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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the web-page it looked nice enough, but there are several issues. 1. we booked a 6-bunk room, but the room had 8 bunk-beds meaning there were 4 people more in the room than we expected. 2. The beds don't have individual bed lights, so the ceiling light has to be on whenever someone needs something. 3. There is only... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Remember this is a 'Hostel', and as hostels go it does the job. The ever changing staff vary between indifferent to slightly dictatorial with some great friendly efficient types thrown in the mix for good measure. The tiny rooms with bunk beds are clean and utilitarian, the bunk beds are thumbscrew torture beds for anybody over six foot tall and... More 

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Thank dik-bardon
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking your time to review our hostel for other travelers. We are happy to read that you and Iz had a generally nice stay at our hostel. Our bed sizes are the standard european size, which could sometimes be a bit small for tall people. We look forward to seeing you again in future travels.... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Room was extremely cramped and unbearably hot, it was 30C in London when I stayed, and the room only had one small window in the bathroom, and a fan which was on the end of my bed so I got no benefit from it. There was a nice terrace garden area out the back of the kitchen, I didn't really... More 

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Thank Oli C
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. We are happy to read that you had a nice stay at our hostel and enjoyed our central location and competitive prices. We are aware that the really warm London days got us a bit by surprise and so, we have already started to make some improvements in order to avoid... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, cheap and close to Camden Town tube station and town, Ideal for a cheap place to stay if going to a gig in the area. Friendly staff and breakfast included in the price. An eye mask would be helpful as like some hostels the beds don't have curtains on them.

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Thank Gordon B
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write us such a nice review. We love what we do and so we are happy to read that you enjoyed your time at our hostel. We hope to see you again in future travels! Kind Regards from The Smart Hostels Team More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The room was way too small for 9 people, we couldn't open our luggages. The beds (3 bunker beds for 3 people each) were too noisy. The bathroom was really small and the cleanning wasn't 100%. It doesn't have an elevator abd the staff won't help you with you luggage. There are no fruits for breakfast and the juice is... More 

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Thank imazeto
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are sorry to read that our hostel didn't live up to your expectations. We will take your feedback into account in order to improve our future services. Kind regards from The Smart Hostels Team More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed at this hostel primarily because it was 5 minutes walk from the venue I was going to a gig at (Koko). I booked in a 6 bunk room, which was relatively quiet, but the room was tiny. Bedding provided was clean, but the bed was nothing special. Locker space was available for a small fee. I didn't use... More 

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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking your time to write a review for future travelers. We are glad to read that you had an overall nice stay at our hostel. Please note that if you ever see something out of order, like the toilet floor being wet, our reception desk is open 24 hours. Just inform our lovely staff and they... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

good hostel to stay in in london staff are very helpful and have multiple languages good for backpackers and a place to lay your head. very close to all amenities and train stations and getting around London

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Thank john C
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Good Morning and thank you for taking your time to write us such an amazing review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in our hostels! Kind regards from The Smart Hostels Team More 

Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is so small and difficult to navigate. Only one person can fit on the stairwells and in the hallways at any one time. It is near impossible to move luggage around. The rooms were so tiny, there was barely room for all four of us to be in there at the same time. The door opened onto a... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Having been to 100s of hostels, I can confidently say that this one is the worst I have ever been to and that includes 3rd world countries. Horrible place, bugs, dirty all over, dark, stuffy, broken windows, terrible atmosphere, rude and threatening staff, no place to enjoy the social aspects of staying in a hostel.

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Thank pieush2015
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your stay. Your feedback will be taken into account in order to improve our services and to make sure that you will have a better stay the next time you choose our hostel. Thank you very much and happy future travels, Smart Hostels Team More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Stayed here lots. Always cheap. Friendly and helpful staff. Beds are comfy enough with plug sockets near buy. Room for suitcases. Vending machines and dining/living area downstairs with TV. Bathrooms are ok. Location is very good just few mins from Camden Town station.

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Thank BartSid
Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay with us. We hope to see you again soon :) Best wishes from Smart Hostels Team More 

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Camden
Famous for its sprawling cluster of markets and shops as well as for an embrace of all things counter culture, Camden offers a concentrated version of London street life. From bargain shopping and people watching to rubbing elbows in its abundance of pubs and bars, Camden is the place to be for many a Londoner. It is also home to some of the hottest live music venues in Europe. As packed as Camden High Street and its tributaries can get during the weekends, this neighbourhood is right next to some of the city's most beloved outdoor spaces, namely Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Less than 547 yrd from Camden Market, the Smart Camden Inn is located in Camden's pubs and clubs district. Camden Town Underground Station is a 5-minute walk away and provides direct access to London city center. A 24-hour front desk is provided and there are no curfews or lock-out times. Tourist information and assistance is provided 24-hours and discount tickets for major attractions are also available. Free luggage storage is available for early check-ins. The Jewish Museum, Regents Park and central London are all within 15 minutes' walk. London Zoo is less than a 20-minute walk from the Smart Camden. A large TV features in the common room and a shared kitchen with a refrigerator is also available. Self-service laundry facilities are offered on site. All rooms are mixed-sex or female-only dormitories. Linens are provided and security lockers are available in all rooms. Shower and bathroom facilities are shared. Camden is a great choice for travelers interested in Theater, Museums and Culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart Camden Inn Hostel

Address: 55-57 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden
Price Range: £13 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Smart Camden Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“I booked in a 6 bunk room but was tiny. Maybe rooms with more bunks have more space.”
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“Seriously, If you're in London for a couple of days, just search the Paddington zone. Same price range, way better hostels.”
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