Everything about Abercorn Hostel is fine. For £21 pnpp you can have a perfectly acceptable private double room.
We turned up earlier than we were meant to and as such our room wasn't quite ready although it was cleaned and serviced extemely quickly without any obvious corners being cut.
If you're expecting a star rated hostel, forget it. As far as we could see there was no star rating. Don't let that put you off. If you want somewhere cheap and close to central London that's clean and functional then this is certainly a hostel worth considering.
While it's evidently a very old building that could do with some love and care, aesthetics are not what's important here.
Our £42 (for 2 of us) covered our private double room containing: double bed(!), basic wardrobe, sink, chair, duvet/pillow and clean linen, a fridge/freezer, 2 large clean white towels, soap and shampoo sachets, 2 plates, 2 glasses, cup, cutlery and access to a very clean shared kitchen (oven, hob, microwave, all clean and working), clean shared showers and toilets (plus a number of toilet rolls to take to the bathroom yourself).
One review states bedmites and cockroaches.
I can confirm that we saw nothing of the sort.
The hostel is not the quietest that we've used but the location, friendliness of staff and the clean, functional aspect of it make this stay a bargain.
If you book a cheap hostel, you can't expect matching bedding, concierge service or breakfast tone thrown in.
We will be staying here again and recommend it to others wanting a cheap stay in the city.
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