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Reviews of Smart Hyde Park Inn

Hostel | 48-50 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, England W2 3JA

68.0% Overall Rating

1079 out of 1660 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/07/2014)

Grahame Weston thinks…

"The location of the hostel was good for the 2 main parks in that area(Hyde park and Kensington park). Local shops were near-by and it took only 30 minutes to walk to Oxford street from the hostel."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.39
  • Towel USD 8.45

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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68.0%

Overall Rating

1079 out of 1660 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Hyde Park Inn'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
56.8%
Cleanliness
60.8%
Staff
71.2%
Value
72.8%
Safety
64.8%
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51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Ewa Szmytkowska

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013

Liked: Very helpful and friendly staff.

Disliked: 1. Small rooms and toillets. 2. Kitchen space in basement dirty. I couldn't eat breakfast - this place is a pigsty! 3. Noisy nights.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is very strategic to tourist spot

Disliked: the receptionists are all busy chatting to each other while doing their work. one of the receptionist were joining chatting to his colleagues while preparing for my room.,and i have to wait for half an hour for that

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 February 2013

Liked: Location, free breakfast, and free wifi.

Disliked: Awful, reduced my stay to go somewhere else. Very dirty - rooms, bathrooms, common rooms - all disgusting. The whole hostel needs to be cleaned. Poor kitchen facilities, and not enough tables and seats at meal times.

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

GWUISEOP YOON

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2013 GWUISEOP would recommend this property

Liked: cool, I write in korean now 저렴한 가격에 괜찮은 시설입니다. 락커 사용비를 따로 지불해야하지만 전자식으로 되어 있어 안전하고 크기도 24인치 캐리어도 충분히 들어갑니다. 3층침대에 각각 커튼이 있어 괜찮고 최근 페인트칠과 시설 개보수를 진행하고 있어 현재는 어수선한감이 없지 않아 있지만 추후에 이용하시길 좋은 것같습니다. 그리고 서클라인이라 주요관광지와 인접하며 지하철역 바로 앞이라 호스텔 찾기도 쉽습니다.

Disliked: 화장실의 비좁음과 방음이 잘 안되어 도로가 차소리와 사람들의 소리가 잠을 방해하기도 합니다. 귀마개를 챙기는 센스가 있으셔야 할듯. 아침은 정말 간단하게 줍니다.. 무료라 좋지만 간단히 배만 채우실 생각하시는게 좋을 듯합니다. 와이파이가 무료로 제공된다지만 1층에서만이고 제대로 사용이 안될 수도 있습니다.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great people, comfortable rooms, everything great!

Disliked: uncomfortable sinks and showers

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Chee Keong Yap

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 February 2013 Chee Keong would recommend this property

Liked: It's cheap and really value for money, plus free wifi and breakfast are included.

Disliked: A part of the hostel are not clean and the people doesn't seems friendly there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its cheap and really nearby the tube station. and consider a good choice if you dont wanna spend too much for maybe a one night stay.

Disliked: its quite messy because of the long stay customers.. girls have to be careful if you re going to stay alone there

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

beth hamilton

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

20 January 2013 beth would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, good location. A great place to stay over always busy. No long stays allowed. If you look for cheap accomodation in London you can not go past this place. We've stayed there before and will again.

Disliked: Nothing

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

jose carlos dos santos

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 January 2013 jose carlos would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Staff - And Facilities

Disliked: jose carlos left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

17 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, good location, easy. Beds have curtains! Sinks in rooms. Particularly useful if you want just a bed but if you want atmosphere, look elsewhere.

Disliked: Triple bunks aren't fun - the whole structure shakes as you climb to the top. The lockers cost extra so everyone leaves all their stuff on the limited floor space; you can barely walk through the rooms. Limited powerpoints. Not much space in bathrooms so finding space to get changed is a bit of a battle.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: curtains on beds

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The reception staff were incredibly friendly and helpful; a great welcome and departure. Very much appreciated!

Disliked: Shower doors did not lock

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Work / volunteering

07 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location near hyde park and tube, street with shops

Disliked: place sometimes too crowded

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012

Liked: The location was convenient and the staff was helpful.

Disliked: That shit was dirty as hell. The room smelled like feet and there was blood on my travel companion's bed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Many rooms for everything. Location very good. People always doing the cleaning. Automation of everything, at the expense to have to pay extra for everything. Good manners to save water with push fossets. Bunkbeds are quite stable and no noise; nice curtains in the beds; the closest thing you will be to a coffin for a few years to come. Reminds me to Japanese hotels, but for 1/10th of the price. This is a very futuristic hostel place. The problem is that it lost the "hostel spirit" that you find in lots of places. Visitors are just items in the "production line"; nothing wrong with it as long as you like that; others dont.

Disliked: People at the reception desk are cold; they are as automated as the machines. The facility actually has many bathrooms and showers, but staff has not labeled and do not have a map. One can not avoid meeting noisy and unconsiderate people, so expect to see many in the big dorms. Lots of noice outside from Italians and Spanish (I'm Spanish) until early in the morning; comeon people, get a life! there's people that want to rest at 2am!. Internet DID NOT work for most of the time I was there; asked the reception and they said "tomorrow". I do not even think they reset the switch.

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

Hanspeter Liechti

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 October 2012

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Small place in the rooms. Dirty.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are comfortable. It's pretty cheap and the location is good. It was good to see that the owner payed a visit one of the days we were there to correct some of the flaws you will read about below...

Disliked: It's untidy. The wifi was an absolute nightmare to connect too. WAY OVERCROWDED! You can't take a step in the dorm without running into someone else's stuff... And it's pointless to try and sit down to a nice cooked meal. You won't get a turn in the kitchen and you won't find a seat. The people there were not friendly at all. Didn't hold a conversation with anyone. Staff were eh... Couldn't be bothered talking to them on account of being so uncomfortable in the hostel. If your looking for a quick cheap bed, stay here if you can deal with the negatives. If your looking to relax and feel comfortable, pay the extra money for somewhere else...

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

fariba moghanlou

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

11 October 2012 fariba would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheep and clean.

Disliked: I didn't found nothing.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Amir Adja

Alone

Relaxation/spa

09 October 2012 Amir would recommend this property

Liked: thé price and northern blonde girls

Disliked: old peuple who get Baker

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, staff is good but not all of them are experienced. Beds have a tent that gives you some privacy. Many bathrooms to use.

Disliked: The smell at the least in my room wasn't so good. The rooms or at the least mine was too small for the number of the ppl in it.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really cheap hostel, so don't expect too much from it, but it's good for staying there for a couple of nights. The location is good and you can meet a lot of young people there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2012

Liked: close to metro, cheap, recommended if u only needs a bed for a night

Disliked: dirty toilet and shower room, horrible roommates

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

22 September 2012

Liked: Hay cortina en cada cama con lo que tienes más intimidad y no te molesta la gente al entrar y salir.

Disliked: baños muy cutres y sucios

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012

Liked: not much

Disliked: Its just filled with weird old people that walk around in their jocks, and who wake up and are really loud at 6am and some of the staff are quite rude and one harrassed my friend "as a joke".. wasnt funny.. there is no cutlery or bowls, well unless you count a fuckload of plastic spoons, the internet hardly works, and there are heaps of thieves

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2012

Liked: The only thing that really makes this hostel acceptable and able to get away with the poor cleanliness, cramped noisy rooms etc is the price but just pay more and go somewhere better! (Seriously struggled to think of good points)!!! The beds were comfortable and allowed privacy due to the curtains. The showers were hot but gave nowhere to keep your stuff dry, the ventilation was limited as well so it became unbearably stuffy. Good location.

Disliked: Why hasn't this place been shut down? Why is hostel bookers advising this horrid place? Phoned and asked whether they supply hair dryers, was told yes but in fact no they don't, thankfully we took our own anyway. I imagine they'd want a deposit even though they did not think to give that information over the phone. Helpful. Arrived (group of 3girls, 1boy - sleeping 2&2 in separate rooms) and only 3 of 4 had beds!!! Received abuse from another person staying when we were looking for free beds. The all-male reception were VERY unhelpful!! Joked that we could "stay at theirs" if no beds could be found. Found us beds by removing DIRTY LINEN. Ripped back other persons curtain and demanded proof that he was supposed to be staying. Told us if he "touches [us] or does anything again to come [down to us again]". AGAIN? Once should have been enough!?! Safe to say just how unsafe we felt as 3 girls aged 20-22! Went to make our beds and discovered we were given DIRTY LINEN. Not to mention that you are not given a duvet cover only the duvet, just the way to spread bed bugs, we received two pillow cases (for one pillow) and two sheets (one below and one above you although i'm certain most wouldn't bother and just use the duvet). We went for a drink after the situation was resolved and upon returning to our rooms discovered that 2 of our 4 beds had been taken!!! Once again we went to reception, one of the girls who had taken our bed had actually been staying for days and had her stuff moved by the receptionist. Beds were found. Additionally the shower and toilet facilities were filthy as only cleaned once a day. The lights would turn off whilst showering meaning you're stood their waving your arms around with shampoo in your eyes! The dining area was disgustingly dirty, the floor looked like it hadn't been swept in weeks! The whole hostel was cramped with no place to put bags. The bunk beds where 3 up, i nearly had an accident climbing up, thankfully i wasn't groggy & going for a 3am toilet-trip!! You have to pay for everything including forks and knives?? The alternative is plastic plates, cups etc like children. The hot water tap for the coffee was broken, the breakfast was cheap white only bread with cheap jam and butter and/or cornflakes. Like the dirty linen, left behind or forgotten items were not cleaned out. DO NOT STAY.


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