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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostal a week..The position is VERY good, but not the rooms. I had a lot of travel often in a hostel and in London are the worst, especially this one. Dirty, and the worst thing was the bad smell.. I can't advice this hostel, but if you are brave it's ok. Bye

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AstorMark, Manager at Astor Museum Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. We are sorry you did not have an amazing stay. We take great pride in having the cleanest and most comfortable place for you to stay in central London. If the problem was with a fellow guest in the room, please let us know next time and we will do...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This hostel is a perfectly good place to come back to after a long day and sleep. Staff is friendly, location is safe and pretty convenient. The building is definitely old - not sure some of the stairs would pass a safety inspection - but the bedrooms are comfortable enough, probably on the small side though; sink in the bedroom...

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AstorMark, Manager at Astor Museum Hostel, responded to this review

Hey thank you for your feedback! Every problem you have identified has now been fixed! We bought the most powerful Reuters available and an extra line to help cope with the demand and the internet is flying and super stable! We had a look at the cages and oiled them up and are now moving smooth as eggs! We have...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I stayed in this place for 2 weeks. The location is really amazing, right in front of the british museum and close to 2 tube stations, and the staff is very nice. The common areas are a little small, but always very clean. Showers are good, and there are a lot of them. They also have great activities every night,...

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AstorMark, Manager at Astor Museum Hostel, responded to this review

Hey thank you for your feedback! We are super happy you enjoyed your time with us! Our location cannot be beaten! Right next to one of the most iconic museums in the world (Sleeping 200 mts from the Rosseta Stone!). Although we had a few very hot days in September, aircon is a rarity to need in London. However, now...

Hoorn
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This hostel was in a perfect location, right by SoHo and Covent Garden. We had a private twin which was a very nice room, including towels and a kettle. Wifi didn't always work but the charity breakfast was a nice addition but very small. And i felt it would be rude to bring your own breakfast into the kitchen so...

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Alexa K, Guest Relations Manager at Astor Museum Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the room tips and your excellent feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the room on Little Russell, it is a very nice quiet street and we think our guests enjoy a good night's sleep at a lower price ;) We do indeed offer a charity breakfast and thank you for being so...

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staff is very nice. Location is one of the best in London, near Russell Square, holborn station and the British Museum. There are no lifts, so don't take a heavy or large suitcase. Very clean. There is a good one pound breakfast every morning.

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Hey thanks for your kind words! Being so central you probably wont even use the Underground, but if you do we have the two best lines in London a stones throw away! Bring as heavy a bags as you like and one of our family is always happy to give you a hand carrying them up the stairs! Also the...

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It's a sort of a big hostel with a really friendly vibe! The staff is really nice and they like to spend time with the guests. Just remember not to leave your id in exchange of a padlock if you're going for a pub crawl ;) There's also some "full-timers" who live in the hostel and work somewhere else, but...

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Thanks so much for your review! We are suuuper happy you had an amazing time! Always happy to add one more person into the Astor family! We are glad you loved the atmosphere and hopefully made some friends for life! Breakfast is not only possibly the cheapest in London, it is also 100% for charity so while you fill up...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was traveling and living in different hostel,Astor Museum is the best so far!!!The staff is really welcoming and helpful,wifi work in all the building,and the charity breakfast is the cherry on top of the cake!

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Hey! Thank you so much! We are super happy you enjoyed your stay with us!!! Hopefully see you in London again in the future. Lots of love, the Fam at Astor Museum.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Staff is super friendly and helpful- got a discount on my first meal in town thanks to them! The facilities are definitely clean and they're really good at maintenance as the toilet across from my room was clogged when I went to sleep and fixed the next (early!) morning. Only reason it's not a 5/5 is that the facilities, while...

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Hey! Thank so much for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed one of the discounts with our local partners, the fish and chips in that place is amazing! Any issues maintenance, booking, personal, existential we are always here to help and will fix everything the moment it happens! We have order more plug and will soon have one...

Reviewed 13 June 2016

Had an excellent stay here for a week. Good service and friendly staff. Nice mellow atmosphere. Located next to the british museum, this is a good starting-point for getting around town. Can definitely recommend this hostel.

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Hey thanks for staying with us for a week! We are happy that we could give you a home in the greatest city on earth! (we are slightly biased, but truly believe it ;)) Great to hear you enjoyed our super central location and nice vibes, we try to make everyone leave feeling they never want to leave! We hope...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is an excellent hostel! The staff are very friendly and the rooms are quite spacious and all you need, really. We were in the annex building which was just a few blocks down the street, but it wasn't a big deal. Nice neighbourhood, close to the Tube station Holborn, and very central. Breakfast was only £1 (or more by...

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Hey thanks for your love! We are super happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Glad you enjoyed the annex which is that little bit more private and that tiny bit closer to central London if it is possible! Our £1 charity breakfast has filled up a lot of stomachs and changed a lot of lives so thanks for donating!...

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Staying in Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, the Museum has been helping weary backpackers and travellers loosen up since 1977! The location of this hostel makes it one of the best value hostels in London central. Right in front of the British Museum guests can access Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square in just 10 minutes. Definitely the best central London hostel.A cosy budget hostel split across two buildings near Russell Square, this low cost hotel doesn't feel much like it. With a recently renovated kitchen, new reception and revamped lounge. There are dozens of sights located so close to the hostel, and is best hostel to visit as much of London as you can take in! Otherwise stay indoors with your fellow residents and enjoy a good time in the kitchen or if weather permits on our small terrace. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astor Museum Hostel

Address: 27 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: €27 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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“little russell street is very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles RoosK, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the 4 person dorms in their adjoining property for quieter rooms”
 of 5 bubbles amadeorock, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the main building if you want to have all the amenities and services listed”
 of 5 bubbles JLAC7, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“8 bed dorm was fine”
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“Try to get a room on a lower floor as there is no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyForlizzi, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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