Wombat’s Hostel Reception
The older I get and/or the longer I travel the pickier I am becoming about where I am wanting to stay. If I could stay in luxury apartments and hotels all of the time of course I would but that isn’t always possible. Especially when staying in an expensive city like London. If I am going to stay in a hostel at this point it better be pretty nice and have all of the amenities that I am looking for.
On my last visit to London, I searched for luxury hostels in London and came upon the Wombat’s City Hostel. Located a 10minute walk from the Tower of London Wombat’s is new to the city and is only about a year old.
They don’t specifically advertise themselves as being luxury but the newness, cleanliness and amenities definitely make it a better quality then most hostels.
Surprisingly comfy bunk beds
I stayed in a six bed dorm while I was there, and like typical hostels it was set up with 3 bunk beds. The mattresses were surprisingly comfortable and the blankets were warm. A key feature to each bed was also that each one has its own reading light, shelf and wall plug as well as a direct USB plug. So important so that I can charge my phone as I sleep and keep it right next to me.
Large spacious rooms
The hostel also provides towels to it’s guests free of charge and not just one towel either. All of the towels you could ever want and dream of for use while you are there! For free! Almost nearly unheard of in the hostel world. Especially important for someone like me who wants one to dry off with, but also a hand towel and of course one for my hair. I was towel happy.
Shared toilet, shower and sinks in the dorms
Often with hostels the toilets, sinks and showers are located in the hallways and you share them with the whole floor however in these rooms they were all contained in the room. There was a room with just a toilet, then a second room with a sink and shower and then in the room there was a second sink and mirror so more than one person can get ready at one time. There weren’t actually any additional showers or toilets in the hallways however I wish there was as sometimes you need to do things at the same time as others, of course that wasn’t a deal breaker for me.
A large sized locker for each bunk
The lockers were pretty big which is always important. The cool thing about these ones specifically is that you didn’t need to have your own lock for them. You room key alone actually locks and unlocks your locker. This is great because 1) If you lose your key they can easily replace it 2) Other people can’t steal your locker because each bunk is assigned a specific locker and your key will only work for that locker 3) It is pretty impossible to break into.
A comfy lounge in the hostels lobby
Another thing that makes a hostel great and in particularly this one is having a great lounge area and space just to hang out and meet people. Not only was there a lot of great space like this in the lobby area but the downstairs bar area is great as well.
Downstairs outdoor area for hanging out, enjoying the hammocks and smoking area
Lounge area in the basement with TV and video games
The Wombar Bar area, with tables for sitting and a projection screen for movies
Kitchen eating area
For a couple extra GBP each morning you can also get yourself a ticket for the all you can eat continental breakfast served in the basement each morning. Meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, bread, cereal, juice and a few other items. Aside from toasters there are also panini press for making sandwiches.
A great large kitchen area for everyone to share
I stayed here for a week and really enjoyed this property. Next time I stay, for personal preference, I might chose a 4 bed dorm or private room but I would 100% stay here again. To see more about this property watch my video:
I was hosted by Wombat’s however all views and opinions expressed are my own.