Very basic, horrible accommodation, and sneaky pricing
This is very basic accommodation and best kept as your option of last resort. First up, the pricing is somewhat sneaky and dishonest. The "rate" does not include any of the standard things you would ordinarily expect in hostel pricing, albeit they are listed under "facilities" as though they are. If you want a locker, you must pay extra. For real! If you need a towel, you must BUY one. For real! There is free wifi in the dungeon basement area, which is decked out like a prison and smells perpetually like cigarette smoke. As there appear to be a number of people "living" at the hostel, you will also be privileged with the company of some unusual characters. And I can't tell you what that adds to the "vibe" of the hostel -- nothing good. Upon arrival you will be issued some bed sheets for you to make your own bed. For real! The lights in the toilet are on a timer -- it goes off if you sit still on the toilet for 5-10 seconds. The shower is push-button operated, it also goes off around 15-20 seconds into your shower. You cannot adjust the temperature or shower pressure either -- I had a far more comfortable (free!) shower at Gatwick airport. Are these annoyances seriously necessary?! If you are in the big dorm, you will be up four flights of stairs -- with your luggage, and your bed linen. The room is full of "residents" and there is absolutely nowhere to put your luggage as the shelving is occupied by the "residents" and there is no space under the beds. The underground fare to Cambden is 5 pounds -- put this towards your accommodation cost, and stay somewhere closer to town, and far nicer! All up, this is a horrible hostel, with sneaky pricing and I'm so glad I only booked one night so that I could move on!