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Hostel | 18 Beresford Square, Woolwhich Square, London, England SE18 6AY

60.6% Overall Rating

44 out of 77 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/07/2014)

"The other people same feeling, a boy told us, welcome to hell as soon as we enter to the kitchen"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.70

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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60.6%

Overall Rating

44 out of 77 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Ordnance'

Atmosphere
61.6%
Location
57.6%
Facilities
53.6%
Cleanliness
44.8%
Staff
76.0%
Value
75.2%
Safety
55.2%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Paul Bingham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to find

Disliked: It was fine

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

sheridian richard-james

Alone

Business / conference

10 July 2014 sheridian would recommend this property

Liked: The bed was clean and comfortable.The room was clear and clean

Disliked: looked a bit grim as you entered and a woman on her own would feel unsafe.Only seemed to be one toilet and one show on our floor so when busy i dont quite know how that would work. A fair way out of the city but very close to the train.The kitchen was very grubby even though notices were up to remind people to clear up after than selves. free tea and coffee.bread but seemingly no spreads not even marg? For the money it was fine and i would stay again as feel ok generally. A lick of paint wouldnt go a miss!I like hostels so keep smiling.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2014

Liked: It was inexpensive for London.

Disliked: The area during the evening is unsafe. The property as a whole is unsafe. The majority of individuals who are staying at the hostel are not backpackers and seem to be people who have traveled from other countries in search of employment. If I was a single female traveling alone I would never stay here. Fellow backpackers avoid this hostel until they improve it.

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

Jozef Stoila

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2014

Liked: many people in this hostel are friendly, just like everywhere in london :)

Disliked: since its so cheap, you might also find some people that arent so friendly, so just be cautious.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2014

Liked: The other people same feeling, a boy told us, welcome to hell as soon as we enter to the kitchen

Disliked: Everything, clean, services, location, bed, ventilation, everything was so poor

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014

Liked: Other travellers at the hostel were very friendly

Disliked: Unclean (!), no safety lockers, wifi didn't work, no towels, located outside London, not enough toilets/showers

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You get what you pay for in this hostel; it's one of the cheapest hostels in London. So yes, it's half an hour traveling to the center (but the neighborhood was nice: lively with a lot of shops and a supermarket nearby, and from the hostel it is only a few minutes walk to the tube station) it isn't very clean, there aren't enough plates etc. in the kitchen (but the kitchen is big though) and there isn't much of an atmosphere in the hostel. But if you're just looking for a cheap place to sleep and don't keep high standards to the rest of it then this is the place for you.

Disliked: The lack of cleanliness (as a student living in a studenthouse I don't have that high standards conforming hygiene, but this was just gross), plus the fact that two of the three ladie showers didn't work. Furthermore, the staff wasn't that great, and that's what bothered me most seeing that it doesn't cost anything to be a little bit more hospitable.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2014

Liked: It was cheap. Close to the DLR station, 24 hour tesco close by. The cleaner let me use the washing machine and dryer for £7. There is a kitchen if u wanna cook but it is filthy

Disliked: It is in a bad neighbourhood but i guess u wont know that if ur a forigner. Everything is dirty, never toilet paper in the toilet. Im not a clean freak and can out up with alot of crap but i could not stay more than one night here...too unclean

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

Nadia Hakime

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2014 Nadia would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was excellent. Very kind and helpful.

Disliked: The location was a bit far from City centre.

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

Jakob Widmer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

29 May 2014 Jakob would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff and other Guests were very friendly.

Disliked: The Common Areas.

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

Demétrio Sousa

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

20 May 2014 Demétrio would recommend this property

Liked: The price and it is in front of the subway station....

Disliked: .... The bathroom is not cleaned regularly... The bed is very noise and needs maintenance

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

15 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is far from the downtown but train/DLR stations (Woolwich arsenal) are in 50 meters and the ship pier in less than 10 minutes of walk (the trip by Themsa is very nice). Train goes to Charing Cross station directly in the heart of London in half an hour (working days change at London bridge, run to 6th platform, trains come together, next is in 10 minutes). If you don't want to pay for the traveling to 4th zone, walk 1km to the next train station (Woolwich dockyard) in 3d zone. 24h Tesco is over the square and Sainsbury is only few hundred meters further. It is cheap region with relatively cheapshops and restaurants. WiFi

Disliked: It is possible that the pub underneath was renovated as it is written in the description but hostel definitely not (if do not consider few new doors, which are not even painted). Staff tries to keep it clean but it does not give this impression. There are only one male, one female and one common toilet and shower (two additional toilets are over the entrance on stairs). The kitchen is narrow and not enough for all customers with big shortage of dishes and mugs. Continental breakfast consists of flakes, milk, toasts and spread plus tea or coffee. Coming one of the firsts I had all of that and even rest of marmalade. But the brought amount was enough for only few people, I have no idea anything else was add after. Do not be surprised seeing mice there. It seems that someones live there continuously. Do not expect to pay by card but ATM are everywhere around.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

23 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location close to all amenities. Free internet was a bonus!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

KELVIN ONOYIVBE

Alone

City break

01 April 2014 KELVIN would recommend this property

Liked: CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND NICE STAFFS

Disliked: NO KITCHEN

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is far from center but very near from station. And there are some shops and big super market,so useful. We can use wifi in our room. Staff is friendly.

Disliked: Some people who stay there are not tourists. They are local people and seem to live there. So many people use kitchen,kitchen is narrow.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

23 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Philip Balint

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 March 2014

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Almost all aspects.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2014

Liked: Staff, close to metro station, near to a big Tesco.

Disliked: There is a ugly and really dirty kitchen, the room was in a bad cleanness condition, bad wifi connection, one hour far from city center by metro line. They have a good price, by the way you have to pay more in public transport. Poor breakfast.

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

Dean Springthorpe

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 March 2014 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are exceptionally friendly.

Disliked: Nothing.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2014

Liked: NOTHING!

Disliked: -Not safe -Dirty -Location

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

Anette Larsen

Alone

City break
Shopping
Work / volunteering

08 March 2014 Anette would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has a very nice kitchen (even though you may have to wait in line for the very few plates). The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent, as the transport for London is just across the street.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapness and location.

Disliked: There is one builder working since several months in the hostel that is rude to everybody.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is, surely, the cheapest way to stay in London. It is close to the train/subway stations, and I found it easy enough to get out and enjoy London everyday. The staff is very nice and helpful--read: like friends, not butlers. I played football with a couple of them and even visited a museum with one. While I was there, there were some activities organized including the Football and a Chess tournament. Hot showers are always available. There is a kitchen. Before you consider that it's a little "dingy," or "understocked" consider that many hostels do not offer a kitchen at all. There was a shortage of mugs, but this is a cheap hostel, drink from a bowl; you'll live. While the neighborhood is suposedly one of the more dangerous in London, I come from the perspective of being from Chicago. I heard some sirens, but I never felt unsafe, even walking at night. During the day, I found the neighborhood to be vibrant with plenty of cheap (for London) restaurants and supermarkets including a large 24-hour Tesco. There is CCTV throughout the hostel, so your stuff is relatively safe if you use common sense.

Disliked: As the sign in the kitchen says, "This is a hostel, not a hotel! (Please do your dishes.)" Don't book this place if you think you've found the steal of a deal of the century and this place will be like a 3-star hotel. This place is so cheap, many of the people are folks who cannot afford alternative living in London--not travelers; a varied bunch. If booking a hostel isn't all about the money for you--you like the community of travelers thing, you'll find some of that here, but you may want to consider another hostel. I found the WiFi a slightly spotty, but a lot better than other reviews were claiming (they apparently changed their router.)

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2013

Liked: It was near the Tube station, and it was cheap. But you get what you pay for I guess.

Disliked: It felt unsafe, and the place was very dumpy. No heating, and the place itself needed and overhaul of cleaning.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Danielle Seil

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2013

Liked: Absolutely nothing.

Disliked: The location was awful, the neighbourhood unsafe and dodgy, the people slobbish and dirty with permanent stayers, the NO REFUNDS sign before you view the place, the small dirty rooms, DISGUSTING bathrooms with not enough for the amount of people, the small common areas and altogether terrible experience. We left without staying a night, it was THAT bad. DO NOT STAY HERE. Pay the extra hundred to find somewhere at least liveable as a hostel - something this place is NOT. NO ONE should have to sleep in this mess, ever. The manager also is rude and avoids your emails like the plague, he runs a cleaning company which is funny considering how disgusting the hostel is.


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