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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations must be done 2 weeks prior to arrival. After that the group will be liable for part or all of their monies paid.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Astor Kensington

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Note: 18-40 yrs old only. Astor Kensington won 1st Best Small hostel chain and 1st in the Lifetime achievement awards at the 2015 Hoscars! Astor Kensington is in the upscale neighbourhood of Bayswater, beside Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Portobello market. Hostelworld guests say they appreciate that the hostel is 'within walking distance of the Queensway and Bayswater tube stations'. Our reviewers appreciate that the staff are 'really helpful and polite. They seem to have their own little family with each other, making it feel really welcoming and open to guests', said one of our visitors. We like that this hostel has an 'excellent', 'well-equipped kitchen' and 'the best breakfast for hostels for this price range in London'.

Property Description

Located a short walk from Notting Hill, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace (home of William, Kate and the Royal Babies!) it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with this neighbourhood. With three Underground Lines and countless 24hr buses, Astor Kensington is the perfect hub from which to explore London. A short walk around the neighbourhood will take you through the world famous Portobello Market, Kensington Gardens and London’s most expensive street! Hop on the tube or bus and within 10 minutes you’ll be in the heart of Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square!

The moment you walk through our doors you become part of our family and we want you to have an incredible experience! We want every detail – from our super clean bathrooms and comfortable pillows to our unforgettable social events - to be perfect, giving you a London adventure that is 10 out of 10!

VALID government issued ID required to stay with us, and ALL guests must be between 18-40 YEARS

At our amazing hostel you will have full access to:

• Free Fast Wi-Fi throughout the building as well as Free PC Access
• 24-hour reception for anything you may need (including late check-in/early check-out)
• CCTV in operation 24 hours a day
• Storage Lockers available for your valuables £1 per locker, per day (max 14 days).
• Luggage room is free to use on day of arrival! You can leave your items from £2 per bag on day of departure (£7.50 per bag for everyday thereafter).
• Laundry facilities available 24-hours. Hairdryers and ironing facilities free to use
• All you can eat Breakfast for only £1.00 (All proceeds go to charity)
• Wonderful fully equipped kitchens (large fridges available for food and drinks storage)
• Dining room and common area to enjoy a meal or meet fellow travellers
• Beautiful lounge area with comfy sofas and enormous projector screen for movies and sports!

Helpful Extras – (Hidden costs are a pain! If we can give it to you for free we will, if we cannot we will do it as cheap possible!).

• Free City Maps
• Tourist Information, walking tours and advice on local attractions and transport (24hrs)
• Daily events organized for our guests
• Room key is a £5 cash deposit
• Padlocks and Adaptors available for £5 cash deposit
• Discounts at local restaurants and coffee shops
• Towels are available for hire at £2.50
• Free printing facilities (boarding passes, tickets etc…)
• Clean, crisp linen on your bed ready to sleep on!
• Late Check-Out available to sleep in a little more until Midday (book in advance at reception)!
• ATM (Cash Machine)

Winner of No.1 Small Hostel Group Worldwide, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the Hostel Industry. We thrive on ensuring every guest leaves satisfied and if you have any problems along the way we are always there ready to help! For this and many other reasons staying at Astor Hostels is the top choice for anyone exploring London on a budget!

Reservations must be made for guests over the age of 18. Any reservations made for those under the minimum age will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund. The hostel organises daily events aimed at backpackers between the ages of 18-30, it is therefore suggested that guests under the age of 40 would enjoy the hostel the most.

Proof of identification must be shown on arrival and can include a passport, driving license and national identity cards. We cannot accept paper driving licences, student or employee IDs as proof of identity and failure to show proof or a copy upon arrival will result in the cancellation of a reservation without a refund. Get in touch with us for further clarification.

When booking for 12 persons or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Feb 2020
    Fantastic. One of the best places I've stayed in a long while. Clean, safe, great staff and facilities. 100% recommended.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Feb 2020
    Astor Kensington is in a fantastic location in Notting Hill right next to Hyde Park. You get to see the beautiful architecture and experience a more local feel while being just a short walk from the tube that takes you anywhere in the city. Its also possible and enjoyable to walk through Hyde Park to get to Buckingham Palace and then Westminster Abbey. I will say that there are a lot of stairs in the building to go up and down which can be a bit exhausting but overall a great space!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Feb 2020
    This was a great place to stay for cheap and just a short ride to the city center! Great pubs and restaurants nearby and the staff was very friendly! Ash at the front desk was the best!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Feb 2020
    A good place to stay for a few days in London. Comfy beds with enough storage. Bathrooms were clean with great hot water.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    22 Feb 2020
    Really good value for money, staff were lovely!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in so far in London. Friendly, helpful staff. Awesome atmosphere with vibrant people. Would definitely recommend.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    02 Mar 2020
    I really liked this hostel, the location was close to several tube stations with is awesome. They have lockers under the beds in all the room which is goo for storage and security but I think they prevented the from from properly being cleaned as there was lint everywhere ever time I got my stuff from the lockers. I liked the phone charging ports and light for each bed and the bathrooms were very well maintained. Overall a pretty decent stay
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Feb 2020
    Overall not a bad hostel for London. Rooms are tightly packed as you would expect but the pillows are awful! I had to fold my pillow in half and it was still not comfortable to sleep on. Facilities were ok but there wasn’t much room to sit around and chill, and the kitchen was tiny and you had to queue if you wanted to cook basically. Staff were nice but I think there are better hostel options nearby.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Mar 2020
    Friendly staff and it is in a good location.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    14 Feb 2020
    It’s a bit overpriced if you consider that you don’t really have any amenities, toilets are away from the bedrooms and the beds are very uncomfortable.
    Chile, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines


Awards

  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2015

    1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2010

    3rd, Hostel Chain

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Astor Kensington says

Astor Kensington won 1st Best Small hostel chain and 1st in the Lifetime achievement awards at the 2015 Hoscars! ., .

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