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Reviews of YHA London Central

Hostel | 104 - 108, Bolsover Street, London, England W1W 5NU

92.9% Overall Rating

833 out of 867 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

Man Wai Fanny Lai thinks…

"good location, walking distance to British Museum and British Library as well as Euston station. great to have washing machine and dryer, no one use and no need to queue up."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.46
  • Towel USD 3.31

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

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92.9%

Overall Rating

833 out of 867 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London Central'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
91.2%
Value
92.8%
Safety
94.4%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

stefano bono

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 December 2011 stefano would recommend this property

Liked: Is in good location and clean.

Disliked: the rooms are too small for eight people

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

ADNAN EGE KUTAY

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 ADNAN EGE would recommend this property

Liked: it was very central.

Disliked: There was too much old people. This hostel works with membership program. So you should pay more when you arrive for membership card.

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

alice manzoni

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 alice would recommend this property

Liked: The room is clean, small but functional. the kitchen is well organised and very clean!

Disliked: you need to have switch on the heater early in the private room, if you want to take a hot shower!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place to stay, I would recommend it.

Disliked: The reception-bar-dinning room-internet point-.... is small. And they don't have free wi-fi.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very well-located and the staff was incredibly helpful.

Disliked: There were a lot of hidden fees. The price quoted was with a membership, which costs an additional ten pounds. Using the internet, which is only available in the lobby, is also an additional cost. In order to use the lockers, you must provide your own lock or purchase one at the desk.

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

Manu Franken

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

08 December 2011 Manu would recommend this property

Liked: You can regulate the heating in your room and also open the window (in comparison to YHA St. Pancras which only has air conditioning and non-opening windows ... at least in the rooms I' ve stayed in). Fantastic value for money ... on the same street is an ugly looking Holiday Inn where we went in out of interest to check the prices ... cheapest: £240 for a room! The YHA Central looks very pretty from the outside and has all the comfort you need! I love the hard mattresses on the beds. Very friendly staff who was interested in every single customer! Great service that there are 3 staff at the reception ... at the Holiday Inn we had to wait ages to ask the 1 staff a question! It even felt quiet safe to walk on Bolsover Street at night, it is well lit. It's a great location, also close to some green in Regent's Park.

Disliked: Manu left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

02 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a good reception/common area. Staff were nice. Was clean. Good kitchen. Pretty decent location, close to Oxford St.

Disliked: Had to pay for wifi, the 8 bed dorm was cramped to the max, there were only 2 toilets and 2 showers per floor for who know's how many people.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!! Great location! Very helpfull staff! Very clean!

Disliked: Nothing!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ana Goltez

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2011 Ana would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff, good location - near Oxford Circus, Warren Street and Godge Street tube stations.

Disliked: No towels :(

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location and very nice staff. Room was perfect for our needs

Disliked: no towels included. No info about that you needed to have a membership as that there was additional cost for that.

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

Marek Gluszczak

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2011 Marek would recommend this property

Liked: Everythink : nice young staff; charming athmosphere; very nice reception room - great design; comfortable and clean room, nice colourfull bedclouting.

Disliked: nothing

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

Ben Horner

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

14 November 2011 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Location, clean, good shower, safe

Disliked: A bit pricey - but worth it as it's very clean and centrally located.

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

Matt Ross

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2011 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Great location - close enough to central London (Oxford Circus area) yet far enough away that it's "far from the madding crowd".

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything.

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

Anna Zielinska

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The stuff was very friendly and helpful and the location was really amazing (just 5 minutes walk from the Oxford Street).

Disliked: The room was too small and it had no window actually (because it was located on the -1 level). There were no keys to the lockers.

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

lydia garcia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

02 November 2011 lydia would recommend this property

Liked: Safe location Staff was helpful CLEAN rooms Serves food and drinks

Disliked: A little far away from clubs/bars, still in walking distance though You have to pay for wi-fi, and you can only use it in lobby

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Majority staff not friendly

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the fun atmosphere and there was an option for breakfast, good location. Clean too.

Disliked: You were supposed to bring your own lock and a fee was charged because we weren't members, so less friendly to people who dont visit hostels often. There weren't a lot of showers and toilets which can be a problem in busy times.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly and the lobby brought back college memories of "residence living": extremely dynamic, lively and fun. The facilities came in quite handy too: access to internet, laundry, baggage storage, cafeteria, you basically had most amenities at your disposal.

Disliked: The shared bathroom/shower was quite a drag especially in the morning when the wait times were extensive (so I highly recommend getting an en-suite, if available). London is known to be expensive but this hostel made it no easier on the poor traveler lol - they had just about anything you needed (laundry, towels, locks, wall plug converter, food, internet, etc) but it all came at a cost... nothing was free so just a heads up, bring lots of cash on hand!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Selvador Bruiners

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2011 Selvador would recommend this property

Liked: The welcoming & extremely helpful apprach of the staff is simply superb!

Disliked: The small lift, lol!

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

IVICA JELIC

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

08 October 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: atmosphere like in kindergarten, no tap beer, bad air-condition

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

Craig Dale

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2011 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, super-friendly staff, restaurant/bar on site, grocery nearby.

Disliked: Sunny room on 5th floor got a bit stuffy at times, window only opened a few inches, but not unbearable.

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

Carlo Sivieri de Assis Rocha

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Carlo would recommend this property

Liked: A good hostel, clean and with a good breakfeast.

Disliked: Too big and they charge allot for internet. You clearly see that is a business, it lacks the friendly environment of other hostels..

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

Zain Mukadam

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Zain would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, clean, safe.

Disliked: Too many people per room


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