I stayed at Travel Joy for one night as I needed to catch an early bus the next morning from Victoria station.
There were nice small offerings more than usually expected from a hostel that price: free non alcoholic drinks, free breakfast with omelettes and smoothies (unfortunately didn't get to try due to early check out), towels provided. The beds were fine but the room looked like it had not been cleaned in months, i.e., you could actually see dust bunnies.
The biggest problem however was the showers. There was a line for the showers but one was unoccupied. Upon closer inspection it was because the cubicle smelt strongly of urine that even wafted to the other cubicles. While we were waiting one staff member came in, opened the door, looked in, and promptly left! Waited at least another half an hour for a free shower and no one came back in that time. Not quite sure what she was doing or what she accomplished, but it seems unacceptable that she knew what was happening and didn't address it.
The staff was very friendly but based on cleanliness of the place, wouldn't stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travel Joy Hostels is a relaxed and chilled-out hostel which focuses on personal service.We are the only London hostel overlooking the river. We are extremely centrally located between Chelsea and The Houses of Parliament.We provide free tea/coffee/soft drinks to residents at all times, free linen/towels, free earplugs, Wi-Fi in the entire building and free continental breakfast. There are no hidden costs.There is bicycle dock and a 24 hour bus outside the door that goes every ten minutes to Victoria Station, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Oxford Street and Camden.We have a Thai and European restaurant on site and a tour and theatre tickets desk.We have PC's in the lounge area which can be accessed for a small fee.Our large bar below the hostel is a great place to relax and socialise. Our building offers all modern facilities and guests can feel very safe and comfortable.Our check-in time is from 14:00 - 23.30. If you are early you can leave your luggage in our secure luggage storage area. Check-out is 11:00 with breakfast from 07:30 - 10:30.We can assure you that your stay with Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea will be enjoyable and relaxing and give you a wonderful taste of Central London.We also have Salsa Classes on Wednesdays, an Open Mic Night on Fridays and Live Music on Saturdays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea Hotel London