Stayed at No 8 hostel for a few days at the beginning of August, the day I got home I became seriously ill and went through 4 weeks of intense antibiotics and IV antibacterial therapy before I finally returned to some state of normal. I'm not sure if it was the mice that ran around constantly, the bugs in all of the rooms.. The fact that the bathrooms are disgusting (even though I saw the staff bleach them twice while I was there) - there are only 3 showers for all the rooms on the left side of the hostel. The beds were worn out and very dirty, the wifi barely worked and some of the people that *live* there are just plain weird. Find somewhere else to stay, seriously. This is mostly a place for people working that can't afford an apartment, not for travelers at all. Not sure where the infections came from, but considering the state of the hostel and how I started feeling sick after eating breakfast my second day at the hostel.. I'm assuming. Gross. Just gross. I've hitch-hiked, backpacked, lived in a tent, I'm never picky, but I hated No8. At least the staff was friendly. Bleck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No.8 is a Unique Brand of Hostels developed and delicately integrated within Traditional Old English Pubs. For Facilities, Customer Service & Affordability it must be No.8! At No.8 we take pride in our Customer Service and ensure that all of our Guests get everything they want from their time in London. We are a Youth Backpackers Hostel and cater exclusively for 18-38 yr old backpackers, Photo IDs will be required on Check In. We have Live Entertainment on Weekends within our Traditional English Pub, along with the usual range of pub entertainment and banter! - Free High-Speed WiFi - Full Facility Kitchen, Dining Space & Outdoor Deck - Secure Storage Facilities & 24 Hr Key Card Access - Laundry Facilities (Wash & Dry) - Large Lounge - Pool Table, Foosball, Chess Table, Couches, Satellite TV & Darts Board etc - Traditional English Pub & Beer Garden - Live Entertainment on Weekends! - Free Cancellation on All Bookings prior to Arrival - Reception: Sunday-Thursday 8am-12.00am and Friday-Saturday 8am-2am - Backpackers Hostel for 18-38 year olds only - ID on Check In Required. - £20 Key Deposit (Fully Refunded On Check-Out) Whether it is your first time in London or you are a seasoned traveller, No.8 has everything you need (and a few extras) to ensure that your stay in London is definitely Enjoyable & Comfortable! ... more less