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    1. Molly From Australia On November 30, -0001

      We couldn't recommend the backpckshack more! It had such a homely feel and excellent staff and one of the cleanest I've stayed in :)

    2. Danielle From Australia On November 30, -0001

      Staff were warm and talkative. The hostel was nicely located and easily accessible to London's central area by bus. The accommodation was very good value for the budget traveller. There was heating in the upper bedroom, however areas were coldish, probably in the mornings. There was no heating before about 1pm. There was a pub downstairs which offered company and a convivial atmosphere. It would probably more suitable for a stay in Spring or Summer.

    3. Alexia From France On November 30, -0001

      Great hostel, great host by the owner. Very cleen , cheap because there are two bathrooms, one kitchen. I love it and I recommend.

    4. Pawel From Poland On November 30, -0001

      Good choice for a short stay. Helpful and polite staff, clean and adequate price for volume. I could come back here again :)

    5. Cheng Si From Canada On November 30, -0001

      It's just really far from the center of London

    6. Ismayil From England On November 30, -0001

      Quite nice place for its price. Especially staff are very kind and hospitable.

    7. Jerry From Australia On November 30, -0001

      Margaret was very helpful. Pub below is quiet & friendly. Kitchen very well equiped but not much seating. They let me leave my bike box for a month which was kind. Great value, quiet & close to plenty of shops.

    8. Theresia From Sweden On November 30, -0001

      Great place to stay with very friendly and helpful staff. My second time staying here and I will definitely be back.

    9. Ellinoora From Finland On November 30, -0001

      A lovely small hostel. Very peaceful, with just a couple of rooms. Sharing the bathroom was no problem. The staff was absolutely amazing, we were really looked after. Definitely worth the money, would stay again!

    10. Fernando From Portugal On November 30, -0001

      Derek was the best, he did everything he could to please us, near there are 2 metro stations, in the week it´s better to use acton town station

    11. David From Germany On November 30, -0001

      We found everything we needed, including free tea and coffee in the kitchen :) Nice place!

    12. Sabrina From Italy On November 30, -0001

      Very very nice!

    13. Megan From England On November 30, -0001

      Derek was a great host, even agreed to get up earlier than usual to unlock the kitchen for us before we went to work, lovely hostel, homely, safe, has everything you need it to!

    14. Mart-Mattis From Estonia On November 30, -0001

      Staff was super friendly, very kind and provided us with necessesary things(extra blanket, connector for euro sockets, hairdryer). We were also allowed to leave our luggage there altough we had already checked out. Good wifi. Good location, near to underground. Only little bit cold in this time of year. We really recommend this hostel!

    15. Charlene From France On November 30, -0001

      Really enjoyed my stay at The Backpackshack, nice, clean and affordable hostel in London. Have been in few of them and this one is the best, I will go back there on y next trip.

    16. Stephen From England On November 30, -0001

      Absolutely super place. Very well located near Acton High Street shops, restaraunts and transport. Confortable rooms plus a well kitted out kithchen above a bar - what more could you ask for? Oh, yes, very friendly welcome and all the advice and info you need from Derek who runs the show :-) Totally reccomended!

    17. Harry From Australia On November 30, -0001

      This place is good value for money, with very helpful and friendly staff. For budget accommodation it is comfortable and (despite being above a pub) quiet. Minor drawbacks include the kitchen only being officially open after 9am (which is unhelpful for accessing your breakfast if you want to get out early) and the cleanliness of the bathrooms (they are best treated by guests as public toilets). The hot water supply is also rather limited, so showering early is key. There are also no bins in the rooms. On the whole however, we got our money's worth and, in this price range, is recommended!

    18. Domenico From Italy On November 30, -0001

      The Backpackshack is a perfect place to stay if you want to visit London. It's located 10 minutes walking from the Acton Town's Metro Station (Picadilly and District Line). It's perfect if you come from Heathrow Airport(Picadilly Line, only 7 stops). The hostel is located over a Pub, but the area it's very quite, so we slept without any problem. We booked for a private three-beds room, which was comfortable and clean. Every floor has own bathrooms which are clean. By Picadilly Line you can get the most important attractions in less than 30 minutes, so I really recommended you.

    19. Fabrizio From Italy On November 30, -0001

      Second time in BackPackShack after 3 years, this time with my wife in a double room. We confirm the positive impressions. Good position (30 min to centre by tube), really nice staff, clean rooms and bathroom, well-equipped kitchen. There is a nice and quiet pub downstairs (we have even studied inside during the afternoon!). Perfect for the price. Definetely reccomended! Fabrizio and Cecilia

    20. Eva-Lis From Denmark On November 30, -0001

      Nice place, friendly people and good size rooms. Very hospitable. A little fare away from central London if you want to go there alot.