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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
July 21, 2008
by Miss K Lee
new jersey, New Jersey
March 4, 2007
It's late and I can't sleep! This is my first stop on my Euro Trip!It's clean and friendly and you feel really safe staying here! Staff are really helpful and friendly and I have met lots of people that are just like me "Alone in London." This place is useful as a first step as you meet so many people that can advise you too. I have partied hard with some Aussie girls and got advice from some Kewi boys about the pitfalls of being mugged in a foreign land! Credit cards guys that's the key, don't lose cash cards are easier to replace!The breakfast in the morning is free so I give that bonus points and staying in a 6 bedded share has been fine as my new roomies are all lovely!Everything is clean which surprised me as I have read some horrible reviews! I recommend this place for anyone who wants somewhere great and surprising to stay.Recommendations: Bring a padlock as they can double up for backpack or locker. Theres no lockout, but if you don't want grief getting back into the hostel remember your keycard! I lost it last night while I was drunk and it made stumbling into the hostel and getting past security slightly difficult! At least they are strict!Go for breakfast early as it can get quite crowded.Showers are hot but you need to read the signs! As in some of the showers had signs that said hot was cold and cold was hot. Which wasnt ideal but I read it and got my hot shower! Dimwits who keep complaining seriously!Book on their website as it does offer the cheapest prices and book ahead if you want the £12 dorms. I instead got £15 dorm which was ok but would have prefered £12Don't be shy if you have a problem then tell them, they are actually really friendly and two of them are teaching me Sainish and French which will help with the rest of the trip.Do bring shower shoes as they are clean but you never can tell!Do just steal extra linen to use as a towel and save money and baggage space... they're fine with you asking for extra sheet!Go to the Midas touch and talk to random people! I met lots of guests there and went on clubbing with some!'m kind of tired now and ready to curl up in my warm bed that's calling my name!
From journal London Visit
January 25, 2007
From journal London Weekend
Santa Cruz, California
August 12, 2004
Our room, while the sheets were clean, was not so nice. It was pretty small for the four of us, and didn't smell all too amazing. We did have our own sink, which was nice, but not our own bathroom. The bathroom down the hall was perpetually leaky and the showers always overflowing. We were situated next to some VERY noisy high-school students from France, who thought that it was fun to yell for no apparent reason.
The location was definitely a huge PLUS. If you want to be central and within walking distance to many areas, shopping, Soho, Leicester Square and other attractions, this could be the right choice for you. There is no lockout or curfew, which is great if you want to check out the clubs.
London is expensive in general, so looking for a bargain can be tough. If you aren't too particular about your sleeping environment, stay at the Backpackers. Just don't forget your earplugs!
From journal London Bridges Aren't Falling Down
December 20, 2003
I stayed on the fourth floor. One enters from the street, checks in with the 24 hour attendant, and then proceeds to the fourth floor for check-in. The staff was friendly and nice. Atmosphere was calm and quiet even though they were quite busy, but I am sure not as busy as in the summer. Very easy directions from Piccadilly Circus located at their website here.
From journal Mind Yourself in London