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

93.0% Overall Rating

474 out of 508 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/04/2014)

DOYOUNG KIM thinks…

"Staffs are so bubbly, kind, so helpful anytime. Breakfast also great especially smoothie is so good, omelet is randomly good. There are so many free offers in the pub (drinks/sweets/tea/coffee/etc)…"

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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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93.0%

Overall Rating

474 out of 508 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
99.2%
Value
92.8%
Safety
92.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

DOYOUNG KIM

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2014 DOYOUNG would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs are so bubbly, kind, so helpful anytime. Breakfast also great especially smoothie is so good, omelet is randomly good. There are so many free offers in the pub (drinks/sweets/tea/coffee/etc) Hostel joy is the best hostel I've stayed in so many countries.

Disliked: Only one thing no free wifi provided but just £1 per 24hour

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: I booked an all female room so a man in the bed beside me was a bit awkward. I probably would have complained except he was very pleasant

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Barbara Malec

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 April 2014 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, someone is really taking care of the property it's nice and clean.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Matthew Guilliatt

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, 24 hour bus really useful. Free drinks a nice touch.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great and the staff is very friendly and helpful

Disliked: I wish that there was another shower or two

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

James Plumley

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 January 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, great breakfast, lovely.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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

Alexey Orekhov

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Alexey would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty big bathroom, really hot shower.

Disliked: It's too cold always (maybe not in summer). Thin windows in bathroom, thin and poorly closed windows in room. Wifi isn't free, as in other hostels. Poor breakfast.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place!

Disliked: There could be more toilets.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rachael Stapleton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a lovely location right on the bank of the river Thames and only a few tube stops or twenty minute walk into the touristy heart of the city. Bedding, towels and lockers are included in the price, not to mention free breakfast!

Disliked: It's a couple of flights of narrow windy stairs up to the top floor, which is fine except when you have a big backpack - make sure you hold onto the wall! Also, as it is quite a popular hostel the showers can get dirty early on in the day (even though they are cleaned regularly), so bring shower shoes.

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Alice Wheeler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2014 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: I was greated with an unexpected warmth rarely found in London. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the breakfasts had everything you could ask for and the lounge area was inviting and relaxing. If you get a chance to take a Salsa lesson totally give it a go. Thanks guys.

Disliked: Nothing at all

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

Alice Pan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

26 December 2013 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was relaxed & laid-back, with travelers from all over the world. The staff were polite, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to guests; they had great spirit of kindness and genuine hospitality. The accomodations and facilities were sufficiently clean and maintained. Breakfast was quite luxurious for a hostel, and the unlimited free juice, tea & coffee was great! Also the location right on the banks of the River Thames is lovely, with Battersea park within easy walking distance. The nightly rate was reasonable and a good value.

Disliked: Stairs up to the rooms were winding and a bit narrow, but I was able to get through with my medium size rucksack ok! Bar/Lounge was a little rowdy and noisy at times, but then again it was Christmas, and the festive atmosphere was comfortable and fun.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff the most. They're pretty friendly and open.

Disliked: The location is okay. I would personally choose another location next time but it's not too bad.

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.

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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%
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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.

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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!

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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%
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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.

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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%
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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%
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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

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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.


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