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Reviews of Travel Joy Hostels

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

89.8% Overall Rating

495 out of 530 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2015)

Ingigerdur Osk Gunnarsdottir thinks…

"It was full of character, looks like a pub from the outside. Inside, the dining/lounge area is really spacious. The 6-bed dorm we stayed in was very clean, had a balcony and best of all, two seperate…"

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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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89.8%

Overall Rating

495 out of 530 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
96.8%
Value
89.6%
Safety
91.2%
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94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

23 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: First of all the staff! They're all very helpful and have plenty of useful tips for your stay @London. Another aspect is the location next to the river Thames and the perfect possiblities to get to the city center. For example direct infront of the hostel you can take the 24h Busline which will pass by some sights on its way to the city center ;) just for the prize of a normal ride (get yourselft an oystercard!). Furthermore there's a Undergroundstation near the hostel (15min walk) from which you can also move easily around the city. And one of my personal highlight was the fact, that the hostel is a bar which also offers drinks, a life music night and in the mornings you get a free breakfast with everything you need to start the day! Thank you for having me! It definitely won't be the last time for me spending some days @Travel Joy Hostels ;)

Disliked: For me it wasn't a real problem but maybe for some people the place was maybe a little bit untidy (p.e. some hair in the shower, ...) but in my opinion it's not a big deal because this is quite normal if you stay at a hostel with a lot of people staying there.

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

Carla Bruynesteyn

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2013 Carla would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was fantastic. The staff were friendly and happy to help.

Disliked: It was noisy on one or two occassions (radio speaker on first floor)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Yvonne Bates

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 November 2013 Yvonne would recommend this property

Liked: The property was clean & in a good location. The breakfast & free drinks were very good. The staff were more than helpful. I will stay here again when visiting London.

Disliked: Yvonne left no negative feedback.

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

Lisa Wildi

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 November 2013 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was very friendly and helpful, I felt very safe when coming back to the hostel in the middle of the night, the bus stop directly in front of the hostel

Disliked: the next tube station is a bit far away, but there is a bus stop in front of the hostel!

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

Laura Haslam

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping

14 November 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Felt safe, free soft drinks, free earplugs, movie nights every night, free breakfast with pancakes, omelettes and smoothies, good location near Victoria train/coach station, free lockers to keep your items safe, quiet and friendly (when I visited).

Disliked: Nothing!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lisa Brailey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff. Friendly, chatty, helpful, above and beyond. Free soft drinks (which many times I was offered just by being at reception). Very good free breakky including eggs, pancakes! The bar is full of lounges and friendly backpackers. Excellent place to meet people.

Disliked: Main disadvantage is it's not close to the action. Yes there's a bus stop just outside but it takes 30 min if you're really lucky to start seeing sights. In bad traffic it took me 1.5 hours to come home from Trafalgar Square! The other thing that bugged me is security. The doors (general door and room) have an "enter the code" system. That's fine but they issue you a laminated card with both codes, the hostels address and your room number on it. In theory, anyone who has ever lost a card ....god knows who has it...l found that a bit creepy to think about.

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

Marian Corbet

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 October 2013 Marian would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and helpful. Great location right on the river and only a short walk to Victoria. Bathrooms were clean.

Disliked: Marian left no negative feedback.

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

Chia Chun Chang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013 Chia Chun would recommend this property

Liked: Basically, this is a cheap and nice hostels. Through there's a bar on ground floor, but it won't bother to the travelers. They also provide soft drink which is very awesome! and the breakfast is better than the hostels I've ever stayed.

Disliked: Chia Chun left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were hard working and very kind

Disliked: Mattresses need replacing, duvets old, mixed dorms a little too cosy for comfort, whole place could use a good scrubbing, omelet cook needs some training in hygienic cooking (hair pinned back, gloves for egg soaked hands)

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

Arturo Sanchez

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 October 2013 Arturo would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly atmosphere, and the people working there

Disliked: narrow stairs

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

Jenny Wood

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2013 Jenny would recommend this property

Liked: Travel Joy had a really great vibe. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was a great place to meet other travellers. I would highly reccommend it as a place to stay in London

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Feel very welcome, free drinks which is nice at the end of the day. Staff always helpful and place was always clean. Roommates were all generally quiet and respectful. In a good location which makes it easy to walk or take transit to the major attractions. Tons of options for things to do both at the hostel and away. Nice breakfast with the usual stuff as well as omlettes and smoothies. Good place to stay especially for price.

Disliked: Paying for wifi but more for the inconvenience than price. Even with wifi was cheaper than many places. First bed I was in I could feel the springs but I was moved and actually got a better bottom bunk with a curtain and comfy mattress so no real complaints there.

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

Jorge Puente De La Vega

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Jorge would recommend this property

Liked: I have nothing much to say about this hostel. Overall an average experience. The bar was nice and good breakfast in the morning. Not a very central location and the tube station is not very close.

Disliked: Not a very central location and not very close to the tube

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

erika laplante

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2013 erika would recommend this property

Liked: The food was great ( especially the fish and chip!). The location was great - about 25 minute walk towards Buckingham Palace. Or you could take a river bus that was near also. Great atmosphere and friendly people.

Disliked: There wasn't alot of showers, bathrooms and lockers for the number of people.

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

Christin Wessely

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 Christin would recommend this property

Liked: Free soft drinks all the time, super friendly staff, great location, great breakfast

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast! and the friendly staff, cleanliness, nothing broken, lots of showers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice that you get a drink for free at any time. In the bathrooms are shower gel and shampoo for free. You get free linen and towels and the breakfast is included.

Disliked: I could not lock my stuff because no locker was free.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good. There´s bus no.24 for all day and night so you can back to hostel whenever you want. And breakfast is awesome!

Disliked: The room is pretty small.

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

Haejin Kim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2013 Haejin would recommend this property

Liked: This place is so cool!! Clean beds, you can use both private and sharing bathrooms, serves omelette and nice breakfast, free drinks everytime you come in and out, very friendly staffs. It's one of the best among 10+ hostels I stayed,

Disliked: Nothing. But the season I stayed was really hot( end of July), so the temperature in the room was quite hot.

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

Chiung-I Huang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2013 Chiung-I would recommend this property

Liked: Stuff always friendly, and free drink...:)

Disliked: a little far from underground!!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: For me, the locaiton was beyond great. It is on a bus line directly to Victoria Station (this trip wasn't about London) and it is a 24hr bus. I'm 95% sure the same bus runs into Central London as well so you have that going for you. The hostel looks out on the Thames as well which is cute.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ulla Mathiesen

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2013 Ulla would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful all the way. Also with turist information. Free cold drink Fint med wi-fi 1/2 time daglig

Disliked: Manglede information om at tage hænge lås med. Manglede en fane pga hedebølge. We stay 8 days an cleaning the room more would be nice. Specify the floor.

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

Nick Willems

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and close to everything you might want see and do..

Disliked: Nick left no negative feedback.

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

ram dau

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 July 2013 ram would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is in a nice, clean pleasant area of London to stay in. First time staying in a mixed dorm by myself and the staff were great!! Made me feel very welcome and safe. The showers, toilets and dorms are so clean and tidy and it smells nice!! Great wifi connection and the breakfast they serve in the morning is the best. Could not ask for anything better!

Disliked: Nothing


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