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Stayed from November 2003 to February 2004
...and went back for the Hostel's "1st Birthday Party" in June 2004

Nevern Hostel, London

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Nevern Hotel
29-31 Nevern Place,
London, England SW5 9NP
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Nevern Hotel, London's cleanest and friendliest hotel, is a 5 minute walk from Earl's Court tube station.
The hotel offers twin, triple and quad rooms with no bunk beds.
Some room have en-suites.
There is also a bright, airy TV room available for guests' use.
BBQ facilities are available with coals provided.
Breakfast is also included
and there is free tea and coffee available all day.
Come and enjoy our bright and cheerful hotel and you shall be glad you did.

Facilities - Breakfast Included - Laundry - Linen Included - Credit Cards Accepted - Luggage Storage - Guest Kitchen - 24 hour reception - Travel Desk/Travel Info

The newest hostel in the O'Callaghans Hostel group which includes the Silver Fern Hotel and O'Callaghans Youth Hostel, the Nevern Hotel is perfectly located in the royal borough of zone 1 to provide the cheapest way to experience the most exclusive part of London.

Portobello markets in Notting Hill, Harrods of Knightsbridge, Kings Road in Chelsea, Buckingham Palace and the British Natural History Museum are all within 5 minutes of this spacious hostel which boasts 136 beds and yet still manages to project a friendly atmosphere and the perfect enviroment for making friends and getting started in London.

Managed by young travellers who know all the secrets to exploring and living in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the Nevern Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself and make the most of your stay in London, be it for a short term holiday or the long haul.

But if location isn't enough, the Nevern Hotel is also one of the most well kept hostels in the city offering large and clean dorms that range from 4 to 8 beds (most with en-suite) and cost as little as £12 per night.
You can also choose between mixed and female only dorms.
There are also double, twin and triple rooms available (again, most with en-suite) and we can cater for large groups.

1 night dorm £20
2 night dorm or more £15 per night
1 week dorm £84( £12 per night)
Double/Twin £35 ( for room NOT per person)
Triple room £45

Other Features
No curfew
Valuables lock up
Cable T.V with satellite and movies
Cooking facilities in fully equipped kitchen
Free pickup from Victoria Station

Nevern Place

The street where Tanya lives (two photos)--- Nevern Place at night

The Nevern Hostel

Front entrance

Nevern Square

Nevern Square

Tanya's Room

Tanya's "little piece of London" (four photos)--- Bathroom (two photos)

Wardrobe--- Her room-mate Linda's bed

and the all-important heater!!! and she's warming up her gloves

Friday 23rd January 2004
"On Friday I was asked to move rooms
to live with Karen and a girl called Nikki (Sth African girl)
I was thinking about it because it is a much bigger room and has a balcony
but it is on the road and there is an extra person
but I liked the idea of not having to use my suitcase anymore
I had a talk to Ryan who is the manager and Gerry who owns it
and they both said I would be silly to move as we have the best room in the place
I said that I knew that
but I needed more cupboard space which was the only thing making me want to move
Ryan and I walked around the hostel
checking in all the rooms looking for things for my room
Then we found a great cupboard and that got moved in on Saturday!
I don't have to use my suitcase anymore and I feel like a normal person
I said that while we were at it can Linda and I please have coat hooks
behind the door so we got them too
Ryan said that me and Linda are the two most demanding tenants
- always asking questions
but we can't be that bad because I reckon we get looked after pretty well too"

Tanya's Room

a new cupboard for her stuff (two photos)

her "Motivational Poster"

Tuesday 8th June 2004
"I had coffee with Ryan (Nevern hostel manager) last night
They are having a 'first birthday party' at the hostel
and want the old residents to come back
They are putting on food and drink
It should be a good night if the weather stays nice and it is light until 10pm"

Friday 11th June 2004
"Friday night I went straight from work to the hostel
They were having their first birthday party
and we were invited back to celebrate
It was strange being back there
and there were heaps of people that I didn't know but heaps still that I did
The owners Roger and Jerry were there
and kept joking that I had to leave because no visitors were allowed after 10pm
I had a nice chat to Bob and Jenny
They are an older couple (you will see the photos) that have been there
almost the whole year the place has been open
They don't want to move out
They said that they miss their kids at home like crazy
and like being around all of us
They said that there are sometimes they would rather their own place
but on the whole like it there
They said that they missed seeing me around which was nice
I ran into them in Turkey too
- so they get around just like us young ones and they have grandkids!
That was the same with me
I think I might still be there if Tamara hadn't found my room
They put on lots of grog and a big feed and we had a heap of fun"

The hostel's "1st Birthday Party"

The courtyard during the party (two photos)

The boys cooking (two photos) - and the spread

Jenny Karen------ Tanya Bruce

Bruce Jenny------ Tanya Sandy

Jenny Tanya------ Heath Tanya

Tanya Karen------ Tanya Linda