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Budget Guest House

#1,008 of 1,067 Hotels in London
23 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NL, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+ location of the hotel, wifi, electric kettle + tea and coffee, everything was clean We needed only one-hour-walk to reach the most important sights of interest (Tower, Westminster..) and it was a direct way by train from Gatwick airport to St Pancras Intl (and then ten minutes by walking) and olny few minutes to reach the railwaystation Euston (the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Worst worst WORST place on earth! Since the beginning I didn't like it but it was ok for a couple of nights UNTIL I SAW A RAT in my room! I stayed there because it was late and the receptionist told me they couldn't do anything in that moment. The next day they changed my room and...saw rats again! It... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I have been in this guest house one night with a friend. We are both very easy going so we thought it would be fine just for a night. Belive me, it wasn't at all! It is decadent, dirty, noisy... They welcomed us saying: girls don't get scared! We saw the cleaner putting the clean sheets and towels on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Obviously not much comfort can be expected given the price and the name of the place - but low room temperature can not be forgiven even in this occasion. Also noise from the subway and footsteps along with other noise from surrounding rooms was an issue, that's why only one star instead of two. It'll be fine for a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Hostel is 5 mins to Kings Cross - that's perfect. It is hostel - you cannot wait five star hotel luxury. But the room was clean, as well the towels and bathroom. I think that If you want to only sleep in the room, not to spend long day in here, it is perfect.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The room was dirty... The bed was broken... The noise was terrible (with the train each 2 minutes and with other guests)... ONLY there was one toilet in the hostel. BUT the hostel is close to the city center.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The price you truly pay for a night here isn't in cash, it's rather a matter of endurance. Yes, it's one of the cheapest places in Central London. If you put together 1+1 you ought to figure out that there will be downsides to that. Here are some thoughts from during our stay: "Am I dirtier than the shower yet?"... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Do not go here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was my birthday and off to Disney the next morning...we looked for other places-but all full... Dirty, health and safety-they don't know what that is.. Tried to get money back- no luck. Absolutely hideous, disgusting experience- DONT DO IT. SCARRED FOR LIFE!!!!!!! Wouldn't put my dog in it...Disgusting!!!!!!!

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Bedford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

the decor is as shabby as others have said but staff have definitely tried to do what they can -the room had definitely been cleaned, and there were tea and coffee making facilities and a tv which worked. If you need a cheap room in London, it does tick the box, and the staff are doing their best with the... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We needed to stay in London o e night near kingscross station as a family of four, but all the alternative hotels were full or beyond any sensible budget. Up Popped this hotel on booking.com. only place left... We arrived and thought we were at bates motel, you know what we mean. Was this a mistake. We bit the bullet... More 

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Budget Guest House

Address: 23 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: $60 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Budget Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 11
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