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

88.7% Overall Rating

484 out of 519 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/06/2014)

"The staff is very nice and helpful, everything is well organized, the location is perfect, the rooms are clean, very nice bar downstairs"

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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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88.7%

Overall Rating

484 out of 519 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
96.8%
Value
88.0%
Safety
89.6%
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100.0%
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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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not far from the Pimplico underground station and Victoria, witha bus stop right in front of the main door. Staff was extremely friendly, the price was very reasonable and included breakfast and free soft drinks. The place was clean and the bathrooms with the showers large enough.

Disliked: I was there in a particularly cold december and the room was quite cold. Other than that, no problem.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

03 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, location, food and you get to meet a lot of people from different countries.

Disliked: there is nothing i dislike about the hostel.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2010

Liked: Pretty much nothing

Disliked: Almost everything - the rooms are ridiculously crowded, terrible service, lazy staff, charge you for every little thing, people, DO NOT STAY HERE, the rating is VERY misleading

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

Fabien Lemaitre

Alone

26 November 2010 Fabien would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff and services!

Disliked: Fabien left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Staff, food

Disliked: Free wifi was too slow to use, No lounge after pub closes

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great cosy place to stay - They have a fantastic onsite resturant that you order through the bar, the staff are really friendly, warm and comfortable sleep.

Disliked: Matresses are slightly uncomfortable, but its not really that bad.

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

Barthélémy Dadon

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

17 November 2010 Barthélémy would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very available and very nice.Very good atmosphere.

Disliked: Barthélémy left no negative feedback.

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

Alex Fuglsang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2010 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Nice pub, free breakfast, free drinks, wifi. Friendly staff too

Disliked: Not much... wifi slowish...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very easy access. Bus #24 is 24 hours available like Hostel's shuttle.

Disliked: There should be more hanger hooks in showers and toilets for more convenience

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

11 November 2010

Liked: Foods were delicious.

Disliked: Breakfast and beds were awful.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a good place for the traveller

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Andrea Varadi

Alone

02 November 2010 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good. Bus 24 stops right outside the hostel, which is more like a sightseeing bus with a very nice route. The girls at the reception were very friendly. There's free wifi and unlimited free soft drinks and coffee. The pub is spacious and not too crowded (at least when I was there). The toilet and showers were clean. The room was the right size. Thanks, John.

Disliked: There was some construction work going on but it wasn't noisy.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really nice and helpful.They give us maps and explain us the most important things about London (transport, interesting places, etc.)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i really like this place. unlike other cheap hostels, this one is better. clean, safe, better facilities e.g.toilet paper, bathroom, etc. i was in london for four nights in three different hostels. this one is the best among these.

Disliked: nothing

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

NADINE DOWNER

Alone

27 October 2010 NADINE would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness

Disliked: NADINE left no negative feedback.

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

Aaron Vanderlip

With friends / other travellers

27 October 2010 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT atmosphere in the bar and common area. Also the Irish guy at reception was a great help with directions, things to see and do, etc. Also, in a really nice location and very good for the price.

Disliked: My only dislike is that there was a school group of German schoolkids and they were quite loud and obnoxious, but really, I'd blame the teachers more than anything.

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

Thiago Silveira

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

26 October 2010 Thiago would recommend this property

Liked: The fact that it's also a pub makes the atmosphere different from other hostels. There's always music playing at the bar and on weekends there are live shows from local artists. Awesome!

Disliked: On my last day there was a minor water leak in the ceiling at the lower left corner of my bed... it was rapidly solved, but if I was on the bed at the time it wouldn't have been a very nice experience.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice atmosphere and the staff was really helful and fun to be around

Disliked: It was a bit away from the tube, but there was a busstop right in front of the hostel, so it didn't really matter

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice neighbourhood, bus stop in front of the hostel, Victoria station also not far.

Disliked: not the best breakfast...


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