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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Hootananny Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hootananny is a lively hostel with spacious rooms in a traditional Edwardian public house dating back to the early 1850s. We offer large, airy, comfortable rooms and have a great reputation for a warm atmosphere and helpful staff. We're located in the heart of Brixton with excellent transport links - a great location to stay and explore the city of London.

With just a ten-minute walk to Brixton underground station, you are straight into Central London on the tube in less than 15 minutes. As one of London’s most diverse and vibrant areas, Brixton has world famous covered and street markets, is a hub for music venues, is full of atmospheric pubs and has the pick of the world’s best cuisine with a great selection of restaurants. Hootananny is located right next to two bus stops with 24-hour connections to the city centre.

Hostellers are treated to a 20% discount on drinks at the award-winning bar downstairs that was recently crowned Best Live Music venue in London. Festival headliner Manu Chao chose Hootananny bar to give a secret show after his festival performance, and Hootananny star gigs include big gypsy bands, hip hop, dubstep, afrobeat, live reggae acts from Jamaica, ska, world music and indie rock. Fridays during winter also feature live comedy, and entrance is free before 10pm.

- Please be aware that you must present photo I.D. when you arrive. We only accept passports or a driving license as valid I.D. This is a hostel for over 18s only, there are no family rooms and we do not cater for young children.
- The hostel is located above a live music venue, and music can be heard throughout the hostel until fairly late on Friday and Saturday nights. This does not prove to be a problem for many of our guests, but we can provide you with earplugs if you would like to ensure a good night's sleep.
- Reception is open from 9am - 12 midnight. Check-in time is after midday, but if you arrive early you can always relax in our lounge room or use the amenities.
- Check-out time is between 9am and 11am.
- We take a £10 deposit for the key. This is refunded at check-out when the key is returned.
- Online bookings for groups of more than 5 are not permitted.
- We are a backpackers hostel and do not check in local residents of London into our hostel.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    I booked this hostel last minute and made the mistake of booking for the night after. I told them this and they were understanding and allowed me to stay that night instead. The price was excellent considering breakfast was included. I highly recommend this hostel.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Jun 2019
    Fantastic atmosphere and the most friendly staff. Superb location and easy to find. Can get noisy on a weekend but expected and free ear plugs available!
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Apr 2019
    Great staff, lovely atmosphere. Amazing value for money, especially if you're looking to stay in Brixton for a short while! Showers were nice and hot, fully-equipped kitchen with oven and pantry / fridge for longer stays. Very clean. Close to multiple supermarkets. Only downside is that it is located above the bar which plays music until quite late. Free earplugs are provided upon request but they are useless - you must bring your own if you have any intention of sleeping before midnight
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Jun 2019
    O hostel é otimo pra quem vai ficar poucos dias, os funcionários são muito simpaticos. O café da manhã é simples mas o suficiente. Se você tiver problemas com barulho talvez não seja uma ótima opção porque o hostel ficou em um local movimentado e faz um pouco de barulho. A localização é ok também
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2019
    Good place . Can be improved on.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    18 Jun 2019
    Rooms are like prison. People there are weird, loud and gross. Facilities are small and gross. Its an old hostel with a gross atmosphere and no air.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    17 Jun 2019
    The only reason we loved the Hootananny was because of a male staff member who went out of his way to continuously help guide us in the right direction! Otherwise, this hostel was not very clean or comfortable. However, it was close to major bus routes which helped us navigate the city.
    Nicaragua, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.6


    31 May 2019
    Very friendly and helpful staff. However the hostel itself was very unclean. It is located above a nightclub that blasts music until 3AM. There are lots of creepy old men. It was more of a half way house than a hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    01 Jun 2019
    The kitchen was absolutely disgusting. There is absolutely not room in the two industrial sized refrigerators because it’s full of expired and nasty food from previous people and the permanent residents. This was supposed to be a backpackers hostel with a two week max but there were people there at have been living there for 6 years (and are not staff members). The permanent residents leave their belongings everywhere. The bathrooms did not have hand soap and the floors were horribly disgusting
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table