Address: 27 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, Greater London, England
Coordinates: 51.519535, -0.124860 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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It was pretty good, the only problem was the shower, because we only had cold water, and there wasn't any shelf to put our toiletries on. But the staff was very nice and helpful! The room was big, the beds were comfortable. We had a great time in London! Thank you so much Astor Museum!
I have never slept in such a quiet dorm room! The hostel is nice, clean, and cosy-feeling. The 12 bed dorm we stayed in was spacious and clean, comfortable beds and windows that open! The bathrooms were clean, and there was free breakfast. The hostel feels a little shabby, but overall I was really pleased with it and would definitely stay again. And amazing location!!
Good hostel but the staff can be isolating
Pros -- location. Excellent, just near two tube stations, lots of groceries stores around. The beds are comfortable, even if the rooms can be small. The bathrooms are plenty and pretty clean. Fully functioning kitchen. Cons -- would not recommend for solo travelers, because the staff is very cliquey and is not really interested in mingling, which makes making friends difficult. I'm pretty sure there were bedbugs in my bed.
Good hostel and friendly staff.
I can, with a great degree of certainty say that this was by far the worst hostel I've ever stayed at. I thought the worst experience I had ever had would never be topped, but lord have mercy they pulled out all the stops. First few minutes at the hostel were trying to say the least. It took 5 or 6 minutes just to get past the locked door as the staff was in the back watching tv or on the computer scanning facebook. And even when my friend and I obtained the code from passersby, the girl 'working' at the front desk told me that she actually wasn't working, all while letting me see her mouth full of some disgusting pasta atrocity. The guy who ended up helping us made me feel uncomfortable in no time flat, giggling and hitting on me when all I wanted to do was go to bed as my friend and I arrived quite late. After getting the hell out of there the horrors continued in our room. If you stay here, bring your opium pipe because that's what you're getting yourself into. Horrible bathrooms, no guarantee of actually having a bed to sleep in that night as on 2 of the 3 nights I was displaced to other beds or other rooms entirely. I could go on and on like Erykah Badu on this subject but I think what sums this place up the best is that after leaving the hostel my friend and I went about every effort possible in order to not come with 5 blocks of the place again. My best advice is, if you are unfortunate enough to stay at this place, be your charming self and find some random girl at a bar and work that angle so you can just go home with her. Believe me, an STD is a pretty decent trade off in this case.
Does the job, great location.
Stayed here for one night in the middle of May 2011. Overall stay was okay, nothing exceptional. This hostel is split into two buildings, which I didn't read about anywhere online, so was a little annoyed. Typically, I was in the second building, which is nicely hidden on little russel street (a seemingly dodgy back street). Reception staff gave me very little direction on the location of the second building, but luckily I knew the area a little, and found it okay, around a 3 minute walk if you know where you're going. The main annoyance of the two buildings is that the common space is in the first, so being in the second building felt very separated until I went over for breakfast in the morning. Generally speaking everything else was fine, fairly clean, met some awesome people, great location, obvious value for money (especially as breakfast is included -- don't expect much though!), friendly if a little unhelpful staff. I would consider staying here again, if not just for the location.
Nice location and staff but next to no organisation. I was sent to a room with no floorboards, and no beds. Then they moved me and I nearly died from paint fumes. There were no curtains for privacy and my bed wasn't made until 7 p.m. The next day I was asked to leave the room between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and was made to wander aimlessly around London with a hangover I would have much preferred to enjoy in bed. All in all a complete shamble. Maybe with some management my stay would have been more enjoyable.
After staying in numerous hostels throughout the U.K., this was the friendliest. Maybe because there were a few Aussies and Kiwis there, but all the long termers made themselves known and invited you to drinks or whatever. For what I paid I thought it was great. The showers and toilets were clean and the kitchen was not dirtier than that of my boarding house -- it's a communal kitchen for goodness sake! I had a great stay (six nights) and will be back. As an Australian, it was the Museum Inn that gave me my first ever Fosters can!
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Female Solo Traveller
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Lockers in Lobby
Credit Card Payments
Max. Age: 35
Min. Age without Parent: 18
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Large (60-100 beds)