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Reviews of Barmy Badger Backpackers

Hostel | 17 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London, England SW5 9SB

91.1% Overall Rating

59 out of 60 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/03/2014)

James O'Dwyer thinks…

"Excellent option for a short stay in London, as it is so well situated. Lots of interesting guests, many of whom are staying there for longer periods, and a very friendly respectful atmosphere. The…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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91.1%

Overall Rating

59 out of 60 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barmy Badger Backpackers'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
95.2%
Value
89.6%
Safety
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94.3%
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Samantha Divers

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, warm, free breakfast is a nice touch

Disliked: Shower was extremely small

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was quiet and the bathroom was very clean for a hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

James O'Dwyer

Alone

City break

13 March 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent option for a short stay in London, as it is so well situated. Lots of interesting guests, many of whom are staying there for longer periods, and a very friendly respectful atmosphere. The shared spaces are very clean, and everyone keeps the place tidy. Wifi is excellent. No complaints at all. I will return.

Disliked: Nothing negative to say.

The property's response is...

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

Alexandra Hrabowych

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

06 March 2014 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: This was truly my home away from home while I was in London. The kitchen and TV room have excellent atmospheres that allow you to get to know your fellow 'badgers'. The staff was super helpful and you feel very safe when you are in this hostel. Programmable safes inside secure lockers was also a big plus!

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

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

Chan Tung Ngu

As a family with children

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2014 Chan Tung would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and lovely place and staff very friendly

Disliked: A little noisy but not a problem

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

03 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a good place to stay in!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Luke Byrd

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2014 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice clean kitchen

Disliked: Luke left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Angela Solis

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 January 2014 Angela would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, outstanding staff!!

Disliked: Angela left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

YUAN ZHANG

Alone

Events / festivals

02 January 2014 YUAN would recommend this property

Liked: Kind and helpful staffs, clean room and toilet, nice kitchen and breakfast. What can you expect more?

Disliked: YUAN left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice beds (not those barely standing noisy ones you sometimes get in hostels), rather clean, felt safe, excellent location close to earls cours metro station, peaceful (in the winter), lots of hot water and good water pressure. Will go there again!

Disliked: Very noisy floor in the room -> difficult to sneak in during the night without waking everybody in the room.

The property's response is...

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

alan jones

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 November 2013 alan would recommend this property

Liked: First time staying there. So Good I've booked again for January!

Disliked: alan left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean and the kitchen was well equipped if you wanted to cook. There was a safe in our room and the door code changed once a week. It felt safe and secure. Breakfast was average.

Disliked: The location of the hostel was a five- ten minute was to a train station but was about a 20 train ride at the least to get to anywhere of I treat. Many people at the hostel were living there therefore it didn't have the friendly backpacker meet people feel to it.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed staying at Barmy Badger Backpackers. All staffs were very kind and the kitchen was big enough to have a breackfast with other lodgers.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Sung Hei Lo

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2013 Sung Hei would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, just 5 mins from Earl's Court underground. Staff is so nice and helpful. Room is clean.

Disliked: The wall is not thick enough, so it is quite noisy when people walk near the room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near earls court station and high street, nice old townhouse, helpfull staff

Disliked: Pretty shitty breakfast considering we paid 70 pounds for a room, characterless not much atmosphere, expensive but it is london if thats an excuse

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful, friendly staff in fun neighborhood near to lots. Liked having private lockers and safes.

Disliked: I'm not much of a dorm person so was hard to come in late and leave early without waking others. Liked that I was in a small room with only 3 others though!

The property's response is...

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

Dawn Shaw

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2013 Dawn would recommend this property

Liked: They have a nice 4 bedroom female dorm that is on the quiet side of the building with a big window you can open and close as required for ventilation.

Disliked: The bathroom was clean but could have been cleaner. With 4 ppl sharing it it could do with 2 cleans a day.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was my first hostel stay, and I don't think I could have picked a better location. The staff was very helpful and friendly, the price was more than reasonable, the rooms are very comfortable and clean, and the location is unbeatable. The Earl's Court tube station is just down the street, which connects on the Piccadilly Line into central London. The Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are within easy walking distance, and there are lots groceries and restaurants close by. The hostel was quiet and sits on a more residential street that's a bit removed from the noise of the main road. The Internet is free and worked perfectly, the rooms and bathrooms are very clean, and the lockers in the rooms are big with safes inside them. Highly recommended, will stay here again!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness and silence

Disliked: nothing really

The property's response is...

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

Alex Mueller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, just a few minutes from the Piccadilly and District lines on the tube at Earl's Court station. It's easily walkable to Holland and Hyde Parks and many restaurants close by. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: My only complaint would be that the wifi was quite weak on the top floor. I had to sit on the floor to get a signal and even then it was quite slow. However, this wasn't much of an issue as the wifi was quite fast in the common areas (kitchen, TV room).

The property's response is...

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

Sam Bahado

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping

01 October 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: The best and most friendliest place I've ever been to, the guys were top notch, never had an issue and could actually have a chat with them; most hostels treat me like I'm just a guy with money and charge for everything.. These guys were a massive help and weren't all about the money, a very welcome change!

Disliked: Not a thing, If anything I reccomend it over most hotels!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a fabulous stay at Barmy Badger Backpackers. I was very impressed with the owners, who were extremely friendly and helpful. The location was great, right near a tube station, but on a quiet street. The kitchen was beautiful, well equipped and clean, and the bathrooms were spotless. I also appreciated the large lockers, and the safes were a great touch.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very kind and helpful. Nice clean rooms and bathrooms. Quite secure/safe.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike about this property - maybe if they had some juice at breakfast.

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