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Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers
Ranked #635 of 860 Specialty Lodging in London
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

On arrival I was surprised with the building. A little bit of tlc is needed.
The receptionist wasn't too informative barely even told me where my room was.
Once there I was lucky I had a room mate that could fill me in on the details, like where the bathroom was located.
The rooms were clean but just in need of a paint. The shower being in the room is a little odd, especially in a room of 6 and no space to get dressed privately.
For the £9 I paid I really cant complain but it would've been nice for some service.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a stopover to meet a friend in London. This place only takes cash and the closest ATM that takes credit cards is about a 2km walk. Outside the hostel is a variety of dodgy characters. Was booked in an 8 bed mixed dorm and was the only girl. Was traveling with my bf so wasn't much of an issue. Lots of long term stayers and the room smelt disgusting. A cup of milk was left on the table for a few days. Toilet doors all broken and didn't flush. For the girls not wanting to shower in the room there is one on the second floor toilets.

Felt very unsecure as a fellow dormmate was rolling a joint in the room and had his weed out on show but noone cared. Also had a 'friend' that came banging on the door wanting his share numerous times. Male cleaner spends his time cleaning the female toilets while you're in there.

Frankly spend a bit more and stay else where! Only plus were our beds seemed new and breakfast was free. Pop into the pub next door and use their free wifi!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Planning a trip to London and having stayed in Hostels before we looked at Hostel 639 because it looked really pleasant from the photos on the page, in reality......Beirut was more attractive, true to description it was easy to find, literally across the road from Kensall Green Tube, however, the paint was peeling from the walls, homeless folks sat begging outside and just as we raised enough courage to go in a young scruffily dressed man approached my boyfriend and offered to sell him Cannabis "dead cheap like" we suffice to say, we scarpered, yes we lost our money but neither of us felt safe there, I would not recommend it and would suggest the hostel take true to life photos cos this is misrepresentation in the strongest form.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lisboa
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The worst hostel ever....very dirty, terrible beds, showers wet the entire room, the breakfast is very poor it's far from the center....never come back to this hostel

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

there was a bad odor in the room, good proximity to the subway.
shame that it takes to fill the chamber 14H.

Disappointed in this hotel

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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sheffield
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We went as a group and stayed there because it was as close to wembely as we could get as we were going to the summertime ball, when we got there we also had problems with the so called curtsey bus and had to get a taxi witch was £15. When we arrived we were told we could not check in until 2pm but i had called before i booked to checked because this is when we had to be at wembley after a lot of negotiating they said we could leave our stuff behind the counter until we came back and check-in then for anyone who has been you know u wouldn't want to leave your toothbrush unattended there but we had no choice. When we did return and finally got checked in we went to our rooms witch was a 6 room and a 4 and more that half the beds were wet and one bed snapped in the middle everyone ended up doubling up. ITS THE SCUZZIEST PLACE IV EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE !!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers
Address: 639 Harrow Road | Kensal Green, London NW10 5NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #635 of 860 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 410
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