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Reviews of Smart Hyde Park Inn

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

67.2% Overall Rating

1063 out of 1639 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2014)

"the place is very clean, bedding clean, the breakfast is simple but tasty, the place is very well located"

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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 3.36
  • Towel USD 8.39

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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67.2%

Overall Rating

1063 out of 1639 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Hyde Park Inn'

Atmosphere
59.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
54.4%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
72.0%
Value
67.2%
Safety
64.8%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap but enough just to sleep... really central just a few walk away from hyde park... close to the tube, you can be everywhere really fast

Disliked: includes breakfast but this was just toast with one typ of marmalade ...or cereals...not for everyones taste ;)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's a lovely place for very reasonable price

Disliked: no serious complains

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Alex Bointon

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 June 2011 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, great location, great value for money

Disliked: Shower and toilet facilities need update/repair.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice beds

Disliked: Very noisy

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

Kyle Tavares

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 May 2011

Liked: The only two things that I really liked about this hostel were the location, very close to a tube stop, and that it was relatively inexpensive.

Disliked: I wonder if I could have found a better hostel for the money, even though this place was pretty inexpensive. The things that I disliked about this hostel are as follows: -overall the place was pretty dirty -the showers either were just dirty and/or the water basically trickled down on you -Staff was not the most friendly/helpful -The complementary breakfast consisted of toast, jelly, and some cereal In the end I felt like the place slightly misrepresented itself in the photos online. On the website it looks to be a fun, clean place with people smiling and having a great time, which I feel was not the case at all.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was fantastic. It really is a stone's throw from Hyde Park, and the surrounding area is all nice. And even though the property is far from luxury, it is well worth the price. I would definitely recommend it to someone who wanted to travel cheap.

Disliked: There was a courtyard that had guests screaming at all hours of the night and very early in the morning. They should either monitor guests more closely or close the courtyard at certain hours. I definitely lost sleep over the noise. Lockers were 1,50 pounds per night. The cost wasn't huge, especially for one night, but that would easily add up during a week long stay,

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of people from other counties, good price, staff spoke many languages, no curfew, easy to use keys, staff monitors the doors so it is safe, close to the tube stop, easy to find, wifi in whole building

Disliked: breakfast was only white bread, jam, and cornflakes, not many electrical outlets in rooms, bathrooms were slightly small and dirty, towels are not included.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great

Disliked: Steps, too little bathrooms

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great!

Disliked: Dirty and too crowded

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

Colin McClure

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2011 Colin would recommend this property

Liked: The property was in a great location and was a good size

Disliked: The facilities were dated and the rooms were cramped. Services were also fairly poor and we had to pay for bag storage

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lockers in room

Disliked: Very few showers

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really helpful with a generally laid back and relaxed atmosphere. It felt really safe as well.

Disliked: Nothing really. In terms of value for money I couldn't have expected more.

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

Sarah Little

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2011 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The place is in a great location, the staff helped with travel enquires very well and i found it good value for money where we stayed was very central and anythng that wasn't within walking distance the tube stations were right there

Disliked: was a little tight in some of the room but i found it fine

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

Victoria Harvey

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2011

Liked: I liked having Hyde Park right across the street and the closeness of the tube stattion.

Disliked: Didn't like how crammed the beds were in to such a small space and nowhere to put your things !

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, clean beds, accomodation fully coresponds to the price

Disliked: Nothing, we just needed somewhere to sleep, we have spent all the day away.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 April 2011

Liked: the price

Disliked: The service was poor and the night reception staffwere rude and unhelpful

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Beatriz Rusczyk Cunha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2011 Beatriz would recommend this property

Liked: Good for the price. They have good lockers, although you have to pay 1,5 pounds a day. Breakfast is ok... bread, milk, coffe, cereal. And the curtains on the beds were really good.

Disliked: Showers are not incredible, but you are not going to die if you just go there...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location. Free wifi and free breakfast.

Disliked: A little bit noisy and people sitting on the steps at the enterance.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, really close to tube stops and a few shops a minutes walk away. Standard "hostel breakfast" was good. You pay £1.50 to use the secure lockers underneath each bed for each day which is okay. Beds were good, got too hot under the duvet though! All in all a good stay. People seem to complain a bit about it on this site, but it's a hostel not a hotel you're staying at and this one is fine.

Disliked: Loads of crazy kids running about in the evening when I was there, but I doubt that happens all the time. Cheap bread used in the morning but hey, it's free so WHO AM I TO COMPLAIN!

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 March 2011

Liked: the location was a good one and the surrounding area was safe and full of amenities. very pretty street.

Disliked: cramming WAY too many people into rooms, a 15 person dormroom ought to have a LOT more free space to manoeuvre, the beds were uncomfortable and the room was cramped, airless and there was no place to put your things, hence i had to sleep with all my luggage with me on my bed, as all the floor space had already been taken up, leaving people with very little space to move about. awful. the procedure with the bed clothes was horribly inadequate, people had to bring their dirty bedclothes with them down to the entrance and dump them in a pile, which is disgusting. there should be a laundry box in every room. the stairs, the walls, the bathrooms, the bedrooms, it needs a complete revamping, the showers were cold and pathetic and the facilities were non existent. there was no community friendly vibe, just people doing their own thing. i have stayed in a lot of hostels in my travels, over 30 of them at least, and this was close to the worst.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

16 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was a really good area.

Disliked: sharing with so many people. It was fine for a hostel i just dont like staying in them.

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

BRUNO YAMAMOTO

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 BRUNO would recommend this property

Liked: It's really close to some stores and supermarkets.

Disliked: The room I stayed was really hot.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2011

Liked: Not much, though nothing is really bad...it's not that good either. The breakfast process is very messy and not well organised at all, but it'll get you fed.

Disliked: For the amount i paid a night, everything could be better and cleaner.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 March 2011

Liked: location is excellent

Disliked: Dirty and tiny beds, small beds and narrow rooms - no cupboard at all in the room! breakfast was terrible.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2011

Liked: Cheap, near a part of town with restaurants and some bars.

Disliked: The room had 18 people stuffed into it with very little ventilation, so that it was literally like the room was alive--breathing, sweating. There's no ventilation in the place at all, including the showers. The common area sucked also. Not a good place to meet people. Overall a below average hostel.


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