To be honest, I didn't think the location was outstanding. It wasn't really within walking distance to the tube (oh and the tube is ridiculously expensive so don't count on using it) but more importantly, I generally felt unsafe in Astor Hyde Park.
I stayed in a room on the third floor whose door didn't close all the way. As a result, I had over $600 worth of things stolen from me. The only response I got from the people at the front desk was "oh yeah that room? sorry man, that door always has problems. well there's a sign on the door that says make sure to close it all the way.." oh you mean a sign telling thefts exactly which room to go into if they feel like stealing that day? i couldn't believe it.
fortunately i left with most of my valuables. but, unfortunately, also left with a foot fungus from the disgusting showers.
seriously, there are so many better hostels in london. I sincerely avoided going back to this hostel as much as possible throughout my stay, that's how uncomfortable I felt there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Still boasting its stunning original features, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in the World, this Hyde Park hotel is a striking building in one of London’s prettiest neighbourhoods. The best budget accommodation in walking distance of Kensington Gardens and The Serpentine.Next to the Royal Albert Hall, close to the New Kensington Palace Museum, Princess Diana Memorial and minutes walk from the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums. The hostel has a vibrant atmosphere, where you can relax peacefully upstairs or party hard downstairs! With 24-hour reception, free safes available, free Wi-Fi and a host of other amenities your stay is guaranteed to be great. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astor Hyde Park Hotel London
- Astor Hyde Park London
- Astor Hyde Park Hostel London, England