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Reviews of Travel Joy Hostels

Hostel | The King William IV, 111 Grosvenor Road, London, England SW1V 3LG

93.0% Overall Rating

474 out of 508 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/04/2014)

DOYOUNG KIM thinks…

"Staffs are so bubbly, kind, so helpful anytime. Breakfast also great especially smoothie is so good, omelet is randomly good. There are so many free offers in the pub (drinks/sweets/tea/coffee/etc)…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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93.0%

Overall Rating

474 out of 508 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
99.2%
Value
92.8%
Safety
92.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fernanda Leite

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 March 2011 Fernanda would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great place to stay whenever you go to London..Great staff, very helpful for whatever you need! We have free soft drinks during the day, internet facilities and a open pub at night for those who won't bother going out to have a drink!

Disliked: We've got to admit that the hostel is a bit far from the center..But this is not a huge problem as there is a 24 hour bus stop right in front of the hostel!

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free non alcoholic drinks any time at the bar. It's cheap.

Disliked: The reception is located in the bar. There is nowhere to chillout besides in the bar. If it's busy there's nowhere to side. The bar doesn't open until 8:15am, so if you get up early, you can only sit in your dorm or outside. The service was slow as the staff have to bounce between the bar and reception. Twice i ordered a drink and had to ask for it again later because the guy forgot.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

03 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

03 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at Travel Joy Hostels were so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and free coffee and soft drinks all day was a really nice touch. I would definately stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Disliked: The only point for improvement would be to have a kitchen available for guests.

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

Marek Putera

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 February 2011 Marek would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice stay for me, friendly and good position for London walking. Interesting: the river :-)

Disliked: Not directly dislike but kitschen would by fine. But this is not a minus for me, because the service is good.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very delicious fish and chips, good atmosphere, helpful staff.

Disliked: Showers and toilets.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: location

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

Carlena Payne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2011 Carlena would recommend this property

Liked: There's free coffee and soft-drinks all day every day for guests of the hostel. The free use of a REAL towel was a bonus considering most hostels charge for towels (travel towels just aren't the same!). There was always a nice hot shower available. The bar downstairs is fairly quiet, but its a nice relaxed atmosphere and the Thai food was yummy. Even the wi-fi was trouble-free, unheard of!

Disliked: My bed on the first night (bed 8F) was too short and the mattress too thin for a comfortable night's sleep, but I was able to switch beds without a problem the next day. Also beware if you have a lot of luggage - the staircases are steep and narrow (but you have the option of leaving stuff in the storage room)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I truly recommend this place for everyone! Great people around :)

Disliked: -

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2011

Liked: To be honest northing was great, it was dirty and the staff was not friendly.

Disliked: As above and the reception was right at the bar, didn;t like that. the staff was not helpful, and for early checkouts there was no service, i was told someone will be there at 7 no one was there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very easy to get around, expecially with the 24hr bus right on the door. Good sized room, with plenty of lockers, 2 showers and a toilet in our room, and a private balcony! Free tea/coffee/juice was great. This place has a very comfortable, relaxed feel. Nice and quiet and everyone was very considerate. Plus the thai food that they serve here is brilliant and well priced!

Disliked: Doesnt have an appropriate sized wash room for clothing, and there is no kitchen facilities, which is annoying if you want to save money by bring your own food.

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

Monika Nováková

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2011 Monika would recommend this property

Liked: great location - really near to Victoria station (station for bus from Luton airport) and from underground station Pimlico, near to Bib Ben, Trafalgar Squere, Tate Britain, on the other side V&A Museum, Saatchi gallery, Hyde park, simly good breakfast (toast bread, cereals, marmelades, juices, milk, tea, coffee)

Disliked: narrow stairs - i had a problem with my luggage to go there, it´s not so important, but you should to know it, if you will have the bigger one ;-)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is very good.

Disliked: don't have a 24h lounge and kitchen facilities.

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

Wadim Rjats

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Wadim would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great, nice staff

Disliked: it takes a few minutes to adjust water temperature in a shower and even then you can easily get burned if somebody flushes the toilet behind the wall, stairs are too narrow, but it's quite common in old buildings. Breakfast is just toasts with butter or jam and drinks, no eggs or cheese

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

Eleanore Clarke

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Shopping

18 January 2011 Eleanore would recommend this property

Liked: Its Irish owned, which translates to a friendly welcome and a friendly, laid back atmosphere. There is a policy of free soft drinks which is a welcome bonus. The Thai restaurant on site has excellent food at very reasonable prices. The 24 bus stop is outside the door and very convenient to all tourist attractions. The international staff are very friendly and helpful, if english isn't your first language theres a good chance that one of the staff can translate for you.. how does it get any better than that?

Disliked: nothing

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

Dominique Croteau

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Dominique would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, pub, food, room felt secure - would have liked to stay more than overnite

Disliked: Accessability of taxis (hit & miss) , washrooms left something to be desired, room set up awkward

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

Louis Marfels

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 January 2011 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: Good value, free softdrinks all day long, free wifi, sufficient breakfast (toast + jam, cereals, juices, coffee, tea), pub with good food attached, no waiting time for showers or toilets, pimlico tube 10 minutes footwalk away, free towels and bedsheets

Disliked: downstairs toilet cleanliness, snoring roommates (not to blame the yh for, but i didnt have any sleep in the night), quite noisy (also by night) and illuminated road next to hostel (grosvenor road)

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for the money. Decent facilities. Rooms not overcrowded. Free breakfast.

Disliked: Mixup where my bed got turned over even though I didn't check out. Seems to be some confusion around bed assignments.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fine atmosphere.

Disliked: Not enough bathrooms available in the morning. Showers are a bit like dungeons.

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

nicola saxton

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 December 2010 nicola would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely, relaxed place with excellent bus route directly outside. Definately welcoming to travellers beyond the 25 yrs group, I loved the peace and quiet and hot clean showers. The bar food was also fantastic. This is a value for money, comfortable place to stay in London, not a party hostel. Will come again!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Darek Smid

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2010 Darek would recommend this property

Liked: cool

Disliked: np

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff... unlimited beverages, simple breakfast... Felt really safe and could leave my stuff on the bed.... Definitely a place to recommend... and the 24 Bus is right at the door... Major plus!

Disliked: nothing to dislike...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere, pub with live music, friendly staff, cool thai restaurant inside

Disliked: snoring backpackers

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location - bus stop is in front of the hostel and the bus takes you to all important places + it is 24h service. People were very nice to us from the very beginning, staff helped us and adviced where to go, what to see. We didn´t have any problems while staying there. I am really happy that we stayed in this hostel and I recommend it to everybody. There were different people staying at the hostel from young people to families with kids. It was not so loud there what I appreciate.

Disliked: everything was ok.

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

Sergio Jose Durini Serrano

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2010 Sergio Jose would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanliness, and that they have everything I could need.

Disliked: I felt it a little far from the center... but may be it´s because I´m used to walk.... and it took me an hour to get to the places of interest.


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