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YHA London Earls Court Reviews

38 Bolton Gardens, SW5 0AQ, London, England

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968 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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.


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)


Las Instalaciones son muy buenas (excelente cocina) y el personal es muy atento y amable. La ubicación es buena esta cerca de Notting Hill y un poco alejado del centro pero muy bien conectado por el metro. La atmósfera es tranquila, demasiado. En nuestra experiencia la mayoría de la gente era muy mayor lo que no es muy atractivo para viajeros jóvenes. Pero creería que lo peor es que se cobre el uso del Wi-Fi. Es un buen lugar para descansar pero si buscan diversión optaría por otra opción.


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


Good location.

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, the rooms are really spacious and well set up. The staff was really helpful and showed me good things to do in London and how to get there. The only downside was the bathrooms are about the size of an airplane bathroom and if your not a member they charge for Wifi.


Für den Preis (in London) kann man eigentlich nichts sagen. Man bekommt ein Bett und kann duschen. Ob die Dusche sauber ist, oder die Tür vor sich hin modert, sei mal dahingestellt. Die Mädels an der Rezeption hatten entweder ein paar schlechte Tage oder werden so gering bezahlt, dass sich ihre Motivation in grenzen hält. Die Lage ist allerdings super, 5 min von Earls Court Tube Station. Hier muss ich nicht nochmal übernachten..

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