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Hostel | 13 School Lane, Harlow, Harlow, England CM20 2QD

73.7% Overall Rating

93 out of 118 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/06/2014)

"I arrived in the middle of the night and the guy working there (I forget his name) was really nice, helped me get to the hostel and even printed my boarding pass for me."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 42.45
  • Breakfast USD 7.64
  • Towel USD 3.40

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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73.7%

Overall Rating

93 out of 118 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Harlow International Hostel'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
70.4%
Facilities
64.8%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
73.6%
Safety
78.4%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near station & cinemas

Disliked: 1 person - unsure whether hosteller or staff- was talking non stop. No TV

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I arrived in the middle of the night and the guy working there (I forget his name) was really nice, helped me get to the hostel and even printed my boarding pass for me.

Disliked: The dorm rooms are located in a different building, which is fine, but their showers and bathrooms were much less clean compared to the other building

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was ok, staff was friendly

Disliked: It was cold, there was hot air condition but the noise kept me awake, so I turned it off and endured the cold temperature, couldn't sleep at all

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They lent me an alarm clock as my phone had died

Disliked: Was a little hard to find if you didnt want to walk through the park in the dark!

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2013

Liked: Close to Stansted but not really worth it, in the middle of nowhere with limited facilities, better off staying near Liverpool street or Seven Sisters station

Disliked: The shower, had to keep pressing the button and would only turn on for 3 seconds at a time!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the kitchen and the provided breakfast. Basically you can get everything you need without even going out shopping. The staff is really helpful und the lounge comfortable. They have a lot of games to play and a well stocked bookshelf, also very helpful cards if you want to experience the city. Rooms and facilities are good, nothing to complain about. You can leave your luggage on your departure date and the hostel has got free wifi. We really liked it there und would recomend it to others.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful. Hostel is in a quiet location near to train station and town centre.

Disliked: Even when the annex showers are working the facilities will still be sparce for the number of guests. The room and bedding were damp. Although the weather was wet I'm sure leaving the window open would have helped ventilate the room. This is an ex-YHA hostel and assumably they sold it to avoid renevating it.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2012

Liked: It is close to the railway station

Disliked: Don't put travellers who only stay for one night and people who actually live and work there (!) in one room. The room was full of luggage and the noise was starting at 6am.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jason Hewitt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

22 October 2011 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay when getting in late or leaving early from Standsted airport. The owner and staff made everything super easy for us, especially when our plane was delayed and we arrived at 3.30am! Make sure you head to the carvery near the train station, good times!

Disliked: Filter coffee would have saved my life!!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Patrick Coleman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2011 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms in the main building and rooms were kept very clean (bathrooms in the annex were less so), though there was a smell of mould and damp in the corridors. The place was reasonably secure - the exterior doors have a code, giving you 24-hour access, and rooms have individual locked doors and keys. We asked for a 3-bed private room and got a 4-bed and then a 5-bed dorm to ourselves; the 5-bed room was large, with a desk and a couple of chairs. A computer with internet access and a cable to plug your laptop into is provided in the common room for free (Internet access was super fast). Breakfast is provided - a selection of cereals, tea, a few condiments. Milk and basic supplies are available for purchase. The single male shower (see below) was clean and hot. There's a large sci-fi book collection to read or swap. A large inflatable Dalek is available.

Disliked: The property is split into a main building and an annex, with a few more rooms. Unfortunately, the annex has no showers as I understand there's currently renovations under way - there's only one shower for each gender, located in the main building. This means if your room is in the annex you're walking outside through the rain each morning. The annex does however have a couple of sinks and toilets. These toilets were very much a construction zone, and didn't feel all that clean. None of the bathrooms had soap available, unfortunately, and perhaps half the basins didn't have mirrors.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff, helpful, close to train station, big park and supermarket

Disliked: we didnt really see any other travellers, showers were a bit dodgy

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very kind!!

Disliked: It took a long time to get hot water from the shower.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Peter Bimba

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

23 October 2010 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Richard and his staff were very helpful. Great location for cheap accomodation near London.

Disliked: Womens shower could be upgraded.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sandra Edwards

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

15 October 2010 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: convenient we have family in church Langley

Disliked: Sandra left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the backyard is beautiful and the staff is very nice.

Disliked: There was a damp smell in the rooms.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

21 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent place to stay ahead of a morning flight from Stansted Airport

Disliked: Currently being renovated

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

16 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely location with a pub opposite but very quiet and rura with a lovely garden area whilst being very close to train station

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Juha Takkinen

05 May 2010 Juha would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds for sleeping. Close to both Stansted Airport (15 min. by train) and London (30 min. by train) and also the city of Harlow. Nice park and surroundings.

Disliked: Juha left no negative feedback.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

philip mullen

14 March 2010

Liked: x

Disliked: philip left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 November 2009

Liked: Safe and Secure

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

01 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A basic hostel with good beds. The location to Stanstead is excellent.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Christelle Dammann

09 September 2009

Liked: the man at the evening was friendly

Disliked: Christelle left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Tina Hoeh

04 August 2009 Tina would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly place with a lovely garden. Next to a pub and close to the town park. Staff is very helpful.

Disliked: Tina left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

21 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiete location and flexible helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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