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Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea
Ranked #17 of 928 Specialty Lodging in London
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

You don't get much "bang for your buck" in London but Travel Joy offers great value hostel accommodation. The rooms are a little cramped but great way to make friends! Some rooms have a private balcony which is great.

The best thing about Travel Joy is the breakfasts, they're great and really set you up for the day, omelette station, toast, juices, tea, coffee, yogurt etc.

Great location close to Pimlico and Victoria station.

There are also free soft drinks all day everyday :-)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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mickael_maertens, General Manager at Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thank you very much for your review, always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their stay with us !! Hope to see you again soon in Travel Joy!

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice location, friendly staffs, tasty breakfast and unlimited drinks!!

Actually, I had stayed in another hostel in London. After that, I can definitely sure that travel joy hostel is the best in London. They provided free wifi, padlock renting, adapter renting and unlimited drinks!! The breakfast is variety and delicious!! I will recommend to my friends.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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mickael_maertens, General Manager at Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Happy to read you enjoyed your stay in Travel joy, we are trying our best for our guest and the best reward is to read a review like yours ! Thank you from all the team!

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was staying at this hostel for a month and as soon as I entered the hostel I felt really welcommed and comfortable. The people that manage the hostel are fantastic! very friendly and helpful.Special thanks to Mike and Davide.
The rooms and the bathrooms was always spotless clean. The pub is a nice bonus as well and has good deals,The common areas are huge,there are always people from all over the world,so it easier to meet new friends there.

The best part of the day was breakfast, superb!! Angela is a wonderful cook,delicious omelettes and pancakes,great way to start the day!

About the location..there was a bus that stops right outside the door, number 24, runs 24h.Is super easy to get to the city center.

I would rate it as the best hostel in London, good work ;)

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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mickael_maertens, General Manager at Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thank you for your nice words and your review! Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I saw aall the great reviews online and thought I'd try it but was very underwhelmed. It is one of the worst I have been to.

-no lift, just a narrow steep staircase
-dirty bathrooms with windows to the balcony that are only partially covered
-half of the lockers are located in the bathrooms, so if someone is using the bathroom, you can't access your things
-only 30 minutes free WiFi
-at least a 10 minute walk to the nearest station
-breakfast kept running out of food and the milk, orange juice, and yogurt were warm
-noisy, uncomfortable beds - move an inch and thee whole thing moves and squeaks

One of the nights they had some local musicians come into the bar to perform and all the hostel staff members started to party and made their own little clique and started getting very touchy and making out with each other. It was incredibly tacky!

On the plus side: free soda

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank cj93
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mickael_maertens, General Manager at Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Our hostel is one of the top rated in London on many websites, we are grateful and will always be as our guests are writing reviews and rating us each time they stay in our hostel, hundreds of them took the time to leave a note or their impressions about our hostel. However, we are sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy your stay as much as we would like you to.

We do not have lift as we only have two floors; the staff is always willing to help you to carry your luggage as we can understand that you might have had a long journey already when you get here.

In the room you were staying in, we do have two extra lockers in the bathroom and 4 lockers in the room itself, we also have lockers outside the room in the hallway upstairs if needed.
We offer 30 minutes of Wifi every day which gives you a quick access to your emails, facebook, etc... if needed. After that, you can purchase an internet card to use our High Speed Broadband which costs £1 for 24hours, please note that you can use one card for two devices and use it on your tablet, laptop or phone or to share with your friends.
We do have the 24bus right in front of the hostel which takes you straight to the centre. We are also located at 8-10min walk from Pimlico Station.
We are sorry to read that the breakfast table was running out of things in the morning and we thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will make sure to not let this happen anymore.

Every Friday, we have Open Mic’ Night which is a busier night than usual where we have artists, locals and guests spending a good time together enjoying the music and the friendly atmosphere in the bar.
When you were staying, it was a special occasion as guests and staffs were celebrating Halloween, one member of the staff had his girlfriend back in the hostel that night and that’s probably where you got the impression that some of the people were getting closer.

Overall everyone had a great night and we had really good feedback about it, we are sorry to read that you did not enjoy it that much and regret that you did not stay in one of our quiet night where you would have maybe felt more comfortable.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

First time at hostel choise with a pleasant result. One of the best possitions in london at a nice area with very easy (day & all night transport) transport to the main Victoria station . Breakfast is vevery good, employees very helpful, and finally good choise for about 35 euros per person including breakfast per day.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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mickael_maertens, General Manager at Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thank you from all the staff, always nice to read our guests had a good time with us ! Our hostel is located in a nice and quiet area next to the River Thames, in the front of Battersea Power Station and it is true we do have the 24bus right in front of the hostel which takes you straight to the centre in 20 min. We are also located at 8-10min walk from Pimlico Station. Thanks again and have a safe journey !

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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a weekend with 8 persons and had to find a place near Victoria St.

This is located pretty near places, has a view to Battersea power plant & Thames, has its own pub and restaurant downstairs and in general, is pretty decent.

As it is not a hotel but hostel, toilets are showers are what they are, and this is not for the ones who have to have luxury in their holiday. But the rest, I've seen worse places with higher prices in London.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Bed was extremely uncomfortable, and my back is still hurting a day later. The location is about 15m from the nearest train station, and there isn't anything nearby (ie grocery store, chemist, shops). Rooms are up long staircases, which wouldn't suit everyone. Free breakfast is good in theory but they ran out of food and were slow to restock it, and one tiny toaster was being shared by the whole hostel. The wifi was patchy and not included beyond 30m. Bathrooms were not particularly clean and were not very private.
On the plus side- the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about things to do in London.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 111 Grosvenor Road | Pimlico, London SW1V 3LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Pimlico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 928 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range: $15 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"We regret to inform that the King William IV / Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea has been sold and the building will be subject to refurbishment works which are estimated to take 15 months." ... more   less 
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