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Bowden Court

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Friendly staff, sometimes good food, dirty bathrooms, and a really rude and helpless manager named Paulina. Good location as Notting Hill is a very posh neighborhood. I recommend sandeman-alle from thé same hostel near Bayswater and Queensway

1Thank Juan B
Maspalomas, Spain
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I arrived late at night and my reservation could not be found. It took the Agent about 30 minutes to decide if he should give me a room although I showed him my reservation information and CC charge. The room was individual with a squeaky bed. The bathrooms where dirty and with bad ventilation. They toilets where clogged most of...

1Thank Dara V
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Good location. Close to the tube station. Very clean. Nice bed. Slept well. Nice free breakfast. For long stay free lunch / dinner also. Friendly staff. Good reception. Free gym. Worth for money we pay.

Thank Suruli
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good- Saturday English breakfast although bacon could be a little bit more toasted. Bad - the hostel is being over its outside refurbish, the cleaners do their job so it is clean however people staying there don't clean their hair hence dirty showers, one day I had cold shower hence the boilers broke and even if I want to warm...

3Thank Grazielle L
Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a very nice hotel. It is very functional and family oriented. The rooms are comfortable and the food is good. The short distance into the city is an easy price to pay for those travelling on a budget.

1Thank ingomic
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I've been staying in this hotel over the course of the last couple of days for a night. And while the booking experience was fast and easy, it had its drawbacks as well. Booking: Used booking.com on this occasion, and written a request for the hotel, to make sure, that I can store my luggage with them after checking-out on...

2Thank szutormark
LHAL0nd0n, Customer services at Bowden Court, responded to this review

Hi Szutomark, Thank you for taking the time to review our Notting Hill accommodation, your feedback is very important to us and will be used to continuously review our standards and service. I'm glad you found the booking process straight forward online. We can also take bookings direct, matching any online price and will be able to answer any questions...

Iasi, Romania
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The accomodation is actually part of a hostel line. It is close to Notting Hill subway station. The room was nice and clean, comfortable. But they do not provide towel (this is specified in the booking) and soap. The bathroom and shower were close to my room and clean. The wi-fi is free and the speed is good. There are...

Thank palmagyari
LHAL0nd0n, Customer Services at Bowden Court, responded to this review

Hi Palmagyari, Thank you for your review, we value customer feedback as it helps us work to continuously review and improve our service offering. I'm glad you found the room nice, clean and comfortable. I will forward your comments on to the cleaning team. Also, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the speed of the Wi-Fi, which we've invested in...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a single private room which had a small bed, wardrobe , drawers, TV & fridge. I was worried it would be noisy because it's a youth hostel, but the private rooms are far away from the shared rooms(those were noisy) it was very quiet where I was. I had read bad reviews re the cleaning&staff unfriendliness and...

1Thank Morealle
LHAL0nd0n, Customer Services at Bowden Court, responded to this review

Hi Morealle, Thank you for your review, your feedback is important to us. We operate as a non-profit organisation and have a widely praised volunteer programme offering free accommodation to young people who clean the rooms and general areas for 20 hours a week. They do this alongside a professional cleaning company that also clean the communal toilets and showers...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I am in London and in thing I quickly learn from my bleeding money is the most expensive things here are lodging and transportation that is why I think Bowden Court gives the best bang for your bucks is you are staying longer term to find a job or if in town for at least couple of weeks. In the...

1Thank MondoViaggio16
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Excellent value for money, quiet, clean, great location and everything you would like in a hostel. Best three day stay I've had at any hostel. One of the really nice things is that it was so quiet and peaceful in the evening and the beds were very comfy. Going back soon.

2Thank John B

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Staying in Notting Hill

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bowden Court hostel is centrally located in the vibrant Notting Hill area of West London. Fully refurbished in 2010 the Hostel is close to all the attractions of the area and just a short walk from the famous Portobello Road street market. It is also within easy walking distance of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Bayswater and Holland Park. A good public transport service to all of Central London is available within a 2 minute walk from the hostel. All rooms have been refurbished in 2010 and are provided with new furniture, a flat screen TV, internet cable access. Facilities include a TV room with Free view, Gym, Study room, self-service laundry and vending machines. There is also a provided smoking area and garden. High Speed Wi-Fi (20mb speed each) available throughout building and TV free to every resident. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bowden Court

Address: Bowden Court 24 Ladbroke Road | Notting Hill, London W11 3NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $44 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 150
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“Good location. Near to park. Very clean.”
Suruli, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Breakfast is late on the weekends (i.e. 8:30-10:00) but early during the week (i.e. 7:00-8:30).”
262JohnB262, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Third floor rooms were very quiet”
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