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London Stansted Airport

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) I arrived on a flight at 11pm and had another flight at 7am. I read on here that sleeping at Stansted is like a refugee camp..... they weren't wrong. Hundreds of people sleeping on the ground, being forced to move along every hour or so. I bought dinner at the Costa Coffee in the departures lounge, then holed up on a soft bench there to sleep. Cleaners very rudely woke me up about an hour later and told me to move, I asked where I should move and went to that area of the cafe. About an hour later, they wake me up again to move. This happens 3 times in total, the last time I'm just told to leave (along with the other ~20 people having this experience). I fall asleep on a metal bunch, then the fire alarm goes off and everyone has to go outside for a while. False alarm. No explanations or apologies. Anyways, an overall terrible night but at least the coffee shop was thoroughly cleaned and open all night. If you're not allowed to sleep there they should just come out and say it though, or else just let people sleep.

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Good night

by web-administrator (October, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Chico) Bety good night At Stansted, good temperature, a little Space With 50 people sleeping or to sens tour night Time,a lot of benches and sleeping areas. Shop open h24 . Great except for your iphone battery ..

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Costacommodation

by web-administrator (December, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Mel) After reading the glowing review left by Kiwi, I was more than excited to try out the infamous Costa couches at Stansted. As advised I arrived early to secure my spot before the evening crowd reared it's ugly head but as I approached the entrance, much to my dismay, the 'couches' appeared to consist of nothing more than a lightly padded bench along the length of the wall...not quite the lap of luxury that Kiwi had painted! Nevertheless I had travelled all this way to tick the experience off my bucket list so I felt I should persevere rather than writing them off immediately. I settled down, plugged in my phone charger to one of the many sockets (one area in which Costa has truly excelled) and sipped my gingerbread latte when I felt a shiver come across me... apparently Costa like to keep their facilities, and occupants, nicely chilled. I suspect this won't be the comfy night's sleep that came so highly recommended! I would rate the Comfy Costa Couches a crappy, and chilly, 2/5

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London Stansted Airport Review

by web-administrator (October, 2016)


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(Guest Review) They charge a 5 express fee through security. Some genius had the idea to put the gates for it on one side of the check in area and the actual entry on the other side. Because of queues it is often quicker to avoid the express option. Security also seems more strict for express passengers. Another joke is being forced to pass every single retail outlet before reaching the gate. The genuis behind this obviously did not consider the fact that, making massive detours on the way to the gate, will leave many passengers with no time to go shopping! I would have liked to pop into shops but because of the extra time needed to get to the gates I had to skip them very often. Another rip off are the internet terminals. Printing one page costs 1. The printer hardly ever works, but it does take the pound. And nobody's responsible... Stansted used to be a good terminal, today it's all about ripping off the tourist, makes you think you've arrived in the 'Democratic Peoples Republic of England'.

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London Stansted Airport Review

by web-administrator (November, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Security was awful they were all very rude, the lines were too long, you have to walk 15 minutes to go to your gate so you have to be there at least 2 hours earlier. The worst behavior I've ever seen...

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Stansted is always Uncomfortable

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review) I've stayed at this airport overnight twice. It's cold, not enough chairs, and very few (working) power outlets. Look behind the booths along the outer wall and you might find a working outlet if you're lucky. It's super uncomfortable.

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Not so bad

by web-administrator (September, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Karol) I arrived after midnight when there was no more seats available in shop area. So I just sat on floor in check-in area and after few minutes, when everyone around me started to build their sleeping spaces (I saw man with camping bed!!!) I did the same. Around 3 o'clock airport staff started waking up all people because at that time airport started to be busy again. It wasn't my best night ever but I could imagine worst experience.

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Costa comfy couches

by web-administrator (September, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Kiwi) This was my 2nd time sleeping at Stansted. This time however it was for a few hours after we arrived back into the UK and we were waiting for our bus. We got in at about 12am and managed to get a couch for 3 of us around 1:30 am to nap on for a few hours.

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Costa Couches

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Kiwi) After trying to sleep on the cold hard floor for about 1.5 hours we wandered around to see if there were any better spots. It turns out that Costa have some very comfortable couches to sleep on. I'd advise to get there early or they may be taken but I'd definitely recommend this option as the cost of accommodation for the night was the cost of a coffee!

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Escalators

by web-administrator (September, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Arrived after midnight at arrivals and found all the escalators switch off. Not good for lugging suitcases up the several sets of stairs. Passport control was very busy with just one snaking que for e psssports. Travellers were finding they were in the wrong que.

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Excellent aitport to sleep at

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review by W van Noort) Upon arrival I did go to all the cafe's that were open all night, Unfortunately, rules have changed, no cafe will allow you to sleep there, You can sit there all night if you buy something, but if you close your eyes, they will wake you up and ask you to leave. The terminal has a lot of benches, when I searched for one to sleep on around 10:30PM about 70 of the benches were gone already, so I suggest you get there before that time. The benches sleep great, and I never felt unsafe for me or my luggage, A lot of people sleep at Stansted, after midnight people also had to sleep on the floor. I would definitely sleep here again, I would recommend sleeping at Stansted.

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London Stansted Airport Review

by web-administrator (October, 2015)


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(Guest Review) Honestly, it's not terrible! I came in from Ireland and made my way from International Arrivals to UK arrivals. There was nobody there and no flights in until 8am! There's a row of benches, but not much else there, but it's definitely tolerable. It's nice and warm too with minimum disturbance and the highly sought after plug sockets are easy to find!

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London Stansted Airport Review

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) No where near engough seats

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Hack for internet & sleep in Costa

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review by G06) Well you have 60min free wifi at the airport for each device you have if you use different emails and information, and include a 15 pounds trip with Uber for first time users. As well if you change your mac address restart the pc and login with different email you can get infinite free wifi for what I dont know but there you have it just in case you don't have many devices, in the information kiosk there is a Apple table with free wifi for use so don't worry. About sleeping in the costa cafe is the best place if you arrived at 12 midnight since if you get to find one of the couch free you can really laid down and sleep 6 hours because at 6am they will wake you up either to clean or just because to tell you that you cant sleep any more. I did that so no more info about other places to sleep other than see many people put their sleeping in the floor and relax.

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Necessary but not pleasant

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) First things first: the shops don't give out cardboard, so I would advise you to bring some with you if you can - makes a big difference for warmth. Wish I had. Also, around 3am security come around (when the departure gates reopen) and move people away from near the checkin desks. If you don't want to be disturbed you need to find a spot out of the way, on the peripheries. It was also extremely busy with people trying to sleep so this may be a competition!

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