plans/intentions: We are going to meet at the train station
of Bielefeld-Hauptbahnhof at 1530 and are going to go to Weeze
airport by train and shuttle bus. At 2105 we are going to take
a Ryan Air
flight to London-Stanstedt.
We are going to arrive there at 2115 and are going to take a shuttle
bus to Victoria
Coach Station at 2230 where we are going to arrive at 2359.
We are going to use our prepaid Oyster
cards and take the next Underground to Bayswater tube station.
Finally, we are going to walk to our hotel
at Inverness Terrace near Hyde Park. We are going to check in
into the hotel and move into our 24-bed- mixed sex dormitory bunk
bed room without ensuite facilities. We are going to have shared
bathrooms and shower rooms on each hotel floor. The property of
these places should be alright. The hotel is going to be simple
but worth the price of 8.49 British pounds per bed per night.
report: On Saturday, May 29, we met at the train station
of Bielefeld at 15.30. We took the train and the shuttle bus to
Weeze airport at 15.59. At 20.05 we arrived there and took a Ryan
Air flight to London-Stanstedt at 21.05. At 22.30 we took a National
Express bus from Stanstedt coach point to Victoria Coach Station.
We could take the last subway to Bayswater via Circle Line Westbound
from Victoria underground station at around midnight for free and
walked down Inverness Place to Inverness Terrace near corner Bayswater
Road and arrived at the "Hyde Park Hostel" at about 00.45 p.m. We
checked in into one 8 bed room for women in the basement and one
ten bed room for men.We were quite shocked about the facilities.
They were quite dirty and ugly. The restrooms were also a challenge
for everyone of us. The showers were the next problem, because they
were far away from our bedrooms and not easy to find. We had to
share them with everyone, which was a bit difficult. Because of
the problems, we wanted to change our hostel and at the same night
we tried to get our money back. We had lots of discussions with
the receptionist, but we did not succeed. We liked that two of us
got a double room for free and that all of us got better linen.
At last we accepted that we had to stay there and to make the best
out of it. The price was quite outstanding anyways. To find the
showers, we used nail polish to mark the right way, so it was not
a problem anymore to find the way. This was very funny. From Sunday
evening onwards no one complained anymore. In fact we had a lot