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“Don't even think about staying here..”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Krystal's Hotel

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Krystal's Hotel
Ranked #461 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
Newry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Don't even think about staying here..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

This place was advertised as a "hotel". I have no idea why. Nothing at all like the pictures posted on the internet. No reception area. You have to ring someone to actually get into the place to check in. No security. Not safe at all. We spent one night out of the 4 nights we had booked with a chair up against the door. The next morning we couldn't get out of the fast enough. We didn't receive any refund which explains why they were adamant about receiving CASH straight away on our arrival. The rooms were fusty the shower was filthy and the furniture in the room was damaged. The bed was broken and this was apparantly their best room. Please take my advice and keep well away from this joint!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

loved the hotel. was there with a friend. we had each a single room with a shower and a sink and shared a toilet that was just outside our room. everything was tiny andd not brand new but very clean. i was amazed finding such an awesome place to such an amazing price!
will go there again!!! definitely!!! oh and a little fridge, tv and w-lan... not everywhere the best connection but it exists :D

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

Krystal's Hotel is NO hotel, it offers some rooms at a very economic price (however no breakfast, no regular roomcleaning, no reception). Images on website are misleading - as some guestrooms are MUCH smaller and darker and not comparable to the rooms on the website. You have a TV and a bed in your room, not much more (in some rooms no chair etc as shown on the website). Archway area is a bit dirty and not very pleasant to walk around in the night. However, during the day it is completely okay: nearby are some nice restaurants and shops, so you get everything by walking distance.

It may be an ideal stay for some days for backpackers (very cheap price, near to the center --- about 15 mins. by tube Northern Line). However, you have to be ready to live in a very small room, heating was insufficient during my stay (shivering in bed), fire alarm was ringing 3 times during one week (personal of the "hotel" accused guests of having smoked in their rooms), personal was sometimes rude to guests (accusing them of not flushing the toilet etc). Archway Tube station is very near (3 min. walking) - however be aware that Northern Line is very, very, very busy in the morning and in the evening - so that it may be a nightmare to go to the center --- better go at 9 am and return early afternoon or very late after rush hour. Room service was completely insufficient... no cleaning of the room on a regular basis (even no regular emptying of rubbish bins)... be aware that they want ALL the money on the first night of arrival (you are imformed it during the booking, so you should know - and they insist on it).

Wireless internet (at least in my room) was either not working or very, very slow.

Conclusion: very cheap accomodation, recommendable for a short stay for backpackers - if you do not expect any kind of comfort and service.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Krystal's Hotel
Address: 754 Holloway Road | Islington, London N19 3JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #461 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Krystal's Hotel London, England

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