wombat’s CITY HOSTEL London
Our brand new wombat´s in London has in fact always been a hostel. Opened in the Victorian age it used to be a Hostel for Sailors, who dropped into London from the nearby docks. The house served as an accommodation for sailors and seamen throughout a century and was known as the Red Ensign Club. Some of the Sailors referred to it as “Alcatraz”, due to its small cabin like, spartan rooms. It was surely a rough area at the times and many wild stories rank around the happenings at Red Ensign Club. What we can tell today is that it was home to author Joseph Conrad and a Scotsman called father Mac got famous for literally kicking out people for inappropriate behavior.
wombat’s CITY HOSTELS is now bringing the building back to its original purpose. With ensuite bathrooms, separate ensuite toilets, USB outlets with every bed, huge common areas, a great location, free wifi, etc. you can actually consider this hostel as a luxury hostel, especially if you consider what the standard for hostels in London looks like nowadays.
Although we´re not running a sailor´s Hostel (anyways, feel free to come by boat if you want), the wombat’s CITY HOSTEL LONDON is going to be a home for travelers. For backpackers, flashbackers, daytrippers, hippsters, business travelers and everyone who shares the idea of hostel life; Everyone who comes to London and wants more than just a hotel; a temporary home whilst exploring this buzzing metropolis.