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Prime Backpackers Angel

333 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ England
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#132 of 2,113 Specialty lodging in London
Our London home Prime Backpackers Angel is in a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of London. We have fantastic facilities including a huge fully equipped kitchen, high speed internet, comfy beds, cosy spaces to chill out, free tea and coffee, and most importantly a very welcoming atmosphere. We are more than just a place to sleep. We love hosting social events, Thursday family dinners, Sunday morning pancakes, trips exploring the city, and much more! We are a place to explore, to be inspired, to share what you love, to make new friends, and to enjoy.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 3 more
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Pete W wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom29 contributions11 helpful votes
Was glad to find a cheap place to stay on a Friday night as we were going for a gig at the O2 Islington. Six of us fitted in a room with two three-high bunk beds. Room was clean, as were shared toilets/showers. There was a large kitchen area downstairs as well as place to hang out and a smoking area - not really our scene, but great if you fancied meeting other international backpackers!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from 68georgiat, Manager at Prime Backpackers Angel
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hello, Thank you very much for your message. So lovely to hear you enjoyed our kitchen and clean facilities! We have a great team of hard working cleaners that work throughout the day and night to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness, so they will be very happy to know their hard work is noticed :) We hope to have you as our guest again in the future. All the best, Georgia
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StoneRose wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom157 contributions73 helpful votes
I don’t like leaving solely negative reviews if at all possible so I’ll start with the good points. The location is brilliant and the hostel really is a ‘home from home’. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff are friendly. There is a large kitchen and tea and coffee is free. The building is nice and warm and well lit. The downside was that in the room that I stayed, the window is impossible to shut. This is because the frame and window ledge are warped and bent out of shape. This means that despite numerous efforts, there was a 1inch gap where the window cannot be closed. The street noise kept me awake all night. There are earplugs available but really this needs to be sorted out. It’s a good job we are having a mild winter as any colder than it is would make the room freezing! Other than that it’s a nice place and as I say the location is brilliant.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from 68georgiat, Manager at Prime Backpackers Angel
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hello Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. So happy to hear you loved our central location and welcoming, 'homey' atmosphere, we love it too! I'm sorry that the window was difficult to close, upon reading this review we have checked the window and were able to close it, it just takes a bit of a push in this cold weather! I really apologise that it affected your stay and hope we can have you as our guest again in the future (we will help with the window next time :) ). All the best, Georgia.
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Alli S wrote a review Dec 2019
Derbyshire, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here just for one night whilst I was going to a nearby gig. I usually stay in hotels (premier inn, travelodge etc) when I visit cities. This near to Christmas, all other places to stay were nearing £200 which I could not afford. As a lone female, who hasn’t travelled much, I was initially wary of staying in a hostel so opted for a private room. The location was amazing and the building felt secure. The gentleman at reception showed me around upon arrival and was very friendly and put me at ease. My room was basic (as expected!) but was clean, secure and the bed was very comfy! I have absolutely no complaints for what I paid! There were two shared bathrooms on the top floor where my private room was. The water was warm and everything worked (taps, shower, toilet flush, etc). The building was quiet at night and I wasn’t awoken by others being noisy (which is more than can be said for some hotels I have stayed in!). London traffic noise from the road woke me in the morning but again, this was to be expected! I should have just popped a pair of earplugs in! Overall, I had a lovely stay at Prime Backpackers and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. Luxury hotel? No- but I wouldn’t have expected it to be. It had everything I needed for a brilliant price!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Kitsune wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
You basically get what you've paid for. A bunk bed in an old house placed in a very nice area of London. If you're not too fusspot about human smell or the fact of sleeping with 12 other unkonwn people at the same room, PBA is your place. The staff is great, kind and helpful. Common room is huge and very well equipped. If something brings me again to that area of London, I'll be back for sure. The only drawback is that you won't sleep until late, since it's hard to keep asleep due the bunk bed screeching and door slamming.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Katarina T wrote a review Sep 2019
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I have been visiting hostel for years. I must say that after bad period it is improving in terms of hygiene and staff. It is a hostel with spacious common area for cooking and I believe it must hard to maintain the kitchen area clean all the time. However it's still better than in past. I would still appreciate if staff can keep an eye on hygiene of the fridge. None of them I would be happy to eat from. Also cigarette smoke is comming to kitchen from outside,people do not close doors. Hostel is still too much smoking friendly but fortunately I so I did not smell marijuana anymore. Only access to toilet from my 12 people dormitory was walking two floors down for one near kitchen. Lot of noice from road but this is unavoidable. I got very sick because people were opening windows fully at night. No rules for this. Also I didn't like staff accessing dormitory at late nights with torch to solve some locker issue which wasn'y urgent. It happened few times Otherwise staff is very nice and helpful, they have team buildings often so I hope it will improve to better very soon.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Prime Backpackers Angel
Which popular attractions are close to Prime Backpackers Angel?
Nearby attractions include Sadler's Wells (0.4 km), Angel (0.5 km), and Victoria Miro Gallery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Prime Backpackers Angel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Prime Backpackers Angel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Prime Backpackers Angel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Great Chase London, Tanakatsu, and German Doner Kebab - London - Islington.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Prime Backpackers Angel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Prime Backpackers Angel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (3.7 km), Tower of London (3.1 km), and Houses of Parliament (3.8 km).