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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 2.56

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

23 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good price and the staff was friendly.

Disliked: With that price you can't demand a lot more. It wasn't really clean and it was quite cramped. Still okay.

The property's response is...

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

TADEUSZ POLSKI

Alone

Business / conference

26 April 2012 TADEUSZ would recommend this property

Liked: nice service, very helpful indeed......when I entered at about 4am I could feel the warn of this please.......I did appreciate that so much, because I had been completely wet because of a heavy rain at this time(I was travelling in London on my bicycle).

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 April 2012

Liked: Staff member on duty helpful and dealt with problem experienced quickly and calmly

Disliked: Old an unkept - bedding was thin and cheap

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

Florian Vialleton

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 April 2012 Florian would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect, i reccommend it

Disliked: Florian left no negative feedback.

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

alvaro moya gonzalez

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 April 2012 alvaro would recommend this property

Liked: good in general

Disliked: shower could be better

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

Dane Charman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2012 Dane would recommend this property

Liked: Free WiFi! Good food at the bar next door. Staff are nice and help you out if you ask. 24 hour service so I could easily book out at 5am. People in my room were quiet and considerate. Nothing got stolen (:D LOL)

Disliked: Could have been cleaner but I didn't expect it to be up to my standards as of the cost so all in all pretty happy.

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

veronica frimpong

With a large group / tour

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday

10 April 2012 veronica would recommend this property

Liked: the manager Mr. Timir was extremely good to us and he deserve a promotion.

Disliked: veronica left no negative feedback.

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

Ivana Dujic

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2012 Ivana would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Nice showers in the hall. Great food in the pub downstairs. Good breakfast.

Disliked: Unclean private bathroom in the girls' dorm.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the common room together with pub and also food there... For that price it was great!

Disliked: Bathrooms were dirty, showers were working really bad.

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

hamed mama

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 April 2012 hamed would recommend this property

Liked: The staff

Disliked: hamed left no negative feedback.

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

Valentina Poder

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2012 Valentina would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: old linen

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

cliff havard

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 March 2012

Liked: THE FACT THAT IT WAS VERY CHEAP. I MEAN THE WORD CHEAP NOT INEXPENSIVE AND THE CLEANERS WERE VERY POLITE EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD A HUGE BED BUG PROBLEM TO CONTEND WITH WITH INADEQUATE CLEANING SUPPLIES.

Disliked: THERE IS AN INFESTATION OF BED BUGS AND THEY SEEM TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE FACT THAT ITS A VACATION PLACE AS OPPOSED TO AN OLD FOLKS HOME BUT DON'T BE 36 OR YOU'LL BE KICKED OUT . WITH ONE DAYS NOTICE. AND THE BATHROOMS ARE ATROCIOUS I USED TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO TAKE A SHOWER.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price of this hostel is awesome, breakfast is also good, ur standard toast, cereal, tea, coffee and spreads. Also has cheap meals from the pub that it is part of. Has a good common room with pool table.

Disliked: The rooms are really small, there were 3x3 story bunk beds in a tiny room, not enough room for luggage. The mattresses were also super thin, you could feel the metal beneath. Wi-fi would constantly cut in and out.

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.


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