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Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers

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Reviewed 4 January 2011

For a cheap hostel, having your own shower in room is nice when travelling with friends, but I can't imagine how awkward it would be with complete strangers. Bookkeeping is not a strength here. They don't really care about placing young single females with 3 creeper guys. One of my friends decided to come and stay, but our room of...

1Thank chughes2
Reviewed 12 August 2010

I do alot of travelling over the UK and this is one of the worst places I have ever stayed at. Asked for a check in time for 11am, arrived at the Hostel at 11.30am and room wasnt ready until 2pm, no problem so left the bags behind the desk. I booked Room 112 Bed 1 and Bed 2, got...

1Thank stokie_101
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2010

I needed a cheap place to rest my head for the night while in London and figured I'd give this one a try, huge mistake! When I booked I didn't get a confirmation email so I emailed them to check everything was fine and they replied that it was. I booked a twin room for myself and a friend and...

1Thank p00kie87
Reviewed 5 June 2010

This was my first time staying in a hostel and to be honest was very sceptic and scared!! A great thing is the tube station Kensal Green is directly across from the hostel. I got there and it didn't seem too bad at all considering the reviews I had read. Most of the staff are friendly enough. The rooms are...

2Thank simone--lfc
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2010

Ok, I've been there a couple of years ago and my experience was so bad I thought I should see if this dump called hostel still exists and if it has improved in any way. Unfortunately, most reviews show that it's getting worse as the years go by . We've stayed there for 3 days. This "place" is half an...

Thank Felix C
Reviewed 18 April 2010

I stayed in hostel 639 with my friends because we went to Londen for a schooltrip. We came out of the metro and saw the hostel and we were in shock. We got our key to our room and we opened the door. There was a very bad smell and it was so dark and hot in the room. We...

6Thank Hostel639
Lemont, IL
Reviewed 17 March 2010

This place is right across the street from the Kensal Green Underground station. It is clean and the staff friendly if not well informed (they didn't know the Underground station here was closed on Sundays). The rooms were VERY noisy, even walking barefoot across the hall sounded like hobnail boots! And every sound echoed. The breakfast was cold white toast...

2Thank LemontEmom
Reviewed 2 March 2010

I have seen a lot... but this??? I CANNOT recommend this hostel. And I do not understand how people can write so much positive things about this hostel. At least I read a lot of positives when I booked it. This hostel is beneath all contempt! The staff can't speak proper English, is unfriendly and doesn't understand you at all,...

5Thank kiggi
La Coruna, Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2010

da place its very convenient just 2 minutes from the tube..shops,restaurants & pubs all around..great views (even the views are to a huge graveyard..excellent price..comodities all round and all sizes rooms..thumbs up

3Thank TheKike
Reviewed 1 January 2010

Don't believe the other reviews whose descriptions are much too kind towards this filthy hell hole. There was blood on my mattress and I saw a rat in the so-called bath room. It's hardly a conincidence that the place is located next to a cemetery, for the stench of death is everywhere in the worn-down rooms which you share with...

13Thank Panda22London

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Additional Information about Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers

Address: 639 Harrow Road | Kensal Green, London NW10 5NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: €13 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel 639 Kensal Green Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 410
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“Book somewhere else!!”
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“If you cannot find any room at different places, then you need to think about booking here”
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“Don't share with strangers.”
aguiv, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“somewhere else”
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