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Smart Camden Inn Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Me and my friends stayed in this hostel for three nights. The rooms were clean, each room has its own bathroom, living rooms and kitchen are small but okay. Yes, you don't have a lot of space in the rooms but what do you expect for that price? We were out during the day and we only met our roommates in the evening. And since most of the people do the same, I believe it is bearable. However, the way cleaning ladies behave towards guests of the hostel is just ourageous. They act like they are on patrol during breakfast and they wouldn't let us finish our food after 10 am. They start celaning the kitchen ten minutes before the ending and they literally throw people out at exactly 10 am without letting them finish what they are already eating. They are also extremely rude when you talk to them and they wouldn't let you have your breakfast if you don't bring a small piece of paper (2×2 cm) with your name written on it even though they saw you multiple times before. You really have to work on that because this is just shameful and it really casts a shadow over all that is good about this hostel.

my experience with the hostel was alright. it was very small and there was a lot of stairs. the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, and no one came to check on us.....dont think the sheets and bedding got washed tho...

The staff was friendly and very helpful.The room was small with only two bunk beds, but for the money that we paid, it was alright. We recommend it especially to the budget travelers. Not a bad hostel.

Me and a mate stayed at this hostel as we were attending a gig at the o2. For the price you pay its good, its a bed and a roof over your head. Downside: The rooms are very small and incredibly packed ( we stayed in a room which consisted of 3 triple bunk beds. Luckily I only travelled lightly so I ended up putting my bag in my bed, but the floor space is sparse, so its almost like a obstacle course getting to your bed. You can rent lockers, but the ones I saw didn't look very safe and not reliable. Staff arent really useful or friendly, breakfast is naff, but there is a wetherspoons near the lock, so we went there. Again for what we paid for it was good enough

My friend and I, both females stayed here for two nights in December for a concert at the Roundhouse. I’d never stayed in a hostel before so I was prepared for anything so to speak. My friend warned me it could be a little uncomfortable for me at first but I wasn’t prepared for how incredibly cramped it was. On arrival we entered our room to find a group of travellers’ bags across the floor, they hadn’t chosen to use a locker so there was no floor space whatsoever when I was trying to get into my bunk. If there had been an emergency it would’ve been difficult to get out without obstruction, would be easier to just give all guests the lockers to use. My bunk was on the floor and impossible to sit up, no space at all. The mattresses had stains on but my sheets were clean. The bathroom was incredibly small, smallest sink I’ve ever seen but clear to see it gets cleaned every day. I didn’t have the breakfast but there were cereals, bread, spreads and some fruit available, (I just didn’t fancy it). If you stay in a hostel, you get what you pay for - but some of the photos are misleading and make it look like you have more space than you do. Windows in the room would be handy!!

It was really okay for that price. We will return :) we were there for holidays. The underground is in the near Rooms are clean and fine. Breakfast is also okay. Camden market is also great. So come and let's have a look

I have never seen a room small like the room in Smart Camden Inn plus I couldn´t ever imagine to fit 8 people in this tiny room. Literally if 2 people were standing in the room the third person wasn´t able to walk through the room. And we got lucky that only 2 people out of 8 had a luggage with them otherwise you would have to learn how to fly I guess..? I don´t mind with hostels and I have been to many of them but this was just too much. Beds were soooo small and uncomfortable. Breakfast was alright. Basically just bread, peanut butter, nutella and coffe/tea.

This hostel felt really unsafe and dirty, the bedsheets were full of stains and holes. The beds are incredibly narrow and there's no chance to charge your phone without risking getting it stolen. Anything and everything will be stolen, so put all your stuff in the locker even though you have to pay extra for that. In fact you need to pay extra for a whole lot of things, this place is not even as cheap as it looks. Also, the room had 8 people and no window or ventilation. Most customers seemed to be homeless people and middle-aged men, would very much advise not setting your foot in here if you're a girl travelling alone. Even if you're not, I would recommend avoiding this place if you can. Breakfast consists of toast and peanut butter so don't expect much. The free wifi and the location were okay, quite close to the underground.

Man.. there really isnt much good to say about this crappy place besides that their were curtains on the bed, which was the only (sort-of) source of privacy there. I know hostels aren't meant to be private, but wow this place was tiny! Also, one of the guys who works there and also stayed in my room ( I assumed he lived and worked there) seemed to be almost watching my every move- very bizarre and creepy. Whenever I would use the restroom he would be standing outside of the door and questioning me on when I would be done and if I was going to use it again. I found this to be quite annoying- as soon as we came back from town he would immediately come in the room from the front desk where he was working and just hover over us. sooooo weird. :/ I really did not like his patronizing behavior and was sick of seeing him at every corner I turned.

Stayed here with a couple of friends whilst we got absolutely plastered in & around the Central London area. Can't really complain if I'm honest, hostel was full of hipsters that kept themselves to themselves and the rooms turned out to be a lot better than I expected for £22 a night. Security at night times could do with improving, bloke on reception was clearly half asleep and wasn't too bothered who had ID & who was coming in and out... Not too bad though, would probably stay here again if I found myself staying intoxicated in London again.

55-57 Bayham Street London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University College London and ZSL London Zoo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Camden, Smart Camden Inn Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as University College London and ZSL London Zoo. This 19-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Also close to this London hostel are Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

Smart Camden Inn Hostel features free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

24.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 296 reviews