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Reviews of Smart Hyde Park Inn

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

69.9% Overall Rating

1082 out of 1664 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 3.35
  • Towel USD 8.35

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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69.9%

Overall Rating

1082 out of 1664 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Hyde Park Inn'

Atmosphere
66.4%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
72.0%
Value
74.4%
Safety
67.2%
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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: low price

Disliked: limited space

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find, plus the room was cheap - i paid 10 pounds for a night and i think that was just the right price.

Disliked: The toilets could have been cleaned a little more often - in general they were okay but when i arrived at midnight the first night there was toilet roll everywhere... although i know sometimes that can't be helped

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location

Disliked: looks old

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

susan rush

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 September 2012 susan would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: the kitchen the rooms could be better ventilated ie fresh air.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are curtains on the beds

Disliked: Noisy

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Lewis Hockley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2012

Liked: Was a very good location

Disliked: Awful showers and toilets!didn't like the 3 teir bunkbeds either and overall the hostel didn't have a very fun or frriendly atmosphere.but for the price its fine if you just need a bed for the night

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good price. and there is a place were people can watch movies in the evening.

Disliked: The room was quite small for 18 people. There was barely any space to put your luggages besides the lockers you had to rent if you wanted to use one. Furthermore, it can be quite noisy in a room with 18 people.

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

Frigyes Szabo

Alone

Business / conference

06 September 2012 Frigyes would recommend this property

Liked: Very reasonable prices

Disliked: Frigyes left no negative feedback.

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

Ankur Garg

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 September 2012 Ankur would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is good here , excellent value for money

Disliked: Wifi did not work inspite of paying for it should be copletely free

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

Esther Speirs

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

06 September 2012 Esther would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and really great value, loved the set up, felt safe! Will definitly stay at this hostel again.

Disliked: Hate to say it but....bed bugs!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Good

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

01 September 2012

Liked: Location and price

Disliked: Toilet and shower facilites.

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

massimo murgia

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Work / volunteering

30 August 2012 massimo would recommend this property

Liked: Everything:location,people,rooms.....

Disliked: Notting dislike

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaner and quieter than expected.

Disliked: Some of the toilets were not that great.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Elinor Engstrom

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 August 2012 Elinor would recommend this property

Liked: OK, but a bit noisy. There are better hostels for the same price, but I would come back if my other options were fully booked.

Disliked: Elinor left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

25 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap, excellent location, friendly & helpful staff, easy-going atmosphere, very good breakfast, v comfortable bed!!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location, very close to the underground & Hyde Park, with supermarkets & restaurants near by. I also liked the beds' curtins, u can have privacy and u are not disturbed by the light.

Disliked: Dorms are quite small, there is no much space for luggage. WiFi is free, but access to PCs is nor free.

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

diane fowler

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 August 2012 diane would recommend this property

Liked: felt very safe and plenty of room for 4 girls in our room

Disliked: not enough plates etc for breakfast

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Caroline Dobrez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2012 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to Hyde Park and two major underground stations.

Disliked: Small reception room that was always incredibly crowded and you have to walk through to get outside. Not kept up very well, but you get what you pay for and with this hostel you are paying for location.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 August 2012

Liked: the location

Disliked: the crampness of the rooms dirty smelly

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

peter lindon

Alone

City break

25 July 2012 peter would recommend this property

Liked: beds and curtains and showers,

Disliked: A bit of a small hostel with not much space around the hotel

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

Clarissa Pamplona

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2012 Clarissa would recommend this property

Liked: the crew is very nice and likes to helps us when asked. the place is clean and the athmosphere is very good. they have safes (you have to pay but its ok cause increases security).

Disliked: the things i didnt like is that internet is free for only a hour per day so after that you have to pay one pound and also that the internet doesnt work on the third floor. they charge everything froom internet to towel.


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