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Reviews of PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea

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

79.0% Overall Rating

270 out of 305 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/04/2015)

Sheridan Regan thinks…

"Definitely a lot cleaner that I expected it to be, I liked that there were private and shared bathrooms as well. Perfect location with a bus stop right out the front + buy 1 get 1 free burgers"

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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 7.57

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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79.0%

Overall Rating

270 out of 305 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
82.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
77.6%
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100.0%
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Sheridan Regan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2015 Sheridan would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely a lot cleaner that I expected it to be, I liked that there were private and shared bathrooms as well. Perfect location with a bus stop right out the front + buy 1 get 1 free burgers

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

23 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to find

Disliked: male to female ratio in the rooms was terrible. more attention to this detail needed as it is specified when booking if you are male or female.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very great

Disliked: The room for 12 people is too small and without enough air!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location,luggage room downstairs.

Disliked: not much to choose on breakfast, very tight stairs - hard to manage with heavy luggage, no towels, not answering the phone , internet of the pub doesn't work ,I had to get up of the bed and go downstairs to ask Another network password.

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

Sam Francis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 February 2015 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Cool, modern environment with friendly, approachable staff. Incredible selection of alcohol, and, the chips they serve are some of the best I´ve had! Lovely brioche buns with the Burger too.

Disliked: The only food they serve is burgers, which is great, the meat is from a world-class butcher. However, i am vegetarian, and i was limited to one option, which was a real shame. Breakfast was a messy free-for-all around an ancient toaster, which burnt the toast on one side and left the other side still cold somehow. And the finishing time of 9am is a bit too early if you´ve been out the previous night. BUT it was free, so there isnt really much to complain about.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

22 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have stayed at this hostel 4 times now and every time it's seems to fall into a worse state of disrepair. It's been rebranded from 'fresh' however now looks cheap and nasty. I still enjoy he atmosphere but it's really going down hill! Glad to see that they have got rid of te supermarket pizza which cost £8!! While in te supermarkets its between 2-4!!

Disliked: As above.

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

Jessica Jack

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2015

Liked: The atmosphere at the pub downstairs was nice.

Disliked: There is no elevator and the stairs are very narrow. There are only two toilets for a three story hostel, these weren't the nicest either.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

19 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All

Disliked: None

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

Paul Bingham

Alone

Business / conference

13 October 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good WiFi throughout. Clean.

Disliked: No lockers in 3 bed dorm. Extremely/uncomfortably warm in rooms

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

JOSE PAEZ

As a family with children

Family Holiday

06 September 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: 1.Spill of piss in reception. 2. There was not water in half of the toilets 3. No body clean the bathrooms neither trow away the trash 4. Luggage room is next to the street and door is kept open because is next to the trash building 5. Staff is extremely unfriendly 6. YThere is not area to seat and read or use laptops neither for eating or drinking your own food. -They put blind lids on plugs to avoid charging anything. They only tolerate food and drink sold by them and a beer cost close to 5 pounds. Rooms are disorder, smell like shit and other horrible odors. Location is not good because the underground does nor reach it so in order to get there by public transport it is necessary to combine double transport like train+ bus ot underground+bus and transport in London is expensive. Breakfast food is very limited there is not juice neither ham or cheese they have just butter and jelly and corflakes. We did not like this hostel for nothing especially the lady that manage it is very unfriendy and she is like a dictator as if we were in a concentration camp

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 the areas of nightlife in Clapham, either walking or by public transport.

Disliked: Lack of public computers, the dorm was quite hot and sometimes the pub was understaffed.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Greg Pritchard

Alone

Business / conference

02 September 2014 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: The bedding was very clean and so too were the showers. Unfortunately there is an odour in some of th bathrooms due to damp.

Disliked: There should be a communal kitchen with a microwave because the burgers, which are the only things sold, are very expensive.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: There were no computers to access the internet from, and the staff were unwilling to help us plan a journey through London as we had no wifi devices.

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

adam bishop

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

24 August 2014 adam would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, reasonable price, clean enough

Disliked: Not enough staff, no water or juice with breakfast, internet a little unreliable, rooms a bit crowded

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds where clean and comfyable

Disliked: Couldn't book a second night

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 August 2014

Liked: Not a lot.

Disliked: The fact I had to go get all different types of ID when the email NEVER specified as such. A towel I was promised was never given to me even after my 5th ask. Lots of little fuck ups basically. Poor form

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

SUHYUN LEE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 SUHYUN would recommend this property

Liked: I met friendly people. The room and bed was clean.

Disliked: Ilocation wasn't good.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rachael Cortesi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

25 July 2014 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014

Liked: The actual decor of the bar was nice.

Disliked: It was hot as hell in this hostel. Granted the weather was remarkably hot for London's standard. The hostel was pretty much unbearable. The bar downstairs was cooler than the rooms upstairs. There wasn't enough bathrooms. There was about 4 or 5 showers and there was 12 people in my room and there was one room with 16 and I believe a couple other rooms with almost 12 or so people. The wifi barely worked. You weren't allowed to bring in outside alcohol because it was a bar downstairs. But this is a hostel and people aren't going to want to buy the expensive drinks at the bar. You could bring food if you sat down in the designated area in the back which was extremely hot during the day. The bathroom smelled like mold. The staff was all really nice except the heavyset Spanish guy who was rude.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean with a friendly atmosphere. Buzzing with young people who are willing to make friends. A great place for someone fresh in London!

Disliked: The rooms are very hot in summer. Currently seating in bed :(

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, price, the pub downstairs, people

Disliked: One smelly guy I had in my room. But I guess it's not a hostel flaw.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2014

Liked: Triple bunk beds

Disliked: Not clean, there was a fly in my food.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, not far from bus and train

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The environment of the bar downstairs and the breakfast are great. The hostel is well located, near some supermarkets and also Clapham Common park.

Disliked: They should improve the cleanliness of the bathroom, toilets and shower. Generally, there are just 2 members of staff in each turn responsible by both bar/pub and the hostel guests. So, you probably have to wait before being served. However, they are willing to help.


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