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Average Guest Rating: 3.6 'Good' Based on 57 Hotel Reviews
John Kerkdyk, German
3/5

The hostel was hard to find since there is no sign on it. Apart from that the room was not very clean, the kitchen a mess and half of the doors to toilets and showers were not lockable. But for that price one can not be very picky. The price/value ratio was not too bad

Anne Boyce, South African
4/5

I found Pemberton Gardens Guest House very, clean and everyone there was extremely helpful and friendly. The accomodation although basic was adequate and considering the rates absolutely perfect

Chris, British
2/5

Was VERY hard to find and once inside did not promise much. Seemed to be a lack of space in showers and seemed to be virtually no hot water. Were not even shown where the kitchen area was and where additional showers were. Beds uncomfortable and creaky although for 14 pounds a night what do you expect? Would stay there again but only AT A PUSH

Debbi, British
3/5

We stayed for a couple of nights for the Rage Against The Machine gig at Finsbury Park. Accommodation was perfect for a cheap stay within walking distance. However, we did agree with other reviews, the noise during the night is awful. There is a notice on the wall asking guests to be silent after 11pm but the shouting, loud music, banging doors literally went on all night long, we didn't really get any sleep. This was OK for two nights but we would've gone insane if we stayed any longer. This hostel could be so much better if the management would gain some control over the long term residents. They were nice enough but just so noisy!

Vaclav Perich, Czech
3/5

It was a pleasant experience. New carpets, very clean, simple but satisfactory equipment. Kitchen undergoing repairs, but thanks to the friendly attitude of staff - we were happy.

Christina Larsen, Danish
3/5

Pemberton Gardens Guest House (PGGH)is reasonable and cheap accommodation. It's not fancy or spectacular, but it's a place to stay cheaply while in London, and the area in which it is situated is very pleasant and the nearest tube stop (Archway) is close by as are restaurants and smaller shops. Following the first 24 hours I'd have given PGGH a better rating in relation to the price but after the first night (where we were somewhat too warm) the heat was turned off so we froze at night and there was a hole in our window. That was also the time where toilet paper seemed to stop being supplied and the staff was only to be found when the payment was due and never thereafter. As for the cleaning situation, everything was cleaned on the morning after our arrival and we actually found the place to be in order, however, the clientèle which mostly consisted of young people did not manage to keep it clean for long, this however, was not the fault of the staff. One of my personal favourites at the place was that we never ran out of hot water. I even found that after long days walking around London, the bad mattresses were bearable. I would definitely recommend the place to younger, budget travellers who don't mind sharing a bathroom, but for families, couples and older people I would definitely recommend spending a bit more money on a less noisy and more clean place to stay where they can enjoy their holidays more than is possible at PGGH.

Emma Taylor, UK
1/5

When we arrived at the 'guest house' there was a sign on the door with a mobile number, tried knocking no response, tried calling the mobile no response. Called the agent who said they would call as well. After about 15 minutes we were finally let in and shown to our room. Room nice and spacious, warm with heating on 24hours, had to open windows, but very dirty. Toilets, showers, kitchen very dirty. No towels. Very noisy at night with doors banging every few minutes. Cheap accommodation near tube station but I wouldn't stay there again.

James, Irish
4/5

Warm, dry, basic, good value for money

Marilyn, Filipino
5/5

Pemberton Garden is a good place to stay and the price is good for backpackers and for those who visit London from far places. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The room is warm and it has its own fridge where you make your food easily available and you are sure that it is safe and within reach any time. Cooking facilities available any time

Colin Adams, British
1/5

This was awful. I couldn't even get into the building at first. I had to shout for 10 minutes. When I finally did get in, I had to wait another quarter of an hour while they "prepared" my room. Then I found that it wasn't prepared, I had to make the bed myself, the mattress impossible to sleep on, and although I had booked a single room, there weren't any single rooms, although I got a double. This was NOT a guest house, despite the name. Just to cap it all, there was a church immediately outside whose bell would boom on every hour throughout the night.

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