We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great on the budget + free breakfast”
Review of Keystone House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Keystone House
Ranked #445 of 860 Specialty Lodging in London
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great on the budget + free breakfast”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Accommodation was very comfortable. I was in an 8 bed room near the road for 20 pounds a night. Some car noise is was heard but that's to be expected in busy Kings Cross, and it was not obnoxiously bad. They had internet access for a fee, depending on how much time you wanted to use it. The showering facilities were very good with lovely hot water and water conservation devises for those who want to be environmentally friendly. The shower rooms had plenty of space to manoeuvre. TV Lounge was in the front of the hostel and bar and outdoor courtyard were available for use. There is also a kitchen for cooking your own food if wish up on the top level. Overall, a great hostel. Clean, comfortable and very friendly staff.

Room Tip: Level 1 3a faced the main road. Don't know anything about other rooms.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Natalie T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

315 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    39
    87
    90
    61
    38
See reviews for
20
68
55
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at Keystone House for the long Easter weekend; it’s a really nice place, we enjoyed our stay throughout. The location is very good; it’s close to the tube and train station (St Pancras) The staff is very friendly and helpful they always made sure we were informed of any events or tube disruptions; they showed us different routes to take. The breakfast is for free (which is very unusual for London) and we were surprised with the variety they had to offer. The hostel is very lively; we meet travelers from around the world. Overall though it's a good hostel, I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tess_Serrao
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Keystone House is right next to Kings Cross Station. The rooms are quite small but comfortable and clean. Considering the price for the rooms I'd say it was a good choice. We had a room that was meant for 3 people to share with a WC in the room but the showers outside the room. Unfortunately while i was visiting, the showers on the floor we were living in we not working and we had to use the ones on the 1st floor instead which was slightly inconvenient. But other than that the staff was really good, as was the breakfast. Location is superb. If you are a budget traveler who is not too picky about everything, it is perfect for you.

Room Tip: If you are a group of 3 or in multiples of 3, i suggest you take the sharing room which has a WC ins...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sharwari_Chitale
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Picked this place for it's location. Just steps from Kings Cross/St
Pancras. Overall, staff were quite helpful, though they could have
used some more during busy check in times. They seemed a bit rushed
and overwhelmed. They allow you to check your bag if you get there
too early or need to check out.
-My son and I took a double room. The room was small but functional. Bunk beds.
We didn't expect too much. Mattresses were comfortable. The room was
located above the Flying Scotsman Strip club. This was only an issue
on our first night and we wanted to get some sleep early. Otherwise,
it closes down at a reasonable 11 pm (10pm on SUndays). Music can be
kind of loud, but the strippers had good taste in music!
-The shower on our floor was broken the week we were there, so we showered in the basement. They were generally hot and with good pressure. They were, though quite small. Barely enough room to turn around. There was also a stark lack of hooks or places to set things to avoid getting wet. The floors could have been helped with some rubber matting to keep out of the puddles better.
-The kitchen was inadequate by their own admit. There was a microwave a kettle and some empty shelves and counters. There were no utensils or containers. It was not useable as cooking space.
-They did serve breakfast which I did not know about before hand. I've never had a british breakfast of baked beans, toast and sausages. Not sure how they were supposed to taste. Beans were tepid. Sausage was crisp on the outside, mushy and rather flavorless on the inside. Is that how british sausage tastes. There was a good supply of toast, spreads, juice, tea and coffee, plus fresh fruit. All is included in your price.
-The main lounge is rather tight during busy times. Nice TV and some computers for internet. Internet rates were 5 pounds for a week, unlimited. The people there when we were there didn't know how to clean up after themselves so sometimes it was a bit untidy. Really, people. Be considerate.
-The bar in the back is cozy and has a good selection of drinks. There is roof terrace which would be nice in the summer. Buy and drink and get internet access.
-All in all not a bad stay. Some simple add ons would make it much better

Room Tip: Ask for room far from club if you want a quieter stay
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank maktmak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Loved the location of it and price of it. Staff were friendly and loved the pub next door. Beds werent as comfy as they could have been but you get what you pay for. I definatley would recommend it. :)

Room Tip: Maybe one upstairs as the downstairs ones don't have windows.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank KathrynW2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

I randomly picked up this place as close to kings cross. Terrible staff at bar, internet is very expensive, there are ponds on the toilets' floors, super extra noisy at night. You cant even take a proper shower as u need to keep a water tap pressed (even whilst you're taking the shower...?!?!). Rooms are dirty and people are squeezed in it. I headed somewhere else as soon as I could!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jean-Londoner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dundalk, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed in a double room here for 4 nights. Double room was a set of bunk beds.(we did know this when we booked it) However the room was the smallest room i have ever stayed in....anywhere!! It was about the size of a cabin on a sleeper train. There was literally enough space for the bunk beds and the door to open and that was it. The bathroom was shared. The walls were paper thin and there was loud rave music until the early hours of the morning. The room was also on the top floor which meant climbing steep stairs for what seemed like forever.
The location was good in that it was very close to kings cross station and then only a couple of stops to Picadilly circus. However the area felt quite seedy and dodgy at night. A lot of bums and prostitutes.
We also got breakfast which in fairness was delicious but was the best bit of our stay.
I must add that the staff were nice.
Overall it wasnt cheap but nowhere in London is. However where i coming to london again i wouldnt stay here.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank milkjunkie90
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Kings Cross Inn Hotel
#852 of 1,069 in London
733 reviews
Home London
#484 of 860 in London
262 reviews
Bloomsbury
Clink261 Hostel
Clink261 Hostel
#66 of 860 in London
611 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
YHA London St Pancras
YHA London St Pancras
#24 of 860 in London
696 reviews
Clerkenwell
Clink78
Clink78
#62 of 860 in London
2,043 reviews
Bloomsbury
Fairway Hotel
Fairway Hotel
#80 of 554 in London
569 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Keystone House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Keystone House

Property: Keystone House
Address: 272-276 Pentonville Road | Kings Cross, London N1 9JY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Hotel Style:
Ranked #445 of 860 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your Keystone House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Keystone House Hotel London
Keystone House London, England

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing