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Reviews of Travel Joy Hostels

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

90.2% Overall Rating

498 out of 533 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/05/2015)

Alessandra Cavuoto thinks…

"Friendly staff and the fact it has a bar downstairs where you can relax with a beer after a full day of walking around and sightseeing."

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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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90.2%

Overall Rating

498 out of 533 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
88.0%
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89.6%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
96.0%
Value
88.8%
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92.0%
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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%
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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...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

15 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bathrooms are for women and man, all together and in the website don't mentionate that.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

11 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazing. So helpful for everything. It's comfortable and safe and everything is clean. The Thai restaurant does really good food at a reasonable price.

Disliked: Only bad things are paying for wifi and no guest kitchen

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

Tracey Gooren

As a family with children

Family Holiday

03 October 2010 Tracey would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Small rooms, but still sleepable

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

Chris Little

Alone

25 September 2010 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were exceptionally helpful. the food was nice, the layout of the hostel itself was great and the bar downstairs really helped.

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a quiet residential neighborhood so there is not a lot of noise when trying to fall asleep.

Disliked: It's a bit of a walk from the tube station.

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

Gabriella Parodi

With friends / other travellers

12 September 2010 Gabriella would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the atmosphere and the staff

Disliked: the location is a bit far from London

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff!

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and safe, and in a location that is close enough to the Tube to be convenient and far enough off the tourist path that you feel genuinely at ease while staying there. Plus a very decent breakfast and really nice staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Antonio Samaniego

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

16 August 2010 Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are young and friendly. They make you feel at home right away and answer any questions you may have. The humble environment makes your London experinece that much better!

Disliked: The bunk beds are a little dirty.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was good for me, easy to get around lodon on the 24 bus, good facilities

Disliked: rooms were a little crampt and not enough toilets and showers

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

Elizabeth Ahn

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 August 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: I shared a room with 9 other people, but no big deal. They give you free breakfast with toast, juice, coffee, tea, and cereal. Free linens and towel (5 lb deposit which you get back when you return it). It's a 15 minute walk to Tate Museum; a 10-15 minute walk to the tube, but there is a bus (#24 that's right in front of the hostel that can take you to the tube).I found this out at the LAST night, but you get free soda and juice throughout the day! There's also a bar at the reception so you can just lounge there. Really chill. I had a view of the Thames River which was just across the street from the hostel. The shower, toilet, and sink are communal to the floor.

Disliked: So, they overbooked my room. I was awoken at 3 in the morning because one of the girls came in late and there were not enough beds. In the morning, when we tried to settle the issue, the staff refused to acknowledge the problem. They kept saying that they had no idea what happened. There were no compensations. Other than that, the hostel was still amazing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Johan Relefors

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

08 August 2010 Johan would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean room and decent breakfast. Location is a good trade-off; not too loud but still close to where you want to go.

Disliked: The staff was not the friendliest I've met. When asked you got answers but they simply did not seem to be paying attention. I also dislike paying for internet but it says in the description so I shouldn't complain.

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

Lian Imm Lee

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

28 July 2010 Lian Imm would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and staff friendly and go all out to make you comfortable.

Disliked: i would say the narrow stairway is a minus point .

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

Customer review

12 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The manager John is so nice and took care of us when we had problems. The other staff was nice as well

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

11 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value for money spend, well located near river Thames and Victoria station,nice staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Rositsa Ivanova

11 May 2010 Rositsa would recommend this property

Liked: If i am honest i expect something terribly, but i was surprising from ever?thing, it was clean and the stuff was nice. I can recommend this hostel to everyone who want travel to London. Good location, good stuff, clean, cheap. :)

Disliked: Rositsa left no negative feedback.

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

Paul Marr

07 May 2010 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value for money for a place to stay in the centre of London, with really friendly staff. Would definitely consider going again.

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.


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