About Smart Hyde Park Inn
Choose Smart Hyde Park because they take security very seriously and use a state of the art key-card system for rooms and lockers.Safes are available for hire in the reception area too (You choose your own combination to lock these state of the art safes, and they are monitored by CCTV). Book one of their unique "Pod Beds" if you need a budget but comfortable and private sleep after a full day of sightseeing or a night out in London
Smart Hyde Park Inn is a budget hostel for travellers in London and is situated less 160 metres away from Hyde Park. Offering free Wi-Fi and unique "Pod Beds", it's in a superb location for travellers in London and is close to Bayswater tube station!!
|Check-in||24 hours check-in|
Check-in starts at 11:00 for dorms and 14:00 for the private rooms
|Room lockout||No lockout|
It features unique custom made ‘Pod Beds’: they guarantee privacy and comfort any time of the day thanks to privacy screens and a light-blocking curtain. Shared accommodation includes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 20-bed mixed dormitories with a state of the art key-card system. Guests just have to wave their keys at your door to get in room. Locker facilities (£1.50 per day key rental) are located under the POD Beds (the hostel staff can program your key to operate that too).
Location and surroundings
This Bayswater hostel is located right in London City Center, a short walk from Kensington Palace (former home of the late Princess Diana), beautiful Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace. It is served by many bus routes and the London Underground: it allows 24-hour access to London downtown. A wide selection of supermarkets and restaurants and a Westfields Shopping centre are available close to Queensway.
Services and facilities
Linen and 1-hour WIFI in all communal areas are FREE.There is a 24-hour reception and no curfew and lockout. More 24/7 services are internet café, kitchen facilities, travel shop, and ticket sales. Snack vending machines, laundry facilities, currency exchange are also available.The communal area is ideal to meet with people: it features a newly refurbished common room with big screen TV, comfortable seating and sofas. There is also a pool table and a reading room.
Reviews (6.7 Good)
Apart from some problems we encountered during our check-in (no room seemed to have been reserved!) everything worked fine thereafter. Extremely well-positioned, we will return for sure.
We just stayed overnight there (1 night), so I can't say much. The staff was nice, the rooms clean but small to fit 4 beds (they have bunk beds that are not too steady) It did the job as a hostel.
I can recommend this hostel, its position is fantastic, it's a nice, old, typical English house with a nicely styled reception. The beds are a little bit too small for tall people and the facilities could be a little larger with some more basins in them. And don't expect too much of the breakfast! ;-) However, everyone who books a room in a hostel knows the difference to a hotel, so I guess nobody will be disappointed when staying in the Smart Hyde Park Inn.
I find it quite expensive, compared to services provided. The staff are not very sympathetic.
the best of the hostel is the location. the beds are 1.80m,when you are taller,than you have a problem.if you book here,bring your earplugs and a eyemask,otherwise it could be hell.
Important to know
|Animals policy||Animals NOT accepted|
|Children policy||We require guests under 16 to be booked into private accommodation.|
|Private rooms age restriction||No restrictions|
|Dorms age restriction||from 16 years to 45 years|
|Smoking policy||All rooms and the common areas are non smoking|
|Wheelchair access||No wheelchair access|
Terms and conditions
|Cancellation policy||Free cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show|
|Special conditions||Late checks-out are subject to a GBP 10.00 late check-out fee.
Photo ID required.false
|Accepted Payments||The property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, Debit Cards|
|Other charges||SECURITY DEPOSIT additional to your stay; we will require a GBP 10.00 cash security deposit to hold for the duration of your stay. This deposit will be reduced for any damages, lost or stolen items, or for late check-out. Barring this, it will be returned in full at check-out. The Continental breakfast costs GBP 2.00 per person. It will be served from 07:30 to 09:30 AM in the common area All payment is due on arrival to the hostel.|