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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Hostel

Hostel | 175 Blackstock Road, London, England N4 2JS

68.5% Overall Rating

422 out of 520 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/03/2014)

Paul Bajan thinks…

"Good atmosphere, with a pub with live music downstairs. Cheap, in a safe area. The rooms were very warm."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Common area / room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.51

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult of the same gender. Age Limit: up to 35yrs only REFUNDABLE KEY DEPOSIT of £10.00 for a set of keys which includes 1 Room Key & 1 Locker Key

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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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68.5%

Overall Rating

422 out of 520 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arsenal Tavern Hostel'

Atmosphere
69.6%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
60.8%
Cleanliness
48.8%
Staff
77.6%
Value
74.4%
Safety
72.8%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 May 2011

Liked: It was cheap and the area was quiet.

Disliked: The owner was a bit rude, the breakfast really sucked. The worst thing the air conditioning was making an incredible loud noise 24 hours a day. The night shift keeper didn't speak english so well, it was a bit difficult to understand each other, and wasn't very welcoming at the beginning, but eventually he was keen. keeper didn't speak english so well, it was a bit difficult to understand each other.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Unlike any other hostel I have been in the past, The Arsenal offers a great atmosphere, chilled, friendly and almost even loving. The staff treats you as a person, rather than a number and the building itself add to such atmosphere by adding character to it. Always clean, tidy and warm.

Disliked: Nothing.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2011

Liked: ther wernt too many things to really rave about here, it was a room, lockers were a plus though.and free internet, when it worked.

Disliked: the rooms were small, there was no kitchen or washing machines, shower facilities were tiny also.

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

Darren Gallop

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

19 May 2011 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people, great location

Disliked: The internet is shitty! Thats really my only complaint but there are really good internet cafes in the area and BT open zome so its doable

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2011

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Dirty and inconvenient toilets and bathrooms

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

Eugene Solomons

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

18 May 2011 Eugene would recommend this property

Liked: Safe and secure location Close to Public Transport Network:Busses and Underground Friendly staff Good Value for money High Roof Communal area with loads of seating place and the "Dusty" old sofas give you a homely feeling when you arrive. Dorms are basic but clean and the shared showers are very decent. Arsenal Tavern Hostel is a sound bet due to its proximity to the airport and London Food is good and you recieve 25% discount which is very good. Staff listen to you when you are not satisfied with certain minor problems like your bed,bedding, room etc.

Disliked: There is not alot about the hostel that you can complain about expect from guests who do not always follow the rules of the hostel. Like coming in 4 o'clock in the morning and wants to sing Italian Opera. I Like Italian Opera but not 4 o'clock in the morning.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were polite and very helpful food was great plus the 25% off was great had everything there that any1 needs

Disliked: the only problem is the internet i was shown online all the time but couldnt get on the internet most times which was weird

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: not bad

Disliked: smelly rooms

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really fun, a mix of different people. Also nice food and real good prices when discount is provided!

Disliked: Always some maintenance going on which sometimes got in the way of showering etc...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and friendly staff

Disliked: water pressure in the bathroom was very week.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel provided all the necessary things, with breakfast, showers, decently comfortable beds, and it had a nice game room slash bar with free wifi and discounts on food. The lockers were also free which was nice.

Disliked: The bed was not the most comfortable, but not too bad. The 16 person room I stayed in though was very hot, did not have a window you could open/look out of and smelled a little bit like sweaty student travelers. The showers and bathrooms were also a little tight squeeze, but still worked out.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Having a pub right there just for the guests was fantastic! We met a lot of fun people in the Pub! They had laptops for rent for cheap, which was nice and the discount on the food was great!

Disliked: The internet NEVER worked! You might be able to sign in a few minutes, but it will throw you off real quick! And it NEVER worked in the rooms, only in the Pub. The staff was useless with this problem... one didn't even speak when I told him it wasn't working... he just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders! The staff in the pub were very nice, but the staff working at the hostel desk were very cold!

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

Camila Oliveira

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 May 2011 Camila would recommend this property

Liked: clean bed and bath.

Disliked: too many people in the room.

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

Vicki Partridge

With my spouse / partner

City break
Visiting friends or family

09 May 2011 Vicki would recommend this property

Liked: Was very friendly. The staff were really nice and helpful. Especially the guy from Portugal on reception and the cleaning ladies. The bar area was really nice big space with 2 pool tables and nice little courtyard. Would definately stay here again.

Disliked: The room was a bit of a pigsty but this was entirely due to the other guests leaving their stuff all over the place so you could hardly even see the floor. I did feel a bit sorry for the cleaning staff trying to keep it clean!

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

Matthias Lang

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 May 2011 Matthias would recommend this property

Liked: The best place to stay for Arsenal Supporters!

Disliked: Nothing in particualar

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2011

Liked: No

Disliked: The room is extremely small. 15 people are squeezed into the small room.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price

Disliked: location, far from london city

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was some friendly people I met while staying there

Disliked: Forget about wi-fi, THERE IS NONE, if you complain to the guy in the reception he will literally tell you "what do you think Im a computer engineer?" and the manager was a noisy bastard, it was really creepy how guys that literally live in the hostel will aproach you and flirt with you even if you tell them to leave you alone, it was cheap before but now it's expensive, and not worth the money...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's near the Arsenal station, some of the staff where really nice and you make loads of good friends if you talk to them!

Disliked: Some of the staff were jerks, like the indian manager, it was full of horny french/italians there who flirted and bothered anyone with legs

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: special chill-out zone for those who are staying

Disliked: small toilets, non-adjustable shower heads, WiFi

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location (7-8 minutes walk to the tube + 15min travel time to central london). Not particularly clean but OK (i've heard of a lot worse places in london). But that's all allright considering the price. This is a good one if you're looking for something cheap and of OK standard (or actually very low standard, but in comparison with other hostels in london its an OK standard).

Disliked: Dirty, strange people (only one out of two actually flush the toilet), unhelpful, lazy and somewhat unfriendly staff. Very NON-serviceminded.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Defiinitely the location because the tube station is only 500 metres away from the place and then you reach Piccadily in only about 15 minutes.

Disliked: Squeaky beds. impossibility to open the window in our bedroom (how do we do in case of a fire in the corridor? or simply to renew the air?) On the last night, a group of 4 arrived in the middle of the night and they didn't bother being silent, they spoke as if they were alone in the bedroom. However, the 4 other nights were OK (but make sure you take ear plugs if you have a light sleep like me)

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

19 April 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything from the staff to the rooms. I even left with flea bites from head to foot and when i tried to complain i was told that it wasnt there problem and i was the only one to complain

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

MATEJ KAVSEK

Alone

Relaxation/spa

16 April 2011 MATEJ would recommend this property

Liked: Maybe location is a little far from the center of London but if you use underground it is ok. Hostel is not far away from Finsbury park underground station. It is easy fo find. very nice and friendly staff. I did not have any problems when I stayed in this hostel.

Disliked: nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

14 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to be ......

Disliked: there's no kitchen .... it's bad


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