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PLEASE NOTE IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIFIC DATES IN THE FUTURE AND THE CALENDER SAYS IT'S UNAVAILABLE PLEASE STILL INQUIRE AS WE RENT BEDS, SO ALTHOUGH A GUEST IS BOOKED IN THERE MAY STILL BE BEDS AVAILABLE. THIS SITE IS NOT ADVANCED ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH THIS FUNCTION. THANK YOU
If you do choose to book to stay here (thanks in advance), please let me know (of course when you know) what time roughly you'll be arriving so I can make sure I'm here to let you in, give you your keys, and show you around. Please stick to that time within 30 mins to an hour the latest, as (I don't know how else to say this without sounding rude) I have other things that I need to do/take care of/attend, as you can appreciate I need to work my days around guest arrivals. This is not a problem at all, it only becomes a problem when guests turn up 2+ hours late without a phone call or message, turn up the next day, or don't turn up at all (all of which have happened). So please just keep me informed, thank you ;-)
Based in South East London with 3 train/tube stations
Anerley - 3mins walk away
Crystal Palace - 10 mins walk away
Penge West - 10 mins walk away
All with approx 35-45 mins commute to central London. As well as several bus routes - main ones to Croydon, Clapham, Brixton, Tottenham Court Rd, and Oxford Circus, some of which run a 24hr service.
Local night life and great restaurants are nearby; as well as two lovely local parks.
The room sleeps 6 people, comes with cable TV, and wireless internet. Kitchen and bathroom is shared and are kept very clean. Bed linen provided.
Grocery shopping is available at Tesco, Sainsbury, Lidl, and Aldi supermarkets all within 10 minute walk from the house.
Room is in excellent condition, house is based in a safe, quiet area with no external disturbances.
Beds are rented on a nightly basis - per person, per bed, per night!
There is a £10 deposit required upon arrival for your house keys so you can come and go as you please, the money will be returned at check out when the keys are returned.
PLEASE NOTE! This is a dorm style room and beds are rented separately meaning that if you are NOT a party of 6 or more the spare beds available will be rented to other guests. So you might have other people in the room should the bookings fall on the same dates.
Due to high demand we cannot hold dates for interested candidates, we operate on first come first serve basis so in order to secure your dates we suggest you book as early as possible.
La localización está muy lejos 45 minutos para ir al centro, según donde. Llegar al apartamento desde la estación de tren es un poco difícil, y es un tanto inhóspito en vecindario no hay mucho que ver
Las camitas emiten ruidos, al menos en la que yo dormir.
NO INCLUYE el desayuno como dice en anuncio, así que desayuno cero. eso de que hay supermercado a 10 minutos es mentira. la higiene en el baño y la cocina no es buena del todo.
las fotos como he de imaginar están retocada con photoshop,
A la anfitriona apenas se le ve y no es muy locuaz que digamos
Repito está bastando alejado de la ciudad, es zona 4, pero por el precio que se puede esperar!
Por el contrario me sentí a gusto en la habitación y con la gente que conocí.
Lo contado es lo vivido! miren bien sus alternativas.
This is the translation of the above review: The location is far 45 minutes to go to the center, depending on where. Reach the apartment from the train station is a bit difficult, and somewhat inhospitable neighborhood not much to see The Hamitic emit noises, at least where I sleep. NOT INCLUDED breakfast and says in ads, so breakfast zero. that there is a 10-minute supermarket lie. hygiene in the bathroom and the kitchen is not good at all. photos as I imagine you are retouched with photoshop, A host hardly see him and not very talkative repeat is suffice to say out of the city, is zone 4, but for the price you would expect! Instead I felt comfortable in the room and the people I met. The spot is lived! alternatives look good. Greetings!
First of all, if you read the description, which I ask all enquiring guests to read first - you will see that it takes approximately 35-45 minutes to get to Central London (there is a train direct to London Bridge from this station that takes just over 20 minutes, Oxford St takes up to 45 minutes) the length of your trip depends on which routes you take and whether trains are delayed etc.
Nowhere in the description does it state breakfast is included, nor did it at the time of this guest booking. I used to offer breakfast but not many people used it so it went to waste, so I stopped including it towards the end of last year (2013). He may have read a review which said something about breakfast from a while back, not sure of any other reason why he would assume that it's included.
Aldi supermarket is a 10 minute walk away, that's a maximum of 10 minutes! If you walk at a normal pace you'll get there in 5-7 minutes.
The bathroom and kitchen are cleaned daily, one thing I don't do is clean the bathroom and kitchen after every guest uses them. I can't be held responsible for the cleanliness/hygiene of other guests.
This guest had a couple of lengthy conversations with my partner re their sporting hobbies etc. He didn't see me (female) too often because he happened to have stayed during London fashion week (an incredibly busy time for me, I am literally in the house for sleeping only).
There are two sets of photos on my listings, the slightly dim/dull photos that I took myself initially and the brighter more professional photos that an Airbnb approved photographer took. Both sets are true to form, Airbnb send their own photographer to show that this is exactly what the place looks like.
I like a healthy review, but really if a guest has this many problems I would rather they take it up with me or my partner to clarify a few things before leaving a completely negative review.
As for a completely fabricated review below - if you request a refund from airbnb up to 5 days before your booking, they'll give it to you without asking the host because that's what the terms and conditions state. Hosts don't receive your money for your booking until the day after the guest arrives.
Very nice place in a lovely area!
Vanessa place is simply awesome place to live. with every possible facility you can expect. with proper nice clean kitchen and washroom cleaned room, breakfast , inetnet etc. i was not expecting that much in so low price. i am certailnly gonna live there whenever ill visit london again and most imp thing is vanessa is very kind host to help you with things. my room mate lost her wallet on street vanessa advised her to report in police station. over all perfect place to live and spend quality time.
i would highly recommend everyone to go and stay there.. you cant find any deal better that vanessa's place.
the place it's clean and comfortable, its a little far from the city but its ok its not hard to move, and the overgrund station its near to her house so its ok. actually i found a street one station before to her house were you can find a lot of places to have drinks and markets, banks its very nice zone...
A good place. Clean and comfortable - will use again.
I really had a great time staying there.
The overground-station is 40m from the house.
I definitely recommend Vanessas Hostel to everyone who's planning to stay in London.
Great apartment! set up a little like a hostel but much much nicer. access to a TV and great wifi, which are important if you are a student like myself. The place was very clean and the facilities (internet, bathroom, shower, kitchen, etc) were all in great condition. Be warned this place is a little outside of London and it's on the overground, but for the price and the quality of the stay it was definitely worth it!
Vanessa was really lovely and approachable. Answered all my questions and was helpful!
Nice and cosy place :)
Just hard to find the front door!
I spent a very good time here.
Cheap, but comfortable hostel!