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Reviews of Venture Hostel

Hostel | 86 Tanner's Hill, London, England SE8 4PN

73.7% Overall Rating

160 out of 225 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/10/2014)

Dawid Miczko thinks…

"I have been in the hostel only for one night but what I could notice a great, family atmosphere in the hostel's pub with really helpful and friendly staff, on my check-out they helped me with my…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.25

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Groups 15 people Plus: Different Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy apply to group bookings (15+ people). Our Groups Department will contact you after you have made a group booking (15+ people) with Terms and Conditions and an Invoice. If you are arriving later than 11.30PM (weekdays) or 12.30AM (weekends), you will need to notify us of your arrival time as after 2.00am there will be no check in. please be advised that only persons over the age of 16 can stay at the hostel.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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73.7%

Overall Rating

160 out of 225 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venture Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
66.4%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
80.8%
Value
75.2%
Safety
76.0%
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25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Stuart O Connell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2012

Liked: Not much

Disliked: I dont usually give such bad ratings but this was rediculous. The pounding music of the downstairs nightclubs went on until 5am! I would understand if it were part of the hostelo but its not. None of the guests would attend it because it's very much a 'local' club. Coupled with this is the fact that everyone turns on the light when they walk into the room AFTER 3am. I counted 6 times that the light was switched on. At one stage the owner walked in, turned on the light and started shouting for 'Victor' then afterwards she banged the dorr and left the light on! The receptionist came into our room 3 times and also turned on the light and rooted through his locker. You have to rent the dishes and cutlery and theres no room to shit down. The clientele are far from what id call backpackers and overall it just seems to be a chaotic place where you wont even meet new people. Usuallly the chaos at least brings atmosphere but NOT here. DONT STAY HERE

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2012

Liked: Pas cher, lits confortables,toilettes propres, pas bruyant

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Matthew Teeven

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 February 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly, perfect stay :)

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very nice. The bathroom is little, and there are a many users so there fastly dirty. The kitchen and bedroom are clean, very good.

Disliked: Rooms are little. There is a pub at the bottom where are there many noise.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Laima Purina

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2012

Liked: The guy who is almost always at the reception is very helpful and deals with all the issues. Other staff doesnt seem very interested.

Disliked: It is like a nonstop party place. Of course it is a hostel where you share the room with other people but there has to be some rules and security. There should be somebody from staff at night because people who go out and come back drunk and in a party mood are bothering others. Some brazilian girls coming back from the party almost let the guy inside the room which was female only. I had to tell them strictly to close the doors and not to do that. There should be more control about what is happening in the rooms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2012

Liked: The beds were fairly comfortable and the complimentary breakfast is nice. They were almost constantly cleaning, and you have access to a kitchen if you feel like keeping leftovers or cooking for yourself.

Disliked: The neighborhood seems a bit sketchy to me. Nothing bad happened, but I did not feel particularly safe in the area.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2011

Liked: The staff tried to help and were friendly.

Disliked: Even if I'm not sensitive at all this hostel made it impossible to get any sleep - it's like trying to sleep inside of a club, not just beside one. Incredibly reckless and rude to have that type of mega loud music (with THAT bass!!) until 6am if people pay you to SLEEP there. Also they put us (two girls) in a (very tiny and so crowded) room with six guys who came as a party group and were drinking and partying inside the room. Those guys were so anti-social that they wouldn't even react when we asked them to turn off the light and the noise, so we had to tell the front desk.... they spoke to our roommates but then simply told us that they couldn't forbid them to go on with their behaviour. Which they did... we felt horrible and sleeping was just impossible. I never experienced any of this in any other hostel - and I've been to a lot of different ones all over the world. The location is pretty far out of the city, there is no tube - you have to go by bus ( a long ride...) and then walk through a not so nice, not safe neigbourhood. Also, the beds we had to sleep in were almost broken and then, when we wanted to use the bathroom in the morning, evrything was full of puke...disgusting!

The property's response is...

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

Lukas Bartakovic

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 November 2011 Lukas would recommend this property

Liked: stuff, rooms were clean

Disliked: neighborhood looks danger but we didnt have any problem, maybe the music from weekend partys but in higher floors no problem

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gabrielle Graetz

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

11 November 2011 Gabrielle would recommend this property

Liked: Was set out nicely

Disliked: The beds were very uncomfortable

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Above a nice pub, lovely people and staff :) a great place to stay, brill value for money! Excelent location for o2 gigs :):)

Disliked: Above a pub that played music till 5am- we did fall asleep tho- I recomend being drunk or very very tired.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Joe Whittaker

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Joe would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms and helpful polite staff

Disliked: i would like to say that journey Greenwich is in lewisham, which is not Greenwich. The room smelt of damp ad the bar did not make me feel welcome.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really loved to be there. People was kind, the place was also clean. The staff open to the guest, Gustavo one of the boy of reception was really cool, helpful and charming (with an exeptional hair dress). So go there if you want to meet kind and open minded people

Disliked: the light that switch off when you are taking your shower and you are full of foam!

The property's response is...

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

Sophie Koerper

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 November 2011 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: A so sympathetic place, really clean and friendly. The staff was so nice always ready to help you. Math was so smiling and warmful ( actually he knows some words in french). Gustavo give such interesting toursitic advice (like how to visit bridge)! I will definitly recommand it to other travlers!

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ade, the owner is really taking care of the place and is really friendly. They have a cleaner in everyday so you know that it's actually being cleaned (and the 2 cleaning girls are so nice. They'll always say hi and chat with you). The other staff are also really friendly. It's not super posh, but it has everything you need. They have free internet in the lounge.

Disliked: The overground station that you need to use, New Cross, is a bit out of the way. And only 1 in every 3 trains from Canada Water (off the Jubilee line) go there. But it wasn't the end of the world. People complained about the music at night, but what do you expect if you are in a hostel above a pub. I didn't mind it. Plus they offer free ear plugs if it really bothers you.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, karaoke night, good price

Disliked: very small kitchen

The property's response is...

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

Alessandro Cherchi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

13 October 2011 Alessandro would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, Great Location, and Great Atmosphere

Disliked: None

The property's response is...

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

jeanne caspard

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

09 October 2011

Liked: not far from the indigo2, we had to go for an event. Very easy to go to London center.

Disliked: Sound systems untill 6 o clock in the morning in the bar of the hostel that is not correct for the people who payed to sleep ! 6 bed dorms are really small : less than 1m separates the 2 bunk beds of 3 beds.

The property's response is...

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

CORREZE Rémy

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

09 October 2011

Liked: Bathrooms cleaning control each hour. Warm. Staff is ok to help you.

Disliked: Strong bass raggae music until 5 or 6 am : is it an hotel or a jamaican nightclub ? And if you consider that there is no way to have a breakfast after 9am, maybe you should inform people that you have to sleep only about 3 hours a night in this place ! Bathrooms without lock or light. No pillow. Walls in paper : vibrations and sounds from the outside or other rooms everywhere.

The property's response is...

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

Gavin Carroll

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 October 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: loud music in bar downstairs until 6am friday night and saturday. no sleep

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

05 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were quite big - at least in the dorm of 6 - the breakfast was decent. Free wi-fi throughout the entire hostel was excellent, although sometimes didn't work.

Disliked: A lot of people were here long-term and they took over the common areas so it was virtually impossible to use the kitchen and the lounge unless you were part of their group. The bathrooms, although cleaned regularly, were still quite gross and smelly. Often, the cleaning also took place late at night as everyone was trying to get ready for bed, and with only 4 shower stalls and 4 toilets for the entire hostel, a whole bathroom can't be taken out of commission like that. Lastly, although they say there is storage for bags, there isn't any secure area to store apart from very narrow lockers in the rooms. The hostel dumps bags behind a banstand in the pub completely unsecured.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are stacked 3 bunks, so it is cramped.

Disliked: Music is loud at night, but I liked it. Some didn't...There is not enough ventilation to support 12 in a room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was absolutely great.

Disliked: You need to buy a padlock for the lockers.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 September 2011

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Lots and Lots of noise

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good cost and breakfast is included, short walk to the overground. Also has a bar and kitchen and free wifi, definetly value for money.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and secure

Disliked: Location did not feel particularly safe

The property's response is...


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