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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've been 'hostel hopping' for some time and it hasn't been easy to find a homely, cheap, friendly hostel as there used to be many in London. Central Hostel retains that character which seems to be disappearing: the staff are nice and friendly, the walls are all painted with beautiful graffiti, some relating to London, some keeping alive that alternative... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

First of all the good: The hostel is in a great location. Five minutes on foot from both the District and Central line, two supermarkets and several restaurants and pubs. Add that to the very good prize and the fact that there is actually a kitchen, so it's perfect for anyone on a budget. Some minor negative points: There aren't... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have traveled a fair bit and this hostel is by far the worst I have ever stayed in. The staff are beyond rude, not helpful and seem like they don't want to be there. The rooms and bathrooms are dirty, my whole room of people got sick. When I gave the staff 24 hours notice of leaving 1 night... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I booked to stay 2 nights but didn't even get past reception the photographs are deceiving to say the least it's not like it shows on the website and they aren't easy to get to you have to go down lethal steps to get to the front door which if you have luggage your lucky if you don't break your... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The location is great. A couple of blocks away from the Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill and 30 minutes walking away from Buckingham Palace. Close subway stations and lots of restaurants, super markets and bars. Rooms were not as good as would expect. They need some maintenance. There is one single guy cleaning the entire place and if you do something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Went there for 1 Night , the day before my UNI exam...didn't sleep well , seems like people live there as resident , not for tourist or traveller people at all. is good price and good location but the place is horrible. not internet in the rooms ...not recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Cheap stay close to Bayswater with cosy dorms with en-suite basin and shower. Many things would need upgrade and maintenance though, from door locks to common bathrooms. Breakfast's not served but refreshment are available for purchase. Also only cash payments are accepted, even for the room.

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Kleinmond, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm and all in all my stay was good. Space is a bit tight in the hostel but looking at where the hostel is located, you don't want to spend the whole day in the hostel anyway. The bathrooms and bedroom was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. I arrived quite early... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in various hostels across Europe and North America and this is by far the worst hostel I have ever encountered in my entire life. Perhaps you may be tempted by the central location and the cheap price... DO NOT BOTHER. There are NO LADDERS to upper bunks and customers are advised to use a chair to hoist... More 

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Thank George B
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

It covers what a Hostel should cover. A room, a bathroom, a kitchen (quite small). The installations are not the best, but are basic and useful. It's small and crowded at times but Staff is kind, and the enviroment is good, my friends and I met friendly people from around the world.

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Staying in Notting Hill

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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Address: 26 Princes SQ. | Bayswater, London W2 4NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $24 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Central Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Please make the place for travelers and tourists only. No residents.”
 of 5 bubbles hareld2014, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any good rooms...”
 of 5 bubbles karlw588, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you have the money, book the twin room and just pay extra - it's worth it to have your own space”
 of 5 bubbles adaml190, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Poor accessibility to all rooms as reception is in basement, we were on the first floor and were given no assistance to carry out luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles ainsley1311, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Single sex rooms are safer for females traveling alone.”
 of 5 bubbles Mad_Crow, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
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