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Reviews of Royal Bayswater Hostel

Hostel | 121 Bayswater Road, London, England W2 3JH

68.9% Overall Rating

1212 out of 1853 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/06/2015)

"It smelled clean and the sheets were obviously fresh and looked after, and the staff were helpful and polite. We paid about £8 each per night which was very reasonable for central London in June!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.15
  • Towel USD 7.85

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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68.9%

Overall Rating

1212 out of 1853 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Royal Bayswater Hostel'

Atmosphere
55.2%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
59.2%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
70.4%
Value
72.8%
Safety
77.6%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, nice and helpful staff

Disliked: Poor breakfast

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2015

Liked: It smelled clean and the sheets were obviously fresh and looked after, and the staff were helpful and polite. We paid about £8 each per night which was very reasonable for central London in June!

Disliked: The shower was lukewarm at best, and the mattresses are about three inches thick and made of foam so not hugely comfortable. The breakfast was essentially white bread and orange squash, which I wasn't too impressed with.

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

Nadinea Silva

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 June 2015

Liked: The location

Disliked: Nadinea left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location.

Disliked: A little bit noisy.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: lift does not stop on 1st floor, which is high to carry luggage

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very near to all the main attractions.....

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Camilla Alm

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 April 2015 Camilla would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good and the price.

Disliked: The rooms need to be renovated and they are insuffiently soundproof. Rather poor breakfast.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

serguei serjant

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2015

Liked: location is very good.

Disliked: General chaos in the hotel. Not clean in rooms. no toilet paper in toilets. unfriendly "don't care stuff. uncomfortable beds. Worst of all: no atmosphere at all. just sleep.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe, clean & please ant staff. Great location!

Disliked: Only one thing- there was no hot water in sink or shower so couldn't wash properly! I left it run for a good few minutes & tried in all directions but it didn't see to have hot switched on. They offered me a hot shower by flipping a switch downstairs on the morning I left but too late then as already leaving. A shame. I would like to stay there a lot more but not if I can't wash properly.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 March 2015

Liked: the location is really good and the area around offers a lot of facilities like transportation, money change, supermarkets and even souvenirs.

Disliked: There's no Internet service included, you have to pay 1£ for an hour of wi fi and the bathroom is quite old and deteriorated.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cheap price. and a washroom inside the room. Sure the place is not the nicest but its pretty good for the price you paid for.

Disliked: The room was quite smelly

71.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

david shuttleworth

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 March 2015 david would recommend this property

Liked: location, proximity of tube station, price, big kitchen

Disliked: no attempt made at creating atmosphere, no decor or book swap, quite dshabby in appearance. One toilet and shower in dorm, none in corridor, had to pay for lockers

82.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Tadeja Šuštar

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 March 2015

Liked: I like it is in the center of Lonodn, including brekfast and inexpensive price.

Disliked: Some pople were smoking in it, so the alarm was beeping all the time and wakeing me up. People were returning in the room very late and they were making noise.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 February 2015

Liked: the position

Disliked: dirty,full of drunk people,it was also a fight in the common room

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

Karolina Kasperska

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2015 Karolina would recommend this property

Liked: Great localisation. Shared rooms my be to crowded for some, but if I go on vacations with limited budget- it's just for you! Every mornig breakfast from 7 till 9, some cererals, tosts, coffee- not bad. Receptionists always happy to help.

Disliked: Great localisation. Shared rooms my be to crowded for some, but if I go on vacations with limited budget- it's just for you! Every mornig breakfast from 7 till 9, some cererals, tosts, coffee- not bad. Receptionists always happy to help.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

11 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -felt very safe and secure -like that there were lights to different parts of the room so one could be turned on without disturbing other guests who may be sleeping. -breakfast was all ready right at 730 as advertised

Disliked: -No free wifi anywhere in the hotel. Not even common areas. -No lockers inside room or any shelves to put stuff on -the room had an unpleasant smell -quite far out west

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2015

Liked: The location is really good! Underground station just around the corner and a lot of shops also just around the corner.

Disliked: We booked a 4Dorm Mixed with Private Bathroom. The room was really tiny and the bathroom was just in the middle of the room, you had no space to put your stuff in. One of the two roommates was just so creapy, that no one could stay with her in the room and all of us had to change the room (rather than just her changing the room, but ok). The breakfast for the shared rooms was just toast and butter, and also some cereals but the breakfast-room was like an old and dirty bunker, so you couldnt really enjoy your meal. However, we then changed again the room to a private one and this was the best decision! The room was big enough for 2 people and clean, just like the bathroom that was in there. In the private room you get another breakfast (incl. eggs, cheese, juice etc.) with is also in another breakfast-room, where you can really enjoy your breakfast. I would recommend you to book the private room! But on the other hand the dorms were also ok if you had nice and NORMAL roommates ;)

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room (private room) was small but clean, with a private bathroom, tv and a kettle!

Disliked: No free wifi, it was incredibly loud at night! People from the dorm rooms kept running and screaming in the hallway until 7am in the morning! I did not sleep at all and I'm not a light sleeper!

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2015

Liked: The location is pretty fine, close to the subway and the biggest park of London.

Disliked: The room where I was was very dirty, and the smell was disgusting... it seemed air couldn't run in there; also, the hostel is very small and full of abandoned stairs (emerncy exits), very confusing to walk through there. They don't offer towels (you must pay 5pounds and buy one), if you want some map you have to pay for it, and the Wifi is charged. During the two nights I stayed there there was noisy people coming and going in the room... very inconfourtable.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 January 2015

Liked: Cheap, good location.

Disliked: Not really a hostel for travellers looking to meet people. No atmosphere.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a really good location regarding to the stations and buses.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2015

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: It was old and disgusting! That is all I have to say. Don't stay there.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

16 January 2015

Liked: Location is really excellent what comes to walking distances as well. There are also two different tube stations extremely close. Many cheap (good rate money exchange, supermarkets etc.) services also nearby. Just don't buy any services from the hostel itself.

Disliked: - No free Wi-Fi, even though they operate a hostel. Come on! - The general feeling is that if something breaks, it stays broken. The lift was perpetually out of order. More or less half of the windows in our shared room had either broken handles or bent frame. The draft and traffic noise from Bayswater Road was epic. - Most of the time the shower produced either scalding hot or freezing cold water. There were 30-60-second time windows when the water temperature was actually nice. Prepare yourself to DJ the two tap knobs and move about constantly to avoid chills and burns. - The breakfast (typical hostel carb bomb, nothing new or special about that), has a time window of 90 minutes (from 0730 to 0900), after which the disinterested staff snatches away the stuff. - The general feeling is that everything is designed to convenience the greedy owner(s) instead of the guests.

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

Mirko Alogna

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 January 2015 Mirko would recommend this property

Liked: It is chip and near the undergoung and bus station

Disliked: I thought that breackfast was included and the bathroom are too small

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Catherine Donnelly

As a family with children

City break

04 January 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the price and that you could use the kitchen facilities to cook and socialise but would have liked it to be cleaner especially the toilets and bathrooms

Disliked: It was very shabby the toilets on the corridor to the kitchen smelt very bad


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