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Reviews of Travel Joy Hostels

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

92.6% Overall Rating

502 out of 537 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/06/2015)

Pao Chan thinks…

"The breakfast is the best. Not sure any other hostel can match it now I've been here.. Custom omelettes, pancakes, smoothies plus the usual toast ,cereal, juices etc. Another plus was the bar kitchen…"

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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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92.6%

Overall Rating

502 out of 537 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travel Joy Hostels'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
96.8%
Value
92.0%
Safety
96.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Pao Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2015 Pao would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is the best. Not sure any other hostel can match it now I've been here.. Custom omelettes, pancakes, smoothies plus the usual toast ,cereal, juices etc. Another plus was the bar kitchen so i didn't need to travel if i was desperate for food and of course the bar itself.

Disliked: Bit of rubbish under my bed when I checked in.

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

john byatt

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

08 June 2015 john would recommend this property

Liked: I honestly enjoyed the stay here, i think it was the people who work at this pub and the pub policy to help travelers to feel welcome. The pub was a good old london pub. But definitely good atmosphere. Well done

Disliked: Nothing important

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The good location, friendly staff and the very good atmosphere.

Disliked: --

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

Alessandra Cavuoto

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2015 Alessandra would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and the fact it has a bar downstairs where you can relax with a beer after a full day of walking around and sightseeing.

Disliked: Bedrooms could be a bit bigger.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ingigerdur Osk Gunnarsdottir

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2015 Ingigerdur Osk would recommend this property

Liked: 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 shower rooms and a separate bathroom. The girl who greeted us was just the friendliest, nicest person and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be returning.

Disliked: Ingigerdur Osk left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, free drinks

Disliked: Noisy doors

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They offered great service for a good price - delicious breafast with pancakes and omelets, smothies from real fruits, soft drinks for free during all the day and many other smaller or bigger things that can make a traveler happy.

Disliked: It was just perfect!

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

TAESUNG YOON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2015 TAESUNG would recommend this property

Liked: Very kind great bar

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simple and nice

Disliked: may be a more clean toilet

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

14 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome stay, breakfast was good, staff were so nice and pub downstairs

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Thomas Hurst

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 September 2014 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel experience I have ever had, fully catered for any traveler.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff.

Disliked: A little bit noisy.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is friendly and the atmosphere was great!

Disliked: The location is a little far but London has excellent public transportation and it was easy enough to use the bus system to travel.

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

Michele Buzzelli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 June 2014 Michele would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff

Disliked: Not the best property I've stayed at.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very nice and helpful, everything is well organized, the location is perfect, the rooms are clean, very nice bar downstairs

Disliked: Though the hostel is truly good, for me it was quite overpriced as compared to other London hostels I've been earlier

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The very friendly staff and wonderful breakfast.

Disliked: No kitchen here

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff muy amigable y muy buena predisposición para ayudar siempre. Desayuno súper completo y con la opción de pedir panqueques o huevos revueltos. Tenes la opcion de comer de la cocina del bar (muy rico) o llevar tu propia comida y calentarla y guardar en una heladera también. Tenes soft drinks gratis durante todo el día. Free wifi durante 30 mins, y sino también hay un par de computadoras en el bar. Si bien no está en una zona céntrica tenes el bus 24 en la puerta que te acerca al centro de Londres en pocos minutos, y sino caminas un par de cuadras y tenes Pilmico (subte). La habitación de 6 personas con camas muy cómodas, y lockers para guardar tus cosas. A veces se armaban cola para ir a los baños y duchas, pero depende de la hs en la que te levantes. Por suerte nunca esperé. Espero poder volver y hospedarme un día miércoles ya que a la noche hacen noche de Salsa y me lo perdí :P

Disliked: Tal vez el hecho de que hay escaleras un poco angostas, pero el staff te ayuda con lo que necesites.

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

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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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.


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