This was my second stay at Goldsmiths. In 2010 I stayed a few days, this time I stayed 5 weeks: the maximum for someone over the age of 35. The place is unbeatable for price, warmth, location and cleanliness. It is rather institutional and bureacratic though, so you just have to grin and bear some things about the place. For example, in spite of being emailed and given about 35 pages of paperwork to read and sign I wasn't told that I needed to supply my own linen and crockery for a stay of 5 months and over. The signage everywhere (eg Please Flush the Toilet) is an unfortunate necessity, as some of the other residents are apathetic and lazy and don't clean up after themselves. While I was there I almost stepped in broken glass in the kitchen, as someone had dropped a glass and didn't clean up the shards. Other residents are friendly and generous. When you arrive, check out the front table in the dining area for food and misc that a departing resident has left behind. New furniture was brought into my room while I was there: a big wardrobe, bed with drawers underneath, desk with shelving and cork board backing, so the room was perfect for studying. The location is great - it's just a short walk away from 3 Barclay's bike stands, and it's perfectly located for Camden, UCL and London central. I would stay here again, in spite of the price increase, but you do have to know what to expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Female only property located in a quiet residential street in Camden, near Mornington Crescent Station (Northern Line Zone 2). This site benefits from a central location with excellent transport links for the City and within a short walk from Camden Market, Regents Park, the London Zoo and all the amenities of the West End. Also in near proximity with Euston Station, Kings Cross and Pancras National Rail stations. • Single and shared rooms • Linen and towels included • Each room is fully furnished • Free Wi-Fi access • 24 hour reception • Launderette • Garden • Communal social spaces • Comfortable TV lounge • Close to supermarkets and convenience stores ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Goldsmiths House London, England