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Reviews of Smart Camden Inn

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

68.6% Overall Rating

643 out of 1076 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 8.39

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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68.6%

Overall Rating

643 out of 1076 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Camden Inn'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
69.6%
Value
70.4%
Safety
68.8%
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42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 March 2012

Liked: its location only

Disliked: late building work until 9.45 at night time ( 2nd floor), duvet cover not changed facilities extremly poor!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

10 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel had a very friendly atmosphere. The staff were very nice. There was a little of construction going on in the building, but that didn't disrupt anything that was happening. The location is excellent, being in the middle of Camden Town. The beds are very old but are comfortable. Understandable since it is a hostel. I've been to other hostels that had noisy, uncomfortable bed.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

James Dawkins

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

27 February 2012 James would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, comfortable and very cheap with only a very short walk into Camden.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Salah Idabderrahim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2012 Salah would recommend this property

Liked: very quiet and nice place, near Camden market

Disliked: Salah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, Clean & Good Location! Everyone we met were super friendly including the staff (Ollie) who took us down the road to the store when we were slightly intoxicated to buy munchies.

Disliked: No power points in the rooms but apart from that everything was Amazing !

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

Gareth Hughes

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 February 2012 Gareth would recommend this property

Liked: Great value and location.

Disliked: Was a bit cramped and didn't like the £10 deposit although it is returned.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Buena relación calidad-precio. Ubicación excelente, sin ruidos de la calle

Disliked: Zonas comunes y habitaciones muy pequeñas

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, very easy access to everything and vey very nice prices.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sašo Gorjanc

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2012 Sašo would recommend this property

Liked: the price and location

Disliked: Rooms are boiling hot (and I was staying there in the middle of January)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

13 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Couldnt have got a better location or a better price. Perfect for budget traveller needs.

Disliked: Rather compact and had to stand on the street to smoke.

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

YUK FAI CHUNG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2012

Liked: there are some restaurants in nearby are quite nice.

Disliked: the shower room and washroom are not clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

04 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: There was nothing I disliked

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

17 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff

Disliked: A bit dirty due to reconstruction

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

Sieglinde Bauer

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 November 2011 Sieglinde would recommend this property

Liked: Very basic hostel which does the job for the money. It's in a more quiet area of Camden but not too far away. Perfect for shopping/nightlife and you still can get some rest.

Disliked: No sockets in rooms, tricky to dry your hair. There's one hairdryer on the way down to the kitchen which I saw too late.

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

PAUL MELLETT

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 October 2011 PAUL would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and free wifi

Disliked: breakfast and communal areas too small and more toilets needed

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing in particular

Disliked: nothing in particular

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

Toby Pratt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

19 September 2011 Toby would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the delights that Camden has to offer. Cheap for the area and did the job required.

Disliked: The staff on arrival was miserable, must have caught him on a bad day. It would have been great if they sold some beer at reception to take downstairs to the common area.

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

Jose Jurado Aranda

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 September 2011 Jose would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere among hostellers, clean, useful location near Camden and not far from centre of London.

Disliked: Nothing worth mentioning, thanks.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2011

Liked: The location is great. Right in the heart of Camden and not far from the Tube.

Disliked: Very cramped and dirty. The staff were unhelpful and rude. Pretty much everything apart from the bed you're sleeping on will cost you extra money. There weren't enough toilets for the amount of people staying in the hostel and the showers have glass doors so everyone can see your bits. I assume the owners figured awhile ago the location they're in means they don't have to do anything above the basic to get people to stay in their hostel. I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you plan to spend only the time you're asleep in the hostel.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

18 August 2011

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Very noisy

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

Linda de Bruijn

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 August 2011 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: That we could chose for a female room. And the room was very clean.

Disliked: There was no electricity near the mirrors and there was no airconditioning. The toilet didnt flush and the beds werent comfortable. We had to pay for the lockers as well, wich i think is unfair, cause you already pay for the room. And there were no doors at the showers.

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

Andrew Rawlinson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

07 August 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Location - 3 minute walk from worlds end pub / Decent clean room / Free tea & coffee facilities / Having a door card so you can come and go as needed

Disliked: 'Free Continental Breakfast' turned out to be bread & toaster

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Michael Schulz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap Price and Fantastic location! Nothing fancy at all, very very simple but a great location and ok place to lay your head down at night. I am coming back, not because its a great hostel but because its in a good location and the price is right. There are only 2 hostels in Camden I found and this one is cheapest.

Disliked: Its really just a place to lay your head down at night, nothing more. Very simple, also if you want your stuff locked up it cost 1,50 per day because you can not use a padlock and have to buy there locker key. Its a bit run down and the beds are flimsy but it worked. Also there is no fan on the top floor and gets really hot in the summer sometimes.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are pretty good for the price. The floors are made of Lino, easy to clean. Bunk beds in the room I had were comfy enough. The hostel provides you with sheets and a disposable pillow case for those concious of head lice. My roomates were very considerate and chatty. The man at the front desk printed me off a google map when I was venturing to the other side of town, very nice.

Disliked: Doors are noisy when they close. Showers are a little annoying. Basically you have to push a button every minute for the water to keep going. Not a huge problem really. No elevator but only 3 floors.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location and extremely helpful staff!

Disliked: Breakfast was limited: only toast, jam, margarine, cereals, coffee/tea available. Cleaning could be better. Room was quite hot and noisy (because we need to keep window open in the nights).


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