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Reviews of FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands

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

77.5% Overall Rating

350 out of 391 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2014)

Ian Mayman thinks…

"This review is following three booked stays over the past few weeks. I like the location best. You can literally go to sleep listening to the sound of the waves of the Thames, and it is very close to…"

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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 8.49

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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77.5%

Overall Rating

350 out of 391 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
80.8%
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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

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bedding is clean on arrival. The toilets are also clean.

Disliked: Some of the shower rooms are out of order and the toaster used at breakfast is useless. The plastic sheeting on some mattresses is irratating.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice duvets and pillows, good showers, bathrooms were clean. Bar area has a warm atmosphere. Good value for money.

Disliked: Don't feel the property is that secure. Back door open all the time. It needs to have large cage lockers in the room. People were inconsiderate and noisy in the room. Property could do with a laundry facility.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

21 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great area to chill out

Disliked: Needs more showers

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

Juan Manuel Méndez

Alone

Business / conference

01 October 2012 Juan Manuel would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. A pub in the lower story where to enjoy a nice lounge. The rooms show cleanliness to the maximum. It was my first time in an UK hostel and The Great Eastern is a amazing recommended start.

Disliked: Juan Manuel left no negative feedback.

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

Petra Boogerd

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

18 September 2012 Petra would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fine nearby Station and City centre

Disliked: Petra left no negative feedback.

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

Wei Jiat Wong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2012 Wei Jiat would recommend this property

Liked: Superbly value for money. It is hard to get a bed with quite a nice breakfast at such price in London.

Disliked: Insufficient plug in lobby

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, friendly guests, clean rooms. a very nice hostel! i loved the view every night when i went back to the hostel, when you exit the DLR station you get this amazing view of Canary Wharf skyscrapers..

Disliked: i`m not a big fan of 3 level bunk beds..

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good stay here. Was pleasantly surprised. The bathroom and shower areas are clean. The lounge near the bar is a great open space to relax. The 12 x bed rooms are very spacious.

Disliked: Not a fan of the 3-level bunk beds. You feel every movement of others. The mattresses are also fairly uncomfortable and have cling wrap on them to protect them (which is quite noisy). Besides the beds though, every thing else is really great.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2012

Liked: The staff is really helpful.

Disliked: The three layers beds are not really steady, and there's plastic under the sheets which is noisy in the night. I don't like: 'free secure lockers' but you have to buy a 4£ padlock. The wi-fi is really slow.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quiet friendly bar

Disliked: no kitchen

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a nice bar. And the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The location is pretty far from downtown London. Although, great system of travel.


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