Check In: Designer at Hostel Prices at Qbic, London
Long time readers of this blog will know that when it comes to accommodation, I always tend to pick the cheapest possible options, ideally without risking bed bugs.
During my last trip to London, Qbic proved to be the best option for my (too short) stay, ticking all the right boxes and sending a very reluctant traveler to the airport!
You can find Qbic in East London - Shoreditch, to be precise. I found it the perfect location because it's the perfect balance between being away from the tourist-heavy zones but close enough should you want to go there - the hotel is minutes away from the Tube station (Aldgate East). The area itself is as hipster as it gets, so if you're into that scene or want to see how young Londoners live, it's the place to be.
Check in was easy peasy - the reception is open 24/7, and the staff is very friendly and ready to help. The lobby's design is - there's just one word I can use - cool. It has a modern vibe with a funky industrial twist, and it's made to mingle and socialize.
The Bar and Kitchen offer a wide variety of food, which sadly I didn't have the time to sample, but the awesome peeps at the reception sent me off to the airport with a packed lunch full of goodies - mouth watering croissants and a heavenly fruit juice.
I almost forgot - free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel! Score :)
In theme with the rest of the hotel, the room was stylish, modern and thankfully, spick and span. It was spacious and had everything I needed - from a compact hanger to sockets next to the bed, air conditioning and a comfy private bathroom. I loved the sustainability theme of the hotel, encouraging guests to go green and be mindful of water and electricity consumption during their stay.
If you're in London and looking for a reasonably priced hotel with a young, social vibe, Qbic is the place to go. I cannot recommend this place enough and I'm sure I'll be returning soon enough!
Disclaimer: The Anti-Tourist was invited to review Qbic Amsterdam, but as always, views presented are my own.