Smart Camden Inn Hostel

Smart Camden Inn Hostel

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3.5
#11 of 204 hostels in London
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Less than 547 yrd from Camden Market, the Smart Camden Inn is located in Camden's pubs and clubs district. Camden Town Underground Station is a 5-minute walk away and provides direct access to London city center. A 24-hour front desk is provided and there are no curfews or lock-out times. Tourist information and assistance is provided 24-hours and discount tickets for major attractions are also available. Free luggage storage is available for early check-ins. The Jewish Museum, Regents Park and central London are all within 15 minutes' walk. London Zoo is less than a 20-minute walk from the Smart Camden. A large TV features in the common room and a shared kitchen with a refrigerator is also available. Self-service laundry facilities are offered on site. All rooms are mixed-sex or female-only dormitories. Linens are provided and security lockers are available in all rooms. Shower and bathroom facilities are shared. Camden is a great choice for travelers interested in Theater, Museums and Culture. Our dormitories are open to guests between 16 and 45 years old. If you do not fit this age range, please book a private room. For further questions, please contact our hostel
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Safe
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English

Location

55-57 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AA England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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London City Airport
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Heathrow Airport
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Camden Town
3 minUnderground
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles760 reviews
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Smart Camden Inn Hostel emerges as a budget-friendly option in the heart of the city, with numerous guests commending its prime location near key attractions and transit. While the rooms are noted to be on the snug side, the overall cleanliness and essential amenities receive positive remarks. The hostel's atmosphere is often described as inviting, offering a comfortable retreat. Despite some concerns over the cost of additional services like breakfast, the staff's round-the-clock availability and courteousness are highlighted favorably. However, guests should be prepared for potential noise issues and basic facilities that may incur extra charges.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Cramped
Value
Cost-effective
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Rachel M wrote a review Jan 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is conveniently located in Camden Town about 5 minutes from the underground. The rooms are cramped with 3 beds stacked on top of each other. It’s very difficult to find a comfortable place to sit in this hostel as the beds are too cramped to sit up and every chair in the dining area is a hard wooden stool. This is not the place to go if you want to work or spend much time in the hostel. Many guests live there long-term. Many are middle-aged or older. Although the website advertises laundry services, there is NO LAUNDRY. You will have to go to a nearby laundromat and pay £7. The lockers in the rooms are very small and the bathroom is absolutely tiny. Breakfast is a good deal but has no fruit. Things are generally new and the full kitchen is very modern.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 07 Jan 2022
Dear guest, We are very sorry to know you didn't like your stay. Your feedback will be used to improve our service. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Jen Whitewave wrote a review Jan 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is clean, reasonably comfortable and excellent value for money. The rooms are small, but that is what makes it possible to stay there for the price! As a touring band we have stayed on multiple occasions and always found everything well kept and just what we need.
Perhaps most importantly, the staff are helpful and efficient, a pleasure to deal with.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Felicia Dominguez wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is perfect! It's easy to get around with a bus station right in front of the hostel, and London Euston is only 15 minutes walking distance for those who decide to take a train into the city. The highlight was the friendly and accommodating staff. I also really enjoyed how close it was to Camden Market!

I booked an all-female dorm, and my suggestion would be to possibly add a room rules poster inside reminding the girls to keep the room as clean and orderly as possible and to be considerate of those they are sharing the space with.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 24 May 2022
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Nolan S wrote a review Dec 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They allowed me to add a day when I arrived and made it very easy and seamless to do so. The manager was very friendly and helpful and gave me the rundown of the entire facility when I arrived. The location is very close to bus station and the underground metro and was easy to get anywhere I needed in the city. All of the staff was helpful and friendly. Everything was cleaned every morning. They had a TV area with Netflix to relax. The guests were all very kind. The beds are private once your in them and laying you can close a sheet at the entrance of it. I would stay again
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 07 Dec 2021
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Jordan Jones wrote a review Jan 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The beds are actually comfy, but the place is dirty. The bathroom was disgusting. Plus they started hoovering outside the rooms and woke everyone up at 07:30 ....
The guy with long ginger hair on the front desk is really rude. Ordered me where to put my sheets in the morning, so I just walked out. I won't stay here again. Pay a bit more and get somewhere decent
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels L, front desk at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 09 Jan 2020
Dear guest, We are very sorry to know you didn't like your stay. Your feedback will be used to improve our service. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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SarahBux wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean. Beautiful kitchen. Free earplugs by reception. The room was quite quiet anyway and the people staying were very considerate. Helpful staff. The curtains on beds block enough light not to wake you if people turn the light on. Beds come with light and usb charger. Perfect for quick stop offs to sleep and recharge. Great price for London too
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 03 May 2022
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Gloria M wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was meant to stay at the Camden Inn for only a short period but due to the COVID-19 restrictions I had to stay longer and the management was most accommodating. Every precaution was taken to ensure our safety - hand sanitisers provided, we were all encouraged to wear masks whist in the hostel and cleaning was a constant. I would recommend for others to stay at this hostel and I would definitely return myself.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 09 Jan 2023
Thanks so much for your review!
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Val wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had been living in the hostel for 6 nights. I lived in a 9-bed room, which is great as I met many people from the UK and abroad, we had an interesting and funny discussion every day.
1) The hostel is clean, there is a space where you watch a TV, work or study. There exists a big kitchen, including all the necessary equipment to prepare a meal.
2) Each room includes a toilet, 2 sinks, and a bath. Also, there is an additional toilet on every floor just in case :)
3) Beds are really comfortable, and you will have privacy, as every bed has curtains, so no one will disturb you.
4) Staff always ready to help, and provide top service
5) Totally recommend this place!!!

+ The location is great, there is Lidl, Aldi, Morrisson's, Tesco, Sainsbury's, McDonald's, etc you can find here.
++ Also, just a 30-minute walk is needed to get to the city center
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: quite rooms, accessibility, cheap, comfortable, good quality
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 23 Nov 2021
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Theo S wrote a review Sept 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They don't let you cook anything between 7 and 10 AM so they can sell you their "breakfast" service. But they don't TELL you that the kitchen is closed, so I found out the hard way when I headed downstairs at 9 AM hoping to cook myself some eggs.

I woke up the next day at 6:30 AM so I could make eggs, but apparently the kitchen is closed then, too. Okay, fair enough, they have to prepare.

I asked them if I could use one of the burners on the stove and try my best to stay out of their way for 10 minutes, just for the one day, to clear up the confusion. Otherwise I'd have to wait for 3 1/2 hours to make breakfast. I thought this was a fair request. They refused.

The guy on duty basically told me, "We don't have to tell you about the kitchen hours." When I asked what he was gonna do to solve my problem, he told me, "Nothing." When I told him I wasn't happy about that, he said, "Then go complain online."

They seemed to care a lot more about enforcing arbitrary rules and upselling me breakfast than they did about making sure I was happy.

They also play annoying pop music in the work areas that are clearly set up so people can use their computers — it was impossible for me to concentrate or get anything done.

Finally the bathroom of the room I was staying in didn't have any paper towels or an air dryer... I had to dry my hands using toilet paper.

Really feels like the staff/management cares more about squeezing an extra buck out of you than making you happy.
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Stay in a 10-bed dorm instead of a 6-bed — apparently some of the 6-beds have like NO floor space.
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 09 Jan 2023
Dear guest, We are sorry to know you didn't like your stay, but we feel like your not being honest on your review, we provide z fold paper towels in our toilets and tea towels in the kitchen to dry your hands, kitchen is closed for breakfast from 7:30 to 10am so if you really had came at 6:30 you would be able to cook, we also do not allow guests to use the stove during breakfast time but they can use everything else in the kitchen like microwave, toaster and all utensils. We understand that customer service is about making your guests happy but we have over 100 beds we would love to be able to let each guest choose their playlist of music for the common area but that is impossible.
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acappe419267 wrote a review Sept 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is strategically based and the people I met very nice. A great point is the private bathroom in the room, even if very small, it is very confortable. Otherwise I think the rooms are too small for 6 people and there is not enough space for your staff. Now it was fine because the capacity (covid) was reduced at 4 person in the room, but in a regular situation it is defenetily too small. Nice stay anyway.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Smart Hostels London, General Manager at Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear guest, We are happy to know you liked your stay! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Smart Camden Inn
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Rocio N asked a question Sept 2018
Province of Malaga, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hola, vamos un grupo de seis chicas, si reservamos seis camas a la vez en una habitación de seis, nos dan una habitación para nosotras?
Answer from Johann Ricardo R
1 contribution
Si entras por ejemplo a booking... ahi te sale las habitaciones disponibles y cuantas camas hay disponible en cada habitación asi como el numero de camas que ahi.... yo esteve dos noches en mayo con un amigo en una habitación de 4 literas. Si vais 6 personas busca una habitación que tenga solo 6 literas y que estes todas disponibles.
niirti asked a question Oct 2017
Lille, France117 contributions44 helpful votes
Hi guys, What time is the check in ?
Julia S wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't forget your towels and shower gel, "
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Cambria P wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have an older iPhone plug, I recommend bringing it because that is the only outlet available in the beds. "
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Roam01197560139 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tag a photo on Instagram and get a free breakfast 👍😋"
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Beatriz d wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please read the small print as hidden conditions may prevent you from staying and you will not get your money back!!"
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Cyrus K wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to bring a USB charging line "
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R 1,736 - R 3,289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Which popular attractions are close to Smart Camden Inn Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Quiz Boxing Camden (0.4 km), BrewDog Camden (0.03 km), and Mazer Zone Escape Room (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smart Camden Inn Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Smart Camden Inn Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Smart Camden Inn Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alexander The Great, Andy's Greek Taverna, and Andromeda Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Smart Camden Inn Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (4.4 km), Tower of London (5.6 km), and Churchill War Rooms (4.1 km).
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