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Middle East
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

stayed in December 2012 well as a location and price i cant add its perfect however the rooms is old so many doors and misleading stairs , i have entered by mistake to a back stairs and got the door locked there was so many people from different nationalities looks the place is favorite due to its budget price 12... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Hostel with good atmodphere. We were 4 so we took a room with 4 beds. Our room was cleaned but not so illuminated, without charm. The location is however perfect (for Soho quarter, shopping...) and price ok for London.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

london is very expensive. this hostel is a great alternative for people that wish to see the city on a tight budget. the place is good for young people and students. the rooms and the beds are not in a good condition. despite of all that i will still go back because of the cheep price and the amazing location.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This hostel is just okay - it has the bare essentials but nothing more than that. The rooms are very plain and the toilets were dirty. The only thing you are really paying for here is the location - very central.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Let's be clear, all you pay hear is the location. The toilet has never been cleaned. It's more then disgusting. You need a new vacation after this. I have been to poor places but this one was the worst. I'm always surprised when I see normal hostels after this first expirience. So NO, this is no place to stay for... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

I've never experienced anything like it, I went with a group of about 30 of us. There was 6 of us girls sharing a room, that was horrible. Bars at the windows, had to make our own beds, no bins.... The bathroom was terrible, the queues were ridiculous and the showers are a safety hazard, I took a chunk of... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

First time out of the USA this hotel was OK it was very clean an big the bath room was as big as my bedroom at home. the food in there restaurant good, the shops were good also. the staff were great an helpful they told me to ride the underground (to us its the subway).had a lot of fun... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Amazing staff, they KNOW how to party and to look after you. Perfect location, so close to soho, Carnaby, the tube and Oxford! Amazing place. The rooms are what you would expect in a cheap hostel, we stayed in a 8-12 bed dorm when we were there (stayed there 3 times) the occasional naked man was frightening. But we made... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

My friend and I spent here 3 nights. Sheets were dirty and ragged (though the staff changed them after our complains). Rooms are cold and dirty (it was February), hall is freezing (especially when you have to get form the shower to your room) and overall expression is terrible.The only one good thing was its excellent location. Everything is at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

My wife and I spent one night here. We made reservations and all was fine when we checked in. We've stayed at hostel's before so our expectations were not a 5 star hotel. We just wanted a room and bed and that is what we got. The staff were very helpful and polite. They explained everything. It was a challenge... More 

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Staying in St. James's

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London's most central hostel for the budget travelers! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

Address: 12 Sherwood Street | Piccadilly Circus, London W1F 7ED, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Price Range: $41 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 183
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“There are no good rooms in it, some are pods, there's no such thing as a single room.”
 of 5 bubbles philg341, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Close to the bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 820teresae, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Just don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles LadyB_16, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“dont even book one!”
 of 5 bubbles AvalonW, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“If booking a double room, ask for one of the bigger ones. We were in one that didn't have room for our bags, whereas a friend was on a lower floor in a decent sized room.”
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