Wombat’s City Hostel London Review Video

wombat's hostel reception - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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.

6 bed hostel dorm - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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.

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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.

hostel dorm bathroom, toilet, showers and sinks - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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.

large hostel lockers - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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.

Wombat's Hostel Lobby and lounge - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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.

outdoor space, hammocks and smoking area - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

Downstairs outdoor area for hanging out, enjoying the hammocks and smoking area

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Lounge area in the basement with TV and video games

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The Wombar Bar area, with tables for sitting and a projection screen for movies

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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.

hostel kitchen - Wombat's City Hostel London Review #Video

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:

 

To book this hostel immediately check it out on Booking.com HERE: Wombat’s Hostel London

I was hosted by Wombat’s however all views and opinions expressed are my own.

 

9 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    December 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Hi. What is the area around the hostel like? Restaurants, shops, etc.? Thanks.

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 1, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Hey Kelly, the hostel is not to far from a tube stop and there are a couple pubs and shops near by. It isn’t really a neighbourhood but it definitely works :)

  • Reply
    Yazmine
    January 23, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Hey. Great post! How was the atmosphere in the hostel during the week, since I will be staying a Wednesday and Thursday? Do they do pub crawls? Or offer free tours? And about how much extra was breakfast? Do you think I’ll meet other solo travelers? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Hey Yazmine! I believe that they do do pub crawls and they also have an awesome bar in the basement. The atmosphere is great and its definitely easy to meet new people. I’m sure they have free tours to, but you would have to check with them. Breakfast was may 4GBP? You will definitely meet other solo travellers too :) Have a great trip!

  • Reply
    Ovi
    August 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Cailin, thanks for the post. The Hostel looks great on your video. Is it convenient from the Tube to the Hostel with luggages?

    • Reply
      Cailin
      August 21, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Hey Ovi! Yes it was maybe a 5-10min walk straight down one road from the Tube to the hostel all on sideways, pretty easy :)

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    July 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I am very curious. Booked a bed in a 6 bed dorm for 2 nights in december and have to leave at 3 in the morning. Never was a fried of hostels, but this one looked so well, that I will risk it ;-)
    Thanks for your report!

    • Reply
      Cailin
      July 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      It’s a really great place! Just remember if you have to leave that early in the morning make sure you pack the night before so you don’t wake people up at 3am ;)

  • Reply
    Analucia
    February 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I also love this hostel!
    Big, always clean, comfy rooms, great staff :)
    Love it!

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