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Reviews of FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands

Hostel | 1 Glenaffric Avenue, London, England E14 3BW

82.2% Overall Rating

361 out of 404 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/09/2014)

Luiz Felipe Barbosa Ferreira thinks…

"The staff was really helpful and friendly. The social area was really good, with good atmosphere, with a bar and some options of things to eat with acceptable price."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we can not accept bookings for guests under the age of 18 years. All guests are required to present a valid photo ID at check-in.

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82.2%

Overall Rating

361 out of 404 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
86.4%
Safety
85.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 March 2013

Liked: The staff is very friendly and the lounge room is great, also they have a good breakfast for the price you pay. Bathrooms are VERY clean.

Disliked: The main reason I would not recomend this hostel is because of the matresses. Mine was over used and the springs would literally poke you and it was painfull to lay in any position. Also, they have no place to put your luggage so everybodys bags are spread around the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bar was nice and not too expensive, food wasn't bad, and the interior had a pretty nice look to it. Overall it was a good experience.

Disliked: Extremely loud, quite a ways from most things, and had strange and strict rules about outside food and drink (including a ban on bottled water.)

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

20 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice WiFi from the Cloud, and the man Giovanni understand my Spanglish. The smoking area is better than the bar in the last hostel I visit. The Coca-Cola is very expensive. But is beautiful here. Sonrisa para mi. I come back later.. ;)

Disliked: No hay una mesa de billar. No pulcino pio para mí.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pice was nice. Beautiful location in Greenwitch.

Disliked: Breakfast was awful, as expected :)

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

Elena Abergo

Alone

City break

02 February 2013 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Hostel, I stayed in the 4bed female only ensuite room. quiet and pretty clean. the staff was helpful and the pub is nice, I spent a good time at The Great Eastern. Value for money.

Disliked: It is quite far from the city centre and the closer areas are not so interesting. You could use the foot tunnel to get in greenwich, that is pretty nice.

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

maria jose martinez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2013 maria jose would recommend this property

Liked: it has a very nice bar so you can chill out when you get back from a long day walking around london. the staff is very friendly, and the rooms are comfortable.

Disliked: the internet conextion its not that good. and you are very very very near to a trainstation, but still a bit far from the citycenter.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big rooms in the dorm, clean linen, clean showers, simple but great breakfast (toast, spreads, cereals, coffee, tea), free stuff (luggage room, travel information)

Disliked: Extremely slow internet/wifi

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ibrahem Ibrahem

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 January 2013 ibrahem would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet

Disliked: Location

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

Lee Daniels

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 January 2013 Lee would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location lovely pub nice atmosphere clean duvet and sheets best value for money hostel in uk perhaps ? Free breakfast hot shower clean toilet pleasant place.

Disliked: Plastic piss the bed protector was noisy and uncomfortable.

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

Lucas Vinas Vieira

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2013 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, principaly Jordan, the spanish girl and the guy who worked these last 3 days at the morning, always trying to help. Very good atmosphere and very very clean, good space in the lounge to relax, few methers from the train/tube station.

Disliked: I missed a kitchen =(

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are clean and tidy. Reli helpful staff.

Disliked: A bit far away from city centre. It takes about 45mins by tube. I suggest there shud be pantry included.

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

Guilherme Torrens Wunsch

Alone

Partying / nightlife

01 January 2013 Guilherme would recommend this property

Liked: The cheapest one on news-year (still expensive), nice atmosphere, nice bar inside.

Disliked: Dirty bathroom, extremely small lockers.

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

Andrea Flavio Costa

Alone

City break

18 December 2012 Andrea Flavio would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the cleanliness and the hospitality of the people. I often stay there.

Disliked: Nothing, it was all fine

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

Glenn Kelly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2012 Glenn would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are nice, the beds come with comforter and pillow. The location across from Greenwich is brilliant, close enough to go sightseeing but far enough to avoid the normal London noise that plague most other hostels. The big coffe shop/bar downstairs is awesome.

Disliked: Nothing - It's exactly like they describe it on the website.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is nice. It is located in a small quiet town. It is far from the city center but when you need to buy day ticket when travelling in london anyway, so it makes no difference. The room was clean with friendly travellers and staffs. Bed and blankets were cozy and comfortable. Showers and toilets worked fine.

Disliked: There was no place to hang towels and clothes except heaters which were not enough. Also during some nights, there were people singing karaoke whose their voices were unbearable.

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

don walker

Alone

Events / festivals

30 November 2012 don would recommend this property

Liked: close to rail links

Disliked: don left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice & clean

Disliked: Nothing

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

Wendel Malkowski

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2012 Wendel would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, with a really good breakfast. Excellent location, near a DLR station, easy to go anywhere!

Disliked: the beds aren't confortable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's very cheap but clean and the bed was confortable... i did bring my own sheets but they change it before you arrive...

Disliked: The dorms should separate women and men... and it's not exactly in the centre...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

17 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All the staff is so friendly and helpful, you always feel at ease and they are always ready to help the guests

Disliked: There wasn't so much space to sleep because in the room I slept (9 beds room), there were 3 bunk beds with 3 beds each

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

Keith Murray

Alone

Romantic getaway

17 November 2012 Keith would recommend this property

Liked: 17/11/12 This very comfortable hostel in a little precarious in its kibbutz style politic regarding our placement far too close to Canary Wharf business empire. If there is trouble such as riots or fighting anywhere in London, I don't suggest you will be any safer so close to wealth communications at Canary Wharf.

Disliked: Keith left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

12 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar downstairs is a nice place to hang out. Also the place was very clean, and cleaners came in every day into the rooms and bathrooms.

Disliked: No kitchen or in-house laundry facilties, and they could have done with a common room upstairs that wasn't part of the bar too, but by London hostel standards this place was great!

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

Sean Casey

Alone

Business / conference

09 November 2012 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very nice, with a pub and lounge downstairs and clean, plain rooms upstairs. The complementary breakfast was simple, but OK - and free food is always a bonus. There are no keys and instead you're given codes to the stairwell and room doors.

Disliked: The shower in my room (room 1) was awful. I ran it for two minutes on a medium heat setting and it was stone cold. Then I turned the heat up to maximum and it slowly became boiling. At about three quarters it became bearable - until it got cold again. It wouldn't have been too bad, but the water pressure was very weak. The fitting the that attached the shower head to the vertical bar didn't work either, so you had to either crouch or hold it in your hand.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: too far away from main attractions

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

Kilian O' Sullivan

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

02 November 2012 Kilian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bar and lounge area

Disliked: small lockers


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