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Reviews of PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea

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

79.4% Overall Rating

279 out of 315 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/08/2015)

"Nice pub, clean and comfortable. Really good area, and very close to Clapham Junction train station."

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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 7.73

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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79.4%

Overall Rating

279 out of 315 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
81.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
80.0%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice pub, clean and comfortable. Really good area, and very close to Clapham Junction train station.

Disliked: Wifi rarely works No kitchen area or even a fridge to store any food.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My flight was delayed so I arrived in the middle of the night, but there was still someone in reception when I arrived who checked me in. The bed and bedding was very clean. Includes breakfast, so great value for money. Good location, easy to find. The road seemed quiet and safe at 2am.

Disliked: There are not many toilettes, however, I never had to queue. The top bunk of the triple bunk bed doesn't have high enough safety barriers, I was a bit scared of falling out.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The area is very nice with many things to do and close to supermarkets

Disliked: The cleanliness in toilets and showers

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is situated above a pub, which creates a nice atmosphere. The bus stop is just outside the hostel and it is therefore easy to get to/from the centre of London. The neighbourhood seems safe and as two young girls we did not at any point feel intimidated, scared or discriminated - also at night. There are several shops (including an ASDA and McDonalds) very close by, which we thought was really nice. The hostel is in zone 2 and it is therefore quite cheap to get to the centre with either bus or the tube. In general, the hostel is great value for money.

Disliked: The toilets were quite often out of order (slightly digusting), and therefore, we had some problems with queues for the restrooms. However, the dormitories (including the bunk beds) were clean and comfortable, so if you're not too prudish and don't mind waiting a bit for a clean toilet, you would definitely be fine. However, you need to bare in mind that the large road outside the hostel creates some noise.

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

Danielle Tod

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 June 2015

Liked: Free breakfast. The pub bellow/

Disliked: The lack of toilets and bathrooms, the location

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The description is accurate and we made contact before to make further enquiries and the staff we so helpful, even reducing the amount of people to booking was so well received and the guys were so polite , I would recommend this accommodation.

Disliked: Having never been in a hostel before I wasn't prepared for other guests being less accommodating , ie when you want to sleep, so would ensure , room number fits to my party in future

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

Zackary Medlin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2015 Zackary would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that they had free breakfast. And that it's very cheap and their workers are very nice

Disliked: Not much. The wifi wasn't very good, and I needed to stay in contact with my parents, but I was able to walk not far to get wifi.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful

Disliked: A couple of the toilets and showers were out of order and some of the locks were broken.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpfull staff, breakfasts included, low price:)

Disliked: No lift in the hostel, in some areas smell of an old carpet:)

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

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


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