Inaccurate description of rooms
Initially only one key was provided for 6 guests. After putting a $10 deposit per card, we obtained 4 cards.
When booking, the listing provided the impression that we would have our own bathroom as we booked a private room. FALSE. We had access to the communal two bathroom and three shower stall, along with 60+ guests on the same floor.
The bathroom on our floor was always dirty. 5 of the 7 days during our stay, the bathrooms were out of order. So, we had to go to different floor just to use the bathroom. Also, the bathrooms are unisex which is not mentioned on the listing. In addition, the staff didn't clean the bathrooms as they were covered in dirt, hair and the walls were not washed.
One of the days when both the bathrooms were out of order, a guest pooped in the shower and it wasn't cleaned until the next day. And not cleaned properly either.
Guests would shower at all hours of the night and day. Sleeping comfortably at night was not an option because while everyone else attempts to sleep, the doors were loud and would bang anytime someone came to our hall to use the facilities.
The room had no fans or air conditioning. With 6 in one small room with one tiny window that opened only 3 inches, airing out the room proved difficult. The room got extremely hot and smelly.
Wifi is only avail in common areas and not available in the rooms.
NO KITCHEN facility/access for those who hope to refridgerate,warm up or make their own food.
TV room had two couches, and one loveseat to accommodate more than 60+ guests on one floor.
Deemed family friendly, consumption of alcholic beverages are not permitted anywhere in the premise, this includes ones room.
Theft was an issue.
For a place of that magnitude, security was minimal and in place primarily for noise maintenance and removal of guests.
During our stay, two young women were placed in a room with mature men who harrassed them. In addition, their personal belongings were tossed around in their room, as well, ones phone being stolen. All of this happened within the first three days of our stay.
Conveniently located near a bus station which can have you in the city within 20 minutes.
20 to 30 minute walk will have you at the start of the london bridge, blackfriar bridge, Tate modern, The Globe Theater and many other attractions.
Within 10 minutes, you have access to Elephant Castle Train station as well to Mercato Metropolitano for good eata and drinks.