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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been very nice stay for two week at the Hostel Arsenal Tavern Backpacker because is a nice place, the staff is polite, the place is safe with good price and good service, so I can suggest this hostel to everybidy... Bye :-)

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Thank Renzo T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are making an eurotrip and we got this hostel aiming a good price but we found it a really good and organised hostel. We had a problem with the reservation but the staff solved it in 20 minutes while we were playing ping pong in such a nice atmosphere..

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Thank Guilherme D
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine is leaving for sunnier shores and we decided to celebrate with a few days in London. We chose the Arsenal Tavern for its proximity to some of our friends who live in London and it's well served by local transport - Arsenal underground station is less than ten minutes away by foot and there are plenty... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

For £9 a night, 5 minutes away from the tube station you aren't expecting to stay in the Ritz. They do explain this on their website, so if you haven't done your research and aren't happy.. what do you expect? The dorm rooms were average, I was graced with friendly, honest people thankfully. I dropped my phone down the (perhaps... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Place was very unclean. Common rooms furniture was all ripped up to shreds and uncomfortable and very dirty. Dorm rooms were worse than the common room. Holes in the wall and a bit of mold. Beds were the worst I've even slept on. Fridays they have a bunch of children come I to the common room for a weird gymnastics... More 

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ArsenalHostel, General Manager at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Steven and thanks for the review. All of your comments have been noted. Admittedly cleaning standards did drop after some staff changes within the team, but we have addressed this now have a lot more cleaners working in the hostel. Its takes a little bit of time to get them trained up. Friday we have a private function in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I must say, I have been to some budget hostels before, but this one is easily the worst I have ever witnessed. I'd like to point out that my review is about my overall experiences here, so it both describes the hostel and the guest circle as well. Let's start with the good things, the hostel is in a favorable... More 

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ArsenalHostel, General Manager at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Gabor Thank you for the review about our hostel. I'm not sure if you can class this as a review, perhaps a novella would be better suited! We make no secret of what we are on our website. Not to be dismissive, but I've responded to your review on Booking.com so will save my time here. As advised there,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Well I been visit just 10 mins man show me upstairs open what a mess clothes n stink shoes on floor man say me I sleep top 3 level bed I told him no accept I won't sleep here if case people can steal my any etc no way I told man sorry I refuse stay so yes money back... More 

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Thank martin m
ArsenalHostel, General Manager at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the review. Sorry you did not realise you would be sharing with other people. It's normally what happens when you book a shared dormitory. Kind Regards More 

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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The good: the staff are five star excellent. Friendly, helpful, wonderful. They were very generous to me allowing me to change my booking last minute. They didn't have to do that but they did. The location is great and the price is pretty good for London. When I arrived they put me on the top bunk but allowed me to... More 

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Thank JeremiahEcks
ArsenalHostel, General Manager at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the very fair & honest review. I want to apologise about the other guests in your dorm. We did pick up on some unacceptable behaviour from a small group of guests and they were quickly removed from the hostel. KInd Regards More 

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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Heating system off in the rooms when it's 5 degrees outside, Uncomfortable beds with thiny mattresses, Bad Bad conservation of furnitures, common room and the building, and other small things. The only plus side I'd highlight is the staff members. Sorry but this is a honest feedback. I'm sure you can do much better!

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Thank Elvio C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very cheap considering I booked last minute during the Christmas period in London, and well within walking distance of the local tube stations (Arsenal/Finsbury Park) But this was not a nice hostel to stay in and I would not stay there again. There was a bar over the top bunk which made it difficult to get in and out of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Arsenal Tavern Backpackers From our location the best of London and all of its attractions are within easy reach. Getting around is quick and easy with both Arsenal Station & Finsbury Park Station within an easy 5 minute walk from the hostel. We are only 10 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras station! Unique to the hostel, Stoke Newington and its huge amount of independent restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes serving the best coffee in London are only a 10 minute walk from the hostel. When you get bored of Shoreditch, come check out Stokey. We are not far from Dalston and Hoxton either. Arsenal Football Club and the Emirates Stadium are a very short walk away. Our bar and the hostel are a great place to be on match days. Clissold Park and Finsbury Park are 10 minutes walk from from the hostel. We do daily walking tours and pub crawls Our extra-large bar and common area are the heart and soul of the hostel. With a stage for live music, large cinema screen and pool tables you will never be bored. We also have free super fast Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. We love entertainers so get in touch if you want to perform on our stage. Got a talent or skill you want to share? Again get in touch with us. We are proud of our hostel and keeping the place clean and our facilities are cleaned and maintained 24/7. We are big on security and provide lockers free of charge, CCTV throughout the hostel and 24 hour reception ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arsenal Tavern Backpackers

Address: 175 Blackstock Road, London N4 2JS, England (Formerly Arsenal Tavern Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $16 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arsenal Tavern Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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