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Reviews of Surprise Backpackers

Hostel | 110 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London, England SW1V 2RQ

71.4% Overall Rating

488 out of 715 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/04/2014)

Joshua Bouzy thinks…

"The location was very convenient. It was within walking distance from the metro and many other important sites. And they provide free breakfast, which is a plus."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we only accept people above 18 years of age in all rooms. If you are outside under this age limit, your booking will be cancelled without a refund of the deposit. Reception hours 8am until midnight only. After this you will have to call the night manager and there will be a £10 call out fee.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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71.4%

Overall Rating

488 out of 715 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Surprise Backpackers'

Atmosphere
66.4%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
56.0%
Staff
77.6%
Value
74.4%
Safety
76.0%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Marina Baskaric

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 October 2011

Liked: If you arrive to Victoria tube station it is a very good location. Good if you want to stay for one night and you have no other options.

Disliked: 3 bunk beds, that were very squeaky, the room was to small for 12 people.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean rooms, friendly staff :))

Disliked: Bed was a little uncomfortable.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 October 2011

Liked: Even though there is a pub downstairs, it's still not too loud. Friendly staff!

Disliked: 3-bunk-beds! Horrible! Each time you move, the whole thing shakes and everyone wakes up! I still recall each time I turned around or one of the others did! Unfortunately, the showers are always hot! Not good, especially if it's hot outside anyway!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Surprise Backpackers was a very clean hostel and I felt I could trust everyone there to not steal my stuff. The rooms were also decently sized.

Disliked: There is not a large common room, and the hostel itsself feels a bit cramped. Because of this, it is not easy to make friends within the hostel and most people seemed to keep to themselves.

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

paul dylan harrison

Alone

Business / conference

29 September 2011 paul dylan would recommend this property

Liked: very big place,big bathrooms..there was alot of people but didnt seem to see anybody..would stay there again.

Disliked: nothin really,maybe rooms a little hot but its in summer so i guess its ok,and bit noisey in the room,but nothin earplugs dont sort out.

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

Mark Barton

Alone

City break

27 September 2011 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: location, cleanliness

Disliked: slight traffic noise

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location

Disliked: The atmosphere, the beds are not very comfortable

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

Kelly Nelson

Alone

City break

26 September 2011 Kelly would recommend this property

Liked: The location was really good and it was quite clean.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Enjoyed the stay, very friendly and safe place.

Disliked: no

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breaky, kitchen & tv room

Disliked: 3level bunk beds, they were also very shaky, if one person rolled over it was like an earthquake!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: WELL GOOD

Disliked: BED, BUT GOOD FOR PRICE

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, REALLY helpfull staff

Disliked: the bed was not the best

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location and staff,

Disliked: showers that you cant change the temps so is much to hot, beds very poor, kitchen upgrade needed

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, helpful staff, pretty clean

Disliked: fairly bad beds, kitchen a little average, showers at set temp and much to hot

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were on a key card, which was great from a security point of view. The hostel was in a great location, super easy for the tube and a short walk from the river. There are loads of places to eat and drink just a step from the hostel and there's a large Sainsburys and Tesco nearby. I didn't use the kitchen but it looked clean and welcoming. The staff on the main door were pleasant and friendly and answered any questions.

Disliked: No dislikes. Finding the front door was a bit hard but the locals pointed me in the right direction! It wasn't the cleanest place I've stayed but for the price I paid the linen and bed was in tip-top condition and there was a spacious bathroom right outside the room, so I have no complaints!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quite good location and price

Disliked: narrow stairs, and really small and uncomfortable entrance area

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There have been a lot of bad reviews about this backpackers but in my opinion it was excellent. It was scrupulously clean, the girl on reception was incredibly friendly and it was incredibly cheap.

Disliked: some people have said they didn't like the 3 tier bunk beds, but I was on the bottom so it was fine.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Christian Boukhater

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2011 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing about the place is its location. Close to both Pimlico and Victoria tube stations and walking distance from a lot of touristic landmarks.

Disliked: It was not as clean as i would have liked, and there was no electrical outlet in the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great price/value, helpful staff, free wifi, uncomplicated storage of luggage after checkout, 3 min walking to nearest Tesco or tube station, within walking distance of Thames, Big Ben, Covent Garden, British Museum and most Theatres

Disliked: Lockers were available but you had to buy a padlock to use them (3 GBP), Only hot water in the showers, Mattresses were not very comfortable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to all the main attractions! 15 min walking distance!!! 5 min walk to the tube but lots of close bus stops!! Friendly staff

Disliked: bar was just locals not very lively.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Mantas Riauba

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Its strange how for hostel they only let you in at 13:00 i came early in the morning with all my stuff and it was raining outside all day and i had to sit outside, they didnt even let me in, very unfriendly and unproffesional. Would never stay there again. Also there were some unfriendly and dangerous people living there, i checked out even earlier, dont want to remember even. It also wasnt very clean and all the bathroom, kitchen its old and rusty and now so nice.

The property's response is...

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

Nelso Esteban Cantu

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Nelso Esteban would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, very friendly staff, good atmosphere. The location is just perfect, you can`t get a better location in London for that price.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011

Liked: there are the faci$lities which should be insist.

Disliked: not very clean, and the bed disgust me so much!! it makes a big noise when you climb up, and the wood(which is used to support the bed pad) is fragiled!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff...

Disliked: unconfortable beds

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved it! Everything is great :)

Disliked: Nothing!!!


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