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YHA London Earl's Court

38 Bolton Gardens, London, SW50AQ, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 89%

From 38 Reviews

Hostel rating (38)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 94%
Security 91%
Service 91%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 85%

A lovely Victorian building in cosmopolitan west London, the hostel makes a convenient base for a cheap city break.

  • Dorm
    From $26.51
  • Private
    From $78.19
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London Hostel

Hostel London

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Earls Court is a lively hostel in central London, conveniently located en-route from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The hostel is set in a lovely Victorian building in a quiet residential side street away from the hustle and bustle of Earl's Court Road, so 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.

The Earls Court hostel provides shared accommodation, with private and double rooms available, and the hostel features 24-hour access, self-catering kitchen, Wi-Fi, Internet access, bike hire, laundry, luggage lockers, garden, TV lounge and a quiet reading room.

This London hostel is close to several major London attractions, including the Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, The Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall and all are easily accessible with the London underground.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719114

Fax. +44-207-8352034

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • London Zoo (5 to 10km)
  • Shakespeare's Globe (5 to 10km)
  • Natural History Museum (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



This hostel is an excellent place to stay in London. It's close to the tube station and the airport is within a short reach.


Avatar for Saurabh


Sat 09 Sep 2017

Sehr gut: Sauberkeit, fast private Dusche/WC, Service, Garten Verbessern: Frühstück: die Croissants waren nicht gut, Getränke/Bierauswahl beschränkt


Avatar for Wolfgang


Thu 24 Aug 2017

Hi Thank for providing us feedback on your stay! We're glad you found our facilities super clean and our staff welcoming. We can always look at improving our breakfast and we are grateful for your comments. Unfortunately we are unable to obtain a licence to sell alcohol but we do offer a wide range of soft drinks and tea and coffees. We hope you choose to stay with us again! YHA Earl's Court

Manager avatar

YHA London Earls Court Hostel,

Sat 26 Aug 2017

There was no response to my email inquiry prior to my stay. On my arrival I confirmed my email was sent and received at your end. I assume the roles of staff were not clarified. Better to make sure who is reponsible for what. Thank you.


Avatar for Yasushi


Mon 21 Aug 2017

Hi Yasushi Thank you for providing us feedback about your stay. I'm sorry to hear that your email was not responded too. We shall look at improving our procedure to ensure all emails are responded to promptly. We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. YHA Earl's Court

Manager avatar

YHA London Earls Court Hostel,

Wed 23 Aug 2017

The location of this Hostel was second to none, in reference to the all Hostelling International properties in London. It is a very classy domain in an exquisitely proper neighborhood. This hostel is open to all, and not a single person during the stay seemed unwelcomed. Very thankful to see and experience this hospitality. And don't forget those Showers.WOW! So thankful to have stayed here.


Avatar for Aalim


Sun 20 Aug 2017

Hi Aalim, Thank you for such an awesome review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to having you stay with us again. We are very lucky to have such a great location and I'm glad to hear our staff made you feel super welcome. Thanks again for your lovely review!

Manager avatar

YHA London Earls Court Hostel,

Tue 22 Aug 2017

I loved the time I spent here. It's in a perfect location--close to the underground, close to shops and pubs and food, but in a quieter neighborhood. The hostel was clean and comfortable, the shared spaces we're nice, and everything was well taken care of. My only qualm is that some of the staff were very new or didn't know a lot about traveling through England. I could have used some help in figuring out how to take my next steps through the country, but no harm was done! I highly recommend!


Avatar for Sally


Tue 15 Aug 2017

Hi Sally, Thank you for such a lovely review. I'm glad our hostel provided a comfortable stay for you whilst in London. We are currently training new staff and some of our lovely new starters our from overseas so they themselves are still learning the best ways to travel the UK. We will definitely work on this though as we are always looking to improve and make our guests stay the best experience possible. We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. YHA Earl's Court

Manager avatar

YHA London Earls Court Hostel,

Thu 17 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

HEATHROW approx 45 mins. GATWICK approx 40 mins. STANSTED approx 90 minutes. LUTON approx 40 mins.
Bus C1 to Redcliffe Gardens.
Earl’s Court Underground station (District & Piccadilly lines).
London Earl's Court is in London's Congestion Zone for which there is a daily charge to drivers check
All mainline London train stations can be reached by the underground network from Earl's Court.

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