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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

12 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, close to Camden Market and a large Sainsburys. Several buses to central London stop right in front of the hostel. Staff is nice and helpful. Cleanliness is all right I guess. However, this goes out to some fellas: please stop moaning. It's a budget hostel in zone 2 (!!), you really can't expect a 3-star breakfast (it's toast, one flavour of jam, cornflakes, milk and tea) and golden toilet seats for that price and this location in one of the most expensive cities on this very planet! My room mates were lovely people from Poland and the Netherlands, had lots of fun, even went out for some pints! Cable tv and free wifi was also available.

Disliked: One shower was out of service for my entire stay. However, didn't consider this a huge issue as there were no queues of people waiting to take a shower.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

10 October 2010

Liked: Nothing to like about the place. Horrible. Will never go back.

Disliked: Mixed dorms intimidating. Was the only female in a room shared with 5 men. Awful! Stairway and dorms are cramped. Whole place needs a face-lift.

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

celine pasquier

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping

07 October 2010

Liked: Very well located.

Disliked: Mixed rooms Room too small for 4 people.

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

Robin Wiksander

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

06 October 2010 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: Great service from the guy with the curls! close to everything and both linnen and breakfast included.

Disliked: Great with cleaning every day but could be a bit anoying as we had a whole room by ourselves. maybe a bit more variation at the breakfast and less sugar and white bread, would be worth an aditional pund.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

05 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap and the location couldnt be better

Disliked: The only things I didnt like was that the floors what a little dirty and there could have been few more toilets.

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

Rachael Foden

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

04 October 2010 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: Very well-located and friendly staff

Disliked: Bathroom facilities were a bit sub-par

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

29 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing about the Hostel is the location. Also it was clean and very cheap and the staff was friendly and obliging. There are lockers in the rooms, which cost 1,50 a night but as you can put two suitcases in it, it seems like a fair price to me. Also there is a luggage room, where you can put your luggage after checking out in the morning. It costs 1,50 per piece.The showers were hot, wich is not for granted in cheap hostels.There was a hairdryer in the corridor.And there was a living room with a tv, that's cool when you come to the hostel after a hard day in london and don't want to do anything.Also the kitchen was cool, for it had everything you needed to cook something (except for an oven, but there was a microwave)All in all it was an ok hostel. It's not a great 5 star hotel and it maybe can't hold to german hostel standards too, but for what i heard about english hostels it maybe was pretty good. Especially for that price.

Disliked: There could be more toilets maybe, but it is a very small hostel, so i never had to wait very long. The room was a little bit smelly, but that's maybe normal in such a small 6 dorm. The window didn't close airtightly so maybe it could get cold at night for the people who had to sleep next to the window. But also that seemed typical for this part of the town. The breakfast was only toast with bitter and jam, cornflakes and instant coffee. But in my experience it's the typical "hostel breakfast": bread, which is typical for the country (in france it was baguette, in england it was toast) plus butter and jam. Very uncool was, that one of the housekeepers threw away some stuff of me (toothpaste and stuff). It lay on the floor in some plastic bags, and the housekeeper maybe thought they were empty and just threw it away with the other empty bags which lay on the floor. So don't let any of your stuff on the floor when leaving! All in all it was an ok hostel. It's not a great 5 star hotel and it maybe can't hold to german hostel standards too, but for what i heard about english hostels it maybe was pretty good. Especially for that price.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

29 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the staff

Disliked: Bathrooms and cleanliness

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfest, price, location.

Disliked: I was asked more money than it was stated in my booking . And not only did I pay more, hostel also did not accept that I had already made pre-payment of 10%, so I had to pay the more. Tried to argue but was too tired for a fight.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping

12 September 2010

Liked: cheap, in the middle of Camden Town, good connections to public transport

Disliked: very small rooms, bathrooms, poor breakfast, kitchen was too small for all the guests, linnens were rather disgusting and smelled

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

Georgia Siampani

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 September 2010

Liked: The location was convenient. Free wireless and free computers. Lockers and laundry facilities available.

Disliked: Dirty facilities, full of noise even all night, poor breakfast, dorms very small as well as the toilets (you could hardly stand in there).

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2010

Liked: Just so so.

Disliked: Just so so.

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

Orit Garbourg

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

05 September 2010 Orit would recommend this property

Liked: The best place in Camden Town!! had a blast as always!!

Disliked: Orit left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

27 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, free breakfast, good internet access plus many other good features.

Disliked: Good all round.

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

mara martini

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2010 mara would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hours check-in and very confortable location

Disliked: mara left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The contact with the other clients.

Disliked: Some shower are very small, so small that you can't wash you feet if you are taller than the average. And there are humidity marks in the room.

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

Helen Simpson

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 August 2010 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right near tube station in Camden.

Disliked: Very squeaky door on top floor needs to be oiled! Kept us awake all night with people coming and going. Girls showers need more privacy as there is no lock on the door and anyone can just come in.

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

Ava Berry

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 August 2010 Ava would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Ava left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2010

Liked: Location

Disliked: too small,n expensive

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

Morten Kristensen

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 August 2010 Morten would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Hostelbookers website shows the price without taxes. And you have to pay a deposit on 60 pound and if you pay with creditcard there is an extra fee on 5%. This was really bad. Not a whole lot of people running arround with 350 pound in cash

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

Sarah Forbes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2010 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are really helpful great location and close to regent part a lovely walk!

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

05 August 2010

Liked: Nothing particularly.

Disliked: Very cramped room. Staff very unhelpful and booked me into a room that was already full.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: we liked the friendly stuff the most:) toilets and showers are in the same floor, we liked it a lot. we liked our breakfasts too and especially all the people, it seriously is a fun place and we'll be back:) we also liked that when something was broken, they replaced it asap(sink and plugs).

Disliked: in general we really liked the hostel but if we have to mention some negative things, small showers would be the one. rooms are small too but since you don't spend a lot of time in them it is not so important:) also when you do your booking online taxes are not included and this should be mentioned:) but it is definitely the place we would recommend to other people.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 August 2010

Liked: Hot water

Disliked: Very unfriendly stuff.

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

Bing En See Toh

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2010

Liked: near to tube station, staff is informative.

Disliked: dangerous for people coming back late. they collected VAT from us when it was not stated in the website. room is small n cramp, barely have space to move around, needless to say place our backpacks.


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