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istanbul
Reviewed 27 April 2012

It was just a shoocking experience. First of all we have done booking at february for april trip but they have given our beds to somebody else(a group of 13 people). They have given us bed in another building which do not have any sign outside, without information. When you enter the hostel (it was not a hostel it was...

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St Andrews, UK
Reviewed 21 April 2012

The staff are smug, immature, careless and altogether unhelpful. When we asked for towels at check-in, the lady told us that there none left and when we asked if there might be clean ones later she responded "HA! Knowing this place, NO!" We paid for a private room, which ended up being under renovation. The floor was COVERED in dust....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 April 2012

The hotel is a little bit overcrowded, breakfast is basic. The location is amazing, it is in a nice safe neighborhood of london. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the place is overall very clean.

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London
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I've stayed in good hostels and I have stayed in terrible hostels - this is the latter. Reception staff was not friendly. Security was weak - I stayed in the 6 person room and one morning, we woke up to find a 7th person fast asleep on the floor: he was not a guest at the hostel, but a guests...

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Ideal if you use a hostel in the *most* minimum way. That is, when you are in a hostel, you are either sleeping, showering or in the toilet. And the rest of the time you are out and about. Lounge and dining/kitchen area are not cosy at all. I felt like leaving as soon as possible since it is depressing...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I have been to many backpackers and this has got to be one of the worst. After reading the happy reviews I had thought it'll be a great place to stay in London and so I made bookings online. Alas, when we arrived on the 15 Mac, we were told that they have to put us up at another building...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2012

pros: big rooms, friendly (if somewhat useless) staff, good location cons: the blankets and pillows REEK of sweat and urine. the showers are disgusting (especially the curtains, i ended up skipping some showers just because i didn't want to touch those nasty things). i got a mixed dorm because all of the women-only rooms were full. DO NOT DO THIS....

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stayed in room 45 which was a 4 bed mixed dorm. Our room was on the 4th floor, which was up a very small and dangerous spiral staircase. If you have lots of luggage, hope for a room on a lower floor :). There are large lockers under the beds. One problem was that there was only ONE outlet...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2012

This hostel is the WORST place I have ever seen in London. Even if the price and location are good, trust me, it will ruin your trip to London! The whole place is disgusting = very dirty and unsafe. - The bed rooms are very, very small. Carpets are dirty and the room has a strange smell. Pillows and blankets...

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Ardee, Louth, Ireland
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Facilities included. blood and feces on the bedroom floor, no curtains, 1 socket for 6 people, holes in walls. No sink in toilet. Horrendous experience, I refused to stay in and did not get refunded. Disgusting!!

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, the Museum has been helping weary backpackers and travellers loosen up since 1977! The location of this hostel makes it one of the best value hostels in London central. Right in front of the British Museum guests can access Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square in just 10 minutes. Definitely the best central London hostel.A cosy budget hostel split across two buildings near Russell Square, this low cost hotel doesn't feel much like it. With a recently renovated kitchen, new reception and revamped lounge. There are dozens of sights located so close to the hostel, and is best hostel to visit as much of London as you can take in! Otherwise stay indoors with your fellow residents and enjoy a good time in the kitchen or if weather permits on our small terrace. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astor Museum Hostel

Address: 27 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: RM122 - RM372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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“little russell street is very quiet”
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“ask for a room in the main building if you want to have all the amenities and services listed”
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“8 bed dorm was fine”
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“Try to get a room on a lower floor as there is no lift.”
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