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easyHotel Old St / Barbican
Ranked #742 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Cant argue with that price!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This hotel is excellent value, we only paid around £50 per night, which for London is pretty darn good! The hotel is in an excellent location with only a five minute walk from Barbican tube station, which gives a direct link to Liverpool street, from there you can go pretty much anywhere!
Across the street from the hotel is an excellent cafe called Timberyard! GO..its amazing!!
The room is very small!! There are no shelves and only one hook in the entire room, so travel like or you'll feel like your sleeping in a wardrobe! The room is rather claustrophobic and you feel as if your on an easyjet plane but I'll say again..its budget and you get what you pay for!
We did pay extra for a window...I don't really know if its worth it!? The room was exceptionally hot and we could not seem to cool it down, even with the dodgy fan tat got given to us!
The minuscule room meant we got up early and came in late..as it was rather cramped for two peopleyou could not stay in there very long! so we really made the most of being in London!
I would recommend but only for a short stay on a budget! location is fab!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Hi

I stayed at this hotel twice over the Easter bank holiday weekend, I stayed in a triple room with a window on one night and a triple room without a window on the next.
The receptionist is one of the best features of this hotel. She was friendly, helpful and was not stressed with the 20 or so guests that were trying to check in at 3pm.
The location of this hotel is easy to find and a short walk from Old Street station.
However that is where the plus points of this hotel stop.
Air con makes a clunking noise every few minutes and will continue to do this while your door key is inserted in the holder to make the electric for the whole room work (including plug sockets). Even after removing your key, you can still hear ever other rooms air con unit clunking. The lifts are noisy and will keep you awake. However the worst part of the room is the green emergency lighting in the room, this DOES NOT turn off. Its so bright its like sleeping with a ceiling light permanently turned on. Also in the room with a window there was no blind on the roller blind so when the sun came up it lit up my room at 6am.
There are no TV's in the rooms like the other easyhotels in London. There is no shower gel like in other easyhotels in London. The pillows are like sleeping on rocks and the white bedding was covered in other peoples hair. Oh and there are no mattress protectors.
But for the money I paid I would compare it to sleeping in a hostel, not a hotel.
If you want somewhere to crash for a night, then this place does the job.

Room Tip: Book a triple room, it comes with a ,single and double bed for the same price as a standard room
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I thought the location was brilliant! Price very reasonable!

Of I was to stay again I would definitely get a room with a window as the ones without where a little claustrophobic !

The staff on reception where really disinterested!

The air con only came on for minutes at a time

Great value for one night but any longer you literally get cabin fever

There is a street food event every day at lunch around the corner also! Great for a cheap eat

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Ive stayed at this hotel on many occasions and my partners uses this for work alot. It is basic but for the price you do get a clean room with good beds and the location is pretty good too.

This time around me and my friends stayed last weekend in new rooms on the 4th floor. Once we had turned the lights out the main light stayed green and made the room really, really bight. We went to reception to report this and the guys attitude on reception was pretty disgusting. He just looked at us and said "well what do you want me to do about it???". Clearly we would have liked him to help us but he said that it was emergency lighting and that all rooms would soon be having these lights! I said that it was a bedroom and that I had expeceted it to be dark, to enable us to sleep. He again just looked at us and said the same thing!!!

Whilst I appreciate its a cheap hotel, it does call itself a hotel so would like to see more help from the receptionist but they appear not to actually care that much and seen to be more like security than hotel staff!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Situated at 80 Old Street with the nearest tube station being Old Street on the Northern line, this hotel is in a good location, with enough restaurants, shops and pubs to ensure your stay is catered for. The rooms are clean but mine did not have a TV, otherwise it was a good stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Kotka, Finland
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Me and my friend stayed in a windowless twin room for four nights and we were very happy with this hotel. The room was modern and clean, beds were comfy, staff were friendly, toilet and shower worked and we had no problems whatsoever, except for a key card that just stopped working one night but it was swiftly replaced.
We were looking for a place to sleep on a budget and EasyHotel did just that, nothing more, nothing less. No shelves, tables etc, just one hook on the wall for coats and that's it. Wifi only in the reception area. The room was small, very much like a cabin in a ship. We weren't expecting anything more for this kind of money, so no complaints at all. Soundproofing could've been better, we could hear slight mumbling from other rooms. Location is good. The ground floor looked a little bit shabby but we didn't really mind, you can't expect too much luxury for £30 a night.
As we were using the room just for sleeping and other times we were out, we saved a lot of money to do all kinds of fun stuff in London. We will be definitely staying in EasyHotel again when travelling on a strict budget.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was staying in a twin room as they are a bit more spacious than single rooms. Room is very basic, very very basic. No TV, no hairdryer, and just shampoo in the bathroom. If you have a window, most likely you will not be able to open it. Wifi is only on the ground floor where reception is. Actual hotel itself reminds me of student accommodation a bit. The location is good, very central. If you have to stay a night or two in London and you don't like to stay in hostel this should be your next choice, especially if you are using room mainly to sleep overnight then this is the right deal.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Property: easyHotel Old St / Barbican
Address: 80 Old Street, London EC1V 9AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #742 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Number of rooms: 92
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Simple comfort, great value rooms offered by Sir Stelios. Our newest addition to the easyHotel brand of hotels in London. ... more   less 
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