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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Stayed here during my trip to London. They have nice and friendly staff, good prices with included breakfast and wifi. Subway, supermarkets and restaurants close by. Bar is open all day where you can relax and have a beer.

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited the bar (so cannot speak for the accommodation)- food was really cheap, and great portion sizes. Staff were friendly and helpful, food arrived pretty quickly too. They accept all UK credit cards except American Express, and do contactless payments.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This place has Heart and is user-friendly and simple. Nicer than a hotel if you are traveling alone and open to feeling like a student. Better prices if you are an alum. Top of Great Portland Street, you can saunter down to Oxford Street. Opposite Great Portland Street tube and around corner from Regents Park tube. Regents Park steps away...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This hostel was recommended by my company and thats how I got into a 10 bed female dorm room. Uppon arrival the building looked nice and clean but the staff looked weird everytime I would ask questions like "when does breakfast start, where do I go, what do I do with my key etc". They also did not even know...

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ISHcentralLondon, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

Dear VK94, Thank you for giving us feedback on your recent stay at International Students House. We are sorry to hear your comments about us. International Students House is a 50 year old charity which exists to offer support to British and international students while they are studying in London. We really strive to guarantee the best service to our...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Booked because I was promised 'Women's only' dorm. Young men running around, knocking on young girl's room doors. REALLY REALLY LOUD. Not recommended - will never return. Front desk staff cold. Awful.

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ISHcentralLondon, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

Dear Laini B, Thank you for giving us feedback on your recent stay at International Students House. We are sorry to hear your comments about us. International Students House is a 50 year old charity which exists to offer support to British and international students while they are studying in London. We really strive to guarantee the best service and...

Pune, India
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

You need a students I'd to get in but the place is lovely, open late, some music and dancing and pool table and great prices. Bacardi was just 2.4 quids. It's not a fine dining place or bar but still the sofas and bar and staff is all very good. For its prices it's amazing, great and safe place, although...

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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Easy place. Comfortable and close to the main attraction of london . Regent park is a marvelously place where to go and absolutely must see is primrose hill if you stay here. Beautiful In the evening ! Don't know about food, never tried in ish

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 7, 2016

I lived in ISH last year while studying. The rooms were quite decent and the location is wonderfully convenient. However, as the accommodation tries to be both a hostel and a longer-term housing for students, you tend to feel like you are living in an extremely noisy hostel with very poor management. There is a club venue in the building...

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ISHcentralLondon, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra B, We are sorry to hear your comments about us. International Students House is a 50 year old charity which exists to offer support to British and international students while they are studying in London. We really strive to guarantee the best service and we do have a quite time policy after 11 PM. The 229 music venue...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Bar is brilliant, bar staff are able to have banter with the customers. I asked staff for some olives which were not on the menu but they we're able to provide. Kept coming over to or table topping up our crisps and nuts. Booze is very cheap considering the area. Would recommend!

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Orkelljunga, Sweden
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stayed here during the Batuke festival. Everything took place in the building so the location was great. It's close to the underground and walking distance,15 min, to Oxford street. The restaurant opposite, Istanbul is good if you dont want to walk far. The rooms are basic. The beds are a bit hard for our taste and because of the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
International Students House (ISH) is a student residence and a unique social, cultural and recreational centre. ISH is a central place to meet people from Britain and around the world. International Students House offers accommodation in single, twin, quad and multi bed rooms. We are located in zone one opposite Great Portland Street tube station and only a ten minute walk from the delights of Oxford Street and attractions such as London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about International Students House

Address: 229 Great Portland Street | Marylebone, London W1W 5PN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Fitzrovia
Price Range: $91 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — International Students House 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
International Students House Hotel London
International Students House London, England
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“En suite is nicer than a dorm room, and if you are an album, you have access to the Goats Flat”
 of 5 bubbles savvysolo, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“Sleep in a room with friends if at all possible. I didn't sleep in the dorms, but whatever room you do sleep in try to do it with someone you know.”
 of 5 bubbles amethystloucks, Aug 10, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the top floor were nice with a splendid view to the park”
 of 5 bubbles MariaS616, Aug 3, 2014 | Read review
“Go for en-suite with private toilet facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 721antony, Jun 19, 2014 | Read review
“go for the single en suite when available.”
 of 5 bubbles Kinkyschmink, Nov 1, 2013 | Read review
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