Astor Victoria London Hostel Review and Information

Staff are excellent, mix of nice people within. Brings a really nice London vibe to the hostel. Very easy to find from Victoria. - Anonymous
Overall Rating
8.1
Beds Starting At $19.65

What sets them apart?

This hostel's central location, friendly staff, and filling breakfast make it a good option for budget travelers to London.

Who's staying here?

This hostel offers a good value for the money and a few social activities that appeal to younger budget travelers.
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Solo Travelers
  • Students
  • Young Backpackers
  • Gap Year Travelers

Insider Tip

Bring shower shoes for the bathrooms.

Astor Victoria

Astor Victoria is another branch of the Astor Hostel Chain. It's popular with younger budget travelers and offers basic facilities for a good price. There is a lounge area, shared kitchen, and basic amenities that guests can enjoy. They also organize a few events a week for guests, like walking tours of the city.

The hostel is in a convenient location for seeing the sights of London. Many things are walking distance, and those that aren't can be easily reached by public transportation. There's an underground station very close by.

The Facilities

Dorms
Dorm Bed $19.65
This hostel offers rooms that sleep 4, 5 6, or 8 people. There are both mixed and female only rooms to choose from and each bed has security baskets under the beds for you stuff.
Private Rooms
Private Room $25.10
If you want a quieter space to yourself, there are single, double, and twin private rooms available as well. The double room has a full sized bed, while the twin room has bunk beds and the single room has just one single bed.
Bathrooms
There are plenty of bathrooms at this hostel but they are a bit small. The hot water can be hit or miss, but the bathrooms are cleaned regularly. They are on the older side so some guests felt they needed updating.
Common Areas
There's a large lounge where guests can hang out, watch movies, or read a good book. There's also a shared kitchen available for guests who want to do some cooking.

The Location

Pimlico
What's Nearby?
This hostel is in central London with easy access to almost anywhere in the city you'd want to go. It's near all types of public transit and is about a 25 minute walk to Big Ben. It's also just a 20 minute walk from Buckingham Palace.
Nearby Transportation
This hostel is well connected to public transit that runs 24 hours a day. Pimlico Underground Station is less than 5 minutes away and is on the Victoria Line. The Victoria Railway station is less than a 10 minute walk away and offers easy access to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Activities

This hostel organizes walking tours of the city that are fun and informative. This is a good way to meet other guests.
  • Local Walking Tours

Amenities

This hostel has some great amenities for guests. There are board games, PlayStation, and a book exchange if you're looking for something to do. There's laundry, wi-fi throughout, and an on-site ATM if you need cash. There's also a shared kitchen that guests can use and vending machines if you want a quick snack. Breakfast is served in the morning for a small donation that goes to a local charity.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hair Dryers
  • ATM
  • Bed Linens
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Vending Machines
  • Security Lockers
  • Book Exchange
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • City Maps
  • Board Games
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Video Game Consoles
  • 24h Reception
  • Keycard Access

Staff

The staff here are helpful and friendly. They're available 24 hours a day and can answer any travel related questions you might have.

Heads Up

Some guests felt this hostel could be cleaner, particularly the bathrooms. Also note that there's no elevator, so you have to carry your luggage up the stairs.

Astor Victoria

Beds From $19.65
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