Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel

12 Sherwood Street, London, England, W1F 6BR, United Kingdom | Hostel
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LONDON

A travel blog entry by nickghayes

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CHRISSY- Lee and i met at the airport (i came from miami and she form sydney) we battled a bit trying to get hold of Denise who was suppose to be picking us up as we didnt have mobile phones or any wifi in Heathrow airport! Luckily we found an old message from mum and managed to get in contact with her. We spent a relaxed chrissy at the Gubba's - …

London or bust.

A travel blog entry by siliratt

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The flight from Montreal to London was uneventful. The food was not horrendous, and there were no screamy kids. Landed and spent a brief period in customs, due to the fact that we were the closest of seven planes to disembark at the same time. Watching the room fill up behind us was staggering, and I made a mental note to make an offering of thanks …

Last day in London

A travel blog entry by siliratt

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I woke the next morning feeling less than fully motivated for some reason. I guess I'm not 18 anymore. Or 21. Or 32. I dragged myself out of bed. Seeing that the day was fixing to be wet, I decided to make it an indoor day and headed over to the Imperial War Museum.

I spent several hours there, taking a half a bazillion pictures. I'd been …

A Viewaskew of London

A travel blog entry by siliratt

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I woke up bright and shiny for the first real day of my trip. I had a vague set of plans for the day and got to it.

I started the day with a cup of tea and a terrible breakfast at the hostel and then hit the road. Across the street from the hostel, they were renovating a building by gutting the interior and rebuilding everything behind the …

Phantoms and Ale

A travel blog entry by siliratt

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This would be the last day of my first stop in London this trip (I would be coming through on my way back) I had no particular plans for the day, but had lots of options to choose from.

As usual, I was up entirely too early, so I started heading in the vague direct of my first stop. The meandering took me through a corner of St. James Park …

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This hostel, located in the Mayfair/Soho/West End area of London, is near Piccadilly Circus, Madame Jo Jo's, Statue of Eros, and Berwick Street Market.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPiccadilly Backpackers Hostel London

    Reviewed by nickghayes

    interesting experience

    Reviewed Dec 22, 2012
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    see left for story !

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    Reviewed by _i_am_fran_

    Extremely basic but top location

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2011
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    All i can say is non carpeted clinical looking . But you cannot argue with the location and it places you within the hub of piccadilly circus which really is a must experience when coming to london. The backpackers is very simple , but expensive for what you get.

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    Reviewed by siliratt

    Good location, decent rate

    Reviewed Oct 9, 2009
    by (16 reviews) Montreal , Canada Flag of Canada

    I'd stayed here on a previous trip and found it to be largely unchanged. It has a slightly industrial feel, but gets the job done at a reasonable rate. Excellent location, at a 30 second walk from Piccadilly Circus, the tube and many basic amenities.

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    Reviewed by siliratt

    Location and price were great.

    Reviewed May 30, 2004
    by (16 reviews) Montreal , Canada Flag of Canada

    Very industrial and old, but clean and well maintained. Very no thrills. Staff was helpful and polite. Breakfast was weak. Price for location was good.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London

    Needs to improve!

    from

    I stay in this hostel for 2 nights before leaving UK back to Peru. I booked with about 3 weeks of anticipation a bed in an 8 people room (for men only) and when I got there, they put me tiny room with 3 girls... maybe nice, but oddly uncomfortable...

    In my last day, I didn't need to be in Heathrow till 3:00 am so I decided to go there at midnight but they told me I could only left my luggage till 6:00pm (not even paying I could leave them longer) so I had to take all my stuff to the Piccadilly tube station and then to the airport and spend the longest night on my life in terminal 3...

    About the staff there was a guy who was clearly spanish/latin even in the name but when I tried to talk to him in Spanish he looked at me as if I was talking chinese...

    Worst Accomodation Experience

    from

    I have never had a worse accomodation experience. Not only was the staff unfriendly they were not helpful at all. I can put aside the aesthetics: paint cans lining the walkways, cement with ripped carpet as room flooring and the general run-down atmosphere. But, I cannot believe the fact that I paid for a private room for 2 where we couldn't close a one foot gap in a large window in the middle of winter! We asked the reception for help or any way we can close it, they ignored the situation and looked at us as if we were insane. Regarding the continental breakfast, well, that equals toast - literally. Never would I ever stay there again. Location is great, but never would I trade that for a horrible experience in a city I love. This ruined my ever willing to try hostels again.

    Spart nicht an eurer Unterkunft!! Jeder braucht ein wenig Sauberkeit!!

    from

    Es sollte eine Jugendherberge sein, aber es hat nicht mal annähernd die

    I want a hot shower!!!

    from

    If "Location Location Location" is all that you care about then this hostel is fab. You couldn't be better situated at this hostel, especially with the tube only 30 seconds away.

    HOWEVER, if like me you do like certain creature comforts like Hot Showers in the winter, then perhaps this isn't for you. Surely, hot water isn't too much to ask for in one of the biggest cities in the world? And the staff weren't exactly overly helpful or friendly.

    This hostel provides a bed to sleep in but not much more.

    No hot water at Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel !!!

    from

    For somebody who needs a place to stay for several days visiting London, Piccadilly Backpackers hostel seems a very good option: both location and price are unbeteable, (Piccadilly circus, from 12 pounds/night).

    Adequate, but not much more.

    from

    I had a friend recommend this hostel, so I tried it out for three nights on my way into Britain, and for two on the way out. The location is by far the best asset of this establishment. It is very easy to get to from Heathrow (about 40 minutes on the tube) with the Piccadilly station just a stones throw away. From the hostel itself there is a lot to see within easy walking distance. For that reason alone it is worth putting up with some of the negatives.

    Great

    from

    This is a really good hotel, no need to bring a sleepingbag, you get a locker to have you stuff in, nich free hot showers and most important of all itīs both cheep and central!

    Couldn't ask for a better location.. makes help for lackluster hostel

    from

    Let me say this.. "Location! Location! Location!" The location of this hostel is perfect! And its a great price. So if those two things are the most important to you-- choose this hostel. But you'll have to look past its flaws.

    We were not in London to sleep

    from

    We stayed there last May on our way from France. When we arrived on our way to France the elevator was broken so we had to walk up stairs with two very heave suitcases only to find out that there wasnt enough room in the luggedge room to store our bags. So we had to walk all the way down again and store our bags at the Regent Palace. Rooms were fine for one night. You could hear pretty much every thing that was going on in the room next to you..our naighbours must have been practicing for a porn film if you know what I mean ;)

    IF all you need is a bed this will work !!!

    from

    London was part of our trip in Europe and we thought we would go on the cheap in this Hostel. When we check in we are greeted with a long line on the 4th floor. We waited patiently and got to our room about 30 min. later. On inspection of the room we noticed mold all over the walls and around the sink. Not a little bit, but allot. I went back to reception and told them this was unacceptable, so they moved us to an interior room. This room worked out ok. The room was about 4x8 with shared bathrooms. I felt safe leaving my stuff there. Once you check in you have to go back to the 4th floor for bedding. The elevator only works once in a while. One time there was a few people waiting to use the elevator to get to there room and an employee had it locked off so he could flirt with one of the girls comming in. In the mean time we had to walk 7 flights of stairs with luggage. The location is perfect for the west end and Picadilly Circus. So the low down on this Hostel is that it is if you need a clean bed it is almost acceptable. The hotel is very dirty. The rooms are filthy and there is writting all over the walls of the rooms. The Common area was great and we met some very nice people there. Internet is cheap when you can get on a computer. They have a special on beer down the street for people who stay there. It is a good place to meet people and get out of the room. It is to bad this hostel is in such bad shape because it could be the best hostile ever with the right care. But if you need a cheap bed for a night or two and you want a central location it will work.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel London

    2.00 of 5 stars Fair

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