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Reviewed 18 April 2010

I stayed in hostel 639 with my friends because we went to Londen for a schooltrip. We came out of the metro and saw the hostel and we were in shock. We got our key to our room and we opened the door. There was a very bad smell and it was so dark and hot in the room. We...

6Thank Hostel639
Lemont, IL
Reviewed 17 March 2010

This place is right across the street from the Kensal Green Underground station. It is clean and the staff friendly if not well informed (they didn't know the Underground station here was closed on Sundays). The rooms were VERY noisy, even walking barefoot across the hall sounded like hobnail boots! And every sound echoed. The breakfast was cold white toast...

2Thank LemontEmom
Reviewed 3 March 2010

I have seen a lot... but this??? I CANNOT recommend this hostel. And I do not understand how people can write so much positive things about this hostel. At least I read a lot of positives when I booked it. This hostel is beneath all contempt! The staff can't speak proper English, is unfriendly and doesn't understand you at all,...

5Thank kiggi
La Coruna, Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2010

da place its very convenient just 2 minutes from the tube..shops,restaurants & pubs all around..great views (even the views are to a huge graveyard..excellent price..comodities all round and all sizes rooms..thumbs up

3Thank TheKike
Reviewed 1 January 2010

Don't believe the other reviews whose descriptions are much too kind towards this filthy hell hole. There was blood on my mattress and I saw a rat in the so-called bath room. It's hardly a conincidence that the place is located next to a cemetery, for the stench of death is everywhere in the worn-down rooms which you share with...

13Thank Panda22London
An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 9 December 2009

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Reviewed 16 September 2009

Don't go there! I stayed in hostel 639 with my friends for the notting nill carnival, and I will never go back there again! this place is filthy and run down, there are bedbugs in most rooms, and one of my friends got a terrible rash from mites living in the bed. reception staff is ok, but security is very...

4Thank andreas_in_berlin
Reviewed 26 June 2009

do not book in this hostel!!!!! it has been the worst place i've ever been in, and trust me, you cannot even immagine how bad this place is! as soon as we got in , we got hit by the terrible smell of an unclean place, and i think it hasn't been cleaned for years.the receptionnist spoke bad english, i...

5Thank miss-milky
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2008

The only consolation I could find in staying here is that I got it for free as a package deal when I booked a flight with my travel agent. If I wasn't getting it for free, I would not have stayed here beyond my first night. I arrived to a filthy room, complete with used towels and sheets, and used...

4Thank jlb96
Rheinland Pfalz
Reviewed 6 July 2008

The first view upon the so called 'Hostel' caused some laughter ... not of joy, but of shock. The building itself looks like an old office building and as soon as you enter the building, the impression changes into a prison. We'd announced our check-in time for 1 pm. We arrived an hour to early, so as we entered our...

1Thank Lisa-Charlotte

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Additional Information about Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers

Address: 639 Harrow Road | Kensal Green, London NW10 5NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: ₹ 1,005 - ₹ 5,832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 410
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