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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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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.

- Staff reductions in recent times have affected the check-in window on weekends. Staff will no be on site until after 2pm
- 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.
- Bookings for groups of 4 or more require full payment in advance.
- 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 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2022
    Great place would stay again
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2021
    The manager and bar staff were so night and friendly! We only stayed for one night but we got a great nights sleep. Can thank you enough. We love the Hoota!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    the Hootananny in Brixton is premier league, a brilliant hostel with a very cool vibe.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2022
    I absolutely loved this hostel. It has managed to hold the essence of a true backpackers. Bursting with character, it is clearly loved and cared for. It is spacious and took me by surprise how I was suddenly transported back to my year out travelling the world and finding hostels that I would happily return to for the the people and the place!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2022
    Well secured with a locker provided for a small bag (think of those wee little square lockers you had as a kid at school). Well priced and clean hostel right above a fun bar with a great atmosphere. Bare in mind that while the rooms are reasonably well soundproofed bass vibrations will still travel into the room, so if you are a light sleeper you may get disturbed by this at weekends - though the hostel does provide free ear plugs. Only downside is the showers take a while to warm up
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2021
    awesome for people who want to make friends and drink
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    22 Nov 2021
    Fabulous people, great staff, great setting, comfortable beds, really lovely athmosphere but the building really could do with upgrading the shower facilities and the cleaning at weekends of toilets simply has got to be improved on and more cleaning personnel employed! Otherwise really really great! 4 stars. Would give it 5 stars with brand-new, squeaky-clean showers and toilets.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2021
    Always a fun time at this hostel. The place really does have some character with great live music down stairs in the evenings.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Nov 2021
    Extremely loud live music till 3 in the morning on Friday and Saturday. Impossible to sleep, the entire bed was shaking. Very good location, friendly staff and decent facilities (excluding the bathrooms).
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    13 Nov 2021
    The rooms are very old and dirty. The beds made the loudest noise whenever you would move and I had to make the bed completely by myself when I got there. The bathrooms and showers were disgusting and not up-kept and I was not comfortable taking a shower there. I didn't even eat the free breakfast because I was uncomfortable. Only saw a staff member once.Before check out, I needed assistance and called the hostel 20 TIMES but no one ever answered and no one was ever at the desk. Not worth the $.
    USA, All Female Group, 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