Stayed there for 3 nights. The most annoying aspect was that the room was not at all sound-proof. We could hear all cars from the road, the neighbours when leaving their adjacent room, and -most importantly- the loud music from the bar until 3 am (I am not sure if it was from the hostel's bar: in this case this would be ridiculous). Luckily we were pretty tired and the music was not THAT annoying. The room was relatively clean, but I felt the sheets a bit dirty. The hostel neither offered free towels, nor had available to hire. Wireless internet did not work at all, due to a provider's technical problem in the whole area. The common bathroom was alright and in the majority of the times clean. The water at the shower was always warm. As positive aspects I can consider the friendly personnel, the underground station that is close by (5 min. walk), the really close by night-bus stop (bus no. 6), and of course the very competitive price. However, I would not choose this hostel again.
- 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