I stayed here in 2011 just to go to the Proms which is in walking distance. I had stayed in a luxury hotel for a couple of nights before on the other side of London so I shouldnt compare .
i certainly didnt get it for £30 more like £80 but even then it was value for money and served its purpose. I found having lunch in the students hall quite enjoyable as Im an observer and it was fascinating to mix with so many nationalities over breakfast. A good experience.