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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Hostel

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

64.0% Overall Rating

432 out of 541 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 2.54

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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64.0%

Overall Rating

432 out of 541 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arsenal Tavern Hostel'

Atmosphere
64.0%
Location
71.2%
Facilities
56.0%
Cleanliness
43.2%
Staff
74.4%
Value
68.8%
Safety
70.4%
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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

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price was very reasonable which included free breakfast. The Emirates Stadium is only a 10-15 min walk from the hostel which is quite close.

Disliked: The room was a little bit crowded.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was quite clean and breakfast included was good. Good location. It was very safety too.

Disliked: First night we slept in the mixed room and the smell was awful! And there was also very hot! Boys where sleeping in our beds and we needed to ask for new sheets. Staff wasn't very helpful but thank god they moved us to the female room. That was better. I missed some place to hang out and meet people in the hostel and that you could open the windows in the rooms.

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

Massimo Solare

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

09 April 2011 Massimo would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: good

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Marie Plevová

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 April 2011

Liked: Plus are lockers within the price

Disliked: Quite terrible private ensuite on the room. Triple bunk beds making terrible noise every movement. Breakfast was really poor, because stuff ate all the good before the guests. Instead of above listed it was ok :-).

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, position

Disliked: temperature in room, wifi

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

Trevor McKerlich

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 April 2011 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: Great Room, multiple keys, nice bar downstairs JUST for the use of the hostel'ers with a pool table. Lovley public bar next door. Nice staff, lovely welcome!

Disliked: Bunks are 3 high! If you suffer from vertico make sure to ask first.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was a really cool place

Disliked: internet wasnt working the first two days

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

David Martin

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

30 March 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: The adjoining bar and helpfulness of staff.

Disliked: Unfortunately we were unable to get a shower on Sunday morning as there was no water in our ensuite bathroom (which was the reason we paid extra for the private room) and even in the communal showers the water pressure was intermittant and temperature unreliable! Scaling the triple bunk beds was also a challenge!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is very much that you can be full until you dinner.

Disliked: the bathroom in room are terrible. Water is neither too hot nor too clod.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean compared to some other London hostels at the same price I have stayed at. I'm a rather shy person but there were no issues with anyone in my 9 bed dorm and the staff were pretty good. The bathroom was much cleaner than the last hostel I used.

Disliked: The free wifi is pretty terrible, I managed to get about 15 minutes of actual use in my 3 nights of stay. The mattresses are really very thin, but I still managed to get a sound nights sleep.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 March 2011

Liked: Breakfast

Disliked: Internet not always work, matress are too thin, some staff aren't too nice, filthy.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011

Liked: They gave you twenty five percent off food, good food, instead of 10% like most others.

Disliked: The beds were tiny and crammed in all together, then the mattresses were about an inch thick, the showers had no locks on the doors and half the bathroom doors had no locks either. Some of the staff were really nice, others seemed like they just hated everything. It was also in the middle of nowhere, and you had to KNOW where the door was to get in. The wifi sucked, it hardly worked, especially at night if there were more people online. It was just overall not the best.


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