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Acacia Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2011

This is just to share my thoughts for having been a guest at Acacia Hotel in South Kensington,London. Having been no stranger to being a hostel guest at other times of my travel and also in between places in London,I am pleased to say that I have stumbled on an excellent place for a stop over. In just a few...

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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Acacia is the best place i have ever been treated right way as a customer, The staff here does a great job, Impecable service, proper attitude to the guests and attention to every details. The hostel is clean and tidy. Keep up the Good Work.

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Reviewed 14 July 2011

I travel all around the country for work and I have to stay in B&Bs everyweek and this one called "Hotel" is the worst I have ever stayed in.

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3Thank Londononu
UK
Reviewed 11 July 2011

This is without doubt THE WORST place I have ever stayed in. It is not worth paying any amount of money to stay there it's so bad. It's 'basic' to a whole new level and absolutely filthy inside. Unhelpful, disinterested and dopey staff members who didn't speak English. Our room (which was just an old broken matress dumped on the...

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3Thank J767-200
Nice, France
Reviewed 27 June 2011

My son and his friends stayed here for 5 days in June, location excellent and the bedrooms not bad. The bathroom however was small and the shower dirty, floors were wet and there was nowhere to hang clothes or towels. Breakfast was horrible burnt toast and cheap cornflakes served to them by a lady whose only job appeared to be...

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Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 June 2011

when we arrived we were told there´s something wrong with the tap in our twin bedroom so we had to go 10minutes further to the other hostel which they have arranged for us. this was really smelly basement with twin bed. anyway next day they did accomodated us and we went for a walk. during the day there were heavy...

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2Thank Margita_Brno
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 June 2011

Dont go there! It is absolutely terrible! I had read the bad reviews online, but thought it couldn't be that bad. I was wrong. In our room we had bed bugs (one girl got over 40 bites allover her body, and when we turned the mattress we saw bed bugs crawling around). When we complained the staff were mad we...

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4Thank Alexandraki
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2011

After searching for so many hostels, found acacia at a very reasonable cost i.e too in central London. The staff was really nice and helpful. Rooms are ok and was not that dirty as mentioned in the other reviews. Worth for the paid money.

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2Thank jas89
Paris, France
Reviewed 1 March 2011

Nice team, but room was very cold, need soap in the hostel, Great to have good internet acess, it would be good to have a phone , nice to meet people from other countries. Good Service for breakfast.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2010

You would be mad to stay here, ok, its a hostel but really what a dump..I have never come across such a sour bunch of staff anywhere in the world, you would think you were staying here for their benefit, avoid it like the plague, oh, thats an idea, then they may burn it down. As the departure tax has...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Acacia Hostel

Address: 14 Queensberry Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $28 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Acacia Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Avoid this hostel at all cost”
35gabrielar, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“remember they do not supply towels”
DuggieMT, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I booked a room for two people and I was placed, without asking, in a room with 3 bunk-beds. I had to sleep on the top bed because it is impossible even to sit at the lower bed. It is neither possible to sit anywhere to dress yourself because you cannot either sit on the lower bed nor on the chair, because there is not a single chair in the room. There are rooms in the basement, but also the room on the groundfloor has a bad view from the window - to the other building next to and a dirty place between the two buildings. The shared toiled is not only to 2 rooms, are it is usually in other hostels, but almost to everybody. On the first floor there is one toilet for 5 rooms! And God knows how many people there are in one room. ”
645olaj, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I had no lockers and no wardrobe in my room, a place to avoid except if you have no other availabilities”
francoisnews, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
Britalian83, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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