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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

I had stayed at ISH for two nights whilst I was visiting London. This was my first time staying there and visiting London. This place impressed me as it is near the tube, Great Portland Station. The room is clean; the towel was changed everyday as well. The service is good; they provide you breakfast. The price is also reasonable.... More 

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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

The location is excellent if you are really sleeping at the given address. It's just a few meters from the next Underground station. However, they have a second building which is 5min walk and is located in 10 York Terrace East. Internet is free and speed is definitely ok. They provide you with a towel and you have a washbasin... More 

1 Thank Sparefroh2
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

I think this is one of the cheapest place to host in London.It is quite far by walking from the downcenter but you can easily get there by train.Is near to the Great.Portland Street tube stop. Another point is that you receive a ticket for breakfast of £2.19 to change it for meal. Clean place during my stay. You can... More 

1 Thank lisbeth7219
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

This hostel is mere meters away from Great Portland Street Underground station, so proper central London. The price is supposed to include breakfast (starting at 07:30 on week days and 08:00 weekends) so this can be inconvenient if you need to leave early. But in reality it only includes a £2.90 voucher which will not get you a full breakfast.... More 

4 Thank Steven G
ISH_London229, Marketing at International Students House, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback on your recent stay at International Students House We appreciate your comments, and all of them will be discussed and investigated further. In regards to some of your comments: Breakfast - All of our catering is done in-house and we always endeavour to have as much variety as possible in order to appeal to... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

I was looking forward to the stay at the ISH after we checked out the beautiful pictures on the site. However, the room was dark and dirty, floor uncleaned. Furthermore, the staff at the counter told us that there were hairdryers to be found along the corridor, but these were nowhere to be found. If not for the affordable price... More 

8 Thank awesometayzer
229ISH, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

As our website clearly states the images are only a selection of our rooms and we cannot guarantee that this will be the room you will be allocated. We are very sorry to hear that you did not find your room clean and this will be investigate further. With regards to the hair-dryers, they are available on a selection of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We booked a quad room. The picture/video on the website showed four single beds and four wardrobes. When we checked in, we were firstly given a room with 2 single beds. Subsequently, upon realising their mistake, the reception rechecked us into another room (smaller than the original room given to us) with 2 sets of bunk beds and one wardrobe.... More 

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229ISH, Manager at International Students House, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you were not happy with the room you were allocated. As it clearly states on our website the room images and videos are only of a selection of our rooms. Summer is one of our busiest periods and we cannot guarantee what room you will be allocated during your stay. Please accept our... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

A friend of mine was visiting from Holland and was his first time in London, we wanted to stay somewhere central and cheap. The location of the hostel is perfect as it is across the street from Great Portland underground station and bus stops. Also down the street you can find a local tesco as well as restaurants. This place... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Clean tidy rooms, very basic but at these prices wjat can you expect.. Great bar which was so cheap which we never expected given the location!!! All the staff were lovely except in the breakfast bar where they were plain rude, but when youre having a good time you cant let a grumpy over worked cook spoil things!!

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

I stayed at ISH for a few days in early July and my first impressions were pretty good. I stayed in an 8 bunk female dorm - the room was quiet and each bed had a curtain for privacy, as well as a little shelf and power outlet set into the bedhead so you never had to fight over the... More 

2 Thank asingleturtle
Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

I stayed here for a week in August, the location is fantastic, the building is across the road from the subway and it's an easy walk to Regents Park, Oxford Street and all the main attractions. I was given a brilliant map on arrival which the place produces which i'll keep and use again when I return in January. There... More 

2 Thank Jake S

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This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
International Students House (ISH) is a student residence and a unique social, cultural and recreational centre. ISH is a central place to meet people from Britain and around the world. International Students House offers accommodation in single, twin, quad and multi bed rooms. We are located in zone one opposite Great Portland Street tube station and only a ten minute walk from the delights of Oxford Street and attractions such as London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. ... more   less 

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Address: 229 Great Portland Street | Marylebone, London W1W 5PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Fitzrovia
Price Range: €85 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — International Students House 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
International Students House Hotel London
International Students House London
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“En suite is nicer than a dorm room, and if you are an album, you have access to the Goats Flat”
 of 5 bubbles savvysolo, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sleep in a room with friends if at all possible. I didn't sleep in the dorms, but whatever room you do sleep in try to do it with someone you know.”
 of 5 bubbles amethystloucks, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the top floor were nice with a splendid view to the park”
 of 5 bubbles MariaS616, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Go for en-suite with private toilet facilities.”
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“go for the single en suite when available.”
 of 5 bubbles Kinkyschmink, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
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