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Reviews of FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham

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

82.9% Overall Rating

247 out of 278 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/07/2014)

"Very clean with a friendly atmosphere. Buzzing with young people who are willing to make friends. A great place for someone fresh in 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 8.45

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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82.9%

Overall Rating

247 out of 278 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
84.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
85.6%
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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%
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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

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

04 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location (zone 2), price, atmosphere.

Disliked: Very small rooms.

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

Melissa Capella

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013

Liked: The rooms were clean and comfortable. The hostel had good access to public transport and a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: The bathrooms were not always as clean as could be desired.

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

Melinda Szuts

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2013 Melinda would recommend this property

Liked: Very good accomodation, friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. It is actually an inn; you basically enter a pub, the hostel is just up the stairs. It is very close to Clapham Junction train station and the Clapham area is nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend it for everyone.

Disliked: Melinda left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Philip Deatherage

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2013 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was nice and the place was nice. Easy access by bus. I'll stay here again because of the three times I've been to London, they are the first hostel that had polite staff. The atmosphere was great and good prices on pints.

Disliked: Philip left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its very cheap.

Disliked: There arent clearly enough toilets and showers with the result that they are not very clean. I think the upper floor has a lot of rooms, at least one of them can be converted into additional toilets! Or me cleanliness is super important in a hostel, especially with so many people. Unfortunately this does not seem to be regarded as important in the hostel. The hostel attracts all sorts of people as it is quite far out and cheap. Some unpleasantly loud people.


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