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It's located just down the street from Hyde Park where you can go walk, sit, write, draw and be mesmerized by the greenest grass, bushiest roses, lovers in row boats, bunny rabbits, exotic herons, ducks, swans, puppies and squirrels so tame they will literally pull on your pants leg for a bite of that sandwich! There is a lock out (which can be a bummer if you are exhausted and jet lagged) but you can stow away your pack and head out for a walk (or a nap at the park) until they let you up to your room. The rooms have six bunks and a shower. There is a little kitchen downstairs, but it does not have much in the way of cutlery—you can manage if you are determined. If you need a wine key they have one at the front desk. There is plenty of room to sit and watch news or sports down in the basement kitchen area. You can also leave labeled food in one of the refrigerators. They do offer a free, which is just the basic bread and coffee deal you will find throughout Europe. But on some days they did not even provide enough for even half the people staying at the hostel.

The rooms are nice. The bunks are brand new and sturdy which can't be said for many other hostels. There is no lift so you'll have to get your backpack up a few flights of stairs.

The Astor is a decent and clean hostel. They have a pool table and internet access in the small common room just left of the entryway foyer beside reception. The reception here is uncommonly pleasant. Just do not waste your precious pounds on that pricey coin operated computer if you need to be online for any length of time. There are plenty of reasonably priced internet cafés on Queensway (same street as the tube station.) The Astor is fairly priced (always check on-line for changes) and is recommended for the laid-back backpacker. Enjoy London!

by David
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Good experience Very welcoming staff and clean rooms. The bathrooms were somewhat dirty, but that can't really be helped in an 8 person room. The street below was very noisy on weekday mornings -- just something to be aware of. Liked the location and the experience overall.  , USA ()
4   Good I really like this hostel. Near bayswater and queensway (two underground ), near tube have many market and food. Service is good, clear room.  , age 35, Taiwan ()
2   Dirty and noisy hostel If you arrived in London in evening and left on early morning and it's better sleeping in the airport. Very dirty and stingy toilet and shower and you do not wish take shower.  , hong kong ()
4   Good I really like this hostel. the location is amazing, staff is very friendly, breakfast was very good. Maybe they should work on a tidiness a little bit more but my whole impression of this hostel in quite good. I would recommend everyone!  , slovenia ()
4   Good Reasonably clean, with heaps of atmosphere and in a great neighbourhood! Lots of great places to eat and not too far from the station. Reasonably priced for London too and staff were really friendly. In retrospect we wish we'd stayed here for our entire stay.  , Australian ()
2   It was ok, I guess Planned to stay here for three nights but ended up only staying one. I had just come from a week working in Dublin with my own hotel room and had gotten sick, so that could be part of the reason I wasn't so happy. I arrived at 12:30 a.m. and immediately fell asleep -- or tried to. The room was incredibly hot, even with the window as open as it could be. Staff was friendly, en-suite bathroom ok (horrible shower though). After the one night I left and used some hotel points to stay at the Hilton, which I wanted to save for a special occasion, but I wasn't in the hostel mood on this trip I guess. For London it's a good price -- my bed in a six-bed en-suite room was about US$32 per night or so, but the room is so incredibly cramped that I just don't see myself staying here again.  , Namibia ()
4  It was nice overall. the carpeting and flooring seemed a bit shabby and has some tripping potential. The staff was great and the beds were comfy. The place was clean and the kitchen is nice and spacious. The subway line advertised as closest is closed and it was about a 20-30 minute walk to get there. There is another station closer on another line, other than the one advertised. Overall a decent place to stay.  , Canada ()
4  i'm a relatively quiet person but not even i could resist talking to the friendly guests and staff here. the open kitchen was a sight for sore eyes when i came back in the middle of the day to eat something and rest. the building seemed pretty old but renovations were being done. i was not a witness to any drug use although it seems that just about everyone in london smokes. best place i stayed in europe.  ()
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