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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Didn't expect much for the price but it really was shocking. The guy on reception said that they only had 1 bed spare when we'd booked for 2 people, this had been booked over a month in advance. Didn't really seem to know what he was doing to be honest. Lots of strange people about. Stayed here as its within...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 6, 2016

The staff were really friendly, the cleaners were busy tidying up after us all, they have new showers for the men now...came a year ago...and a new laundry, since my last stay!! Very friendly relaxed vibe. Obviously the pub venue downstairs is super cool with amazing bands. I highly recommend it. I am definitely a seasoned traveller, but what's not...

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1Thank smithrosy
Bronx, New York
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Located in Brixton, the hootenanny is quite interesting. When I first arrived I wasn't sure I was in the right place as it looked like a large empty house. But soon someone hollered from above they would be down. I was taken inside this large dark bar like place and led upstairs to the hostel check in. The hostel part...

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Reviewed September 16, 2015

The good things first: its probably one of the cheapest places to stay in london. The Location is good! Brixton is a nice area not far from the center. Its a 10 min walk to the underground and about 10-15 min ride to the center. The staff is really nice and helpfull! Breakfast is included (toast, yam, cornfalkes, milk, coffee,...

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1Thank Stefancentroamericano
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I went for gig to Brixton,i found this "hostel" online with lots of nice photos etc,i went there,payed for one night plus deposit,left my bag in filthy,dirty,horrible room,and i never come back,on that minute when i saw room i decides to never stay here for overnight!even i left there my bag for forever...i give up,my cloths,money and is gonna be...

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2Thank AgataS1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 20, 2015

it might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you want a true mix of Brixton's residents who are all out for the best evening possible then this is the place for you. Get there in the evening but before they start charging on the door (and bring your ID no matter how old you are) and soak up...

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Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here because it was cheap and I feel I paid too much. It's dirty, smells of stale beer, and the music is so loud downstairs it makes the bunks shake. Also the duvets/pillows aren't changed between use, only the sheets are. There are codes to get into every door which is annoying. I saved them in my phone...

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1Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is a complete dump and full of skanks. The smell in the room we were allocated resembled a teenagers bedroom. I know that this is a cheap place to "try" to get your head down but the condition of the place is terrible, the building needs to be condemned and flattened! The ablutions were offensive, the showers didn't...

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2Thank Alex H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 5, 2015

stayed for a DJ set at Brixton Academy, no complaints easy to find friendly staff and met some great people who were going to the same gig as us. For many of the group it was there first time in a hostel and they had no issues. Fully recommend.

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed February 26, 2015

This has a great location. It is near the tube, bus, shopping, parks, and places to go out for the night. This place has good food in the bar and it is decently priced. It was beautiful near the holidays with all the Christmas trees in the back.

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Additional Information about Hootananny Hostel

Address: 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $19 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hootananny Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“We were in a ten bed dorm on the first floor, it was fine. good value.”
  • new male showers, apparently much better and more space, than last time
  • our bedroom, bright and not too crowded. sorry we havent made our beds. but you get the picture!
 of 5 bubbles smithrosy, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“I staid in the larger rooms because there was not as much need for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles curlysue53, Feb 25, 2015 | Read review
“I think room number one is larger than others.Female dorm near to kitchen so noisy and overheated, no way to turn off the heater.”
 of 5 bubbles 251melk, Dec 1, 2013 | Read review
“Bring your own lock”
 of 5 bubbles Rodericka, Apr 16, 2012 | Read review
“I picked 10 bed dorm and it was very big heaps of room”
 of 5 bubbles dh924, Jan 19, 2012 | Read review
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