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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Backpackers London Hostel

175 Blackstock Road, London, England

Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 67%

Location 68%

Safety 70%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 5.24USD
  • Towel 6.55USD

Important Information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Reception is open from 08:00 until 00.00. If you are arriving outside of this time you must email us. (24 hour access after check in).

***We only accept a passport or equivalent travel document as proof of identity to check in and do not allow London locals to stay***

**£10 cash deposit for keys and late check outs**

We are a youth hostel for ages 18 to 35 and we reserve the right to refuse admission at our discretion.

We may charge your credit/debit card in full before arrival for all bookings. If we cannot take payment your reservation may be cancelled.

Cancellations and changes to bookings can only be made by email 24 hours before check in.

No Shows and late cancellations will be charged the full amount of the booking.

Two week maximum stay at this hostel

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 67%

Location 68%

Safety 70%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

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89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping

Liked: This hostel is very safe and secure with your belongs, because each customer has its own lockers for free and you can also keep your big luggage for free, so it is worth the money.

Disliked: If it can be cleaner, it will be much better.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: The security, because the reception is opened 24h and we have lockers inside the rooms.The breakfast is included and it is not so far from the underground.

Disliked: The bathroom was not really clean and the appearance was bad. The toilet tissues were all finishing, looking like they were not been replaced properly.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Work / volunteering

Liked: everthing

Disliked: notting

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to the center, cheap, big comfy living room

Disliked: Common rooms are very small and has no window

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 40%
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: price, 24 hr check in and breakfast

Disliked: well, you get what you pay for. the rooms are very small and somewhat airless, you may well be 2 floors away from the nearest - of rather few - showers and the mattresses are not exactly luxurious - but I expected this and was perfectly happy with all of the above....

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 20%
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  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Free drinking water.

Disliked: This place was pretty ridiculous. Everything seemed to be broken. It was like they just took an old abandoned building and put a bunch of beds in it. A few things: no actual mattresses, just a foamatress pad; the en suite shower controls were so high up that most of the people in the dorm couldn't reach it and so we had to use the shared bathroom, which was always a mess; there were times when NONE of the showers in the shared women's bathroom worked; there were tons of MUSHROOMS growing on the showers in the women's bathroom; hardly any space to put anything in the 9 person dorm; the wifi was incredibly slow and not even worth using; no kitchen to cook in. The whole place was just falling apart. I don't know how they can stay open. Definitely the worst hostel I've stayed in (and the most expensive...).

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: yes.nice

Disliked: bed in the room can improve

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: - 24 hour access

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The atmosphere and people were all really great, the staff were incredibly helpful and they had a lot of resources to help people new to the city get the most out of their experience

Disliked: There should be a policy about being rude to other hostel stayers. In the morning I got up for breakfast but a few girls didn't and there were two girls that came into the room and turned on the lights and were on the phone before 10 AM and I felt bad for the girls that were trying to rest.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The hostel is in a very favorable location and well connected. The free breakfast is adequate and the beds are comfortable.

Disliked: I booked a room with private bathroom, hoping for a little more than the average, but the door bolt was broken and the shower behaves somewhat erratically, alternating very hot and very cold water to a flux that waxes and wanes with no reason (room 303)

Customer would recommend this property

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