Astor Museum Inn
27 Montague Street,Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
Doubles from: $106 to $136
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Boasting a very smart address directly across the street from the British Museum, the Astor Museum Inn offers 18-35 year old travelers a relaxed place to crash for a night... or a week.
Pros: Great Bloomsbury location. Friendly staff. Guest kitchen.
Cons: Can get noisy. Very basic. Age limit: 18-35 only.
The Astor Museum Inn is a 100-bed hostel located just across the road from the British Museum and near the tranquil green spaces of Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square Gardens. Despite its privileged location, the Astor Museum Inn complies with typical hostel stereotypes—it’s cheap, basic and filled with hungover international students who sleep in way past noon.
Rooms at the Astor Museum Inn come in a variety of sizes, from private twins to 12-bed dorms. All varieties are cramped, with red metal bunks beds and a sink. Navy blue curtains hang over the windows.
There are lockable metal baskets under the beds, which may not be the quietest if your neighbor needs something in the middle of the night. Note that the hostel does not supply padlocks, so bring your own or you’ll have to purchase one. Also, some rooms (mostly the privates) are located in a separate building.
All bathrooms at the Astor Museum Inn are shared, mixed sex and clean. Towels are available for £2.
Renovated and freshened up in 2012, the Astor Museum Inn has a laid-back, youthful vibe and proves a solid option for lone travelers looking to meet new people. Guests congregate in the TV lounge and on the back deck, and the hostel also offers a well-equipped kitchen.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is available throughout for free, and there’s a free Internet station in the TV lounge.
Note: The Astor Museum Inn runs a strict age policy, and is only open to guests between the ages of 18 and 35.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
About the Astor Museum Inn neighborhood
Leafy Bloomsbury is centered around Russell Square, north of Piccadilly Circus and the West End, and boasts the British Museum, University of London, and Georgian townhouse-lined streets. Budget-friendly B&Bs line Gower Street, just west of the University.