Late night drinks in the Paddington Hilton "Steam Bar" with friends meant I just missed my last 2:00 am train and would have had near a 3 hour wait on a cold platform ...
Hilton was resolute on £150 a room (used the hotel at a friend's expense ... and lovely if you check in early enough to use the facilities ... but not at 2:00am) !
So I crossed the road and the Sophia was still open. Negotiated £35 for a room ... ran off to grab a quick take-away ... asleep 3am ...
Woken at 10am to the sound of rumbling tube trains ...
Sheets were clean, bathroom primitive but useable, only for emergency accommodation, sleep two for £45, might be well OK for backpackers.
Most basic hotel, but no bed bugs and offers rooms at the price of a meal ... better than an outdoor sleeping bag ... and negotiable prices as nobody pre-books expecting a proper hotel !
Its a clean bed for the night, that's all.
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