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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 8.39

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

yann bevant

As a family with children

Family Holiday

31 July 2010 yann would recommend this property

Liked: Staff friendly and helpful, place clean and well protected

Disliked: the place is a bit designed like the interior of a small cargo ship and gives the impression of a lack of room, this is particularly the case with the small kitchen a breakfast time . However it is good value for money given the prie of the square inch in London...anoter unpleasant aspect is to have to pay 1£50 for each luggage in the luggage storage room on day of departure

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

Stephen Butler

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

24 July 2010 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good price

Disliked: there was only 1 toilet, at the top of the 5 floors!

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

Edward Poultney

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2010 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: It was easy to find and in the perfect location for us.- especially with the directions given online.

Disliked: The 'continental breakfast ' was dissapointing, slightly misleading description online.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

19 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Rooms very basic

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

Jade Cady

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2010 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: Camden Inn has a mad convenient location right near camden town tube station and within walking distance to all the great entertainment Camden can provide. The staff were friendly and helpful and always there with a smile. Overall I had a positive experience there. The rooms were quite well sized (for London) the breakfast was plentiful and the company was awesome too. I had prebooked a 6 bed dorm but when I got there they were all gone so I got put in a 4 bed dorm for the same amount which was cool.

Disliked: The only thing i didn't like were the showers which while segregated into male and female were just a straight block with very little room and even less privacy.

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

Josh Davis

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

14 July 2010

Liked: was only a 7 minute walk from true Camden

Disliked: The staff did not allow a fellow backpacker who was with me to use the hostel phone to make an emergency call to the ambulance services. The stairs where twisty and some without hand rails, and in case of an emergency such as a fire there where only 2 emergency exits both on the ground floors. There was a deposit required for Key cards and locker keys that was not mentioned in the hostel information.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping

12 July 2010

Liked: nothing much. the provide blankets free of charge

Disliked: stale characterless place with very rude staff. would not recommend

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

Jill Kühne

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

10 July 2010 Jill would recommend this property

Liked: it was not very expensive

Disliked: it was not very clean, the rooms were very small, the breakfast was not so good, the showers were too small, the water was either too cold or too hot, the toilets were not clean and also very small

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cheap for holidays

Disliked: pretty noisy at night

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

COLIN McNaughton-Law

Alone

Business / conference

02 July 2010 COLIN would recommend this property

Liked: I thought the location was quite good, and certain front of house staff were polite and helpful, also an honest and fair price

Disliked: It was far too cramped, especially the shower rooms, it was too close to a popular bus route which was noisy all night into the morning. The price was ok but they dont tell you that you have to pay VAT when you get there which turns out to be the price the translate from Euros, also you need to give them a £10 deposit which you are not told about until you arrive, luckily I was taken pity on as I had no money to eat or drink if I had handed it over.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to locate and very clean. Temperature was good throughout and plug sockets were available for charging mobile phones.

Disliked: Cost to stay differed from the booking on the internet. Thought it was not a large difference, it was disappointing to only be told once we reached the hostel.

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

Customer review

27 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the cleanliness and atmosphere of the hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 June 2010

Liked: almost anything!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 May 2010

Liked: nice if you have no special requests, very cheap, nice area...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 May 2010

Liked: it is good if you want cheap place in a very nice area of london, full of pubs and places full of young people having fun...because it is cheap, it can't offer very much but if you only need place to sleep and shower, with no major demands, it's perfect...there are very small room, with no ventilation at all, it was very hot...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, excellent location, great if you just want some place to stay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

23 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: that the toilets are cleaned 3 times a day.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the room und the value for the money was good! :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Annerose Richter

10 May 2010

Liked: Die Unterkunft ist gut erreichbar, die Bedienung sehr freundlich, die Ausstattung ist nicht besonders, für eine Nacht aber ok, es fehlt ein Bad, wo man sich die Zähne putzen und so weiter ... Bettwäsche und Bett sauber, aber es kamen noch 5 € Taxe dazu, was im Internet nicht erwähnt war, das ist nicht gut, das Frühstück sehr mangelhaft, aber wohl landestypisch, naja für 1 Naxht ok, die Küche sollte mal aufgeräumt und gesäubert werden, aber da der Preis soweit astimmt ist es für eine Nacht ok, wir sind ja auch nicht mehr so jung, es hat aber Spass gemacht, die Heizungen waren zu heiß, schade um die Energie

Disliked: Annerose left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are good, staff are easy going, shower facilities are bizarre, the free breakfast is reasonable the booking system is left to be desired. Overall, a worth while stay and would definitely go again!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 May 2010

Liked: It was close to where I wanted to be & cheap. However it was not comfortable at all. The blankets provided are single thin wool ones, & the window in my room didn't fit properly in the frame so wouldn't shut - I was freezing! Things like toilets & kitchen were poorly signposted so I had to ask for directions for everything. Apparently there were common rooms but I've no idea where.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

27 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location in the middle of Camden.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

DAVID YORATH

23 April 2010

Liked: Avoid Room 11 - long term English guy resides in this room and he's odious - threatening to other travellers.No decent common room.

Disliked: DAVID left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was good to have a family room for four personsAt night not too loud

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Anne Sehl

05 April 2010

Liked: meet nice people

Disliked: Anne left no negative feedback.


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