The good stuff. We were in London, day one of the Olympic games, and we walked in with no reservation, cash in hand, in central London, and got a private room for two people, with shower, for £22 each. Brilliant! The location is minutes away from local transport, and very very central.
The bad stuff. The 'bathroom' is literally a cupboard. You have a toilet, sink, and shower, all crammed into about 2metres squared. The water box on top of the toilet was leaking into the shower (it's so unbelievably crammed together that you can use the toilet and sink from standing inside the shower).
The room had two beds, both of which are very uncomfortable! You can feel the wire frame through the mattress, and it makes a lot of noise if ever you roll over or move at all on the bed.
The room has only two plug sockets, which are located in stupid positions in the room. There's a TV, which is impossible to watch due to where it's been added (last minute by the looks of it, just so they can say the room contains a TV) the viewing angle from the beds is horrendous.
The room contains a phone, from which I was expecting a wake up call at 8am, however it didn't work so we were woken up at 9am by a member of staff knocking at the door.
The room decoration is just a few random pictures on the wall, and an 'in case of emergency' sign, which contains some of the worst English in terms of grammar and spelling I've ever read, it's a good read though, something to cheer you up before you leave. But on a serious note, safety instructions should be clear as day.
My favourite thing, as in, the thing that was so disappointing it's almost funny; the breakfast. We were told it was a continental breakfast, so we're thinking bread, cheese, ham, coffee, orange juice, fruit, croissant, pain au chocolat, cereal, toast etc. the breakfast actually consisted of toast (with jam or butter), ginger biscuits, a cold boiled egg (inedible, AVOID) To drink, there's a choice between coffee, tea, and some form of acidic dilute orange juice, which honestly tastes like medicine. It's all served by one woman who speaks little English and doesn't appear all the friendly come 9:30am.
If you're looking for a cheap bed in a good location, then go for it, but expect nothing more.
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