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YHA London Holland Park Reviews

Holland Walk, Kensington, W8 7QU, London, England

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397 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Nice location inside beautiful Holland Park. Staff are informative and many services such as lockers, luggage storage, information about events etc are provided. The 20 bed dorm is cramped though and luckily wasn't full during my stay. (3 beds on top of each other with little space in between). There are computers for guest use but you have to pay to use these and for the wifi too. An excellent breakfast is available for 5 pounds and there is a kitchen and tv room for guest use.


Hostel very clean and on a nice and calm place. In the same time very basic and value for money just about average.


COBRAM 7 LIBRAS PARA 24h DE INTERNET! Os chuveiros também são HORRÍVEIS, pouca água, não tem lugar para se trocar! Os quartos são com triliches. Os lokers paras guardar as malas no check-out são pequenos! Quando reservei fiquei empolgado na questão de ser uma casa antiga no meio do parque. Nem parece mais uma casa de 1600. Fiquei em hostels melhores em londres por um valor mais baixo Os únicos comentários positivos que tenho é quanto a limpeza e a sala de TV.


Great hostel, lovely location. Bathrooms need renovation.


This property deserves the rating that I have given. It is shoddy at best. The beds are closer than should be legal. The washroom is in need of repairs. The staff is not attentive at all. It is out of the way for location and not safe at night to go and come from (in the dark park lane) You have to pay for everything and it is not cheap for the little you get. I think that they need to fix up this place. It is not fancy like in the website photos.


Excellent location in the middle of marvels park, nice place, very clean beds, space to cook, laundry room, a lot of different places to be outside (when it is not raining), a very pleasant stay !!


Perhaps more plug sockets in the room would be helpful considering how many beds there was but overall stay was brilliant.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Having been here several times; Holand Hostel is my London Home; realy love it to be there. Heard it's closing down in the end of year is for me a shocker! Cann't believe it and will miss it very much Aldo.

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great place! Definitely look at a map before you arrive, but there are signs to get you most of the way. Pretty quiet, great atmosphere. I would stay here again!

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


You get what you paid for. My friend and I managed to stay in the mansion opposite the reception building which was lovely. The only problem was we were placed in room 14 which was up several flights of stairs. You can imagine our horror when we realised there was no elevator, and we had heavy bags with us. There were 13 people staying in the one room but only 4 power points to charge your phone on. However, you are close to many attractions, and it's opened 24hrs a day.


An excellent location for a YHA hostel, in one of London's lovely parks :) Staff were very helpful, and even gave advice on how to reach the hostel by safe lit streets as I was planning to return late in the evening. I stayed in a 21 bed room that was surprisingly quiet considering how many people were in there. The only small drawback was that the room didn't contain many power sockets relative to the number of people in there. But this would certainly not stop me coming back again! :)


Lovely Jacobean mansion, super helpful staff, no free wifi if you're not a YHA member, no free breakfast, ten minute walk from High Kensignton St tube station through lovely park. Booked a 13 bed female dorm, stayed in what was more of a 21 bed dorm, with smartly designed bunk beds spread out in a huge room wiht high ceilings and ensuite bathroom. But I prefer a 21 bed dorm like this to a stuffy dirty 13 bed one anytime. Earplugs recommended. Lockers in luggage room and next to bed.

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