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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Hostel

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

65.7% Overall Rating

434 out of 544 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 2.50

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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65.7%

Overall Rating

434 out of 544 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arsenal Tavern Hostel'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
55.2%
Cleanliness
44.0%
Staff
79.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
72.8%
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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

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

yishay Dromi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011

Liked: it's a bit far from the center but still in zone 2 so it's not too bad. if you want to go to a match of Arsnal its a good place to stay. the food at the pub is really good and cheap.

Disliked: 1. no alcohol allowed in the hostel! 2. there was no soap in the toilet's sinks, im one toilet there was not even a sink... 3. the shower is horrible. no hot water at the first half hour and not a good stream. 4. the staff just want you to leave.

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

Simon Florian Hansen

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 November 2011 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Almost everything :)

Disliked: Nothing to complain about!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and cheerful for the price you pay

Disliked: no hooks on showers and cleanliness of toilet and shower areas

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Marina Adamou-Tzani

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2011

Liked: The common room, with pool tables and movie nights.

Disliked: The rooms are too small with many people in each one, the wc's and showers the same.

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

Alexander Hennessey

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 November 2011 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Has decent shower cubicles in the room.

Disliked: Lack of space for storing baggage in a shared room. Shelving would have been handy here.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

13 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, the zone, the prices, the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.

Disliked: There are no hangers in the showers. The shower in the ensuite bathroom doesn't work properly, sometimes you have a really cold water.During the day is better to don't use it. I don't like the curfew for in the hostel's living room.

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

mario gressani

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 November 2011 mario would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, the hostel is close to the underground station and the pizza in the pub is quite good and cheap with the 25% discount for costumers.

Disliked: The showers are not very confortable.

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

eleanor bennett

With my spouse / partner

City break

11 November 2011 eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: the bar downstairs, friendly people, and the cheap cheap prices.

Disliked: tight dorms, but what can you expect for £8.50. Beds were still comfy though.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: reasonable price, free breakfast was a bonus, good meals in the pub- free wifi.helpful staff and friendly roommates and a lounge area to chill out.

Disliked: not a lot of privacy-matresses were a bit skinny. lack of shelving in bathroom.(and who decided midnight purple was a good colour for room 304?) no kitchen or washing facilies

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff

Disliked: Too many people in dorms. no good ventilation

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 November 2011

Liked: The staff was very helpful and the breakfast was ok (even though there clearly weren’t enough dishes to go around for everybody).

Disliked: The location is bad, if you have no interest in Arsenal (or 24/7 kebab) there are better places to stay. The second thing is: there are a lot of people staying there, so in the end everything is run-down, broken and dirty. The rooms are not clean, to say the least; beds are simple, not comfortable and dirty (but no bedbugs to report). The toilets and showers are often broken or just too disgusting to get into. The common area is big but we were there just for sleeping so we didn't use them.


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