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Astor Hyde Park Hostel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was traveling with my sister who is a few years older than I am. Because she is over the age limit (40), we couldn't stay there. The receptionist cited that the their insurance does not cover visitors staying there above 40 years old. However, he did return my money and even recommended another nearby hotel for us to try.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here once in 2013 in a private room with my boyfriend and again in Sept 2016 for a week for a solo trip. I chose to go back because I was familiar with the location and knew it was really quiet and very very safe. :) This time I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm. I happened... More 

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Thank JenCC1515
AstorMark, Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for staying with us again! We are glad you had a great time and felt the warm/fun/safe atmosphere that we like all our guests to feel. Reading lights are on their way and will be with us soon! We have a wide range of rooms so maybe if it's not a private you can try a four bed... More 

Almeria, Spain
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90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the only hostel I went to that I hated. The bathroom was disgusting. The service wasn't great and it wasn't cheap. The only redeeming quality it had was its proximity to Hyde park. I would not stay here again. Does not look like the pictures.

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Thank Bailey E
Quebec City, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this hostel twice and stayed 5 nights the first time and 4 nights the second time. The hostel is situated in an amazing part of London, Hyde Park is juste around the corner. Beds are comfortable, but the only downside would be the absence of curtains, which makes it hard to fall asleep and to stay asleep!... More 

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Thank calabrie17
AstorMark, Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for your review! We are very happy, you loved your stay with us! We will soon have units that will give you a bit more privacy in your bed as well as somewhere to charge your phone! Thanks for your recommendation we strive for every visit to always be better than the last so looking forward to seeing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a week at this hostel and really liked it! I was planning only a couple nights in the hostel and then trying a different hostel but everything there was so nice it didn't make sense to switch! The rooms were clean and not super small (not super big either though). The beds were creaky but whatever. Only four... More 

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AstorMark, Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We are thrilled that you had a really great stay and used one of the many buses or tube stops that drop you off a stones throw from the hostel. It really is an amazing location! More outlets are on their way shortly so you can have a few per person to charge... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and cheap compared to other hostels around London. Rooms are also pretty roomy (pun intended). Have stayed at a few hostels and this has been my favourite in London, would highly recommend it!

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Thank William C
AstorMark, Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Hey thanks for your review! Super happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Although I'm a slightly biased, it is my favorite hostel in London too ;) Not only are the beds a great price we try and take care of your wallet by giving everything you need away for either free or as cheap as possible. Looking forward to... More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Booked for this hotel without knowing anything about it. What a great hotel, beds were soooo comfy, staff polite and rooms clean and up to date. Did not eat here as lots of eateries near by. Was great for Hyde Park and also not far from most places. Excellent stay

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Thank Tracey P
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Hey! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, had a great nights sleep and enjoyed the amazing restaurants near by! Looking forward to seeing you agai. In beautiful London soon. The Fam at Astor hostels. More 

Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Pros: BEAUTIFUL neighbourhood, across the street from Kensington Gardens, access to tube station serving two core lines, friendly people. cozy and large lounge and kitchen areas, good tips on posters on the walls, secure, high ceilings, cheap breakfast Cons: no lights or outlets at beds, creaky beds and floors, steep staircase, 12-minute walk to tube, loud people dragging suitcases down... More 

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Management response:

Hey thanks for your feedback! Really happy you had a great time staying in our beautiful hostel! We are getting brand new units for the beds for everyone to be able to power up and read soon so they will be there for your next visit! Hope you're having a an amazing time during the rest of your travels! The... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This hostel was AMAZING! The atmosphere was great! The location could not be better! There are 2 tube lines very near and they are served by the most important lines in London (Picadilly, Circle and District)! They have special key cards for rooms and entrance, so very safe. Their cinema room is amazing and very confortable! Their staff is AWESOME!... More 

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Thank Felipe357
Alexa K, Guest Relations Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for the fantastic review! We passed your comments to our staff and they are thrilled! Jax, Laura and Manuel say 'hi' :) Thank you for all your comments about our location and safety, we work hard to keep everything to high standards. We are looking forward to see you again. Safe travels! The Team... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I booked this hostel last minute because of the location and price. Upon arrival I was very warmly greeted and was pleased by the positive and happy vibe of the place. Good breakfast (£1 which goes to charity) and lush common room, with fabulous chesterfield style couches, bean bags and piano and mini guitar. My only negative point to say... More 

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alexak888, Guest Relations Manager at Astor Hyde Park Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comment! We love our common areas and we want our guests to feel comfortable and welcome. Sorry to hear you had an unfortunate encounter, under no account should you feel that it is your fault, our staff are friendly and they are more than happy to help you with anything. We are... More 

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Still boasting its stunning original features, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in the World, this Hyde Park hotel is a striking building in one of London’s prettiest neighbourhoods. The best budget accommodation in walking distance of Kensington Gardens and The Serpentine.Next to the Royal Albert Hall, close to the New Kensington Palace Museum, Princess Diana Memorial and minutes walk from the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums. The hostel has a vibrant atmosphere, where you can relax peacefully upstairs or party hard downstairs! With 24-hour reception, free safes available, free Wi-Fi and a host of other amenities your stay is guaranteed to be great. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Address: 191 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, London SW7 5EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $29 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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