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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 2.52

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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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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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Marek Zaranski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2012 Marek would recommend this property

Liked: - common room - staff - location

Disliked: - rooms (small)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location,good breakfast, clean,near pub.staff could be more friendly especcialyy girl who clean bathrooms etc.

Disliked: staff could be more friendly especcialyy girl who clean bathrooms etc. very small and dangerous bed,private bathroom didnt work and the price was still the same, should be a hot water available in living room.

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

Juliet Nakiberu

With my spouse / partner

Shopping

10 October 2012

Liked: The price was good

Disliked: Lack of kitchen facilities, rooms to tiny for so many tenants and the showers are very very old fashioned, just terrible.

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

Keith and Lily Fouts

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Visiting friends or family

05 October 2012 Keith and Lily would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff, very good value. Breakfast was pretty good for being free!

Disliked: We had a bit of trouble finding the right street when we got off the tube at Finsbury Park. Easier to find from the Arsenal station as the streets are less confusing there. Also there were people smoking in the courtyard and smoke was drifting into the common area on the ground floor, pretty strong. The door to the courtyard should be kept closed whenever someone is smoking out there.

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

karl keep

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 October 2012 karl would recommend this property

Liked: very good location was only short walk to emirates very good services

Disliked: every thing was spot on

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Showers for girls were horrible.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

30 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the good ones in the city. Good value for your money. Good breakfast, good location. The beds are comfortable and even though the rooms are not big they have fans provided in each room which makes up for it.

Disliked: The showers in the room although power showers but do not work effectively. Same is the case with the showers in the male showerrooms. They work but the shower head is not effective at all. It sprinkles only the top half of ones body.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and helpful

Disliked: I didn't get much sleep, not the hostel's fault, more the other guest's fault

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

John Cunningham

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 September 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: Great price, clean, ideal for me visiting the emirates, otherwise very close to the underground. Free brekkie, wifi. Bar is cool

Disliked: A little cramped, mattress are literally a piece of foam. Not bad for a night but wouldnt wanna stay much longer sleeping on that.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rahul Aich

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2012 Rahul would recommend this property

Liked: value for money. Good location. Staff were friendly. The hostel restaurant was quite cheap.

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you can handle sharing a room and are on a budget, this is a good choice. People who are here on holiday seem to enjoy themselves. I have met a lot of interesting people during my stay. However, those of us who are trying to find jobs and flats in London find the hostel lifestyle to be difficult.

Disliked: The noise! The doors are noisy and tend to slam, the lockers in the bedroom are also noisy and jam quite easily, people who enter the room later or wake up earlier than you can be quite noisy. Even if you manage to sleep in, the cleaners will eventually make a noisy entrance.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

24 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was exactly as described on the website. Got off at the Arsenal station and found the hostel easily. Large breakfast/cafe area.

Disliked: No mirrors in some of the toilets, for shaving, etc. Not much activities organised by the hostel. Exit sign in the room was far too bright.

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

Paula Vitolina

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2012 Paula would recommend this property

Liked: The person at reception was really friendly, nice and helpful. All the rules were explained clearly and we also received a leaflet with information about it which made it easier to follow and remember everything. The breakfast was simple, but nice, although, it got a bit "boring" after a couple of days of eating the same things every day. Having a locker made us feel safer, although, it still seemed like you have to double-check if everything is in place all the time. The value is excellent if you just need a place to stay for a few days and the location was quite alright, but not the best one.

Disliked: The dorm room where I and my brother stayed in was quite packed and uncomfortable. If I decided to stay in this hostel again, I would definitely not book a dorm room ever again. The bathrooms and toilets were unpleasant, most of the time it smelled like vomit there and they were extremely small and uncomfortable. The women's bathroom was located quite far from our room. The wi-fi worked only in the lounge area and not in the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place to stay because I had free breakfast and only a 10-minute walk to the underground station.

Disliked: The damn pop music that constantly plays in the lounge is so annoying. The lighting was very dim, so it was difficult to read books. The back door was left open a lot so cigarette smoke blew in with the wind.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

22 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has free lockers, free breakfast and the environment is quite relaxed.

Disliked: The showers. I've been there several times and there is always something wrong with the showers.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

20 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bedrooms were clean, light and airy. It was nice to have an en-suite and it was cleaned regularly. Breakfast though simple was good. You could come and go as you please. It was nicely located between Finsbury park station and Arsenal.

Disliked: Our bedroom was also getting quite cold of an evening, as there was a break in the window leaving a big gap that was yet to be repaired/stoppered. The only way of stopping it from getting too breezy was by pulling the blind down but this did not prevent the cold completely. This also meant that the noises from out on the street were much more pervasive - traffic noises, what sounded like a street-cleaner or garbage truck just outside our window, and general people noises. There was also a girls bathroom adjacent to our room and the door was very creaky and was being opened and closed all night, every night. The mattresses were very soft but also very thin, so you could feel the bed frame beneath it. After the first night you got used to it, but it was not very comfortable. The pillow and duvet were also nice and soft, but thin, so there were times you were shivering in the night because of the breeze coming through the window and not having extra bedding. The shower in our en-suite was constantly malfunctioning - though the hostel advertises 'hot water available all of the time', the water would often come out cold and never heat up. On many occasions the water would just stop coming out even though the knob was on, and then 5 minutes later the water would suddenly start coming out again, usually cold still but hot if you were lucky. It was also very hard to reach the shower controls, as they were very high up on the wall and really only accessible (for people under 6 foot) if you stepped on your tip-toes and stretched up high to turn the knobs. The tavern was not really non-smoker friendly, as there was a little courtyard downstairs for people to smoke, and you accessed it through a fire escape door which had to be left open. This meant that the smoke had nowhere else to go but inside the building and throughout the common area, and it was often quite strong and stifling. The common area was also very dimly lit with downlights passing light through a dark ceiling. And yet, because this was the only part of the tavern where the wi-fi worked, you very quickly had eye strain using your laptop downstairs.

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

shuai wang

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 September 2012 shuai would recommend this property

Liked: staff is nice ,location is ok and quiet. good breakfast. free locker which nice and helpful

Disliked: it's a nice place to stay with that much you pay.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great character for a great price

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: Policy about people over 35y old

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

Lok Wai Unique Ng

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2012

Liked: staffs are really nice and helpful

Disliked: 1 .well, if u wanna get there, please get off at Arsenal Station not the Finsbury Park, u have to walk along 15mins if you get off at Finsbury Park-__-'' 2. I hate the shower place, the are is not enough 1mX1m -_-....and as it's not hand shower, it's fixed on the wall, so your hair must be wetted, and you can only hang the clothing on the door. 3. it's bad if u take auitcases coz u have to walk upstairs and downstairs then upstairs to get your room-_-..very hard 4. the free wifi can only connect at the bar area not rooms

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Affordable and cheaper.

Disliked: Everything is fine apart from the ladies showers Out of Order.

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

Ivan David Meza Canales

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

29 July 2012 Ivan David would recommend this property

Liked: La atencion fue muy buena. frendly staff

Disliked: to small the room and not that clean

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and the service they provided was excellent

Disliked: nothing

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

Tessa den Os

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Tessa would recommend this property

Liked: That the staff was very helpful and that it was a really good atmosphere

Disliked: That the ceiling looked like it was in need of a very good and new painting job.

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

simon richardson

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 July 2012

Liked: i liked the fact it was close to a tube station.

Disliked: the fact that my mobile phone was stoolen from the room whilst it was charging. pretty sure the cleaners stole it , as the other 8 people in my room are my friends i have been travelling with.Also where i was sleeping was super dangerious.i was on a middle bunk in the dorm room. and when i opened the window i could of actually rool out and fallen 25-30 feet, no safety bars , really dangerious.

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