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Reviews of YHA London Central

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

88.5% Overall Rating

840 out of 875 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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88.5%

Overall Rating

840 out of 875 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London Central'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.8%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mia Melanie Kierkegaard

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2012 Mia Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: It was definetly value for money - wasn't very expensive and really good service from the staff. I arrived late at night and had to leave next morning, but from what I saw there was a very good atmosphere, it was safe, breakfast was okay and they helped me charge my phone, when I had forgotten my charger. It is easy to find if you have a map with you - approx 10 min walking north of Oxford Street, nice location.

Disliked: Mia Melanie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, reading light, ok. kitchen.

Disliked: The bathroom does not have ventilation, in some years it will be a problem with all the humidity.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great! 10 minutes (on foot) to Oxford Circus.

Disliked: I´d improve the kitchen comun stuff (scourers, pans...)

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice staff!its near every attractions!

Disliked: It's inconvenient that we need to pay for the wifi! It should be free to the customers!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and very helpful and nice staff

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, comfortable. Good facilities. Staff were friendly. Location was great. Big lockers.

Disliked: Internet was incredible expensive! 5 pounds for 24 hours.

100.0%
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Dora Sarkozy

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 December 2012 Dora would recommend this property

Liked: Best location! Soho is only 5 minutes walk.

Disliked: Dora left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is good, very close to the train staion. The reception staff is very friendly to answer my question and help us to solve the problem.

Disliked: We rent a 4 person room with private toilet but the toilet light is not working. They should have check the room condition before they give away the room. Ask them to fix, as a result they lock the bathroom and leave a note asking us to use the bathroom outside bacause they can't fix it. Quite upset that we have to use the bathroom outside although we should have a private bathroom. At the end, we ask the reception again and they manage to call someone to fix the toilet light on the second day.

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

samantha marchant

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 November 2012 samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Without a doubt the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Great location just 5 minutes walk off Oxford Stret. Very friendly staff. 24 hour food available as well as kitchen, laundry facilities and a beauty room with hair dryers and straighteners. Individual plug sockets and lights for each bed and very clean rooms. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Maira Debarba Mallmann

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 November 2012 Maira would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to an Undergroun station, the service was good, with very nice working people.

Disliked: Maira left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location near Oxford street

Disliked: Bathroom was not so clean.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, the restaurant was a fair price and decent food, convenient after a long day of sightseeing

Disliked: The staff, though not openly rude, did not seem to like having families with kids around. Seemed a little annoyed with having to deal with family questions, but happy to talk to the under 30 crowd. The kitchen was a bit small and not grestly equpped. WiFi, all over the building would have been nice The website should have stated more clearly that only minimal linens were provided.

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

Carlos Duarte Valente de Barros

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2012 Carlos Duarte would recommend this property

Liked: Well located and easy to reach, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Clean rooms and toilets.

Disliked: No free wifi :-(

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

Claudia Schinagl

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 November 2012 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: great location, great people, great drinks

Disliked: the whole bathroom was flooded after taking a shower

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

Stephanie Bolten

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 November 2012 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: It was great that you had a baggage room so you could leave your stuff there before it was time to check in! The rooms were nice, and the "beauty room" was a life saver!

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable beds and well arranged room. Plus I left a day earlier than expected because of a change to travel plans, and they refunded most of my money do the night I did not stay even though I didn't request it. They were very lovely people.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Varvara Alimisi

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

12 November 2012 Varvara would recommend this property

Liked: very helpful and friendly stuff!!and truly hostel-character though in heart of London!i really enjoyed!!

Disliked: Overall i really enjoyed!just some feedback for further improvement: slight amendements at wc could let guests have warm water without making a mess within the wc....elavators fully operating but controlling a bit the calling system , could make them more useful rather than just waitining and elevators responding to calls that are no longer in place...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice room, clean and relaxed.

Disliked: There is no free w-ifi unfortunately.

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

david pentin

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

09 November 2012 david would recommend this property

Liked: It's location

Disliked: The mattresses were a bit lumpy

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

laura bardach

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2012 laura would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for the money. Clean and tidy. great location for day and night life as well since there is Night buses going near by. They offer all the facilities, even "beauty room" and loundry.

Disliked: the enviroment is not the gratest for backpacker and traveling alone since there is a lot of small kids, families and also some third age couples, and it makes it difficult to get to meet people. Brakefast is expensive for what they offer, but there is many good places to grab a coffee as you go!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was very helpful and the environment really friendly

Disliked: the bathroom was too small and the water would come out in the rest of the room

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good location! friendly staff and it's very clean :D

Disliked: none!! its simple awesome!!

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Angela Cundall

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2012

Liked: good food available

Disliked: at a youth hostel felt uncomfotable sitting in common areas having a drink as there was small kdis running around everywhere. Also having kids running up and down hallways early in morning screaming

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

Angela Cranswick

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2012 Angela would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet. A mix of travellers, young and old.

Disliked: No free wifi

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a very safe environment, you can leave your things in the kitchen without fear of being stolen. Location is unbeatable, if you are low on budget you can walk practically everywhere, from the London Eye to Camden Town.

Disliked: No free wifi. There could be a small quota for booking, and charge if you need more, because it's so basic for a traveler it is a shame to pay for it!


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