Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Museum Hostel in Central London.
I had originally booked in for two nights to coincide with the Vuelio Blog Awards in Shoreditch. However me trying to plan well in advance semi backfired as I got all of my dates in a muddle. Although things didn’t go exactly to plan I did stay for one night on the Thursday.
How to find the Astor Museum Hostel
Found a stones throw away from the British Museum and in a glorious old building, The Astor Museum hostel rests in one of London’s most glamorous locations.
To get there?
By far the most convenient way of travel ( if you are after my opinion) is the tube- which if you are into facts opened in 1863.. Not bad for it’s age.
So if you are going to opt for that method of transport, the nearest station to the hostel is Holborn, running on both the Central and Piccadilly lines.
So what’s around?
As previously mentioned Astor Museum is only a short walk away from Holborn ( 10 minute walk.. or less ) and with that in mind you’ll be extremely close to the hustle and bustle of the heart of the West End. Meaning whether you fancy the theatre, hitting the shops or dining in some of London’s best and well-known restaurants its a perfect place to base yourself for any length of time.
As I mentioned above my stay was short, but delightful none the less. upon arriving I had a lovely welcome and was assured that anything which I needed they would be able to help with.
Upon arriving I noticed a sign up sheet for a Thanks Giving dinner which had I not already had plans I would have definitely taken up. The welcome area also provided lots of useful information about tours in London and other exciting activities that the hostel was running.
I was booked into a four bed girls dorm equipped with a sink and a bathroom just across the hall. The room was composed of two bunks, a sink and secure storage for each inhabitant.
I had the pleasure in taking a shower after my long day and was happy with the results. It was warm and powerful and a lot better than some I have sampled in previous establishments.
The room itself was of a good size and the beds were really comfy – could have done with an extra pillow but that’s probably my only complaint on that front.
I had a really early start the next day so sadly I missed the £1 breakfast. 😦 as I had to leave at around 7am.. nightmare. ( 24 hour reception meant that this wasn’t a problem ) I did however have a chance to have a quick look in kitchen in the basement and all the food on display ready to be served.
In whole, my stay was warm and welcoming and I would definitely recommenced a stay at Astor Museum hostel. From £19 per night you really cannot go wrong with a place to rest your head in the heart of London.
For more information about Astor Museum take a look at the link below and also check out there 3 other fantastic properties, all based in London.
I would like to thank Astor Hostels for my stay, all views are my own.
We are located in 4 central spots in London, Astor Hostels London is the most established group of youth hostels in London with over 40 years experience.
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