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Reviews of Smart Camden Inn Hostel

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

69.4% Overall Rating

656 out of 1098 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/01/2015)

"Not far away from Underground Camden Town and from the Camden Market. Short way to shops."

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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 3.14
  • Towel USD 7.84

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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69.4%

Overall Rating

656 out of 1098 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Camden Inn Hostel'

Atmosphere
61.6%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
74.4%
Value
67.2%
Safety
69.6%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

15 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the price is one of the cheapest in London, toilets and shower better than in most dormitories in London

Disliked: the price still high compared to the quality. Beds are uncomfortable, the radiator didn't work, the room was moisture and cold if we kept the window open, if not, then the air was really bad. The breakfast not even worth mentioning..

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

Sarah Buck

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 October 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Camden smart inn is very good value for money, relaxed, safe and confortable. You can get a good nights sleep and access a cosy kitchen, tv room and garden. There is also washing machine access for longer stays. The location is excellent, in between Mornington Cresent and Camden Town.

Disliked: The staff were friendly and helpful but I did have to go back to ask where the showers and kitchen were and what to do with the bedding. There is little signage around and there is no lift access, so be prepared to climb 5 flights up and down for breakfast! There are not many showers but I did not have to wait too long to use one. I would have liked to see soya milk at breakfast for my cereal and hot drinks as a vegan and for those with lactose intolerance! :)

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

25 September 2013

Liked: Location is very central in camden. It was just about ok for a place to crash.

Disliked: Cramped room and beds, grotty bathroom, continental breakfast was very cheap bread and jam. Not value for money . Grumpy staff.

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

Randi Seim

As a family with children

City break

17 September 2013

Liked: Nice comfy beds and friendly staff.

Disliked: Small private bathroom, almost like beeing on a ship. Just jam to put on the bread for breakfast.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 September 2013

Liked: Good location near the underground. Kitchen looked good but we didn't use it.

Disliked: The rooms are super cramped, 6 bed dorm should only be a 4 bed. They get super stuffy at night. You have to pay £2 a day for a locker.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

15 July 2013

Liked: Location only, nothing else.

Disliked: Cleanliness is not great. Int the shower you can't choose the temperature and it depends of the time you take it. The beds are not very large, there is no curtains to get personnal space. Breakfast is the worst ever : just a kitchen when you have a few things display to take, but tasted awful! Finally staff is completely unfriendly.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere friendly and close to places to go....

Disliked: variety in breakfast

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

paul bates

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

10 July 2013 paul would recommend this property

Liked: the location is great

Disliked: paul left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Two of the staff members, I never asked their names, were EXTREMELY helpful and raised my entire opinion if the hostel. I just wish all the staff were like them.

Disliked: Shower, breakfast, comforters.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 June 2013

Liked: absolutely nothing

Disliked: receptionist had a bad attitude and was not helpful whatsoever; everything had a charge including lockers, luggage storage, etc.; one night, they checked in too many poeple in my room and the staff just told the new guests to move the stuff from my bed and take it. i had a hard time even convincing the staff to give me new sheets for a new bed; half of the poeple staying here were junkies; the staff does not care who is there as long as they are getting paid; the room is small and smells of mould; when i was trying to eat their awful breakast in the morning, i was constantly bothered by a fix-it guy who would continually ask if i was done so he could measure the sink or counter.

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

Edwin Ramirez Homs

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

30 May 2013

Liked: Really cheap hostel. Restrooms were unclean. Dorms were small. Hostel charged for everything they could. Just a place to spend the night, honestly.

Disliked: Edwin left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: safe and central, very good for young people very close to all the bars and bar crawls good for a short stay.

Disliked: lots of stair and no lift, hard to move big packpacks.

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.


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