I stayed at the Ashlee JHouse for one night (I am glad of that) there were 8 of us in our party and we slept in two rooms of four next to each other on floor 2.
On arrival the reception area was dirty and the seating area was all ripped and was in total need of decoration.
Opposite our rooms room 22 and 23 was the ladies shower room where an extractor fan made an awful noise all night long and kept you awake - it was quite impossible to sleep and you could not turn the fan off. Hotel staff could not rectify this problem.
The doors to the room tend to slam so you also have the noise of others on the same floor adding to the noise pollution, there is an extremely busy road outside where you can also hear the traffic/sirens etc.
Beds are not made up for you - you are given sheets at reception to make your own - I did not really mind so much as the sheets were clean.
The chill out room - well it was a disgrace you would not chill out in there maybe a dungeon would be more appropriate?
The kitchen area was probably the best but beware it does say there is a self catering kitchen this is ok as long as you can work in others peoples left over washing up and you do not need an oven or a toaster as there are not any - there are 2 microwaves to us and a hob but that is it - one of the microwaves does not work - there is also a kettle.
the seating area in the kitchen is ok as long as there are not too many people in there.
The toilets are a disgrace - use santitory towels scattered about overflowing bins.
The hostel is close to kings cross station which makes easy access to the tube.
I would not recommed this hotel its not nice at all and needs a lot of attention.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clink261 has been redesigned and refurbished making it a London's most stylish hostel. The feeling is East London; draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorning the wall and a cosy fireplace, it screams London! Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261! As well as offering a variety of dorm beds and private rooms, we also offer:- - FREE continental buffet breakfast.- FREE bed linen- FREE luggage room storage- FREE safety deposit for valuables- FREE movies on big screen every night- FREE travel information- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen- Female only rooms- Lounge Area: play Wii or kick back and relax in our lounge area with its huge plasma TV- Chic internet room: write emails, talk via skype or share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!- Laundry room- Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Victoria.- 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for catching an early train to Paris. ... more less
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