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Hampstead Britannia Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked this hotel for a weekend getaway in London with my partner and 2 other couples. We were seeing a gig at the Roundhouse in Camden. Hotel is tired and in need of some TLC but for a weekend it was just what we needed, a bed for the night. Don't expect high end luxury as you will be sorely disappointed. The rooms were modest but functional and clean. We were located in the basement which after reading some of the trip advisor reviews were very hesitant of accepting but it turns out it was fine. Shower was quite powerful so after a day of trekking London was great to blast our tired muscles. Hotel has a small bar area and the staff are very friendly. We didn't eat here as there are better places to eat in Camden town. If you are looking for a cheap hotel that is functional (does the job) then I would recommend,

Filthy everywhere, broken furniture, no working lights, no working phone. Add to this their “couldn’t care less” attitude and refusal to refund balance of stay as I couldn’t wait to get out of this dump and you can understand the plethora of terrible reviews

Booked into here with my other half for accommodation close to Camden. It was chosen as it was cheap (for London) and in walking distance of Camden High Street. It fulfilled this brief well. The hotel has seen better days but was clean, tidy and functional. The staff were helpful, the bar acceptable (for when we returned from the gig we were attending) and all in, it fulfilled it’s need well. The only hiccup was the noise generated by the occupants of the neighbouring room. A quick call to reception saw them politely ask them to keep a lid on it. Well handled by the staff. It’s not the Ritz, but it worked.

We got pizza delivered too our room from somewhere else. Rooms were okay not best but for a cheap hotel you can expect too much. There’s no parking which is annoying. It is quite far away from London central. Wouldn’t recommend

Booked four nights via an Alfa coach holiday. The place is a dump. Carpets coming apart, seats duct taped together. Internal room, no window, no air con, unbearably hot and it’s October! Should have gone to travel lodge!

Booked a 2 night stay last weekend. Firstly the hotel is very dated and smells. We were put in a basement room. The corridor leading to the room has a number of drain inspection chambers so guessing by the horrific smell we were right above the drains! Being in the basement the room had no windows or ventilation. The extractor fan in the bathroom did not work so it all smelt of damp. The bed was an old coli sprung one with paper thin sheets and a stained pillowcase. We asked to be moved but were greeted late at night by a rude and unhelpful night porter called Kaz who had no interest and made no effort. He said that the hotel was fully booked. This was clearly not the case. Next morning we were given a newer refurbished room and the ground floor again with no window. It was extremely hot. Given that there was a fan in the room and we are now in Oct, there is an obvious issue which other guests must have complained about. The bathroom fan would not turn off so we had a hot sleepless night. The whole place needs a really good clean and make over. The seats in the bar area are uncomfortable and held together with duck tape. Just to make things worse we were staying with our cousin from Aus. He had messed up his booking thinking that he was still booked in on Sat night. He got to his room late and out the key in the door to find that the chain was on and a woman inside shouted out. When he went to reception he was advised that he should have checked out. The staff just cleared his room putting his bag in reception. They did not ring him during Sat to let him know and to see if he wanted to the room for the night. They just cleared him out! When he went to reception late on Sat they again apparently had no rooms! He had to get another room in Kensington!! Very unhelpful staff all round, a dirty hotel that smells and terrible rooms!! Good luck if you stay!! You will need it !!!

First thing - it's a great location , perfect for north London. It also has a bit of a grotty car park, which although tight and full of rubbish is again good for the area. The hotel itself is terrible, dirty , old , noisy - my room was next to the lift shaft with continuing noise and shaking. The bed was hard, thin pillows and quilt. Smelly and some of the clients appear very dodgy. The card machine didn't work so had to pay in cash. Loved its position , but would advise against using it.

My young son and I stayed here for 2 nights - the food was dire on an evening - breakfast was good - lace curtains very dated and dirty ! Location of hotel was good though 5 min walk to a tube, staff not very friendly but I guess that's London for you !

Stayed here last week and hopefully will never have to stay again. I arrived to find my vehicle could not fit in the car park due to the height barrier.I asked the lady in reception for advice on alternative parking but she spoke little English and could not help. The hotel is very run down,dirty and in need of a revamp. My room had a grimy feel to it and a couple of the floor tiles in the bathroom were loose with sharp edges. I didnt bother eating in the restaurant as didn't fancy it due to the general feel of the hotel.Had a walk into the nearby high street and enjoyed a meal in a restaurant there.Upon returning there were a few residents sat on the steps outside reception smoking weed. Save your money and go elsewhere!

Smells of smoke, weed and none of it fresh. Can't wait to try breakfast. Guy at the bar said don't drink the water and he'd rather brush his teeth with Stella .Other than that...... PS before anyone asks- this was booked by an agent. I'll be having a word

Primrose Hill Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to ZSL London Zoo
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Camden within a mile (2 km) of ZSL London Zoo, Hampstead Britannia Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Lord's Cricket Ground. This 121-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace are also nearby.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 121 rooms have coffee makers and ironing boards. 21-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

At Hampstead Britannia Hotel, guests have access to WiFi in public areas and a terrace. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1058 reviews