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Reviews of FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham

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

79.1% Overall Rating

252 out of 285 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/08/2014)

"The Crown pub had a good atmosphere and the location of the hostel was very convenient in central London."

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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 8.30

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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79.1%

Overall Rating

252 out of 285 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
78.4%
Value
84.0%
Safety
82.4%
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Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Claudia Fanfa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2013 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, close to supermarket, good wifi

Disliked: dirty, far from center, no kitchen

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

05 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly enough and helpful, and the bar downstairs was pretty chill, and a nice touch to a hostel, especially with the location. I wasn't sure what to do my first night and it was nice to be able to just sit and have a drink.

Disliked: It was a little bit far from where I wanted to go in London, but that was my own fault for messing up my hostel booking and having to book something really last minute. It was a really good value for what I paid. I probably would not want to stay here for more than a couple of nights though because the lack of kitchen would be a bit of a problem.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Baljit Goraya

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 June 2013

Liked: Secure place at back to put bikes. Convenient location.

Disliked: Noisy / smelly / on top of a pub with kareoke. The site did not say to bring i.d. and i.d. was required.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really clean, good location, good vibe from the other guests, nice pub below, really cheap!!

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The incredible 'jukebox' ! Put in a pound or two, and hear nine or ten pieces of ANY pop music you ever knew! 80s dance, looney glam rock from the 1970s, Bowie, Siouxsie... even Symptom of Teh Universe, by Black Sabbath!

Disliked: Small suspicion on the ceiling heat detectors.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Owen Thomas

Alone

Business / conference

12 June 2013

Liked: friendly staff, very nice lounge and good number of nice shower rooms

Disliked: with bunk beds of that hight it is DANGEROUS to only have railing a couple of inches higher than the mattress.

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

Jennifer Biermann

Alone

Business / conference

10 June 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was incredibly clean and quiet. The showers and toilets were spacious and it never felt over crowded. The beds were very fresh and comfortable. Brilliant value for money :)

Disliked: The breakfast was extremely limited - I was hoping for some fruit or a selection of bread.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its really clean and well organized. the breakfast was nice and the common area really comfortable

Disliked: they only have stairs and going to the 2nd floor can be tough

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, plenty of shower and toilet facilities.

Disliked: Bit far from the centre of town, but that can't really be helped. No pay-as-you-go computers for use. Bit of a negative as when going away for only a few nights I normally leave my laptop at home.

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

catalin horodinca

Alone

Shopping
Visiting friends or family

09 June 2013 catalin would recommend this property

Liked: it is a great place to stay for just a few days. easy to get to the city even by bus. the area is allright. you can dine around at affordable prices.

Disliked: for those who want something hot as meal there is no kitchen. it was for me a huge handicap . hope they will soon find a solution for this.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, good showers, not far from transport and friendly staff. Just bring a towel and padlock.

Disliked: Annoying not to be able to sit up in bed.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! Very clean, nice rooms, free breakfast!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean.

Disliked: Only had small lockers. Bed was slept in when I first got there but the staff was nice and changed the sheets and made the bed for me right away.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

29 May 2013

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: No kitchen, most hostels have kitchens to prepare your own food; Very difficult to find as you must assume it is above the bar; kareoke on saturdays nights is something to love/hate, it is the worst singing you will ever hear even from the hostess of the show; Staff were incompetent, i mean like i have never seen people act before, and they are running a business; "Breakfast included!" = a bowl of cereal and the worst coffee that you wont even drink; One cleaning lady for the entire building = clean beds but dirty everything else; And my god the smell in the bedroom.

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

Laura Neads

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfy beds and nice warn doonas. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great value for money if you're looking for the basics. Would definitely recommend to everyone and stay here again in the future

Disliked: No kitchen facilities

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value (about 10GBP/night in May 2013), the room was clean, bathrooms and toilets were in decent condition. Continental breakfast included (toasts, jam, peanut butter, 3 kinds of cereals, milk, coffee and tea). Lockers in room (but you need your own padlock). If you would like to drink some beer, there is a pub downstairs.

Disliked: Cold went from outside through the window pane ventilators into the room. Moreover those ventilators made noticeable noise during windy night. The hostel location is not perfect, but you can take bus 87 to the city centre.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

19 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: value for money and you get what you paid for, had a good night sleep

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's new, it's modern. really nice relaxing bar area.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Wifi, free luggage storage (though I didn't use it), CLEANLINESS (so much cleaner than the 4 hostels I've stayed at in the Bayswater/Queensway area), single tap for the bathroom sinks (an issue in the UK). Basic free breakfast also included, though that's standard in London Hostels - free Wifi and luggage storage is not, so plus points for this hostel.

Disliked: Its location, but that's natural considering the service being provided at this cost, and it wasn't too far out of central London. Still within the 2 zones of London.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant location, helpful staff and friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that it was very clean, and the internet service worked very well.

Disliked: I disliked that there were relatively few showers and toilets compared to the number of guests. This wasn't a major issue but was a bit annoying at times.

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

Daniel Alexander

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: good value, friendly staff

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Romantic getaway

09 May 2013

Liked: Clean and friendly staff

Disliked: Someone's laptop was stolen from their room, very few bathrooms for 60 people, no kitchen

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

Manoj Kumar Dwivedi

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 May 2013 Manoj Kumar would recommend this property

Liked: The property gives easy accessibility to hot spots of London. The bus stops are very close. The avriety of eating restaurants gives vaue for money.The property is very clean,nice showers,clean bedsheets. The small pub adds pleasure and also feels like homely environment.

Disliked: Nothing


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