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“Do not use this awful hostel” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of O'Callaghan's Hostel

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O'Callaghan's Hostel
Ranked #648 of 792 Speciality Lodging in London
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Do not use this awful hostel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I have stayed in some truly bad places around the world & for the price I wasn't expecting the Hilton, but this was without a doubt the worst place I have ever had the misfortune to stay. We arrived to find that the multiple room we had reserved had been trashed by the previous occupant & that we were expected to share a double room (specifically, a double bed) for at least the first night - the double bed incidentally turned out to be little more than a mattress on the floor with a broken bed frame around it. The shower/toilets were cramped & generally unpleasant & when I enquired about the inclusive breakfast the dirty & dishevelled staff member (the only representative of the hotel I saw in three nights) pointed to a collection of half empty cereal boxes on a shelf in the filthy reception area. To call this place a hostel is seriously testing the terms of the Trades Description Act.

Other areas of complaint include; no hot water in my first room, no usable wifi, constant unbearable traffic noise from 3am in the front rooms & being charged an outrageous surcharge for leaving earlier than expected, despite having already paid a deposit that was equal to the 3 nights I stayed before I was able to find alternative accommodation.

In short, DO NOT STAY HERE there are many better value places in the area.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2010

The hostel is clean, the staff helpful and very friendly. The hostel is close to Earl's court subway station, which is very important.

Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about O'Callaghan's Hostel

Property: O'Callaghan's Hostel
Address: 92 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Belgravia , Victoria
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Ranked #648 of 792 Speciality Lodging in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,292 - ₹ 3,444
Number of rooms: 21

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