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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 3.34
  • Towel USD 8.34

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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57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2011

Liked: Location, location, location. Could not be better placed.

Disliked: The staff was unfriendly and different members would tell you different rules/instructions. Expect charges not listed on the website.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: OK for situation

Disliked: one shower for one floor is clearly too few...!

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011

Liked: relatively inexpensive, pretty good location

Disliked: poorly maintained

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

18 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and staff

Disliked: 6-bed room incredibly small. not even enough room for our luggage on the floor surface. building quite old, poorly kept. poor breakfast. but I'd still recommend the location if you only need a cheap place for sleeping. very good location in camden, 5minutes from/to tube station. I'd go there again if I should need it.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Tracey Ball

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

10 May 2011 Tracey would recommend this property

Liked: Location is perfect, you get what you pay for too. Basic but it is all you need for a short stay in London.

Disliked: Sockets in my room did not work so could not straighten my hair, minor inconvenience as there was a mirror and working socket in the hall but would have preferred to not have felt a nuisance standing in a small hallway messing around with my hair.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in Camden

Disliked: Reception not friendly

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

07 May 2011

Liked: somewhere to sleep for a few hours

Disliked: pretty much everything

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is cheap and has good brekafast

Disliked: showers and toilets are untidy and not working properly

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cheap hostel and perfectly located close to the tube. safe place to stay with some nice music venues around. rooms are small but tidy. showers are okay for a couple of days. toilets are distgusting though... stayed there on my own for 2 days and that's okay.

Disliked: toilets are a mess...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011

Liked: No comment

Disliked: No comment

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2011

Liked: The location is good for young people. Near the subway.

Disliked: The beds are short for me (1,86 m) the batroom was in another floor, so was the showers and they could be a bit cleaner. the breakfast could be a bit better. Sometimes the staff could be more welcoming. I didn´t have an outlet in my room because it was right behind somebodyelses bed, so it was useless, so I had to use the receptions outlet. A bit far to try to walk to the major places. So you spend a lot of money on transport.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2011

Liked: staff is nice and helpfull

Disliked: filthy, broken taps, broken heatings, smelly blankets and pillows

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

Marcel Pinger

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 April 2011 Marcel would recommend this property

Liked: particularly the polite and helpful staff, cleanliness was okay for a hostel, 24h opening times and 24h staff at the counter, brilliant location in the middle of Camden - great!

Disliked: the toilet next to our room (40) didn't flush properly, I wouldn't recommend using that one... that's why I ticked the box between 'average' and 'bad' on cleanliness. Otherwise nothing negative to say! Remember it's a hoStel, not a hotel.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s equitable and neer to the market and easy to go to by bus and tube for to go to other places.

Disliked: It was to noisy from other visitors I´m strongly recommended ear blocks if you want to sleep.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Carlos Barrachina

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2011

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Really small bedrooms Toilets and shower separate to your room.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

14 March 2011

Liked: not alot

Disliked: alot

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Rebecca Blatherwick

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Was on the bottom floor next to kitchen, was EXTREMELY loud.. Could hear all the footsteps from the room above .. Didn't get much sleep.. Sheets had holes and marks Very basic.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 January 2011

Liked: It is a good time and fun place to meet people with an excellent location.

Disliked: The cleanliness is terrible, the doors are always sticky. The kitchen is disgusting and full of ants, good luck finding some clean dishes. Also the staff will shut down the common rooms if to many people start having fun and having a few drinks.

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

Christopher Bartlett

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2011 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: we only arrived at midnight and left at 6am but the place was easy to find, reasonable clean. Great that they had 24 hour reception.

Disliked: It was very loud with people in the hallways all night/morning.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness, cleanless and lots of fun...

Disliked: would have been better to have more cooking facilities and toiletes

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 January 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: it is noisy at midnight. can hear noises from the street, people walking outside the room and also cracking sound from door. to use the locker had to pay extra 1.50.

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

Nele Van Eyken

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2011

Liked: breakfast was ok, clean sheets, good location in Camden, pubs, shops, restaurants

Disliked: room too hot, to much noise in the building, taxes of 17.5% weren't included,

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 January 2011

Liked: it was cheap

Disliked: cleansing

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

Sébastien Leclercq

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2010 Sébastien would recommend this property

Liked: close to Camdem en Koko club

Disliked: breakfast minimalist small beds and rooms


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