wombat's CITY Hostel London

7 Dock StreetLondonE1 8LLUnited Kingdom
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About wombat's CITY Hostel London

The growing reputation of Wombat’s City Hostel, London, is for luxury amenities in the traditional hostel setting. Originally a hostel for sailors, in the Victorian age, it has been transformed into a traveller’s haven.

Clean and secure, every room contains a private shower, toilet facilities and a lockers. There are USB outlets and free Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the hostel.

The hostel boasts a large, popular underground bar, a courtyard to relax in and a large lounge-style hang out in the lobby.

While breakfast is not included, a kitchen is available, and the hostel is surrounded by eateries, as well as supermarkets.

Ideally located in the centre of London, Wombat’s City Hostel is minutes away from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City Hall, and a quick walk away from the popular nightlife of Shoreditch. Heathrow Airport is just 27 kms away.


7 Dock Street, London, E1 8LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2076807600 | Fax: +44 2076807601 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Great location

Many guests rave about the property's convenient central London location, noting that it is minutes from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and several underground stations.  Music enthusiasts enjoy its proximity to Shoreditch and Wilton's Music Hall, one of the world's oldest music halls.

Friendly staff

Several guests comment about the friendly and accommodating staff, citing how quickly they address problems that arise.  Others note that they are always happy to share knowledge about the local area and helpful as it relates to hiring out towels, hairdryers and plug adapters.  Most appreciate the fact that the front desk is staffed 24-hours a day.

Clean, spacious rooms

Most guests are impressed with the clean, spacious rooms and bathrooms, and compare them to the quality of a hotel room.  Others say that the beds are comfortable, the rooms secure and the USB ports for each bed come in handy

Negative Reviews

Issues with reservations

Some guests say that issues can - and do - arise when trying to check in, citing that reservations are sometimes lost and there are no available beds.

No shower door

Many guest note that there is no shower door, which causes water to spill onto the bathroom floor, making it slippery and dangerous to walk on.  Others feel that the lack of shower doors is invading to privacy.

Problems with hot water

Some guests prefer that the water be hotter.  Others say that the water can go from hot to cold quickly, especially during busy times, and recommend showering during off-peak hours.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3076 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
  • Expedia.ca
    8.8 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.1 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.3 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.8 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 3076 reviews