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Reviews of YHA London Central

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

88.3% Overall Rating

838 out of 873 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/09/2014)

"It is in a really great location and the staff are really friendly and always willing to help. It is also pretty clean."

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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 7.30
  • Towel USD 3.25

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note - All bookings made via HostelBookers for more than 10 people will be cancelled and your deposit may not be refunded.

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88.3%

Overall Rating

838 out of 873 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London Central'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
92.0%
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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%
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Zain Mukadam

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Zain would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, clean, safe.

Disliked: Too many people per room

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jared Hawkins

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2011 Jared would recommend this property

Liked: Clean hostel.

Disliked: Less of a social atmosphere than other hostels, but a clean place to sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, safe, friendly staff

Disliked: -

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

Samantha Price

Alone

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

23 September 2011 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: The room was very clean and the staff were very friendly, each time i had a problem or needed directions they didn't hesitate to help. This hostel is situated perfectly for London visitors, it is just off regent street and offers access to a main tube line only a 5-10 min walk away.

Disliked: If you don't leave stuff out on your bed then your area gets cleaned along with anything there, which caused me to have a few things thrown out which was disappointing. The shower facility is small and offers no where to store your clothes as the entire floor becomes covered when the shower starts.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: staff

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quite clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Some of the staff were not very eager to help.

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

Tengku Nur Hazwani Tuan Ibrahim

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2011 Tengku Nur Hazwani would recommend this property

Liked: Great hotel to stay if you wana travel in central london :)

Disliked: Perhaps should have included a higher fan for those higher bunk beds, other than that its a very gd,clean n cheap hotel :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice place - clean, friendly, central location.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

10 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities; huge kitchen eating areas.

Disliked: The shower on level 1 doesn't work which is very annoying!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2011

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Everything. From the staff to the dorm, bathroom, location, etc.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and I loved the lounge

Disliked: Tiny bathroom

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near to Station, shops nearby. Beds were comfortable and shower was good.

Disliked: After booking through Hostel Bookers, we were told on arrival that we would have to pay extra as we were not YHA members. This was especially annoying as we'd booked this location based on the price, so for it to be more then we were originally told was a real disappointment. Staff member who checked us in wasn't very friendly, although the rest of the staff were nice. Not allowed to bring your own alcohol which was another let down. Rooms had plastic flooring which wasn't very nice.

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

Casey Tuma

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Casey would recommend this property

Liked: VERY CLEAN, good location, great atmosphere, staff was SUPER friendly and they organized a lot of excursions, full bar and food in lobby area at all hours, bathrooms and set up on floors was great.

Disliked: WIFI had to be purchased! :(

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

Customer review

Alone

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

09 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and friendly, the location was great, there was a place to borrow used books and leave old books (all free), there was a pay phone, lockers in the room, free luggage room, free walking room

Disliked: internet was expensive, there was no top sheet in the beds (just fitted sheet and duvet)

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great, breakfast was good, rooms were quiet, security was fine.

Disliked: Very disappointing toilet/showers -only two for a whole floor!! Also, way too hot in the rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

02 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: abc

Disliked: abc

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Lucy Adcock

With friends / other travellers

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

01 August 2011

Liked: Close to public transport, dorms were clean and well maintained.

Disliked: the atomosphere

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were a group of 4, had a room with private bathroom on the 5th floor. The staff was VERY friendly and VERY VERY helpful. Friendly and safe atmosphere,nice location,5' walk from Oxford Street and Great Portland Street Subway station,super market,bank and post office (to exchange money) nearby,quite good value for money,I really enjoyed my stay and I would recommend it to those who visit London for sightseeing and don't really need an expensive relaxation style hotel!

Disliked: We had a problem with the window which didn't open enough so the room smelled a little bit bad even though we had it open all day. What is also a bit annoying (for me it was,I woke up at 7a.m. several times,my friends didn't hear a thing!) is that when our neighbors were closing their door, it made such a loud noise. Finally,no one is cleaning the rooms,they just take the trush out, but how bad can it get?! (NO TOWELS, just to know!)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was excellent value for money - very clean. Great atmosphere, staff were very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Corridor smelt like feet sometimes.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was clean

Disliked: bathroom is not good

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

Scott Anderson

As a family with children

Family Holiday

14 July 2011 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: Lively atmosphere

Disliked: Rooms and lockers were a tight fit for a family with 2 teenagers.

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

Chiara Vella

Alone

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

03 July 2011 Chiara would recommend this property

Liked: Ensuite bathrooms in dorms, nice lounge area, central area and very close to tube station (great portland street). Also felt very safe.

Disliked: Dirty bathroom floor, shower water filling whole bathroom floor instead of draining properly, very tiny sink!

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

Chenoa Wilson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 June 2011 Chenoa would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are clean and well set out, the location is close to Underground stations and it's very secure. The atmosphere and staff were great, friendly and open. I felt really comfortable there!!

Disliked: Not much, there was only one toilet and one shower for a few rooms of 8 people which didn't end up being a problem but could be if there were lots of people wanting to use it at the same time.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very friendly staff, clean rooms, ok beds for beeing a hostel, quiet outside and inside, no carpet on the floor (carpet on floor is very unsanitary), nice prices and luggage storage with lockers.

Disliked: No aircondition. Too hot when its 35 degrees celsius outside by day, and 25 degrees celsius by night.


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