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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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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: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, shower and toiletts were availible all the time, hot water all the time, breakfast was ok

Disliked: 10 bed female dorm was too small and very narrow corridors

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

Paul Leonard

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2011 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, free drinks at the bar

Disliked: late bar would have been nice

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2011

Liked: good location, breakfast was pretty good.

Disliked: washrooms and rooms were dirty. bar closed at 11pm, no common room to hang out in after that. no reading lights on beds which was hard because a lot of people went to bed really early so you're fumbling around in the dark. staff weren't very friendly or knowledgeable. overall it seemed pretty unorganized. i booked a 6 bed dorm with ensuite 3 weeks in advance and ended up in a 10 bed room. eventually they gave me one night free because of this but there were a lot of people with bed mix ups.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free drinks

Disliked: The bar shut at 12

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Live Music, free soft drinks during the day, comfy pub atmosphere, lovely terrace, friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: The bathrooms were really unpractical and the dorm where I stayed was really tiny and crowded!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

10 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Complimentary soft drinks at the bar was a nice touch. - Good bar, nice pint of Guinness - Inclusive breakfast was a bonus - Free WiFi - Friendly staff - Great price

Disliked: 12 dorm room could have been more comfortable with 10 dorm max.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmosphere in the common room/bar, showers are good and clean, staff is friendly and helpfull and the hostel offers free drinks during the day. I was a bit woried about the location, being pretty far from a metrostation, but there's a 24 hour bus which stops in front of the hostel and it brings you to the most touristy places. Overall a very nice experience, the owners know how to run a good hostel!

Disliked: Don't go there if you are a claustrofobic, corridors are a bit narrow, and the rooms are small, but have very spacious lockers. So don't worry about where to leave your luggage.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 September 2011

Liked: Nice location, lovely bar and free drinks.

Disliked: Lack of common room or kitchen, no backpackers' atmosphere

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

Josie-Leigh Parsons

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 September 2011 Josie-Leigh would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!!! Cant say enough nice things about this hostel or the staff!! Loved it so much I ended up coming back and staying for another 2 weeks!!

Disliked: Nothing!!

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

Katherine Harris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, free drinks and free breakfast were all fantastic.

Disliked: only complaint was that the room was a little cramped. It probably should have only been a six bed dorm rather than an eight.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very well situated: near Victoria station, quite central.

Disliked: Some staffs weren't friendly. There was no self catering kitchen.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was great, they had hard boiled eggs! Would have been perfect if they had some fruit as well. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Free Wifi was great. Bathrooms were clean. Lockers also available in rooms. Check out time is 11am.

Disliked: No kitchen. Rooms were a bit small. Hard to meet people. They assign your bed in the room. Hard to complain about, it was a good stay and everyone was friendly.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi in lobby Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks Nice bar/lounge in first floor Extremely friendly staff and the free map/orientation on check in free towel Power plugs located in the bunks Transit is excellent, bus stops right in front and goes to major sights.

Disliked: some of the showers were broken and there isn't good places to keep your stuff dry in there showers are co-ed you have to pay for wifi in rooms nothing is really walking distance except maybe the tate.

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

Hazel Betz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Hazel would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff and good location! Also, free softdrinks.

Disliked: to many beds in the room but once you squeezed into yours it was comfy.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly, pub downstairs really nice

Disliked: Sheets clean but blanket provided was kind of filthy (!), rooms a bit crowded

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Shapour Benard

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Shapour would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is wonderfully friendly and very helpful. There were lots of activities and chances to meet other hostelers and people traveling.

Disliked: Although the place looked clean it just didn't feel clean. The shower curtains could use with replacing and I had mysterious bites on my arms and legs which couldn't have been mosquitoes because we slept with the windows closed.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pub-like location downstairs was great :-) You get really easy to the city-center, either by taking the bus just outside the hostel, or via tube (5 min walk). The price is fair (at least for London). Shower new and good.

Disliked: The only drawback is that they don't provide kitchen facilities. Well... we knew in advance, so there is no reason to complain about and in London you find loads of really good place to eat.

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

Victoria Libongco

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: The staff where amazing and very accommodating. great atmosphere, good location, great rooms. best hostel i've stayed in so far

Disliked: nothing at all


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