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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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2Thank Celine L
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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4Thank Caroline S
Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2012

For a start, Staff haven't a clue about anything and are messy/walk around in bare feet all day. Numerous dirty plates surrounded the reception area, annoux building was a huge let down - not to mention the toilet which had no sink and a makeshift door for a wall, which I'm pretty convinced that someone was on the other side...

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5Thank Lauren J
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2012

rude and unhelpful staff dirty reception what looked like poo and blood stains on the 'floor' which was basically cardboard nailed to the ground one toilet for 3 floors to share which didn't have a sink toilet not secured, one of the walls was a door that was loosely bolted leaving a 6cm gap leading to outside were there was...

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4Thank Annonymous185
Reviewed 19 February 2012

First i want to point out that i have been to many hostels. This one in particular is one of the worsts. The 1st thing to mention is that there are rats. You may think that i am joking, but i am not. There are signs saying not to leave food in the floor inside the rooms, but that doesn"t...

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2Thank Ezek
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is one of the 'acceptable' hostels I have been to in London. Normally, they are really crowded and cramped. This place is no exception, but much better than many other hostels. There are only two-bunk beds (and no three-four bunks, as in many a London hostel), the staff is all foreign and are very friendly and interesting to talk...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I've stayed in the Astor Museum Inn twice in the past few years and had an excellent experience both times. The building and rooms were clean and comfortable both stays. It's location right next the British Museum in the heart of london is great. You're never more than a short tube ride from the popular attractions and neighborhoods. And free...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I stayed here with my boyfriend in January for a week. The location is fantastic and the absolute best thing about this hostel - close to a lot of pubs, the theatres, the British Museum and a couple of tube stations which makes getting to farther sights really easy. The room itself (we had a private) was pretty grimy. We...

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1Thank karolina_n_1984
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Love this place, have stayed here on two separate occasions. Really nice location, community vibe and public space.

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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: RM118 - RM393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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“little russell street is very quiet”
RoosK, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the 4 person dorms in their adjoining property for quieter rooms”
amadeorock, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the main building if you want to have all the amenities and services listed”
414jessea, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“8 bed dorm was fine”
496kyleb, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room on a lower floor as there is no lift.”
AnthonyForlizzi, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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