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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Hostel

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

66.2% Overall Rating

438 out of 549 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

"Location. We were primarily interested in visiting football clubs in the city, so arsenal was a good location!"

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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 2.48

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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66.2%

Overall Rating

438 out of 549 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arsenal Tavern Hostel'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
56.0%
Cleanliness
40.8%
Staff
77.6%
Value
73.6%
Safety
72.8%
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45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Work / volunteering

07 March 2014

Liked: -very large common room, lots of couches and plug outlets, 2 pool tables -fridge, coffee/ tea making facilities - free use of small lockers in room, provided w/ key. - nice safe neighbourhood, cute coffee restaurant places

Disliked: -12 p female dorm is stuffy, hard to open window, has not been vacuumed in a while esp corners so it gave me bit of allergies - shower in ensuite did not work! Had to use female shower room that had partly frosted glass doors + very high spout so impossible not to get hair wet. Zero privacy to change into clothes unless you do it in shower stall....horrible. - wifi not good 3 rd floor - bunks were 3 stacked, little room for everyone's stuff, bottom bunk too close to floor and smelled (chose top bunk) - washroom was very crammed, I'm skinny but I had to squeeze throughout the door to when opening/closing to get through. - hot water in taps non existent, -zone 2, so if your travellingt to centre daily you should spend that $$ for a central place. I would stay again for 2-3 nights max but it's not comfortable place

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

martin mihaljinec

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

03 March 2014 martin would recommend this property

Liked: nice.

Disliked: N/A

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

Konstantrins Zagorskis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2014 Konstantrins would recommend this property

Liked: When there is less space given to a person less garbage it is. I like the huge chill area and the way people were doing different stuff there. Breakfast for free. Laundry service nearby with happy hours offer. Cash machine nearby without commission.

Disliked: Showers were quite dirty on the floor near cabins. Ensuite shower didn't work.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet is fast and available everywhere.

Disliked: The bathroom

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

Michael Brady

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

24 February 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient for Emirates stadium, beds clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Bathrooms functional rather than comfortable

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Adriana Rossi

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Adriana would recommend this property

Liked: the price was great, especially for such a good location in london. lots of great amenities close by (a great fish and chp shop just up the road and close to all kinds of food shops and takeaways etc) great that they also have the option of a female only dorm too.

Disliked: the layout was a little disorientating because there were many rooms on different levels and at one point i had to go upstairs to go downstairs. i am a big girl and struggled a little with the fact that you have to climb up into the shower and the bathrooms are small, and the tripple bunks were a challenge haha. but you get what you pay for and i enjoyed my stay.

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

Jordi Mogas Recalde

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 February 2014 Jordi would recommend this property

Liked: Big living room with pool tables and music, etc. The main tavern is also nice. Since it was the cheapest hostel in London I found (9€) I shouldn't complain too much...

Disliked: The rooms are not very special, with triple bunk beds. My mattress was too thin and a bit unconfortable. All the power sockets in the bedroom are only in one wall. The showers and toilets are too small and often dirty. One big sofa in the living room smells vomit, so disgusting!

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

Stephanie Gould

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Really cheap and great staff

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 February 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything

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

Customer review

Alone

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

03 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, good price

Disliked: Rooms a little cramped, no self-catering facilities

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

Christopher Wood

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 January 2014 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: The other people staying there, and the young chinese dude on reception.

Disliked: Some of the staff

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Christopher Wood

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 January 2014 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: The other people staying in it. The young Chinese guy on reception.

Disliked: Some members of staffs attitude towards the people paying there salary. If you don't like people get another job!

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

valeria de matos

Alone

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

20 January 2014 valeria would recommend this property

Liked: Value for the money

Disliked: valeria left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

19 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very very cheap, which in London is not always easy to find! Nice old building with character in a nice area. Good facilities, and comfortable communal lounge with a bar and wifi. Security lockers in the rooms very handy.

Disliked: The cleanliness of bathrooms (both communal and in the rooms) is pretty awful. You get what you pay for I suppose; this place is uber uber cheap, and as a result you have to accept they apparently don't clean the bathrooms.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 January 2014

Liked: The staff are nice, the common area is fine as well and is not far from the metro. There are many places to eat and grocery stores around.

Disliked: Showers are very dirty and are the worst ever, room smells weird. Rather pay a bit more and stay in another place.

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

Sian De Lara

With friends / other travellers

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

09 January 2014 Sian would recommend this property

Liked: The common room and the bar downstairs

Disliked: There was only 1 out of 3 showers working in the women's shower. The beds were also prwtty uncomortable!

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013

Liked: nothing.

Disliked: mold in every room, toilets are small and dirty, they're almost never cleaned, hot water is a dream

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the low price, the location near bus and metro stations and the kindness of thevstaff

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 December 2013

Liked: It's big house

Disliked: It's dark

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

25 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everthing

Disliked: notting

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

selma Benramdane

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2013 selma would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Common rooms are very small and has no window

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

19 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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....

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Rachel Kaelin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2013

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...).


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