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Reviews of FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham

Hostel | 102 Lavender Hill, London, England SW11 5RD

76.5% Overall Rating

258 out of 292 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/09/2014)

"Stayed for a night and it was good value. Good location as it was 10min walk from Clapham Junction, the quality of the facilities and the free breakfast was good. Staff were quite helpful. The hostel is not too far from…"

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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76.5%

Overall Rating

258 out of 292 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
78.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
79.2%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

25 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely and clean. The bathrooms were always clean and the showers hot.

Disliked: Not being able to make a coffee when I needed one. The only real down to the stay was the selfish cow on the Saturday night who owns the world's largest zip collection, and she woke us all at midnight with a 20 minute non-stop noisy demsontration.

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

Margaret Costello

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 May 2014 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, great location

Disliked: Margaret left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24hour reception was realy useful could come in at any time & also order food any time was really good aswel.

Disliked: The Lockers were very small and not many no idle for some people but for us was fine as we were a large groups so had an entire room to ourselves.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price was great and it included continental breakfast. The room was big with lockers in it. Good experience.

Disliked: Not immediately obvious it is an hostel. I thought it was a pub at first.

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

Phil MacDonald

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 May 2014 Phil would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice bar, great breakfast.

Disliked: Phil left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014

Liked: the outside terrace

Disliked: EVERYTHING ELSE

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - clean and comfortable beds - good connection with city center (both day and night) - bar downstairs

Disliked: - no division for boys and girls in the shovers - poor breakfast - problems with booking via HostelBookers (they offered me diff. room than booked)

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

Laura Thomas-Pike

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

09 April 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception, friendly staff and travellers.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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

Sarah Hollstein

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

07 April 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: I felt very safe staying here due to the coded locks on every door of the bedroom and on the door that leads to the bedroom part of the house. I also liked that I didn't have to worry about my belongigs as there were mini lockers (which are just big enough for a handluggage sized suitcase). Bring your own lock though, as you might have to buy one from the reception for 4 pounds. I also liked the bar downstairs and I loved the fact, that in the bedroom part you couldn't hear anything of the loud music anymore!!!!!

Disliked: The offer of food for breakfast could have been a bit better but should do with chocolate rice krispies, rice krispies, frosties, toast, about 5 types of jam, milk, hot water, coffee and tea. But this is just because I felt like I need to say SOMETHING bad :-P

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, actually does feel fresh with fluffy pillows + blankets. (Although dorm mates can be not so fresh) Enough room for luggage in dorms, mini lockers, Girls dorm is great! Basic breakfast. 2 good private showers + toilets 5 communal showers + 1 extra toilet. Love love the Very cozy pub + attached communal area to bring in food...felt like coming home after a long day. Staff super friendly Nice location, plenty of shops nearby, cafes. Bus at doorstep takes straight to trafalgar or picadilly or Victoria. 10 min walk to overground.

Disliked: No kitchen! Not even a kettle or microwave which would've helped so much. Like I said dorm mates can make the room smell funky, especially in dorms larger than 9. The only way to extend your stay is too book again online. Staff can't do it in person. 3 tier bunks Only two outlets for a room of 18. Despite all these, I will definitely return.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

David Ross

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 March 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: Location and with a bus stop just outside.

Disliked: No kitchen for cooking meal, although a microwave could be placed in the 'snug' area of the pub where guests can eat takeaway's. Breakfast could have been served from 6am - 10am.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and clean

Disliked: the triple bump beds are very cramped and small

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good standard place

Disliked: Staff unfriendly and was double booked in my room

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

Philip Balint

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 March 2014 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and the bar at the entrance.

Disliked: The luggage room was in the basement, with the door wide open and another door nearby was unlocked and leading into the backyard. The wifi was complicated to connect to. You could feel the resorts from the matress on the bed.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, the shower was nice and hot, great breakfast... Staff were really nice and the pub is modern and cute! ASDA is close by for very cheap food aswell.

Disliked: There was no kitchen and cheap restaurants were hard to find close by

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

ELOISE FIGGE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2014 ELOISE would recommend this property

Liked: The employees were really nice. The place was really perfect!

Disliked: No complain at all! erfect!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

louise edwards

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 February 2014 louise would recommend this property

Liked: absolutely fantastic! location: amazing. staff: couldnt do enough. really clean and tidy. quiet enough. beds comfy, lockers in the rooms, plenty of loos and showers, although they were only on one floor and i had to walk down loads of stairs but cant complain as it was clean and there were no ques etc. atmosphere is good as it is in a pub and it was nice to sit downstairs and have a drink but there was no hostel exclusive comunial area so if you are a lone traveller it may make it slightly harder to make friends.

Disliked: nothing...perhaps the directions could have indictaed that it was in the actual pub!!!!! was walking up and down the street for about 20mins trying to find a hostel and not a pub!!!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a useful location for my purpose (15 minutes walk to Clapham Junction, buses towards Waterloo, Brixton, Camberwell). It's only a few doors from Battersea Arts Centre which is a good place to have a coffee. There is a Laundrette at 62 Battersea Rise (15 minute walk, £5 a wash). The pub is spacious and a good place for a drink, it's pricey but comparatively cheap for Clapham. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Unfortunately there is no kitchen, which makes mealtime particularly expensive if you're trying to travel cheap. It also means easting a lot of cold store bought hummus if you don't have the money to eat out. I also think the breakfast could be a little better, toast and cereal is on offer which is fine, but unfortunately the bread is economy and it pretty gross.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 January 2014

Liked: The downstairs bar is very nice.Bathroom and toilets facilities are good.

Disliked: The hostel has many useless rules like no being able to have your own food or drinks. The rooms are very uncomfortable, with very bad lighting. The hostel is way to expensive for the type of beds you receive.

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

Katelyn Muller

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 December 2013 Katelyn would recommend this property

Liked: When I first walked in I thought I was in the wrong place because it looked and felt more like a local pub than a hostel. The staff was so friendly, as was everyone at the bar and in the hostel. The beds were clean and comfortable, and everything was in good condition. Easy to get to, and there is food in the morning. So much more than I was expecting for the price!

Disliked: Katelyn left no negative feedback.

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

Jen Schomann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 December 2013 Jen would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere. Helpful staff. Perfect Location.

Disliked: Bad WIFI connection.

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

Laura Me ldon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremely helpful

Disliked: Stairs. But that's London pubs for you.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Brooke McIntyre

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013

Liked: Had clean sheets. Pin codes on doors.

Disliked: No common area where you could drink own drinks, only allowed to eat in a secluded room, no kitchen facilities at all, not even a kettle or fridge. Staff (all except for one) were extremely rude and would not even give tap water, didn't see a smile the whole time. No safe area to store luggage only small lockers. Incredibly hot rooms, only one window could be cracked open. Not super easy to get to the city.

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

Francis Ryder

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

02 December 2013 Francis would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, clean rooms, friendly staff and nice bar

Disliked: Cold shower

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

Paolo Ricossa

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 November 2013 Paolo would recommend this property

Liked: I went to this hostel two times in a month and I'm planning to come back there next month, the staff is so friendly that will make you feel at home and it's really clean and safe.

Disliked: The 7 night maximum stay limit


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