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Surprisingly pleasant night

by web-administrator (March, 2017)


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(Guest Review by Tamas) This was my first night at an airport. I arrived around 22:30 and headed to the International Arrivals only to see that pretty much all the suitable chairs were already taken. There are really not so many there, moreover, most of them have armrests. However, after a quick bathroom visit I was lucky to find that a perfect spot had become vacant, so I quickly took it and layed down there. My night was rather pleasant, I could sleep undisturbed. I experienced no bothering from security staff, frequent announcements or loud cleaning. Earplugs and eye mask are recommended to have though. Wifi is free for 4 hours and worked very well for me there. I did not see any power outlets around me. It was not too cold, but overdressing a little is still very useful to keep you comfortable for sleeping. Overall it was a much better experience than I had hoped to have, but I was lucky to catch my sweet spot on the chairs. Unless one gets very lucky, arriving at 22:30 is definitely too late for anything else than sleeping on the cold floor.

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to sit or to sleep

by web-administrator (March, 2017)


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(Guest Review by Sid.U.Hope) why are there no more seats in the waiting area there are together about 50 and are taken up by people sleeping on them taking up 3 to 4 spaces . why are they allowed? .

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Overnight at Stansted

by web-administrator (February, 2017)


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(Guest Review) Sleeping at Stansted worked quite well and I was not alone. I flew in domestically at 18:00, and my flight out was at 7:00. They would only let me into departures starting at 3:00, so I slept in the arrivals/pre-security area. There are a few benches down by international arrivals, surrounded by shops. That was a bit too loud for me, so I moved over to the other end and found a cozy little nook (about 1.5m wide, 8m long) behind a closed exchange booth, right next to the mostly closed security entrance. Starting at around 22:00 other people joined me, there were probably 30 people sleeping in that area in the early morning hours. We were never disturbed. I recommend taking a jacket or enough clothes to lay on to buffer you from the cold stone ground, ear plugs as it's quite noisy and perhaps something to cover your eyes, it never gets very dark. Walking into departures at 5am, there were several people sleeping on benches here as well. Internet is free for four hours, though a mac address change renews that time. There are electrical sockets, but not many.

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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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