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East Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting from time to time for breakfast for about the last eight years. It's always been ok, not bad but nothing amazing - quite reasonably priced but a smaller than average sized plate. I visited today for the first time in maybe a year, and things have changed. They are now serving a noticeably bigger breakfast and the... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night when visiting my mother who was in hospital. It was cheap and I was hard up but frankly I very soon wished I spend out because it really was that bad. The carpet looked like something had been spilled on it and had soaked in and dried. Judging from the smell it doesn't bear thinking about!... More 

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United Kingdom
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95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Budget place for staying in great location. I stayed there for 4 nights in ensuite room with breakfast. The breakfast is the same menu everyday, but good enough. The room is clean with good facilities. However the wifi is only in the lobby. The location is only 5 mins walk from Guildford train station, 5 mins walk to town Centre/shopping... More 

2 Thank Vironika B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Guildford YMCA has deteriorated since my last stay two years ago. I upgraded to an ensuite room this time which advertises itself as "newly refurbished". The mattress sloped towards one side which made for a very uncomfortable sleep, the carpet was stained and appeared to be burnt, the bed linen and towels were very worn and grey. The worst... More 

1 Thank Mary H
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85 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

It is more a budget than a hostel - with clean ensuite rooms and tuny but functional bathroom. Basic facilities, but good value for money (even English breakfast included in the price). Very near to the railway station and High street.

1 Thank Dan_sofia
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Mostly unwelcoming, unfriendly and unhelpful staff at the front desk & office should not be in the "hospitality" business. One guy Chris Kingshot who has been there for years makes up for the rest. He is the only one who is helpful besides the nice ladies in the restaurant. If the unsmiling, unhelpful rude and negative manager is too self... More 

3 Thank Stuart H
GuildfordYMCA, Manager at Guildford YMCA, responded to this review

We welcome all feedback from guests and like to address any issues arising with the staff involved. We do apologise for any negative treatment this guest received, but unfortunately we can not identify the Manager referred to as the Hostel Manager was on annual leave and no other staff remember any issues arising during the customer’s stay. The majority of... More 

Toulouse, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Yes this hotel is cheap and well located but you stay here at the risk of being bitten by bed bugs. My brother, a friend and I all stayed here last week and have all suffered from bed bug bites since. Don't stay here!

10 Thank Jon031181
GuildfordYMCA, Manager at Guildford YMCA, responded to this review

Like many providers of accommodation we do, from time to time, suffer from varieties of pests which are brought in by our residents. This Hostel has taken this matter extremely seriously and has employed Bed-Bugs.co.uk to eradicate any bed bugs, and as you will discover from their website http://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/, they are on the increase both globally, nationally, locally and even... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I stayed at the Guildford YMCA for a prolonged period last month. The basics are well and truly covered as the premises are generally quite clean, there's a daily towel change service and WiFi access in most rooms. I found the Single En-Suite rooms adequately spacious, although the modernised bathrooms can be a tight fit. The food at the Y... More 

6 Thank User546
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is an excellent place to stay. It is newly built with an intelligent design. I stayed in an en suite single room at £55 per night. There is a pleasant restaurant view over the River which runs beside the YMCA. I ate two breakfasts and a dinner here and the food was excellent. I am a vegetarian but I... More 

Thank 761RogerG
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I travelled alone and stayed for one night in August & I could not fault a thing. The hostel is located on the opposite side of the road to the train station and a 5 minute walk into the centre where there are lots of shops and restaurants, so a perfect location. Upon arrival I was greeted by a friendly... More 

2 Thank CJC2709

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guildford YMCA offers excellent value for money accommodation in a town centre location. The comfortable bedrooms each feature a writing desk, colour TV and private telephone with voicemail. Some are en-suite whilst others share the adjoining shower and toilet with one other room. The on-site restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared meals at reasonable prices. Guildford’s prestigious High Street is just three minutes away, along with the bus and train stations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guildford YMCA

Address: Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Guildford
Number of rooms: 120
Also Known As:
Guildford YMCA England
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“Don't know about rooms and sleep - I only go for breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles 01ToneBone, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles K6516YUmaryh, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“River-facing single en-suites are good, although TV reception on certain channels can suffer.”
 of 5 bubbles User546, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I don't know enough about the rest of the building to say more than that my room 143, on the first floor directly above Reception was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 761RogerG, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Most of the rooms face busy streets, but there is a quiet side overlooking the river. Riverfacing rooms on top should be the best choiche”
 of 5 bubbles mnuk11, 2 Feb 2013 | Read review
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