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YHA London Earls Court Reviews

38 Bolton Gardens, SW5 0AQ, London, England

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1027 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Clean, comfortable and cheap. Really good location

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel in general is in good location for Heathrow, with a clean kitchen for all the guests which are the good points. The downfall was the 2 Staff-on-duty were very mean! It was quite annoying that for some strange reason/s - they'd rather BS about the hassle of allocating a top-bunk bed for me (which was requested by email 3-day in advance) than reserve it on the day in the first place! After that my stay was fairly pleasant.


This place has undergone a facelift lately, but its what President Obama might call 'lipstick on a pig'. Perhaps some consideration could've been given to the truly sub-par bathroom facilities, or as a payrise to the staff to try and illicit a smile? Security was fine on this occassion, but the halls are populated with a menagerie of creepers who pace around wheezing through their tracheotomy holes, or arguing with the voices inside their head.


I had a wonderful stay at this Hostel and would highly recommended to anybody looking for an Affordable,clean and safe place to stay in London.First class and would stay there again in a heartbeat


Apart from some communication difficulty with your Pakistani staff, everything went well. Location was mostly excellent. Service was great . Give and take except for 1 or 2 fellow hostelites, most fellow stayers were great company . YHA brand must be well-known


The staff were lovely and helpful, the building and it's facilities were great and the safety and security of our items even better. Would stay there again for a weekend away anytime.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


the wifi is free just for the YHA members, also if you use the pc-s they charg you for the internet. That sounds like the 90s. The room and the bed sheets were more or less clean, but the toilets and showers were quite dirty ...


Best hostel I stayed in the whole Uk! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


receptionist not welcoming or friendly. power sockets are poorly arranged that they are located at the sides of only two beds. I could not get access to it when my phone was out of battery. what a stupid design


good value for money. Nice friendly atmosphere. staff very pleasant and attentive. kitchen nice, equipped. washer and dryer available. only downside was not enough lockers in room for each guest, couldn't sit upright on bottom bunk as too low , light on bed wasn't working. But would stay again.

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Everything came at a cost, wi fi, towels, breakfast which at previous hostels were included, also a rat was in the yard and there seemed a reluctance to remove it. The kitchen opened onto this yard,


I have stayed in this hostel many times for it's location. Beds and lockers are both good. Some areas could use an update though and some bathrooms could do with maintance / thorough cleaning. Overall a decent reliable hostel. Would stay again.


YHA Earl's Court is one of 2 places I will stay when in London. I actually did not stay hrre this time as they had some maintenance issues. They were good enough to rebook me into the nearby Holland Park YHA. This also is not a bad option.


Great location and management. I recommend this hostel.


Bathroom facilities are poor. Poor ventilation, lights that don't work and generally very dirty. I also found the the bedrooms dirty. Despite booking as a 6, our party was split up. Whilst I appreciate that was a misunderstanding on my part in the 2 female dorms, none of the other ladies were in a group together and forward planning could have meant that a group of 6 could be placed together. Generally a very disappointing stay & poor value for money in comparison to other European hostels,


a good place to stay, nice location, the main issue I had was with carrying a huge suitcase up the stairs to the third floor (the lift would be a dream!), I liked the kitchen very much and loved the garden which I think is an amazing add-on in such a hot summer. Small issues with the cleanliness of the bathrooms (plus some of the lights didn't work) and with the lack of free air passage (windows that you just can't wide open)


Not my first stay there but overall place is okay but begining to show the wear and tear. Mainly just small things broken and have been for awhile. Understand its a busy hostel but is due for refit


Great hostel with a large, leafy courtyard at the rear. Only real problem were the SMALL fridges in the kitchen - totally inadequate for the number of guests wanting to self cater. (Even with no stale or outdated food!)


I was surprisingly pleased with my stay. I have never stayed in a Hostel before, and I had it pictured as a dirty place that smelled. It wasn't though. I found it to be very clean, and the staff surprisingly helpful. It was very close to the Underground ( just a 10 minute walk), and it was much cheaper than staying in a hotel. Anytime I'm traveling to Europe I will continue to stay in YHA Hostels because I had such a pleasant experience.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Comfortable beds, easy to find. However the bathrooms on our floor smelt.

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