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4 of 5 bubbles Review of YHA London Central

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YHA London Central
Ranked #17 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
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“Good hostel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights. Rooms are clean and quite comfortable (except for the pillows, way too thin) each bed has their own bedlight and power socket, which is ideal! Staff is friendly and welcoming and the location of the hostel is perfect. Will stay here again!

Just a note to future guests, please do NOT blow dry your hair at 6 am in the morning! ;-)

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Celje, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great trip to London, with an a amazing stay in YHA London Central - great location for metro, a lot of cool pubs in the area. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great meeting area where you have an opportunity to mingle with other guests in the hostel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

I really like this hostel, it´s very well located, but still in a quiet area, so you can relax when you want to. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and I believe there are few things they will not solve. Amenities are good, and the kitchen is generously big. There's a mix of young people, somewhat older, and also families, so creates a good atmosphere. Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Gold Coast, QLD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights and found it to be overall very good value for money. I was in an 8 bed room, and although it was clean and the beds were fairly comfortable, my only complaint would be that it was quite cramped with 4 bunks and everybody's stuff everywhere. The location was great- there's a couple of major tube stops within walking distance and it's very close to Oxford Street. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

It is not so easy to find cheap stay in the central of London. This hostel is located quite close to Oxford Street and also to Baker Street. Close to metro and buses to the airports. Staff is helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We have stayed in many YHAs, including St Paul's in London twice, but we absolutely love London Central. The hostel has a wonderful feel to it; relaxed, friendly, clean, not too noisy but not too quiet. The facilities are excellent. We stayed in an en suite family room for one night - arriving around 7.30pm and leaving around 9.30 the next morning (2 adults, 2 teenagers). The location is perfect (3 minutes walk from Great Portland Street tube station). The beds were the most comfortable YHA mattresses we had ever slept on. The bathroom was fine (take a universal sink plug - there was no plug and the sink emptied so slowly I fear that people may have resorted to makeshift plugs and blocked the outlet).

We ate in the cafe in the evening. This is a very convivial place to eat - very good value (HUGE pizzas for a very reasonable price) and cheap beer etc (four pizzas and two portions of chips between 4 of us was too much).

The continental breakfast was also great the next day. We very much appreciated the free (to YHA members) WiFi in the reception area and self catering areas.

The "beauty room" in the basement (in the Laundry room) is an EXCELLENT idea. There is a big well lit mirror, hair dryers and tongs. As we were going to the Palace that day it was invaluable!! We also had a full length mirror in our room.

The luggage storage room has lockers as well as floor space (the lockers cost a small amount of money - £3 for the largest).

Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: We stayed in a four bed en suite on the 5th floor - it was quiet and just the right temperature.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

After a long haul flight from Australia with two small children we arrived at this YHA and felt immediately welcome, warm and comfortable. The staff were friendly and although our room wasn't ready (it was 9am) we were able to freshen up, get a bite to eat and leave our luggage in the secure luggage room then go out for a few hours.

The location is convenient, the 24hr reception/cafe is a great and the kitchen downstairs was clean and well-equipped. The family ensuite room was tiny but warm, quiet and clean, the beds were comfy enough.

Although ours were the only kids we saw there, they were made to feel welcome and it was a safe, friendly environment for them.

All in all a good stay for two or three nights if you need a family-friendly affordable base in London. We would definitely go back.

Room Tip: The family ensuite room on the top floor with the French windows was warm and quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: YHA London Central
Address: 104-108 Bolsover Street, London W1W 5NU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Fitzrovia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA London Central 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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