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Reviewed January 28, 2010

I've stayed at the Hoxton over 20 times since it opened in 1996. It is great value if you can get one of the £1/£29 deals (which I did this time) or a weekend rate (which aren't as cheap as they used to be, but still beats the competition). However, I woudn't be happy paying the full weekday rates they charge.
Rooms have always been clean. Good extra's in the rooms like bottle openers, local guide, hairdryer, fridge, free wifi. Rooms are small. Bathrooms are modern and showers great -no baths.
Air con machine has started to make clunking noises (at least I think it was the aircon).
Even if you don't stay here, great place to meet up for drinks.
Location a bit out of the way if you're a tourist wanting to spend time the centre of town.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled solo
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2  Thank JAPLondon
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

We managed to get a room at The Hoxton for £29 (as part of their frequent £1/£29 room sale) and it was well worth the money!
The staff were exceptional - although our room wasnt ready when we arrived at the hotel, they locked our case away in a secure room until our room was ready. We could even lock our case in the secure room on the day we checked out!
The hotel, room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfy and we were given two pillows each.
It was great to be given two free bottles of water and proper milk to use for tea/coffee in the room.
We loved they style and decor of the hotel and finding artwork dotted around was quite fun! The roaring fire in the bar area was nice too - shame we couldnt get near it due to other people being sat infront of it! :-D
We would definately go back to The Hoxton - but probably only if we got a good offer on a room - due to location i dont think the hotel is worth £149 a night.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank madamwire
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Firstly, I can't add much to what the other tripadvisor contributor's have noted-the positive reviews are accurate and so too are the minor (and I underline minor) issues that were raised. The staff are lovely, the hotel has a funky, trendy vibe, there is lots of free stuff which, besides the obvious, adds a few nice touches and the rooms are modern. The grille is really a great addition as, unlike other hotels, it does not grossly overcharge for stuff and finally the lobby is nice for meeting up with people. On the smaller issue side--rooms are small, the heating is funky (owing in part to the fact, the heating units are above the door and at the entry to each room. there is a small hall type of entry before going in to the main living area and the heat just doesn't travel down well so it can be cold). If you are on the main Great Eastern street side or above the bar area, it will be noisy.

All of that said, the rates vary considerably and my advise is to definitely book if you can get the hotel for 99 or less, but once the rate starts heading up toward the 199 range, I would not strongly recommend.

I also would note that whilst anyone would value the friendly staff and nice feel of the hotel, it is a younger persons hotel. That is NOT to say you shouldn't think about staying here if you don't fit in to that category but the bar and lobby area are hang out areas (attracting people from the area not just those staying in the hotel) and it does get crowded and noisy. So if you like the idea of having a bar to go down to for a quiet drink, at least on weekends, this will not be it. I loved the vibe but not sure, for example, i would recommend my mum stay.

On a few practical issues, though, one other reviewer quite helpfully gave directions and i will add to those. The tube station is the Northern Line (toward Morden) and you want to get off at Old Street. From there, take exit 3 (just look up when you have exited the tube barriers and there will be signs pointing you in the direction of the various exit numbers. It is important you exit at 3 as you exit on to a massive roundabout and if you exit opposite, it will take you a bit of time and a few crossings to get back where you need to be. When you exit at 3, there will be a long ramp taking you up, just walk straight. Keep walking and eventually the road will curve to the right, stay on the curve. You will go past a few clubs and then you will see two trees (they will seem strange as they are bare and cut) just outside the hotel. Total walking time about 7-10 minutes. Very easy if you have just a single bag on rollers and light hand luggage. If you are carrying a lot of stuff, my recommendation is NOT to try to take the tube there. There are escalators but you still have to negotiate steps in between the escalators and the final exit. Plus the walk is not long but is too long if you are trying to carry too many things. If that is the case, just take a taxi from wherever you arrive in to London (it is cheap from Kings X or St Pancras, a bit more from Paddington). Taxi drivers will think you're mad to ask them to take you from Old Street, as it is way too short, so if you do exit there, you're committed to walk.

As for the area, a few have written about the safety of the area. Having lived in London before and having so many friends live in or near this area, the concerns about safety are misplaced. This is a lively area, up and coming London and in many ways, already there. It is not a touristy destination but that does not make it unsafe. So do not worry about the safety issue.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled solo
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2  Thank CavKA
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Fantastic hotel. Great location, good service, good rooms, really nice and amazing for the price. ONly downside is bar/ restaurant is expensive - but usual for hotels.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

Stayed in the Hoxton las fall... it's plain awesome. It's in a really trendy area... plenty of pubs, clubs, etc..... the lobby is noisy full of life... you can grab a drink and it's like being in a trendy spot. Nevertheless the rooms are quiet and super equipped. Food and drinks are cheap but of good quality.. the tube stop is right around the corner. Going back this september... and of course will saty here... hopefully one night will be just one pound. I'm 29... and it's the right hotel from me... but even older people looked happy... as before lobby can be noisy, trendy and full of life... but rooms are quiet.... HOXTON YOU TOTALLY ROCK!!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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