My mother and I recently took a trip to London and as we wanted to do the trip on a budget we booked a hostel instead of a hotel so we could spend more money on attractions!
We chose the Oasis hostel as it was female only and promised lots of girlie extras
There are 3 St Christopher hostels on Borough High Street and you have to check in at the reception for St Christopher's Village as the Oasis has no reception on site, the only entrance is down some dirty alley way alongside a sushi take away (which you can smell inside the hostel). The signage isn't clear so we walked up and down the high street before locating our check in point.
Our room was very small but clean, there were no fluffy towels as described!
The showers and toilets were clean but our room was opposite both so it was quite noisy with the other residents using the facilities through the night.
The hostel is located in an excellent location next to London bridge and borough Market and various tube stations. The biggest positive to the Oasis was the reception staff at the Village they were extremely polite and friendly and their upbeat personalities made up for the drab interior of the oasis.
Given that the oasis was just a place to get our head down it was sufficient but I think our days of budget accommodation are over :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oasis in London Bridge is exactly what it sounds like - a protected retreat of tranquillity just for girls, right in the heart of London. This youth hostel shares a check in, reception and breakfast area with the St Christopher's at the Village hostel - so there's plenty of opportunities to meet fellow travellers from all walks off life and you get to make the most of the on-site nightclub, cinema, comedy club, bar and restaurant - also at the Village. Add to that the fact that Borough Market and the Tower of London are on your doorstep from this location, and you're guaranteed to have a good time. When you've finished tasting the many free food samples at the belly bulging Borough Market, an amazing walking route along the River Thames is only minutes away. After you pass The London Dungeons and Sir Francis Drake's ship - the Golden Hinde, this path heads west to take in St Paul's Cathedral, the amazing and free Tate Modern Gallery, the OXO Tower, Gabriel's Wharf, the British Film Institute, the Southbank Centre, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament! Needless to say, you won't be at a loss for something fun to do! This London Bridge location is also a short train ride away from Greenwich with its famous observatory where time is set, the Maritime Museum, the 02 Arena and the Cutty Sark tea clipper! Please note that guests under 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs. If you do not make this clear and book children into a mixed dorm, your reservation will be cancelled upon arrival and you will not receive a refund. Please note that guests under 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs. If you do not make this clear and book children into a mixed dorm, your reservation will be cancelled upon arrival and you will not receive a refund. Please note that the maximum stay policy is 14 days A £2 key card deposit will be required upon check in (refundable on check out) Breakfast not included, £3 for unlimited continental buffet. ... more less
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