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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Marshall, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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...

Thank Callum L
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
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...

1Thank Samantha M
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...

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very nice location, close to the city and places like Camden market which are worth a tour ! The staff is not very convenient and helpful. They are very available given the fact that this reception is never closed BUT plenty of things were Rooms are not really clean not planned like paying the bill when you arrive whereas we...

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. It is unfortunate that you found our staff not to be helpful, we will look into this matter to see if more training is required. We are surprised to hear that you found you room unclean as we have a dedicated housekeeping staff that clean each room daily.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

disgusting place to be in, rude customer service. they would charge you for anything you would expect after you book it. when you have a cleaning issue in the place they would keep saying the bloody manager is not there.

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

Thank for you review and feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with our service. Hygiene and cleanness is important to us so we maintain a well trained housekeeping staff, they there is anything overlooked than our reception is open 24 hours to help resolve issues swiftly. We are wary that you had difficulties with...

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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: ₹ 992 - ₹ 4,383 (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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