First of all, note that they only take traveller's aged between 18-35 and they look at your passport on check-in. The rooms generally hold 6-8 beds in single-sex dorms. There was no secure storage in the room and when I went the safes in reception (seperate charge) weren't working BUT they happily kept my stuff behind the reception desk for free.
The staff are young, cheerful and very helpful - I saw one printing a girl's CV for her to take to interview. I had read other reviews that didn't like the cleanliness here but that problem did not exist for me, the loos and showers were pleasant and clean. The shower curtain was a bit too short so the floor got damp - be sure to hang your things up.
The prices are great. The hostel is ten minutes from Pimlico Tube station so you'll get to where you want to go. I stayed during the Olympics but it was obvious not everyone here was partying hard, I had no trouble getting quiet and sleep here. Be warned though, the rooms are spread over four floors and there is no lift! If you're travelling in a group they will try and keep you together. If you fill up a whole dorm you will have a great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Astor Victoria is the largest of our budget accommodations, split across two adjoining building. The atmosphere can be described as laid back and an ideal place to meet new friends. We have been operating here for close to 15 years, with the Victoria hosting the after party for Astor’s roaring 30th Anniversary at Pacha. This hostel is one of the best London Hotels near Victoria Station, and is a just a short walk to the River Thames, and many art galleries.Stay at the Astor Victoria and you will be sure to have a thrilling time! With two large kitchens in the basement, this young hostel has plenty of space to meet other like-minded travellers. You'll find Free Fast Wi-Fi, Reception is open 24-hours for late check-ins and we provide everything else including free safes, towels for hire and padlocks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astor`s Victoria Hotel London
- Astors Hotel London