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

Thirumalaimari Pandaram

With a large group / tour

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 February 2013

Liked: 24 hours entry...free luggage facility

Disliked: Breakfast provided with less varieties Security deposit of key is £10.But wrong amount has been described in website

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

NATALIA OLIVEIRA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2013 NATALIA would recommend this property

Liked: People, bar, structure

Disliked: Showers, badroom

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

bourdier manouan

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

14 January 2013 bourdier would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is near the city centre of London (It's some mins away from Picadilly Circus if you take the tube). Staying there was a nice experience overall. I liked the rooms and i liked the living room which is next to the reception. It offers free-Wifi Internet connection whis was helpful. And last but definitely not least it offered a good and warm atmosphere. Oh, and i enjoyed the heat the hostel had because London had a really cold weather!

Disliked: There's really nothing to complain about the hostel.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap and it had the potential to be a fun hostel, there was a huge social area, pool tables etc.

Disliked: It didnt seem like a hostel in the sense of a friendly international place, but more of a cliquey place where people live when they move to London and are looking for work. The rooms had zero storage space, triple deck bunks and not many showers (with zero privacy, basically naked in front of anyne who walks in the door or is by the door when it opens). Also breakfast finishes at 9:30, no idea why when they just move the the cereals from a place you can reach to one you cant.

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

Iman Nana Alaouie

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

24 November 2012 Iman Nana would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed at Arsenal Tavern Hostel to watch Arsenal play Tottenham in the weekend and all I can say is that it was great! you definitely get your money's worth and the place is clean, especially the toilets, which surprised me a little! The room is a bit crammed, but what do you expect when you share it with 11 other people? it was also a very safe place, I had to leave my MacBook Air in the common room to get something from my room multiple times (as there is no wifi connection in the rooms) and both staff and travelers where very helpful and looked out for it while I was gone. Location is brilliant as well, only 5 minute walk from Arsenal station and Finsbury Park station. Emirates Stadium is also really close which was very convenient as I am an Arsenal fan! plus, after the Derby there was an amazing atmosphere in the pub right next to the hostel which helped spread a good mood in the common room :) Will definitely stay in Arsenal Tavern Hostel again!

Disliked: I don't dislike anything, but a suggested would be to add wifi in the rooms. it would make things a lot easier!

The property's response is...

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

Priscila Teixeira

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2012 Priscila would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and the staff is really helpful.

Disliked: Breakfast is really bad. There are basically bread, jam and cereal.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Good value for money! Nice and clean hostel. Near to the next Underground Station from where it takes you only some minutes to the centre. I would really recommend this hostel!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

07 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff and great atmosphere :)

Disliked: A bit away from the center but easily approachable by tube/bus. The female dorm that I stayed in was very tiny, but I got used to it, plus the people there were very friendly and nice :)

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

DAN NICOLAE VIRTOPEANU

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2012 DAN NICOLAE would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast included good friendly and helpfull staff good good atmosphere a lot of usefull utilities,microwave,wifi,hot showers etc and also usefull information about bars clubs shopping etc i warmly recomend it ,best value 4 money

Disliked: You can find a milions things not good in a perfect thing,so my opinion is clear,good overall service.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was amazing! It was also easy to use the Underground to get to wherever you needed to go.

Disliked: The wifi was only accessible in the common areas, not in the rooms. Also, the beds were pretty uncomfortable and the showers were not that good.

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

Dennis Pawlowski

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 October 2012 Dennis would recommend this property

Liked: For that price it's unbeatable in London. Save the money here, everything else is expensive enough...

Disliked: Facilities are run down and not clean, matraces are hard and not very comfortable.

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

Andrej Ilic

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

23 October 2012 Andrej would recommend this property

Liked: Evertything is OK

Disliked: Nothing...

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.


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