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Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

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Curitiba, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second experience staying at a hostel in London. I have to say...the hostel looks a whole lot better in the pictures, so don't fool yourself. BUT...it's also not as bad as some of the reviews that I've read here. The hostel is located at the best place in London possible; some of the best hotels are there... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

excellent location, average hostel, no breakfast, friendly staff so basically think what you are looking for before booking. Handy to get to anywhere around for parties, food, shops and other travel spots but not luxury stay if that is what you are after.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Good price, Near Underground I would recommend the hotel for friends and family , location is great and safe.Not much of a view but when we are in a city like London we imagine it would be difficult to find a hostel with a great view together with low price.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It was not too bad for a hostel but they can improve. Prices are ok but it can be cheaper. The facilities can be cleaned better. But is has a great great location in London. Near shops, museums and tourist places.

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is all about location just a stone throwaway from piccadilly circus and the main theatres. Close to covent garden too. In regards to the rooms.... well they are spacious but not very clean and people make lots of noise at night which makes it hard to sleep. Breakfast is not included and be sure to bring a lock... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Literally! Our bed had fleas in it so we had to be moved from the room. The heating was on full blast and the window opened only a little bit. Towels cost extra, as did bedding. If you're body conscious, then showering with a bunch of naked men isn't for you, (thankfully I'm not). Actually there's a lot of naked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed in July 2012 during the Olympics and it is in the best location you can imagine! Piccadilly circus, tube, soho just a few stones away from it. Ugly rooms, but they changed me immediately as I complained all the all men room they gave me and changed me to a 4 girls room....during the Olympics! Plus the room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You get what you pay for and this certainly applies here. This is for people who are on a budget and only need a place to rest their heads when they are not out exploring the city. If this is what you plan on doing this place should suit you fine. I think people often have their expectations to high... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

So central and so cheap and to be fair for what you Pay you get a pretty sweet deal. Location is perfect you can literally ramble on to Oxford street and the tube station is a stones throw away (: cafes nightlife and resteraunts surround the dungeon that is the hostle. Rooms are basic, beds are awful, you are given... More 

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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

stayed in December 2012 well as a location and price i cant add its perfect however the rooms is old so many doors and misleading stairs , i have entered by mistake to a back stairs and got the door locked there was so many people from different nationalities looks the place is favorite due to its budget price 12... More 

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London's most central hostel for the budget travelers! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

Address: 12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 7ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Price Range: $31 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 183
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