I stayed in one of the 9-bed rooms. I have read about the reviews before I went so I expected the worst, but it was OOOKKK, There is not much space but I guess it was good enough. Just don't expect 5 star, 4 star or even 2 or 3 star hotels. You get a bed and about 20cm of space to put your bags. But my biggest problem was the toilet. There is one toilet for 9 people. No hooks to hang anything. The shower is not adjustable so it just sprays everywhere onto the floor. Very poorly designed, whoever designed it, did not think about practical issues.
Staff were OOOOKKKK. Not that friendly. Didn't speak English very well some of them. They did not have enough pillow cases (...wth) but didn't seem apologetic, just shoved to me another bed sheet to use as a pillowcase.
They did not have enough city maps when I was there!! This is the first hostel I have been to that has done this. How do you travel through London if you have no idea where you are?
Location is excellent. Walking distance to tube stations, bus stops and Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. You can even walk to Oxford Street (which I did) in about 30 mins. Unfortunately, that's about all that is good about the hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 110 yrd from Hyde Park, this hostel is a 5-minute walk from Queensway Underground Station. It offers spacious rooms with an en suite bathroom and free WiFi access throughout. The dormitories at Smart Hyde Park View all have lockers and a hairdryer for guests to use. Private rooms are also available, with a TV and telephone in each. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas. There is a lounge bar for guests to enjoy, with drinks, snacks and a flat-screen TV. Continental breakfasts are served daily. There is a 24-hour front desk and free luggage storage for early check-ins. The property is set in a classic listed building on a residential street in the heart of London's bohemian Bayswater, one of London's most beautiful districts. Smart Hyde Park View is 875 yrd from Kensington Gardens, and Marble Arch and Oxford Street are within 20 minutes' walk. The Royal Albert Hall can also be reached in 20 minutes' walk, and Westminster and the Big Ben are a 10-minute Tube ride away. Westminster is a great choice for travellers interested in Shopping, Theatre and Monuments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smart Hyde Park View Hotel London