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YHA London Earl's Court

38 Bolton Gardens, London SW5 0AQ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night after attending a meeting on fenchurch street last week. Good quick access to various restaurants shops and the unddrground. Not too far from Harrods and the museums. Clean rooms showers and toilets. If anyone is after a cheap clean place to stay near the tube this is a good Choice

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with school and loved it, for a hostel it is very good. Plenty of showers and nice chillout zones. Didn't attempt to use wifi but a few of my friends did and found it to be temperamental. Continental breakfast wasn't amazing, could maybe include more cereals and heat up the croissants more but I guess it is cheap.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting with a school group and can easily say that this is one of the nicer hostels in London. The staff were all friendly and the social area was clean and comfortable. The room was slightly disappointing- the beds were a bit past their best and quite small and narrow. The wall was cracking and it appeared to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

YHA Earls  Court hostel in Bolton Gardens road is in a great location  close to major train and underground  which  will get you  most places in London  quickly. All ages so not party central. Unfortunately we didn't  get the room we booked on Agoda which apparently was the booking website 's fault  according to reception staff.  After 2 days of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The place is really well situated, near the metro and Hyde Park. The staff is nice, and the bed are okay. Other than that is a common youth hostel, without any specific utilities that would make it special, but the location and the price make for a satisfactory stay.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stayed at the YHA London Earls Court while backpacking Europe last summer. It was the last hostel on our trip and it was pretty good. The common areas are superb with big open rooms and lots of places to sit. The front desk staff were friendly and were really helpful in helping us to essentially navigate all of London in... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A 15 minute walk from Earls Court Station and we arrived for the 2nd 2 nights of our honeymoon. Staff were welcoming and friendly. We were allocated a basement courtyard room. Excellent size with en-suite. Lovely to find windows that opened fully and an electric fan in the room. Self catering kitchen an excellent size. Could have done with more... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Sister's first day in England (& Europe), she only had dollars to pay for the 9 nights. People at the front desk wouldn't take a deposit & sent her off at 10 pm to change the money to pounds. It was quite a bit of money so this was a terribly INSENSITIVE move on their behalf. She could've been robbed!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The good news is that YHA Earls Court has the potential to be a very good hostel. The location is excellent and there is nothing that can't be solved for relatively small expenditures. The bad news is that the management doesn't seem to want to make that happen. All of the problems I experienced are certainly known by management, they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Location is definitely one advantage of this hostel. We expected worse but things turned out okay. Staying in hostel largely depends on type of group stay at the same time we do. Not bad for us, we got basement room for three. Only one shower room and one toilet worked in the basement when we stayed so we really need... More 

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