In 2016 I had the pleasure of attending my very first World Travel Market in London. The event was held over three days with events taking place the weekend prior. This meant 5 nights in central London, this meant money.
- Location - 89%89%
- Room - 78%78%
- Facilities - 60%60%
- Value For Money - 95%95%
The EasyHotel is a great private alternative to a hostel at the same price. Sure the rooms are small and bright orange but they are central, clean and cheap!
I went shopping around and managed to snag a deal at the EasyHotel South Kensington, but at just £24 a night for a double room, what on earth was it going to be like?
Dates: 4th November 2016 – 9th November 2016
Price I Paid Per Night: £24
Room Type: Double
Booking Platform: EasyHotel
Easy Hotel has eight London properties and is often overlooked as you wont find it on any of the websites such as Hotels.com or Booking.com. The most central to my stay was the South Kensington property.
A five-minute walk from Gloucester Road and Earls Court Underground station, moments from the museums of South Kensington.
Many EasyHotels come with the option of window or no window. Yes, that’s right you’ll pay a premium for a window. Personally I decided to save myself the £6 and I have zero regrets of doing so (although it’s something to bare in mind if you’re claustrophobic)
The room was small, it was basic, it was bright orange, but it had everything you could possibly need and was spotlessly clean!
As you might imagine the facilities are rather basic. I mean you’re in the centre of London so what more do you really need?
There is however a TV and Wi-fi available for an additional charge. As well as some computers in the foyer and a vendor for some essential snacks!
In conclusion, sure the EasyHotel South Kensington is small, it’s cheap, it’s orange… But honestly? What more do you need? It’s a clean space in the centre of the city to lay your head down at night.
It’s a great alternative to a hostel and pitched at the same price point. So in my opinion you really can’t go wrong. In fact, I’d go as far as to say I’d book not only this hotel again but any other from the EasyHotel brand.