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Smart Camden Inn Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the venue with my two friends, i was asked for i.d by the rudest man on the planet, i did not read the small print, so did not know that i would need i.d.And instead of being helpful he was so rude and said oh well no i.d you will have to go, i told him, i...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights at the hostel,which is well placed for transport links to the city centre,only 200 yards from Camden Town tube station (Northern line). The staff were friendly and helpful;and the breakfast's basic with cereal and toast,but it was ok, but tended to get busy after 8.15am,as the kitchen is quite small. To compensate,however,meeting of the guests in...

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Decent hotel. Good location. The staff was a bit grumpy but it was cheap and close to central Camden. The breakfast was crap. I would go there again if it's only for one or two nights. We had a 8 bed room for our large company.

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to to leave a review we really appreciate it. Our breakfast consists of tea, coffee, cereal, toast and spread, it is free for all guests. We are surprised to hear that you found our staff less than friendly, we will look into this matter and apply new practice where possible.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Basic but meets our needs from a hostel. - Beds small, mattresses cheap, packed like sardines in bunk beds with tiny bathrooms and not enough plug sockets or storage space. One fridge for all residents very full. One tiny winding staircase and five floors. + However, two lounges each with comfy padded seating and tvs was nice, as was the...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and comments, we are happy that you found our staff proficient and friendly with out hostel making a good base of operation for you stay in London. I am happy to inform you that we are slowly upgrading all our rooms to include more power outlets to help with the great demand .

Marshall, Texas
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I really like this hostel. It is only a short walk away from Camden Market and the tube station. About the hostel, I will say that space was cramped at times, especially in the reception and kitchen area. I also paid for a locker (£1 per night) but never could get it to open. (I was refunded.) Some great things...

Thank HeatherOfTexas
Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and for giving us such a high score, we are really please that we impressed. We sorry for the trouble with the locker but happy help with the situation with a refund. just to clarify, Luggage storage is available before and after your stay, it is free before checking in and £2 when checking out....

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Staying in an 8 person room i was surprised by how small the room was. The rooms was very cramped especially when 3or 4 people where on the moving about the room at the same time. The bed were terrible. At 5"10 I'm not overly tall yet my head and toes touched the wall at either side. While there is...

Thank Mark V
Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write us some comments, being in such a copacetic location, it does come with is downside in reduced living space, but with our variety of rooms we can accommodate any guests specific requirements. All our rooms use European standard sized bed 190 cm, this can be an issue for...

Paris, France
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This hostel was one of the worst I have ever stayed in. The rooms, common areas and corridors were cramped and the noise in the hostel caused me to have very little sleep. The staff were unhelpful and unprofessional, taking 30 minutes to check me in and discussing other guests in front of me. Hygiene was bad and everything came...

Thank Luke J
Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with and for reviewing you experience. With are aim to offer affordable accommodation in one London most active boroughs, space does become a premium sadly, fortunately we have a range of room size to select from to accommodate each guests particular needs. We are surprised to learn that you check-in took so long, what is usually...

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Recently stayed here for 3 days overall a nice stay tho there are a couple of problems the beds are slightly on the smaller size I'm 5'9 and if I fully stretched out then I'd hit the ends so if you are taller then me you may have a problem. And the staff I won't say rude but a bit...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and comments they will help us pin point where future improvement be performed in the future. Our are European standard sized bunks, you are correct that very tall person may have difficulties. We are surprised to hear that our staff appeared distance, we will try our hardest to give our guests the warm and friendly...

Reviewed 16 March 2017

If yoi choose to stay in a hostel you have to accept not amazing clean condition. Taken that into account I was really satisfied with my staying here, prices are cheap ( I am not sure you can find better in London) and the location is very good since it is situated in the lively Camden Town. I can recommend...

Thank Domiziana M
Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review us , we really appreciate your feedback. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with with us and thrilled about your recommendation. We pride ourselves on our cleaning standards but will take you feedback to heart and seek to improve upon ourselves in the future.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I've stayed in hostels before knowing that on a budget, both privacy and bathroom space are compromised. There's also the constant reminder to keep valuables safe at all times, which for £1.50 per night you can use your key card to lock, but not recommended for large luggage (didn't bother me at all). This hostel had to be the worst...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review, your comments are always welcome to help improve our service. We are saddened to hear that we you found the hostel in a state not to your liking. We have a very dedicated housekeeping staff who clean every room daily, if there are any concerns regarding cleanliness please inform the reception so they...

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Staying in Camden

Neighbourhood Profile
Famous for its sprawling cluster of markets and shops as well as for an embrace of all things counter culture, Camden offers a concentrated version of London street life. From bargain shopping and people watching to rubbing elbows in its abundance of pubs and bars, Camden is the place to be for many a Londoner. It is also home to some of the hottest live music venues in Europe. As packed as Camden High Street and its tributaries can get during the weekends, this neighbourhood is right next to some of the city's most beloved outdoor spaces, namely Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Less than 547 yrd from Camden Market, the Smart Camden Inn is located in Camden's pubs and clubs district. Camden Town Underground Station is a 5-minute walk away and provides direct access to London city center. A 24-hour front desk is provided and there are no curfews or lock-out times. Tourist information and assistance is provided 24-hours and discount tickets for major attractions are also available. Free luggage storage is available for early check-ins. The Jewish Museum, Regents Park and central London are all within 15 minutes' walk. London Zoo is less than a 20-minute walk from the Smart Camden. A large TV features in the common room and a shared kitchen with a refrigerator is also available. Self-service laundry facilities are offered on site. All rooms are mixed-sex or female-only dormitories. Linens are provided and security lockers are available in all rooms. Shower and bathroom facilities are shared. Camden is a great choice for travelers interested in Theater, Museums and Culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart Camden Inn Hostel

Address: 55-57 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden
Price Range: ₹ 1,009 - ₹ 4,877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Smart Camden Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Do not book here.”
peterwoods11, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Room I had was next to the main road,but it was really only a side road, and was fairly quiet”
blackpoolsteve2015, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with private bathroom”
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“Ask for a room on the lower floor if you have luggage”
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“I booked in a 6 bunk room but was tiny. Maybe rooms with more bunks have more space.”
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