Unfortunately this hostel was the worst of our whole trip, but mostly because it was disgustingly dirty. The whole building itself is old, but the interiors were badly run-down. We had booked a double, but were given a room for four. Of the four beds, all of the bed covers had large blood stains and other stains. Even the walls had brown stains on them.
The bathroom was just as terrible. It smelled horrible (from the damp and probably because our room was in the basement), and looked so unclean I couldn't bear to use the shower.
Our disappointing breakfast was a choice of three types of bagged sliced bread (like Wonderbread) and jam/butter or cereal, coffee and tea, nothing else. The staff was eating fruit, but there was no sign that fruit was available for anyone else.
The woman on staff was a bit curt, but the older gentleman was really very nice and very helpful. He told us where there were good spots to eat, how we could save money taking the tube to St. Pancras rather than the Gatwick Express to get to the airport, directions to the museum, and let us keep our bags at the hostel after we had checked out.
The wifi is free, but was acting a bit wonky when we were using it.
- Also Known As:
- Pickwick Hall London
- Pickwick Hall Hotel London