The Stay Club in Willesden Junction, London (£50ish a Night!)

A few weeks ago I stayed at The Stay Club in Willesden Green, London. I was in the Big Smoke for World Travel Market (a big travel conference) so I wanted somewhere decent to stay where I could get some work done, get some proper sleep and where it wasn’t going to cost too much.

I also needed it to be in a decent location so I could get to the meetings, parties and conference all over London.

The Stay Club turned out to tick all the boxes, and in short, I’d definitely stay here again.

Place to stay in London

The idea behind the Stay Club

The Stay Club is a cool concept. It’s generally marketed at university students and young professionals – you can get a good discount if you stay for a week or more. Thinking back to university accommodation costs, it’s actually great in that you don’t have to pay for the summer when you’re not there.

If you’re worried about boozey students though, don’t be.

I stayed in the first week of November, so in full student swing, and didn’t hear them at all on the Saturday night. In fact there didn’t seem to be many around at all on the Sunday either. After a few nights out with my friends it seemed like I was the only boozey one there.

Room at Stay Club

 

I was well impressed with the room for the price. I had a bunk bed – and not just a skanky bunk bed but a properly made into the wall job. Pretty much queen size too. There was a fan, windows that opened and heating you could easily control yourself.

I had a shower, well, more of a wet room. Hot, private, loved it. Towels were included in the price – another benefit over a hostel.

There was also a little kitchen area with pots and pans, cutlery and plates. There was a microwave and a few hobs too. Great if you want to save more money in the city by making your own food. I was warm and cosy in my room and it was definitely big enough for two.

Facilities

One of the main things I really liked about the Stay Club was the fact that there was a huge communal working space. I sat there for almost all of Sunday getting some work done – great for any digital nomads, or anyone in the City with work to do.

Pay £5 and you could get a pretty big breakfast too – croissants, coffee, ham, cheese, toast, yogurts and fruit. Or, just buy a croissant for £1.

If you want a smoking area, they have that outside, and there’s also a dining area too. Looked like they offered family style dinners in the evening although I was always out and about.

I really liked the way they seemed to know all the guests on the front desk – definitely a friendly place to spend a few nights or weeks in London, if you needed it.

Location

The Stay Club is just a ten-minute-ish walk from Willesden Junction Station, which is on the Overground and the Bakerloo Line.

Just a few minutes down the road you’ll find the High Street, filled with cafes, restaurants and takeaways. There looked like there were some pretty cool pubs round there too.

Cost

A night at the Stay Club ranges from £49 to £59 in one of the Club Studio rooms I was in (pictured above). A great price, given the privacy, facilities and location – especially if there’s two of you. I’ve stayed at a lot of hostels in London and paid around £30 so for a few quid more, it’s a definite.

I was invited to stay at the Stay Club in return for giving my views and thoughts on here. I stayed for three nights in November 2017 and would totally stay again. Great value accommodation, in a central location – what’s not to love?

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