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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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

Ahmed Eid

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 February 2012 Ahmed would recommend this property

Liked: private bathroom, safety

Disliked: rooms closed 2 hours, no entrance for fresh air, sfety box so small, enterance of the hostel

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free lockers :) and bran flakes for breakfast, not just corn flakes as per usual :)

Disliked: The room had a weird smell to it, but it might well have been my roommate... :/ other than that everything was ok.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

trevor eagleson

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 February 2012

Liked: Leaving.

Disliked: BEDBUGS!! BEDBUGS!! BUDBUGS!! They did refund me half of my stay but still, bedbugs... bedbugs... bedbugs - horrible. The location is poor, the staff unfriendly, especially the cleaners who think they have more of a right to be in your room than you do. The beds are uncomfortable and thin... double up the matress and it was acceptable. Forth hostel i've stayed in in London, easily the worse, won't be going back if you paid me and i'd strongly suggest you pick another hostel, this one is very poor.

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

LUQMAN BIN ASHAARI

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 LUQMAN would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and the facilities

Disliked: LUQMAN left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Tiago Cardona Félix

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

10 February 2012 Tiago would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff, the big common hall with 2 pool table, the location ( close to the tube, to Arsenal Stadium, close to very cheap restaurants..). For the price you pay, I think this is the best in London.

Disliked: Tiago left no negative feedback.

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

Flavio Coccia

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 February 2012 Flavio would recommend this property

Liked: The price and the helpfulness of the guys at the reception who managed to solve my problem with wifi connection.

Disliked: location (btw tube is not very close)

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

james ward

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2012 james would recommend this property

Liked: Great for a couple of nights, not longer than that, close to arsenal tube (5 min walk) which is just out side of zone 1. We were in the 15 bed room, which the beds were very thin & narrow. the place has a good free breakfast, tea, coffee, cereal, toast, and a good bar with pool table and big screen television. The staff were helpful and the price was reasonable.

Disliked: The toilets were way to small and dirty. it was hard to use them..... Beds were too small. showers werent the greatest either.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, safe place, friendly people, cheap, you have your own locker so there is no need to worry about your valuables, rooms have more space than in other hostels from my past experience.

Disliked: Toilets were not so clean, in shower hot water was finishing very fast, so you suppose to wait until heater will heat it again, showers for the girls in the third floor were not having any space to put your cloth, towel etc., breakfast could be organised in better way too.

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

Michelangelo Bortolin

Alone

Business / conference

04 February 2012 Michelangelo would recommend this property

Liked: Good Staff. The hostel was safe and secure

Disliked: Michelangelo left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

jozsef baranyi

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2012 jozsef would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value for price, nice atmosphere down in the pub, very friendly and helpful staff (except the room cleaning ladies), location is good.

Disliked: It is dirty. The rooms, the pub everything.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff extremely friendly and keen to help.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 January 2012

Liked: Most of the staff are awesum and will help you out with everything including directions and buses around the area, however, some like to follow rules to the T and send you out of common areas (to bed) right on 1.30am - several will realise you're just talking to family on the other side of the world, and be more lenient (esp as wi fi doesnt actually work upstairs as advertised).

Disliked: Very very quiet Hostel. It encourages long term people looking for work and a place to live rather than actual travellers. If you are looking to meet people and have a laugh, it is possible here, but only what you make of it, cos there is not a lot to do in here except sit on the wifi. It didnt at all come accross as a 'true London pub experience' or 'home away from home' as advertised. The inconsistancy of kicking u out of the common area is difficult to work with, and 24hr reception does not specify that this is only to open the door for you, you cannot sit in common areas after a certain time.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: The showers are horrible and they have the worst breakfast I've ever seen in a hostel.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everybody was very friendly and the common area is huge with plenty of power points for charging everything.

Disliked: Not the cleanest place. although the food at the pub is great and cheap it would be nice to have facilities to store and cook on food to save a bit of money.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

13 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: En suite showers

Disliked: no kettle facilities. cash only, no credit/debit cards taken

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was super friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The internet sometimes broke down, but for quick research or mailing absolutely ok.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very cheap, so for one night, it was all right.

Disliked: The rooms were tiny, and the location was pretty sketchy.

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

Tilly lefaou

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

25 December 2011 Tilly would recommend this property

Liked: The downstairs area was a cool place to hang out if you meet people. Having a breakfast included was good in the morning. Comfortable bed, 10 min walk from main public transport hub. Cheap area for international food, wish I had time to stay longer at this hostel.

Disliked: Pub wasn't very lively, and it would of been good to be able to have movies everynight - or when someone asked

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent staff, very helpful. Ensured any issues were quickly resolved. Food with 25% off was brilliant. Close to the tube, handy location near off-licences and various take-aways.

Disliked: Bedbugs, however, staff immediately helped us to change rooms and as a group of 8, ensured we could stay together. Also, partial refund for first night. They then ensured they shut the room and relocated the other travellers in the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I appreciate the help over the phone previous to my arrival, the warm welcome when I got there in the middle of the night. I am thankful for the helpfulness of the receptionists, and for the friendly housekeeping staff's cheerful attitude! I had a good time making friends and enjoying the nice atmposphere. Thank you and see you again!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Ana Espigado Delgado

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2011 Ana would recommend this property

Liked: El personal muy agradable, la habitacion calentita y la sala comun bastante acogedora!

Disliked: El cuarto de baño, le falla un poco la limpieza, pero se sobrelleva..

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was better than expected

Disliked: not the best location. it's actually ten mins away from the tube station

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was accommodating and although it was not within walking distance of the city, public transportation was very easy to get the hang of.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - free breakfast -free wifi

Disliked: -no kitchen

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff, excellent value for money

Disliked: Rooms were very dark, no real windows


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