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

93.1% Overall Rating

473 out of 507 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2014)

"I liked the friendly staff and the handy no24 bus outside the door. Also the free soft drinks all day is great value"

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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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93.1%

Overall Rating

473 out of 507 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
99.2%
Value
92.8%
Safety
92.0%
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Sebastian Collantes

Alone

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 November 2011 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, I couldn't find anything to complain about.

Disliked: That you have to buy an electric plugg adapter instead of just borrowing them. :(

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Georgi Farfarov

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011

Liked: лоцатион

Disliked: too less space in the room, very tight, too much beds.......

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

Evgeniya Makarova

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 November 2011 Evgeniya would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location, services were great, I'd recommend this hostel for everyone. There is a bus stop just one meter from the front door and it takes only 10-15 min to get to Trafalgar Square. Free breakfast, wi-fi and very nice building with a terrace.. Everything was fine, really. I'll stay there again for sure

Disliked: Bathrooms were not very new and my room (#6) wasn't big, but everything was clean and simple

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

ANNA ZENONOS

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 ANNA would recommend this property

Liked: VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFULL STAFF, FREE COLD DRINKS ALL DAY, COMFORTABLE BEDS, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION BY RIVER THAMES IN A GOOD LONDON AREA

Disliked: A LOT OF STAIRS

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff,very helpful. Great showers.

Disliked: matresses are a bit lumpy,foam would be better.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and pub.

Disliked: Bathrooms not cleand every day and some of the stuff are not speaking english.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet area within walking distance to underground, yet still safe outside at night

Disliked: No common kitchen for hostellers to use, too many beds in one room.

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

Oyeniyi Lawal

Alone

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

11 November 2011 Oyeniyi would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed my brief stay in the hostel especially the atmosphere in the bar where there is a pool table and free drinks. The free Wi fi was also a plus coupled with the Thai restaurant. As an African I was worried if I was going to get food that suits my taste but I wasn't disappointed. I liked the clean towels and bathrooms which were en-suite and the staff were highly courteous!

Disliked: The lockers ought to be provided with padlocks

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything a hostel could need.

Disliked: N/A

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

Jorge Stegmann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Jorge would recommend this property

Liked: Generally good

Disliked: I got a room too small for 12 people

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2011

Liked: Nice atmosphere

Disliked: It is quite a distance from the tube

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: includes a pub with good food & free soft & hot drinks for all travellers! free wi-fi-access 24/7! free earplugs! friendly staff! free basic breakfast until 10.30 a.m.! located at the Thames, 20-30 min. walk to the Houses of Parliament, but there is a direct bus to the city.

Disliked: bathroom facilities could be cleaner, showers & toilets are shared with the whole floor

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly, free beverages, helpful service, convenient for buses and tubes

Disliked: nothing

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

Jip Hoh

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2011 Jip would recommend this property

Liked: it was great to be able to have breakfast every morning. The hostel has a bar on the ground floor and the food is brilliant.

Disliked: nothing really.

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

Sigrún Tinna Sveinsdóttir

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011 Sigrún Tinna would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was extremely nice and helpful.

Disliked: The rooms were a bit crowded but it was ok and the people were nice.

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

Charmaine Lowrie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2011 Charmaine would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really helpful and friendly. Free drinks was great. Cheap internet and washing facilities. Good location.

Disliked: Showers were pretty average. And the room were really cramped.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is helpfulness, Nice Thams view .

Disliked: Nothing

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

Piyush Sharma

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2011 Piyush would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location (next to Thames river and opposite Battersea Power Station), 15 mins walk to Victoria Station, one can have a soft drink for free anytime of the day, the dorms, shower facility and toilets are well maintained.

Disliked: none

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

Gustavo Guerra

Alone

Business / conference

12 October 2011 Gustavo would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, well located, friendly staff

Disliked: Breakfast was bad

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

William Walker

Alone

Events / festivals

12 October 2011 William would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to find, easy on the wallet, and a beautiful building

Disliked: I had to go home. I really enjoy this hostel. My favourite one I've stayed in.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed at a few hostels in London, and this is the highest quality one so far. The staff are professional, the breakfast is excellent, the dorms are in good condition and have excellent, large, lockers (which you do not have to pay extra to use).

Disliked: The lack of a self-catering kitchen. The free breakfast goes some way to ameliorating this, but it would mean that you have the added expense of eating out for dinner, not great if you are on a tight budget.

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

Caio Montini

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

05 October 2011 Caio would recommend this property

Liked: Realy friendly people, every one, staff realy good, acomodation realy tidy and clean, looks like a hotel. Free soft drinks including coke, uhmm nice. rs.

Disliked: nothing, every thing good

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kindness of the owner and staff, quiet people inside.

Disliked: showers

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

Elyria Seidl

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2011 Elyria would recommend this property

Liked: Super nice place, friendly staff, awesome location... cant complain at all!

Disliked: Nothing really.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 100 POINTS for this hostel. there is a pub on the ground floor where you get breakfast, what is included in your price. also all non alcoholic drinks you want to drink the whole day are included. the kitchen is very good and the staff - man soooo cool. they help you with every problem you have. there are events like "the mic is yours" on every friday - where everybody can go an the stage and sing or karaoke on every saturday. and you are sooooo close to the city center! just 5 minutes by bus to the victoria station - so you can be at london bridge in 10 or 15 minutes. i will be there at my next stay. thanks a lot and the best for you.

Disliked: -


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