Six triple bunk beds situated in a normal sized hotel room - can't believe it has passed any fire risk assessment. The floor can't be seen due to the amount of bags, clothes, shoes strewn about the place and everything stinks, including the tiny showers and loos, but the longer you linger the more you get use to it and I had a surprising good nights kip. Bring ear plugs, an eye-blind and a coat hanger to keep your stuff off the floor (corridor between bunks). People can be very inconsiderate so expects lights on, conversations, snoring, coughing and door slamming.
The wifi only applies to one tiny room which is packed with teenagers in the evenings so if you are over 25 the other residents will call you grandpa/ma.
A refundable 10quid deposit is paid for clean sheets/key and also I found the staff really good and efficient, and even they know it is a dive.
Location is good close to bars, shops and the tube is 30seconds away.
However it is ridiculously cheap for London but the money that you save will soon be spent dreaming up ways to keep away from that place.
If you are a bunch of teenagers... why not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 165 yrd from Bayswater Underground Station and Hyde Park, Smart Hyde Park Inn offers budget dormitories with free WiFi access throughout. There is a spacious shared kitchen and 24-hour front desk. Set in a grand period property, the large dormitories have elegant decor and original features. There are plenty of shared bathroom facilities, and guests can use a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Smart Hyde Park features a common room with comfortable seating, computers and a flat-screen TV. There is also a modern kitchen with an oven, refrigerator and microwave, and continental breakfasts are served daily. Smart Hyde Park Inn is a 20-minute walk from Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Lively Soho is a 40-minute walk from the building, and the famous Leicester Square is a 10-minute Tube ride away. Westminster is a great choice for travelers interested in Shopping, Theater and Monuments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smart Hyde Park Hotel London