I stayed at the Earl's Court Hostel in January 2012 in a six-woman room for $35/night.
First of all, the location is GREAT. It is very close to the Earl's Court and Gloucester Road tube stations so easy to get around. It is on the Piccadilly Line so a direct connection from Heathrow. The neighborhood is quiet and clean. Near the tube stops are lots of groceries, drugstores, coffee shops (I recommend Cafe Forum - free croissant with your coffee!!), and fast food restaurants. There are also a couple of pubs too.
The bed was comfortable. The room was absolutely bare of any decor. The halls weren't noisy but it was not full in January. The hostel has lots of amenities - two lounges, kitchen, laundry, coffee bar. All are acceptable, none great. The back garden area looks like it would be nice in the summer. There were enough toilets and showers for the guests but the hostel also wasn't full in January. All were acceptably clean. The front staff were very friendly and helpful.
If you are looking for a great price and the location in a hostel that is clean and safe, but nothing fancy or exciting, I recommend Earl's Court.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great backpackers hostel, the modern facilities in this lovely Victorian building make a convenient base for a cheap city break. Whether you’re in London to explore the attractions or just attending a gig at the nearby Olympia or Earls Court exhibition centres, the location is perfect. This west London Youth Hostel offers cheap accommodation near to the vibrant city centre. The area has a cosmopolitan feel and is close to Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall - great for a weekend break ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- London Earl`s Court Yha Hotel London
- YHA London Earl's Court England