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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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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked just about ever think about this property. The common area is large and drinks are included in the price of your stay. Breakfast is great, and the Spanish/Japanese girl that checked us in was really friendly, helpful and made us feel really welcome and at home right from the get-go. The WiFi worked great and the complimentary towels were definitely a plus. You guys are a really great hostel, please keep it up. Luke

Disliked: The lounge area closes at 11, which can be a bummer because there isnt anywhere else that you can really hang out, other than in the dorms, where people are usually already sleeping by that time.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012

Liked: the stuff were really help full with helping me get around the city...

Disliked: the size of the room for 12 bed is far to small....

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pub is nice and the stuff is really friendly.

Disliked: Some sinks had broken down and the toilets were a bit dirty

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Mila Petrova

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 December 2011 Mila would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in good location (although having views in a London ho(s)tel matters so little - you just don't stay in your accommodation). The bar is cosy and inviting, I wish I had more time in the morning just to stay there and read, looking out on the Thames. The sheets were pure white cotton and immaculately ironed. The staff were friendly and somehow caring and personal. I am just not in the habit of going back to the same hostel, but would recommend this one to others.

Disliked: The location is good, but is relatively far from the city centre if you want to get there walking. Yet bus services are close and convenient and the tube is not too far either. I arrived quite late so it may not be very representative, but the bathrooms were somewhat messy. Reception closes around midnight and I had a previous experience of having booked in this hostel and being unable to stay after much knocking on their door (my phone was down). Just keep it in mind if you are arriving late as it is not much fun (or hysterically hilarious)!

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

Olga Martynova

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

12 December 2011 Olga would recommend this property

Liked: Quite nice place, liked the pub downstairs. Breakfast insluded - great bonus!

Disliked: The rooms are too tiny for such amount of people

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

Jasmine Ng

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 Jasmine would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly members of the staff, complimentary drinks, the clean and spacious bathrooms, and the location

Disliked: Nothing

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

huijeong yang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2011 huijeong would recommend this property

Liked: So kind staffs. so nice night view. if you know where is bus stop(no. 24), everything is perfect.

Disliked: Hostel fee is different. I think it's just web site error. I was so upset when I have to pay more. And little problem was bus stop. I didn't know where is no.24 bus stop at victoria station, that's why I was walking with heavy bag. T.T

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

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%
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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%
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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


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