Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Hootananny Hostel Reviews

95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, England

Reviews & Ratings Explained


1110 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


The condition of this hostel is below average. It is run down, dirty and loud throughout the night. Given that it is above a bar with live music, ear plugs are a must in order to get sleep at all. The kitchen was dirty and the toilets sometimes lacked toilet paper. The showers, however, always had warm/hot water and were never crowded so that was a plus. The manager was also friendly. Overall, the only perk of this hostel was that it is close to the O2 Academy Brixton.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hootanannys was relaxed and fun, if you dont mind having a bit of noise at night then this place is a great time.

  • 29th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I loved this place. The staff where very warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is great. The other hostellers are friendly and comraderie-like. Plenty of socials and amitie. Very lovely place. Would heartily recommend.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great location. Enjoyed my stay here

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel is in a good location and has live music playing in the pub underneath on the weekend. This may mean it's not the best spot to stay on the weekend as the music is very loud until the early hours of the morning (3am). Otherwise has the basic facilities you'd expect from a hostel and is conveniently across the road from a large Sainsburys.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed the convenient location! Hope to see you again :)


Really enjoyed our stay - only thing was having the 5 different codes for access back into the hostel... I think we should be given an emergency number to call in case we lose the codes as a small piece of paper isn't very sufficient!

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I stay here every time I'm seeing a show at the Brixton Academy. The service is brillaint and friendly, it's cheap and cheerful and VERY CONVENINET. Love the Hoot!

1 2 Next » last »
(27 results)

View all London Hostels

Please give us your feedback