Astor's Hyde Park Hostel
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- Astor's Hyde Park HostelMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11
Located in Kensington, Astor's Hyde Park has dorms and private rooms, so it's a great budget choice if you'd like to be near the big museums and the park, whether you like a little more personal space or don't mind ten others in the room with you.Recommended for:
- Astor's Hyde Park HostelMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7
Astor's is a totally decent hostel in very central London. There's a kitchen, free Wifi, and, all importantly, it's clean. If you aren't travelling with a laptop, there are also computers in the lobby. I loved the cheap fast easy grid on airport transport in the entrance...an excellent way to gauge your options for getting out of town according to depth of pockets and patience. An excellent option for anyone traveling on the cheap and looking to be treated like a human.Recommended for:
- Astor's Hyde Park HostelMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 4
In central London, the low-end backpackers Astor’s Hyde Park is one of four of a group of hostels in town that offer fairly clean, safe and inexpensive accommodations on the superb Bayswater district in central London. The hostel is set on a beautiful, but extremely old, screaming for renovation townhouse which offers mixed and non-mixed dormitories with en-suite bathrooms that are rather unpleasant. The house has a small reception, a computer room, a small seating area, and laundry facilities; TVs are available in the seating area and the kitchen. The reception team is continually irregular and unwelcoming at times. A self-catering kitchen with plenty of pots and pans are available, a modest breakfast is included and internet Wi-Fi is available, but only free for 40mins per stay. The house is off of Bayswater Road, by Queensway Tube Station on the Central line, literally across from Hyde Park, and on a great gateway for major attractions in London.Recommended for:
- Astor's Hyde Park HostelFirst to Review
Truthfully, I think this place is 3.5 stars, but I am willing to round up. It is well located near sights and public transportation. The rooms were clean and the atmosphere was friendly. The woman at reception was happy to answer our questions. There is no elevator, but plenty of stairs. This hostel is ages 18-35 only, so keep that in mind too.
- Astor's Hyde Park HostelMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 2
Clean, comfortable, and cheap-- what more could you ask for from a hostel in a major city like London? Killer location? Sure, they'll throw that in, too!
The Astor Hyde Park is, like a number of hostels in London, part of a group of hostels by similar names (e.g. Astor Kensington). Their Hyde Park branch is, far and away, the nicest of the bunch. It's also the newest, which means everything is modern (good security systems, key-card access to the rooms, nice, clean ensuite bathrooms). Private rooms can get a little pricey (and hey, it's a hostel. A private room ensuite in London is going to be expensive *anywhere*), but if you're willing to share, in true hostel spirit, you'll find yourself in a comfortable bed for ~20 pounds.
Sure, there are cheaper options out there, but for the level of cleanliness in such a fantastic location, you won't do better.
Bonus: If the London weather gets too wet for you (as it did for me), they have a great entertainment room for watching movies and using the (free) wifi.
- Free Hi Speed Internet
- Family Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-Smoking Rooms
Fair1329 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 98%.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 98%.
- Hotel93% thought it was clean.
- Service89% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Room65% said rooms were small.
- InternetInternet is average.