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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

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Aamazing location.

Disliked: This is a family oriented hostel. There were nothing but parents travelling with their teenage and even pre-teen children. Not at all what I expected. Especially when there was a bar.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2014

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

Disliked: There is no free wifi and a simple breakfast of cereal and toast is £5. I also found the place is not a sociable place, the common area is used mainly as spot to use the purchased wifi. As a solo traveller I was hoping to meet people but instead I found every time I went down stairs to the common room people were just on their phones. I also found a large number of families were staying there which didn't really make it feel like a fun, young hostel.

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

Alex Valencia

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2014 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the overall cleanliness and the location near SoHo and shopping.

Disliked: The hostel is family-oriented and I am a young adult who was looking to meet more people to go out with. Overall, everyone keeps to themselves and aren't very social as they have been in other places I've stayed at which typically only allow people between 18-35. On one night they put a 50+Year old man in our room which made it awkward.

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

Man Wai Fanny Lai

As a family with children

Family Holiday

24 August 2014 Man Wai Fanny would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: water coming out from shower because the curtain could not block the water

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

Jessica Morris

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2014 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, clean rooms, friendly staff and people. A bit of a walk to oxford circus but nothing you can't manage. Great soundproofing of the room from the outside, not so much the hallway. Would recommend to young people and families who don't mind the walk to oxford circus.

Disliked: Pillows could be nicer, but overall you get great value for money.

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

KYUREE JUNG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2014 KYUREE would recommend this property

Liked: 아무래도 공식 유스다 보니 기본 이상은 하는 듯 합니다. 깔끔하게 디자인된 호스텔 내부도 마음에 들었고 스탭들이 밝고 친절해서 잘 묵다 왔습니다. 위치도 나쁘지 않은편이나 골목에 있어서 약간 찾기가 힘들었네요-

Disliked: 화장실이 딸린 4베드 여자도미를 사용했는데, 오히려 화장실이 룸 안에 있다보니 아침에 일어나 준비하는 소리같은게 잘 들려서 개인적으로는 조금 잠을 설쳤습니다. 일찍일찍 일어나시는 분들에게는 크게 단점은 아닌듯 하지만...ㅎㅎ (화장실 자체는 깨끗하고 좋았습니다)

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

Randy vong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

26 June 2014 Randy would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanliness of the hostel

Disliked: Nil

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, safety and food facilities available late at night.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

charity curtis

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 charity would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness was amazing - I scored a 4 bunk female only room with a private bathroom - WOW what a difference than the others. All in all I am a world traveller and would go back with out thought again to this hostel. The best one I have been in to date.

Disliked: Advertising for cheap theatre tickets and none was available at all. Oh well - it was not a deal breaker though.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

26 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are extremely helpful and would definitely stay again. in the perfect location to get to anywhere in london

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Paul Massa

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The location is central and the staff is very helpful.

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

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

Flaviano Simplício

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2014 Flaviano would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

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

Edina Urban

Alone

Relaxation/spa

12 May 2014 Edina would recommend this property

Liked: Very good place!

Disliked: the internet wasnt free...

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

Seyda Musullulu

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 May 2014 Seyda would recommend this property

Liked: Warm atmosphere, very cool staff and good deals for meals and attractions

Disliked: the showers are quite small and it's almost impossible to take a shower without splashing the water all around the bathroom and the water comes out under the door and spreads out the room. You can't catch wifi from your room :(

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and everyone was friendly

Disliked: The shower was dated and awkward to use

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

Aliza Beaudoin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2014 Aliza would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, I always felt safe and that there were staff available 24hrs

Disliked: Some staff were not as helpful as others

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to 2 tube stations within 5 mins walk. Supermarket also within 5 mins walk. Food and drink sold from Hostle. Rooms clean and tidy. I liked it and will book here next time I'm in London.

Disliked: I'm sure there is better but not for this sort of money

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was as advertised.

Disliked: There was not complimentary wifi. It will be a factor which I will consider next time when booking at a hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, easy to access main points of London by walk! Can use kitchen which is wide and well-equiped all cooking tool.

Disliked: Wifi is not free, have to join their member with payment.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Optimal in the City. New, and shower in the rooms.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything was perfect. very good hostel, i will prefer this again, when i will come at London

Disliked: anything

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

Heather Jackett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 March 2014 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: Great modern facilities and information available on the area

Disliked: Definitely get what you pay for and not extras

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, lots of services available, tickets available for all local attractions.

Disliked: Roommates were loud and dissgreeable.

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

Deejay Dayton

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 February 2014 Deejay would recommend this property

Liked: extremely helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: Deejay left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were clean and very comfortable. Each bed has its own light and charge socket. Also no squeeking! Very pleasant stay.

Disliked: The hostel could do with more social areas and comfy seats to relax in. It was quite busy when I was there and I found it difficult to find somewhere quiet and comfy to relax in and make a few phone calls.


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