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Destinations Hostels
Ranked #110 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Great week in London!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The good: The rooms and bathrooms are clean and comfortable. There are curtains around each bed, with a reading light and outlet next to each one. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The pub is right across the street from the London Center of contemporary music, so if the window happens to be open you'll hear some nice music every day starting at around 11:00 AM. Sound does not carry through the building. Underground stations and a nice choice of restaurants and food stores are well within walking distance.

The slightly less good: The fridge is a bit small, and the only food preparation device available is a kettle, though that was enough to keep me happy for a week long stay. This is a pub with sleeping space upstairs, so don't stay here if you want to bake a cake or something.

Overall I had a fantastic stay, and would return again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I came to this hostel expecting something a little better. The place were the hostel rooms lie is not comfortable at all. Although it is true that the rooms include a TV, coffee and tea making facilities and a desktop computer, they themselves are quite small, not speaking of the bathrooms. Only two WC and two showers. However, this was not the main problems. One day, two of our roommates had left, leaving us with the room to our own. Then, we thought another guests were coming, but it was one of the members of the staff, bringing a girl to our room. They spent all nignt and morning having sex and chatting with no discretion. I had had a rough night and it was quite difficult for me to get to sleep. When we realised it was one member of the staff, we felt very disappointed. That put in risk both our privacy and our security.
The location is good, near London Bridge station. One thing more, the pub is not the cheapest.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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cfg1960, Manager at Destinations Hostels, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We are sorry to hear about this situation and feel bad that this ruined your stay with us, we have now terminated this staff members employment and told all our existing staff that if they do this there employment will also be terminated, we hope you will accept a discount of 25% if you will choose our hostel the next time your in London, again we apologize for this situation, our prices are not as expensive as you think, so much cheaper than other pubs in the same area.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I have been visiting London regularly for the last few years and having discovered the Rose and Crown I never stay elsewhere!

The staff are friendly, funny and very helpful. The pub has a great atmosphere but the sound does not travel up to the rooms. The rooms themselves are great, clean facilities well maintained with blackout curtains around the beds, lamps and a plug socket for each bed, tv, computer, fridge, desk and ample hanging/storage space. The breakfast has a good range of products included (cereal, toast, many toppings, pastries, fruit and boiled eggs) as well as tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Absolutely brilliant, looking forward to my next stay (in two days time!!!)

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Destinations Hostels

Property: Destinations Hostels
Address: 65 Union Street | Rose and Crown, London SE1 1SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark , London Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 20 bed hostel with all the amenities found in most hotel rooms, we have 2 x 4 bed dorms and 2 x 6 bed dorms, plus we have 1 private room, none have en suite facilities. ... more   less 
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