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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Venture Hostels

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Venture Hostels
Ranked #688 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“very very bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

the area is very doggy and pretty faraway from the citycenter. plus when i went there the DLR was not working so it was just ridiculously annoying getting there. I had booked on the phone the night before and only when i got there they told me they were having a party downstairs till 6 in the morning so i probably would have not been able to sleep. moreover the people in the pub downstairs were very rude and not friendly at all.

Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

If you don't mind cockroaches and plan to stay up very late at night, then this would be cheap affordable accommodation for a visit to London. However, if you plan to get up at reasonable times then this isn't for you. There are only 4 toilets and 4 showers for approx. 55 guests. The pub downstairs is licensed until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays and 1am on Sundays, with very loud music (when we were there the bar was empty but the barmaid and DJ still refused to turn down the music). If though you are still attracted by the price and location, make sure you don't have room 4 - it has no windows or ventilation and reached 36 degrees Celsius when we were there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2011

After a flight delay into London and having trouble finding the place because of its terrible location we were happy to finally arrive. However, the website said it would be 24/7 check in and the building was locked and nobody would let us in. We had to stay in another hotel that night and when we arrived the next day the manager said he could not afford to keep people all night anymore and unwillingly refunded our money for that night. The next day when we arrived to stay again he told us that he forgot we were coming back that day and booked our room to someone else (even though we clearly told him what time and day we would be back). The location is extremely shady and hard to find... even the police told us that it is a bad area.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Venture Hostels

Property: Venture Hostels
Address: 86 Tanner's Hill | Deptford, London SE8 4PN, England (Formerly Journeys London Greenwich West Hostel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #688 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Venture Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Venture Hostel, a vibrant young hostel and the perfect base to discover the real multi-cultural London. Surrounded by street markets and lively music venues, the exciting atmosphere will make your London stay a memorable experience. Our hostel is close to three main stations, Deptford Bridge on the DLR, Deptford station on the railway and New Cross station on the overground. The hostel is also one stop on the train away from the city centre of London, London Bridge, 20 minutes from the famous Olympic Stadium, Stratford, and within a walking distance from Greenwich Mean Time and Meridian Line. Our bright, fun and recently refurbished hostel is housed above The Royal Standard pub - a funky bar with a unique twist, as here you will find an eclectic mix of live music and visitors from all over the world. The pub offers a large selection of drink with very reasonable prices for those who are staying with us. The hostel benefits from a 24-hours reception operated by our friendly and attentive staff. Regardless of the length of your stay in our hostel, we will ensure you have a great time in the clean, comfortable and safe environment. Venture Hostels is known for its bursting with character atmosphere that is so necessary for an authentic, unique an unforgettable London experience. ... more   less 
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