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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Hostel

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

65.7% Overall Rating

434 out of 544 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/06/2014)

Sierra Bradley thinks…

"There were many shops and restaurants on the main road that the hostel was on. The tube station was a bit far, but still a very walkable distance. I also liked that they provided you with a lock for…"

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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 2.49

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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65.7%

Overall Rating

434 out of 544 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arsenal Tavern Hostel'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
55.2%
Cleanliness
44.0%
Staff
79.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
72.8%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the tavern and the friendly staff.

Disliked: it's a long metro from heathrow. Internet was inconsistent.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: reception

Disliked: in the whowers theres no where to hang your clothes

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

Liz Sparks

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2011

Liked: The tavern atmosphere was neat, and it was cool to get 25% off on tavern entrees.

Disliked: The rooms were overcrowded and there was very little locker/storage space. Wifi hardly ever worked. Showers and bathrooms were small, unkempt, and hard to access.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2011

Liked: The staff where really helpful and tried to solve some problems that we had with the booking.

Disliked: You don't feel comfortable. The rooms didn't seem so clean, and the bathrooms as well as the toilets are so so so small.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

laura brunyee

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

31 May 2011 laura would recommend this property

Liked: was clean and everyone was friendly enough

Disliked: distance from finsbury station was GREATLY underestimated, go to aresnale save your legs, plus the top of blackstock road is not friendly at all. we were both placed in top bunks (of 3) and people werent very happy when we were trying to climb up at 4am

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

Melissa Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

31 May 2011 Melissa would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, good price, clean

Disliked: Thought the drinks were a bit expensive. E.g. 2 cokes for 6.80

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 25% off food at the bar downstairs which was very good. Cheap prices

Disliked: Staff was rude, rooms are too small with no space for luggage

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a great hostel to stay at and its cheap

Disliked: nil

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the breakfast and the helpful staff

Disliked: The lack of a kitchen and I am also not used to alcohol being banned inside a hostel. But maybe that is the norm in the UK?

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: just perfec !

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i was very impressed!my first stay in hostel but very happy great fun and for sure will be back!!

Disliked: nothing really

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location(specially night buses almost everywhere) brilliant value for money even it was booked at last minute... had great time with friends and would recommend to other travelers clean and cheap def will go back!!!

Disliked: its hostel so cant expect 5* but for me it did the job

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is really helpful and at your full service all 24 hours included! I like the way the rooms are placed and organized.. and the big social area downstairs.. the breakfast was at its absolute minimum but definitely OK..

Disliked: The location is not far away from the center of London, but I did not feel safe walking around in the Arsenal area alone, during the night, it seems like a rough area.. in the streets there are signs warning you against thieves.. Besides, the breakfast cutlery and plates did not seem clean in the morning..

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and reliable

Disliked: Don't expect to access internet stably, particularly on Fri, Sat and Sun. You may access internet 30 mins each 2 hour!

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.


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