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Reviews of Smart Camden Inn

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

66.6% Overall Rating

650 out of 1089 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/07/2014)

"Very central, no curfew, secure lockers (with fee). Not bad for a short stay but 2 nights was all we could take."

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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 3.33
  • Towel USD 8.32

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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66.6%

Overall Rating

650 out of 1089 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Camden Inn'

Atmosphere
61.6%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
55.2%
Cleanliness
60.0%
Staff
71.2%
Value
66.4%
Safety
66.4%
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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.

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.


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