add that to the very good prize and the fact that there is actually a kitchen, so it's perfect for anyone on a budget. Some minor negative points: There aren't...

Thank LaAzuleta
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I have traveled a fair bit and this hostel is by far the worst I have ever stayed in. The staff are beyond rude, not helpful and seem like they don't want to be there. The rooms and bathrooms are dirty, my whole room of people got sick. When I gave the staff 24 hours notice of leaving 1 night...

2Thank Chelsea G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I booked to stay 2 nights but didn't even get past reception the photographs are deceiving to say the least it's not like it shows on the website and they aren't easy to get to you have to go down lethal steps to get to the front door which if you have luggage your lucky if you don't break your...

2Thank Nathan R
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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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Additional Information about Central Hostel

Address: 26 Princes Square | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $15 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Central Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Private Bathrooms are on the first floor”
mrcf2207, Mar 7, 2017 | Read review
“Please make the place for travelers and tourists only. No residents.”
hareld2014, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any good rooms...”
karlw588, Feb 10, 2016 | Read review
“If you have the money, book the twin room and just pay extra - it's worth it to have your own space”
adaml190, Aug 3, 2015 | Read review
“Poor accessibility to all rooms as reception is in basement, we were on the first floor and were given no assistance to carry out luggage.”
ainsley1311, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
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