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PubLove at The Crown
Ranked #184 of 838 Speciality Lodging in London
London, United Kingdom
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“Crown worst place inn -the first and the last time”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I don't have a massive experince with hostels and stayed just in a few but Crown Hostel is the only one which deserves an aweful review. The hostel claims to be 'convenient place with comfortable rooms'. In fact all room amenities are two 3 storey beds and hangers on the wall. No basic furniture like table and chairs. The room itself looks no more comfy than prison room. Toilets and showers are clean but look like public toilets at the station with no liquid soaps and shower gels. The hostel is lacking kitchenette or dining area, where guests can warm up their ready made lunches. I witnessed a bloke was eating on the stares.
About 4am two boozy ladies came in, made such a mess trying to find a lock for a pad locker and woke up everyone. I could not last any longer.
In most places managers doing their best to make a hostel cosy, friendly, warm and feel-like-at home place. Definetely not in case with Crown best inn!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

I honestly expected an adequate night in this affordable hostel in London but was disappointed. I found the staff to be completely unhelpful as I was travelling to London and didn't know about transport links - they didn't seem to want to help me out. The set-up is odd as well; not like any other hostel I have been too, but a pub/inn conversion that seems to place little emphasis on guest satisfaction and customer service. A poor nights sleep was had. Despite the great price, this hostel is one to avoid as much better options are available in North London in my opinion.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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I've stayed in this hostel twice now and find that it remains excellent value for money and exceptionally clean - the two criteria which are important to me when choosing a place to stay. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is adequate, although the Cafe Estoril - just across the road - serves excellent food. The bus stop - direct to Trafalgar Square - is just outside. Other than the lack of a guest kitchen, this hostel is as good as you'll find.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Property: PubLove at The Crown
Address: 102 Lavender Hill | Battersea, London SW11 5RD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea  , Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
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Ranked #184 of 838 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — PubLove at The Crown 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
London's Legendary Backpacker Experience is a night in a PubLove pub in the heart of London. Party in the bar, raise a pint of London ale and feast on London's top five burger. The Crown is the PubLove for London's coolest village, and red bus rides to the West End. PubLove at the Crown is an award-winning backpacker hostel above a traditional London pub. We have comfortable beds, in-room security lockers, 24 hour reception, and a great team of PubLovers to make your London experience the time of your life. We also have an on-site burger kitchen serving London's top five burger and a wide range of damned good drinks waiting for you in our glorious London pub. Continental breakfast, fresh linen, and Wifi are all included in your stay. We also offer complimentary luggage storage, free walking tours, and laundry facilities. PubLove at the Crown in Battersea, in the heart of South-West London, close to Clapham Junction; one of the busiest railway stations in Europe and gateway to all of England. ... more   less 
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