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Reviews of Travel Joy Hostels

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

92.8% Overall Rating

501 out of 536 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/06/2015)

john byatt thinks…

"I honestly enjoyed the stay here, i think it was the people who work at this pub and the pub policy to help travelers to feel welcome. The pub was a good old london pub. But definitely good…"

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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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92.8%

Overall Rating

501 out of 536 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
96.8%
Value
92.8%
Safety
96.0%
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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.

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


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