I stayed in this hostel and had a fairly good experience. The first thing I've noticed with this hostel that it is right by the King's Cross rail station and Metro. It's a good block or two from there, so that's very convenient. There's also a Tesco Express right by in case if you need to pick up anything grocery related.
So, onto the hostel itself. The reception is generally friendly and helpful. It's a 24 hour front desk reception, so in case if you need help, you can ask them. They also have luggage storage for both people staying at the hostel and anyone else who isn't. If you are staying at the hostel, it's free, but if you aren't, it's just £3. You can also buy some basic amenities and drinks at the front desk at a decent price, but you can just go to Tesco for better variety.
The room given to us was decent. My first impression is that it looks a bit small and not exactly clean. But after spending a night in there, it really wasn't that bad. For being a hostel that has a lot of people going through it, I'm really surprised on how clean it is. Wifi to the third floor is pretty much non-existent, so you are better off in all of the floors below. The bunks have their own lamp and power outlet, but sometimes they don't work. The bathrooms and shower area weren't so bad. Shower seems to be always cold, unless I'm stupid. I suggest that you bring a cheap sandal to wear to the shower, just in case.
My only two complaints were the wifi speed and other people that I shared the room with. Other than that, it's a good hostel to stay in for a night or two. If you are screaming about rooms and facilities being completely clean, I wouldn't suggest staying here, or any hostels for that matter. So, if you want to have that "hostel" experience, I'd say this would be a good one, as it was mine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish backpacker’s accommodation located 1 minute from Kings Cross and a half an hour’s walk along the beautiful Regent’s canal to Camden’s famous market, bars and nightclubs Our vibrant social areas are ideal for meeting like-minded travellers and the occasional jam session. The kitchen’s well equipped with FREE tea and coffee and the lounge is a relaxing chill-out space with a large TV and a great library of books and DVDs all free of charge. Dorm beds each with their own power, light, set of curtains and lockers are available for security. For more comfort and intimacy, our private double or twin rooms have a large, comfy double bed, desk, tea and coffee set, flat screen TV, DVD player and safe. FREE high speed WiFi is provided throughout the whole building as well as a great FREE breakfast which includes all you can eat pancakes. King’s Cross Station is 1 minute away providing fast connections around London and its airports and Eurostar Service.The British museum is a 20-minute walk away and Oxford Street is just 10 minutes by tube. Home London requires valid ID for all guests; you will be asked to provide this on arrival. Cancellation policy: Cancellations accepted by email up to 48 hours prior to start of stay. First night is payable if cancellation is within 48 hours of stay. In event of no-show then full payment will be charged for the booking. By booking the customer agrees to these conditions and the charges on the listed card given at the time of booking. If you cancel any individual night of your reservation, then the deposit for that night will not be refunded or transferred. Check In: New arrivals can check into their rooms after 2pm each day. Guests may arrive earlier and leave their luggage in our free luggage storage. You do not have to be a member of any organization to stay at Home London, however, we do require that some form of valid photo identification is presented upon check in, preferably a Passport, I.D. card or driving license. We will require a £10 cash deposit on arrival for the keycard, towel and locker hire. Check Out: Check out is at 10am and guests must hand all security cards, locker keys back to reception. Age restrictions: The property only accepts guests aged 18 years and older. Exceptions made for a 16 and 17 year old travelling with a parent or legal guardian. Please note that this hostel is not recommended for elderly guests. Group bookings policies: For bookings of 6 people or more, different rates and conditions apply than advertised on the website. 50% of the total will be charged at any time after the booking and it will be non-refundable in case of cancellation. The remaining balance will be charged 2 weeks before arrival and will be non-refundable in case of cancellation or a no-show. A security deposit of £250 (cash/card) is required upon arrival for incidentals. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation. £10 min charge for card payments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Journeys London King`s Cross Hotel London
- Home London England