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The Pride of Paddington
Ranked #115 of 871 Specialty Lodging in London
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

I stayed at this hostel for a weekend with a friend. It is definitely one of the cleanest places i've stayed. The linen was clean and the bathroom facilities were modern. If you are looking for hostel accommodation thats well priced and clean i would defineltly stay here! The full cooked english breakfast that is included in the room rate was fulfilling and very handy to have before we left each morning. In terms of location its just a short walk from hyde Park and right near padddinton station and the underground. We were able to walk to Oxford street however it is a way and would not recommend it if you are not a keen walker.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

As a keen traveler and hostel-hopper I know what unclean and noisy really is! The pride has a brill atmosphere, the location is seriously good for visiting all the London points, and the price for the level of comfort was reasonable compared to other london hostels i looked at. Had a good few nights there, wasnt disturbed by noise at all and found the staff helpful for finding my way around.
If your visiting london and want a comfortable, cheap and safe base, i would def recommend the pride of paddington. Breakfast is awesome.

Room Tip: you have to go up stairs to get to rooms, but it works off the amazing breakfast!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Overall, the good outway the bad, and we've stayed there twice now. Will stay there again for overnight stays, but we like the self cater option so no for longer stays.

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staff very welcoming, location is excellent and easy to find, loads of food venues near by, very clean, good free internet, common area comfy, rooms and beds clean, comfy and good lockers, bar and pub food downstairs, linen clean and fresh, breakfast included but only two choices (hot or cold), loads of bathrooms/loos , funky decor throughout,

not so good: no self cater facilities, street noise and underground noise/vibration, pub food more expensive than expected, coffee is "machine made" powdered milk type, yuck, bathrooms are hit and miss, one shower door didn't have a lock and poor draining.

Room Tip: ask for a room up high and in the back, away from the street
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

I stayed in this hostel for 3 nights. It's about a 5 minute stroll to Paddington tube/train station. It's secure hostel with 2 lockers per person. Full English breakfast included in the morning.
There is a small common room which most of the time is empty. The first day I stayed there, the only person I talked to was the staff member who checked me in. There is no offical reception, you just go the bar downstairs and they'll help you out (in between serving costumers). There's wifi but it's pretty temperamental so don't rely to heavily on it. There's an internet place across the road though. Aslo, there is no guest kitchen so you always have to eat out. Showers were good but they only a few fo them.
the main thing to note is that the windows don't block the noise from the street at all so even at night time it's pretty noisey which can make sleeping difficult. They only provided a thin blanket, so I had to double it up just to keep warm!
Overall location was good but a little over-priced for a dorm room.
Not suitable for travellers who find climbing stairs difficult.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

The hostel is just across the street from paddington station, very convinient for those planning to travel by train or using the Heathrow express. Young atmosphere. No complaints.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: The Pride of Paddington
Address: 1-3 Craven Road | Paddington, London W2 3BP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 871 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pride of Paddington 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional English pub beautifully refurbed for 2011. Now offering double, twin, and shared 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms and some female only rooms for the girls to have exclusively. Close to all tourist attractions and not forgetting Hyde Park, Oxford St, Soho, Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Portobello markets. Paddington station (Heathrow Express) is two minutes away and there are four Underground rail stations all within a few minutes walk. Getting around London couldn't be easier. Add to that a major hub for London buses and this is the place to base all your London sightseeing in. We pride ourselves on the safe, clean and fun environment we provide for all our guests at great value for money. Our Traditional pub (downstairs from the hostel) serves excellent freshly cooked food which you can get at a discounted rate, as our guest, using the free book of vouchers issued to you on arrival. The free breakfast is great, no boring continental breakfast - a full cooked English breakfast served down in the bar every day from 8:00-10:00am and you can get a free juice or tea/coffee with that as well. What a great way to start the day!! No curfew 24 hour hot showers Bar & restaurant with discount deals Staff on site 24 hours Free High Speed Internet wi-fi Security Credit card accepted (Not American Express) Lockers in dorms (You will need your own padlock) Secure digital entry CCTV Free complimentary Full English breakfast 24 hour access Free linen Newly refitted and purpose built Iron/Ironing board Free Towel Hire Check in between 14.00 and 23.00 Check out 08:00-10:30 Tourist information and travel advice We take a £20 deposit at check in for linen and keys. At check out this is fully refunded to the guest with the return of both keys and linen. If you need to check out before or after opening hours, please inform one of our team, down in the bar, or at the reception, in advance, so we can arrange your check out and to refund your deposit. Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 08:00-23:30 Friday-Sat 08:00-0.00 Sunday 10:00-22:30 If it is likely that you will be arriving after the reception is closed please inform us of your arrival time by email at least 24 hours in advance so we may give you the night managers phone number so you may be checked in late. ... more   less 
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