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Reviews of YHA London St Paul's

Hostel | 36 Carter Lane, London, England EC4V 5AB

84.2% Overall Rating

279 out of 323 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/05/2014)

Janine Teichfuss thinks…

"- nice old building in a great and central part of London - a lot of space everywhere"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.29

What's Included

  • Linen

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84.2%

Overall Rating

279 out of 323 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London St Paul's'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
87.2%
Value
84.0%
Safety
87.2%
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42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011

Liked: location,good for young people

Disliked: no safety,very very very dirty,a lot of noise,uncomfortable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, helpfullness, cleanliness

Disliked: beds

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Extra charge of 3 pound per person for non members.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Location - Cleanliness, consider its price If you are not YHA member, an extra 3 pounds sterling per night will be added to your bill.

Disliked: My room was next to the courtyard, and there was a machine (I guess it is a water pump.) which constantly worked through my stay. Also, there were so many noises which can interrupt your sleep e.g. footstep, door noise (people really could not stop opening and closing their room doors) If you are not so sensitive, it is a good choice, consider its price and location.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a place for travellers to hang around either in the food hall or in the lounge area.

Disliked: It does not provide free wifi and there are too little shower facilities.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: trying to find the brown locations signs from the tube

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well situated and very quiet.

Disliked: Nothing specially

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 April 2011

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, good location, good value breakfast & nice food.

Disliked: The toilets could've done with being cleaned more often. The noise levels at night were awful - get earplugs!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The shower and the bed are very comfortable.

Disliked: The WIFI could be accessed in the public area, and no free breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No Electricity in the dorm for my phone,expensive breakfast.Silly check-in and out time. 2pm Check in, Check out at 10.am.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A clean and cozy environment! Great location, good value!

Disliked: ...They charge for EVERYTHING Wifi and lockers should be FREE. 4 pounds for a towel, 1 pound for 20 min of internet, 3 pounds for a lock, 5 pounds for breakfast... it can add up.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, spacious, nice beds and very clean rooms. Good size locker in the room and very central location. I didnt have it but noticedthat the breakfast seemed very good value.

Disliked: The beds are a little close together below and above. Free wifi would be very helpful as the YHA is more expensive than the cheaper hostels and £3 an hour is extremely expensive. I did not notice a members kitchen which used to be part of being a yha member - what is the advantage now especially in London hostels? They are no longer family orientated

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Weird, but interesting atmosphere. Proximity to (chiming) St Paul's.

Disliked: The bunks are very difficult to share with people. Three to one bunk means you have to step on other people's beds if you're any higher than the lowest one.

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

XIAO HAN

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2011 XIAO would recommend this property

Liked: location ,very quiet

Disliked: shower room is not in use

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

Vito Panico

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

04 February 2011 Vito would recommend this property

Liked: location and general cleanliness

Disliked: the window in the room rattled all night. needs some tightening. wi-fi should be free. the internet connection fee is too high.

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

Manuel de la Rosa García

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

31 January 2011 Manuel would recommend this property

Liked: Very well placed, near to St. Paul's church

Disliked: Only one shower for 25-30 beds in our zone

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

Jaime Bosque

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 January 2011

Liked: It's well located altough the area didn't have many things open in the sourroundings.

Disliked: Many of them: 1.- The guy in reception during night shift was really unpleasant. 2.- My towel was stolen in the room. 3.- There's just one shower and one bathroom for the whole ground floor. 4.- Bed wasn't so good, mine was a bit blended although blankets and pillow were really nice.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: simple comfort

Disliked: it is not as cheap as it appears online; there are several additional charges on the spot for basic amenities.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the big lockers in the rooms are really a plus the beds are quite comfy with good linen and 2 pillows

Disliked: not enough showers and toilets no small lights on beds no atmosphere, good place to sleep but not to have fun at member of hostelling international so there's a tax for those who aren't a member, which is not indicated on HostelBookers... You only find out when you get there and have no other option but to pay...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Showers and toilets: too small and not especially clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is superb!

Disliked: Room (women's domatory) was a bit too hot.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 November 2010

Liked: The location is fine.

Disliked: The room is very small and no light for each bed.If someone want to sleep, the others can't read as they want.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: mm

Disliked: mm

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

Customer review

23 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff, clean showers. Definitely would reccomend to friends.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: While the location of the hostel is quite central, that is really only the saving grace. The place is clearly well past it's prime, and is quite expensive compared to the more 'trendy' and modern hostels. During my particular stay there were several people sharing the same room as me who looked homeless (clearly not travellers), so I felt a little unsafe (and I've stayed in quite a few hostels before). The beds are custom built and too many are squeezed into each room. Where they are 3 high, the middle one is like a coffin. I'd stay again if it was the cheapest at the time, but really there's not much special about it, sorry.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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