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“comfortable, clean, good location”
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Acacia Hostel
Ranked #528 of 856 Speciality Lodging in London
La Plata, Argentina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“comfortable, clean, good location”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

good area, very confortable and clean. No lockers in the rooms is the bad thing in this hostel. three nights in january, very good shower, hot water, good breakfast and good wi fi connection. nada mas que agregar.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights in July and it was a pretty bad experience. The hostel rooms had no lockers available to keep your things and the room was dark and mouldy. I felt as if I've been shoo-ed into a storage room with beds piled in it. There were insufficient power points in the room and the sink dripped and leaked onto the dirty carpet floor. There was only one toilet on the level to be shared by 16 people, so we had to go to the upper levels to use the washrooms.

The price of the hostel is relatively low (given how expensive london is) and the location is perfect for any sightseeing in London, especially kensington gardens and the science museum. But the room quality was horrifying and the staff were rude and will try and ignore your presence as much as they can. The wifi signal is really weak and I had quite a difficult time connecting to it in the room, and could only use it in the reception area.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher levels generally seem better. Avoid the basement rooms at all cost.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

It's a kind of Hostel located between South Kensington underground station and the Science Museum. It's a very good area in London, so a very cheap and good option if you want to stay well located. If you're looking for comfort and hotel facilities, don't go. There is a shared bathroom on each floor, but in the period of my stay the shower was broken. They provide bedlinen for the rooms but don't provide towels, so remember to bring yours.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I have stayed in a number of hostels in London, some have been great others bad. This hostel falls in with the bad. The only positive thing I can say about the hostel is the location. There are many bad points. there wasn't a great deal of hot waters in the showers. I had a room in the basement and had to walk up to the ground floor to use the showers. There was no security at all, as the front door was left unlocked all night and there was no one on reception so anyone could walk in off the street.

The room it self was small (8 bed room), which didn't have any lockers. There was also a strange small in the basement, As the kitchen was next to the room i stayed in there was also a bag of rubbish outside the room constantly as well as piles of laundry.

The common room and kitchen were both small and uninviting, which meant you couldn't meet anyone.

I definitely won't be staying here again

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

The location is very good, but the staff doesn't always provide you the right information (actually they gave me the wrong one and I was quite lost) and the common room isn't quite inviting you to meet or to talk to anyone. I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Villaverde, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

The hotel's location is perfect, near from the natural history museum and also science museum; near to the underground station "south kensingston". The hotel is very cheap, at least If I go back to London again, I'll go for sure and stay in this hotel. The bad thing the stairs, I was on the third floor, and everyday to go up the stairs was like a hell. If you're planning to go, I recommend you this one. I mean I was all day at the street, only I was in my room at night, and I was so comfortable in it, no problem. Review: very good location, very cheap.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor or second are the best
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

One night was enough at the Acacia Hotel. Counter staff need lessons in customer service. No proper bed linen and no towels even for rent. 'this is a hostel'!!!! So not a hotel!!
Location the only plus. You have to be desperate to stay here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Acacia Hostel
Address: 14 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #528 of 856 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Acacia Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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