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Reviews of Arsenal Tavern Backpackers London Hostel

175 Blackstock Road, London, England

Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 67%

Location 68%

Safety 70%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 5.24USD
  • Towel 6.54USD

Important Information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Reception is open from 08:00 until 00.00. If you are arriving outside of this time you must email us. (24 hour access after check in).

***We only accept a passport or equivalent travel document as proof of identity to check in and do not allow London locals to stay***

**£10 cash deposit for keys and late check outs**

We are a youth hostel for ages 18 to 35 and we reserve the right to refuse admission at our discretion.

We may charge your credit/debit card in full before arrival for all bookings. If we cannot take payment your reservation may be cancelled.

Cancellations and changes to bookings can only be made by email 24 hours before check in.

No Shows and late cancellations will be charged the full amount of the booking.

Two week maximum stay at this hostel

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 67%

Location 68%

Safety 70%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

Showing 71-80 of 102 reviews

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: -friendly staff

Disliked: -dirty toilets and showers-extremely small dorms

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Work / volunteering

Liked: -very large common room, lots of couches and plug outlets, 2 pool tables-fridge, coffee/ tea making facilities- free use of small lockers in room, provided w/ key.- nice safe neighbourhood, cute coffee restaurant places

Disliked: -12 p female dorm is stuffy, hard to open window, has not been vacuumed in a while esp corners so it gave me bit of allergies - shower in ensuite did not work! Had to use female shower room that had partly frosted glass doors + very high spout so impossible not to get hair wet. Zero privacy to change into clothes unless you do it in shower stall....horrible.- wifi not good 3 rd floor- bunks were 3 stacked, little room for everyone's stuff, bottom bunk too close to floor and smelled (chose top bunk)- washroom was very crammed, I'm skinny but I had to squeeze throughout the door to when opening/closing to get through.- hot water in taps non existent,-zone 2, so if your travellingt to centre daily you should spend that $$ for a central place.I would stay again for 2-3 nights max but it's not comfortable place

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: nice.

Disliked: N/A

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Internet is fast and available everywhere.

Disliked: The bathroom

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: Very convenient for Emirates stadium, beds clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Bathrooms functional rather than comfortable

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the price was great, especially for such a good location in london. lots of great amenities close by (a great fish and chp shop just up the road and close to all kinds of food shops and takeaways etc) great that they also have the option of a female only dorm too.

Disliked: the layout was a little disorientating because there were many rooms on different levels and at one point i had to go upstairs to go downstairs. i am a big girl and struggled a little with the fact that you have to climb up into the shower and the bathrooms are small, and the tripple bunks were a challenge haha. but you get what you pay for and i enjoyed my stay.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: When there is less space given to a person less garbage it is. I like the huge chill area and the way people were doing different stuff there. Breakfast for free. Laundry service nearby with happy hours offer. Cash machine nearby without commission.

Disliked: Showers were quite dirty on the floor near cabins. Ensuite shower didn't work.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Big living room with pool tables and music, etc. The main tavern is also nice. Since it was the cheapest hostel in London I found (9€) I shouldn't complain too much...

Disliked: The rooms are not very special, with triple bunk beds. My mattress was too thin and a bit unconfortable. All the power sockets in the bedroom are only in one wall. The showers and toilets are too small and often dirty. One big sofa in the living room smells vomit, so disgusting!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really cheap and great staff

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything

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