Wombat’s CITY Hostel, London

7 Dock Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 8LL, United Kingdom (show on map)

Expert reviews

Telegraph review:

“Stylish décor and spacious rooms in London’s East End make this a great option for those looking to capture the capital via their Instagram feed, while still keeping to an affordable budget.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Wombat’s CITY Hostel, London. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 35th in London


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All you need to know

Wombat’s CITY hostel, located in central London, is only 27 kilometers away from the airport, 700 meters from Tower Bridge, and 600 meters away from the town hill and Aldgate east. People who are haunting for an affordable place to stay in central London and want to explore the city it is an ideal place for them. You can access an array of restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets also from the hostel. You can find everything in the immediate surroundings of Wombat’s CITY hostel. The hostel is the ultimate destination for individuals who are planning a budget-friendly trip.


There is various kind of rooms available in the hostel for the guests which includes a twin room with private bathroom, mixed dormitory with bunk beds, a double room with bathroom and female dormitory with bunk beds. The guests in the hostel can access the basic amenities along with other facilities as per their booking. You can avail bunk beds if you book a dormitory room, also can avail beds in shared rooms. The guests can also get private rooms in the hostel with a private bathroom.

It is a high-rated place in London by the guests and has maximum positive reviews. The comfortable rooms in the hostel are ideal for travelers who are opting for public transport, city walks, and atmosphere. You can book the hostel rooms of your choice online before your trip to London. The affordable booking price of the rooms in the hostel makes it popular among the guests.


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Recent guest reviews


3 March 2024

Very good

very good location - 20mins walk to liverpool street station, 24/7 reception, nice staff

with a little complications with allocating the romms/beds there's nothing I would complain about.


2 March 2024

Good location, friendly staff, comfortable dorm rooms.

Staff were friendly and helpful.



26 February 2024


kitchen, washroom

expensive rent


21 February 2024

Good stay for the price

The property was very big and had a bar and kitchen that you could cook in and the staff were very friendly

It wasn’t great having to pay to store your bag in the luggage room. There was nothing to dry your hand with in the bathroom unless you rented a towel. And not related to the property but someone in my room was up at 5am so we all had a disturbed sleep.


21 February 2024

Highly recommended

Comfortable, clean and very friendly



20 February 2024

Fabulous hostel, Cant beat the price, close to significant landmarks

Fabulous as always ...stayed in a 4 bed female dorm, no issues. Clean and tidy - good hot showers 5 mins on foot from tube - close to Tower bridge , Tower of London , Great for St Katherines docks area 15 mins from borough markets etc ... Felt totally safe as a female traveller.

Nothing -


19 February 2024

Comfortable for a quick stop

Dark curtains across the bed, spacious room, lockers lock with the key card.

No soap in the bathroom soap dispenser


16 February 2024

Very good

I came here to stay a couple of nights to be closer to my new job in London. The lounge area was a great space to chill out, read and do work which is exactly what I hoped for. Loved the communal kitchen and bar which also had a relaxed atmosphere. Beds has a space to charge phones, a light, locker, fan and curtains for privacy. Shower was modern, large and luxurious. It was good that the reception is available 24/7 and can use your keycard to enter the hostel at any time.

Expensive to buy a ticket for breakfast which I would of hoped for more than toast, cerials etc and didn't seem worth it with a communal kitchen. It would be better if the cafe was open a bit earlier (from 7am) to have a coffee before I left in the morning.


14 February 2024

An Excellent place to stay

One of the best hostels I have stayed in the UK. The staff members at the reception are welcoming and friendly. The room has got bunker beds and each bed has curtains for the privacy. You get your own fan and a small locker for your valuables I.e. Mobile, watch, wallets within your bunker. You also get a bigger locker for your bags or suitcase which can be locked by the keycard you receive at the reception. They have got beautiful arrangements in the basement, you can play games, relax, read, have a drink and enjoy the ambiance. Loved the place. Will definitely go again.


12 February 2024

Very good

The mattress was comfy and the bed had curtains. Apart, there were a shower and a toilet inside the room for 8 guests. Clean.

People do not respect silence from 10pm onwards. Maybe late check-ins should be avoided or put in together.


11 February 2024

A decent stay in London

- the bar area downstairs was really nice - the kitchen was large and well equipped - the lockers in the beds were a nice touch and also the power point, shelf and curtains - location is good close to two metro stations

- I didn’t like the process for choosing your own dorm bed and how you have to put a tag on the one you want. It splits up the people you travel with and creates extra admin work for staff as well as travellers - the 8 bed dorm was up an elevator plus another two flights of stairs


11 February 2024

Great social hostel and perfect for solo traveling

Great social atmosphere, great bar with nightly events. Showers and toilets in the rooms. Secured building and security staff

no smoking outside after 10pm


9 February 2024

Very good

Very clean and organised. Friendly staff


9 February 2024


Comfortable bed with courtains - good for privacy. Equiped kitchen,

Bathroom in the room was quiet dirty / but it depence on the roommates as well I guess. Kitchen fridges could be cleaner.


8 February 2024


Clean, nice amenities, friendly staff

Upper bunk bed a bit uncomfortable to climb up and down


8 February 2024


It was fine


6 February 2024

Would go back anytime!

Rooms are comfortable and clean. Great cafe and lounge room.

Games are very very loud in the evening. But love the ambiance. Food in the fridges must be trashed more often.


5 February 2024

If you pay less, don't expect too much comfort.

The location is convenient for those who are there for tourist activities, The bed sheets were clean Stuff is quite friendly and helpful Can find a nice coffee reception side

The room I saw when I booked was not the one I stayed in. The pillow and blanket were very basic The room temperature isn't comfortable


4 February 2024

totally recommend it. Great value for London and good location

The staff is really nice. All are very smiley and seem open to help. The breakfast wasn't great, not many options, and for the same value you probably get a nice breakfast in a coffee elsewhere, apart from that the place was great. Everything works perfectly and you have plenty of places in the hostel to meet people and hang out. The bar in the basement was also great. Installations are good and it gives you a sense of cleanness and safetiness. Everyone in my room was very respectful with others in terms of light and noise and the bed was ok. Maybe this is the little downside. The bed is just right. I mean they're good for sleeping but you can't move much. The location was also good. Very easy to get to several metro stations and enough night buses get very close to the place too. It seems very safe even at night. A bit lonely in the area overnight but it's very safe I would say.

Breakfast could have more options.


3 February 2024

Very good

Staff was great

It wasn’t so clean


3 February 2024



The smell came out of the toilet or bedroom


1 February 2024

Very good

Really nice, clean and modern hostel without the prison like feeling that hostels can often have, really friendly atmosphere.


31 January 2024

not bad.

Was quite reasonable price. The female room's got own bathroom and toilet. Also there's enjoyable nice bar and space.

The radiator heating in the room got a problem and the toilet was a bit smelly. The luggage room was NOT free and able to used with additional charge!


31 January 2024

My stay was really short but I had some real fun with everyone

I liked the bar area and how clean the overall place was. Most of the staff was really nice at well, especially at the check-in and check-out!

It might be because of the overalll prices in London but I felt like everything was quite expensive (drinks, coffe, snacks) and in the entry area I couldn't charge my phone cause I had no adapter


31 January 2024


The location is very good, facilities are excellent, i don’t need to bring my own locker , it’s all prepared


Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Bar
  • - Coffee house on site

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage (additional charge)
  • - Lockers
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Garden
  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Packed lunches
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Vending machine (drinks)
  • - Vending machine (snacks)
  • - Shared lounge/TV area
  • - Adult only

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Billiards (additional charge)
  • - Table tennis (additional charge)
  • - Evening entertainment
  • - Yoga classes
  • - Stand-up comedy
  • - Walking tours
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)
  • - Live music/performance
  • - Live sport events (broadcast)

Business facilities

  • - Fax/photocopying


  • - Shared kitchen

Entertainment and family services

  • - Board games/puzzles


  • - Key card access
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Face masks for guests available
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