I booked this place, based on omisan's love of it, however, I have a cousin who is working in London for a few months & insisted I stay with him in Knightsbridge (yeah, man! la-dee-da!). I went to get my stuff from my room (I had dropped it off quickly so I could see the town, baby) & went to use the loo. There were 3 of them nearby & all 3 were grody & out of order. I mean G-ross! The upside was I did get a refund for the remainder of my stay (except the first night, of course) and the staff was quite friendly to me. Tidy hostel, no. Good area & sociable--seemed good to me. Although, I gotta say they have the worst keyboards for their computers in London!