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Reviews of Smart Camden Inn

Hostel | 55-57 Bayham Street, Camden, London, England NW1 0AA

67.5% Overall Rating

643 out of 1077 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/03/2014)

Rhodri Curran thinks…

"In all honesty, there wasn't much we liked. Have stayed in 3 hostels in London in last week and about 10 in Italy and France over last 5 weeks and this one was the worst we stayed in. The location…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.36
  • Towel USD 8.38

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept bookings for longer than 14 nights or a booking for more than 10 people. In the case of such a booking the booking will be cancelled without a refund of your deposit. In the case of wanting to book more than 10 people please contact: groups@hostelbookers.com.

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67.5%

Overall Rating

643 out of 1077 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Camden Inn'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
69.6%
Value
68.8%
Safety
66.4%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

08 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, 2mins from tube down a quiet-ish back street so not so noisy at night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Daiane Bauer

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2013 Daiane would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff.

Disliked: Small bathroom and dirty. Poor breakfast.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Responsiveness

Disliked: only 2 option breakfast

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

24 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean well heated rooms.

Disliked: There are a large number of narrow stairwells to negotiate.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value and within walking distance of multiple tube stations. Am a fan of the Camden location, really fun place.

Disliked: Staff aren't as friendly as other hostels I've stayed in, and the stairs, so many stairs. But I would still stay there again.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 March 2013

Liked: Price

Disliked: This is ridiculously non-backpacker place, I saw almost no youth face. Instead, the the small social area in the evening was dominated by 50+ homeless losers who were drinking cheap beers.... Cheap TV-mediated chat... I had to sleep in a room with all old people, one of them seems to be cross-dresser (wears female black nylon stocking)... A place for freaks...

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

Goekcen Koc

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 February 2013 Goekcen would recommend this property

Liked: Great price for a 6 bedroom room. Coffee and milk at breakfast.

Disliked: It was very loud than someone was in the bathroom. Very small rooms and corridors. One member of the staff was not very talkative and helpful.

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

DANIEL LINDEBORG

Alone

City break

20 February 2013 DANIEL would recommend this property

Liked: cheap

Disliked: liked everything

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, perfect for those new to the city. Very basic accommodation but cleaning was regulated to an adequate level. Plenty of people stay in the common room and kitchen areas so there's every chance of hanging out with cool people, very social. The staff were civil and the receptionists were very friendly, helpful and polite. Basically a great place to sleep for cheap and perfect for discovering the city starting with Camden Town (2 mins walk) and Camden underground station (2mins walk). Food is more than affordable so take the opportunity to cook in the hostel kitchen.

Disliked: Ensuite showers leak onto the bedroom floor and there's nothing to clean the water up with (unless you're willing to sacrifice you own towel), the water also sprays across the whole shower cubical so there's zero chance of keeping your hair dry (shower cap was vital). The bedrooms are very small but the more beds in them the less space there is to walk, change clothes, get past other occupants etc. An 8 bed room barely housed enough space for luggage. I stayed in two different rooms, one was lovely and well heated all day, the other was so cold at night I had cover up with my coat. There's one computer for the whole property at £0.50 for 15 minutes . You can store luggage before/after your stay for 1.50 per bag (it was bit unreasonable that I paid more having two small bags than someone with 1 huge suitcase). There was attempted theft through the dorm window but keep them shut and you'll be fine.

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

sabrina kiupel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 February 2013 sabrina would recommend this property

Liked: nice stuff, nice people in hostel

Disliked: all pretty small (stairways etc.). few toilets

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the prize.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Lisiane bauer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013

Liked: the price

Disliked: the lack of space

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2012

Liked: It's cheap, but you get what you pay for- the place is only good if you just want a bed and no space for anything else.

Disliked: Pretty much everything, but mainly that there are mousetraps in the place- doesn't make it feel very clean. Freezing showers barely big enough to get in, no towels, very small living room for the number of people staying there. Had to haul a huge suitcase up three floors.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is perfect: easy access to tube and several bus lines. Reception staff is friendly and helpful. Everything works with a key card, so it makes things safer. Breakfast was enough to start the day.

Disliked: The place could use a good scrub, especially the floors.

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

Petra Dimech

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 December 2012 Petra would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location and everything about it was great to be truly honest. People were friendly, was clean, rooms checked once daily to make sure all amenities are working correctly.

Disliked: Nothing at all. I will definitely stay there again!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, very near to the activity I was involved with.

Disliked: Breakfast area seemed bit small compared to other hostels have stayed in. Also prefer having curtains round bed, but was ok.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A nice guy, the last day he help us to get a taxi to the airport, without us we asked for it :)

Disliked: nothing I disliked

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cosy lots of people basic all there.cheap friendly well one reception who printed me a map and changed my room when i had a problem with another guest in a dorm.

Disliked: Not as clean as could of been very crampt little dorms.very basic .didnt really feel the over all moral of staff was possitive for central london really.lot of passing people who could do with bit more help really.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

23 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location

Disliked: too crowded and a bit dirty

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, not much but for free

Disliked: rooms are too tiny (only 1bathroom for 14 people...tiny as well)

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

Morgane Legars

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

13 October 2012 Morgane would recommend this property

Liked: it's nice and perfectly situated

Disliked: the day i was there, it was full. too many people is a bit too much sometimes but i didn't stay long anyway so it's cool

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jarmila Dolinova

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2012 Jarmila would recommend this property

Liked: Čisto, vybavení.

Disliked: Zavírání pokojů hlasité. Nefunkční zamykání trezorů na pokoji.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and conviviality.

Disliked: Cramped quarters: not suitable if you are travelling with much luggage.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

11 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: el desayuno

Disliked: Los sensores de las luces no funcionan correctamente No hay enchufes en las habitaciones!!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Dina Crnec

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

10 October 2012 Dina would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: too tiny rooms


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