Hotel in Detail:First opened in November 2014. The SoHostel is a play on words, SoHo as used in the name being the district the hostel sits in. This is really something different for London, cheap hotel accommodation from an organisation that is not–for–profit (One–Housing). Any profit that does arise is used to care for the homeless population in London. The SoHostel offers a range of accommodation types, from shared dormitories to deluxe twin bedrooms, something for everyone. There is also a daily maid service. Unlike some similar hostels at the SoHostel bed lined is free of charge (there is a charge for towels). Please note that all room types come with a hardwood floor, shared bathroom and toilet facilities. The hostel is bright, clean and secure and brings a much needed vibrancy to this end of the accommodation sector in central London. Although the area is full of options for dining and takeaways the hostel still offers an onsite breakfast as well as vending machines that are accessible 24 hours. The public areas have free WiFi while a faster service can be obtained from the bedrooms. Guests benefit from onsite washing, ironing and drying laundry facilities (coin operated). There is a projection TV in the lounge that shows special events. The SoHostel always has a bar lounge where guests can relax and enjoy a drink. The bar serves a hot snack menu and is open to guests only from 10.00 till 01.00. Dinner menu served from 15.00. There is a room with computer work stations and internet access. A great plus given the rock bottom price level is that guests get free 24/7 luggage storage facilities. Board games and book exchange available. Guests can store valuables in lockers and the hostel will hire you a padlock.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Tottenham Court Road 281 yards (256 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.6 miles (4.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.7 miles (9.2 km). An amazing 7 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the hotel. A truly amazing location for a hostel/hotel at the low budget end such as the SoHostel. In the heart of Soho, an area well known for being part of the main tourist and entertainment districts in central London. There was a time when Soho would have been known mainly for adult themed clubs but times change and today it is an eclectic part of London with a Large Chinese population and huge variety of restaurants, clubs and shops. The south side of Soho (south of Shaftesbury Avenue) has become known as China town and here you will find restaurant after restaurant of Asian inspired offerings. The Sohostel is just 100 yards (91 metres) south of Oxford Street, one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe with every taste catered for and leading down to Marble Arch and Hyde Park (1 mile, 1.6 km) at its western end. You are quite literally surrounded by some of the best loved tourist districts London has to offer, within 0.3 miles (0.5 km) are such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Regent Street. Bond Street and its fashion and jewellery shops is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from here. On your doorstep is the theatre district, with no less than 15 theatres within 528 yards (482 metres). The closest being the Astoria Theatre 246 yards. (224 metres) Public transport links are excellent in the area and you will never find it hard to hire a London black taxi if you don't want to use the nearby bus and tube links. This area is even served the London pedicabs, basically a guy on a bike pulling a small carriage behind in which the passenger sits. Check the price for the journey first though, they are notorious for some very high fares compared to the alternatives. The hotel is close to several takeaway pizza restaurants and there is a Tesco supermarket opposite.
Bedroom Numbers: 41
Check-in: 10.00 am
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 69%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 360th from 866 London hotels, and 6th of 70 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the SoHostel and not too far away (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 2 star Edward Hotel, where prices begin from around £67 and which has a 70% guest satisfaction rating.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. 0.3 miles from the SoHostel (0.5 km), achieving a rating of 71% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £11 (theres free WiFi too).
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 3 Star Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden seems like a possible option being 2.1 miles (3.3 km) from the SoHostel. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (91 Dean Street, W1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 17 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Top 2 star hotel is SoHostel (this hotel) at 82%. Coming out as the top rated hotels are Soho Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and also the Haymarket Hotel (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £171 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) up to £396 at Cafe Royal Hotel London (5 Star, 91%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £277, Four Star average: £137, Three Star average: £95 and Two Star average: £27.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for SoHostel 32nd (joint) of 50 and 1st for the 2 two star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 1st of 50 (1st of 2 two star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 1st of 47 for sheer value for money. The high value for money rating the hotel achieved (no.1 ranking) is down to the exceptionally low base rates as a 2 star hotel even though its guest rating was lower than average for its sector.