Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • 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 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

First night to be charged should the minimum cancellation notice of 48hours not be given to Kensal Green Backpackers by either telephone or email.
No further monies to be charged even in the case of no cancellation notice given.
Any group 20+ pax needs to be cancelled 7 days prior the arrival date

Additional Terms and Conditions

In order for us to hold the beds for you, we ask you to pay an additional 40 (fourty) percent security deposit (on top of the 10% already paid when you booked online) of the total amount to our bank account/ card payment/ cash on arrival, or by bank transfer 7 days before arrival.
We cannot hold the beds until we have received the security deposit, at least two weeks before arrival.
We will allocate groups by gender and the rooms will be allocated next to each other. In case of a school group we allocate the teachers rooms next to the students rooms.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, 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.


Kensal Green Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
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Property Description

Kensal Green Backpackers is a legendary hostel full of character, aiming to provide a stay in a fun, affordable and safe enviroment.

We are located right across the road from Kensal Green tube and overground station (Bakerloo line) and bus no: 18 will take you to the heart of London 24 hours a day.
Our friendly team of multi-lingual staff are happy to assist you 24/7.

Fresh linen, Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, hot showers are all included in your stay. All our rooms have showers and water basins.

At our amazing hostel you will have free access to:

-Full facility kitchens
-Dining space
-Large lounge with pool table and Sky-TV
-Free weekly entertainment

Affordable extras

-Laundry service (wash&dry)
-Coffee shop
-Breakfast available at reasonable cost
-Storage room
-Towels for hire
-Tourist information and advice on local attractions and transport

Please note that valid photo ID is mandatory for check-in. We ask for a £10 key deposit which would be returned to you upon check out.
Kensal Green Backpackers only caters for travellers aged between 18-40 yrs old. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.2

  • Security 5.3

  • Location 6.1

  • Staff 5.5

  • Atmosphere 4.6

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 4.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Really good,nice staff,nice place.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    Stayed one night after a concert- hostel was a clean warm and welcome place to stay. Everyone I met was friendly and nice. Could not have expected more.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Oct 2019
    Very good and friendly atmosphere. Nice Manager and receptionist who both gave me a very warm and comfortable welcome ! :) I highly recommend !
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    30 Sep 2019
    A truly scary place. Three full time travelers entered, none of us were willing to spend the night. It was cheap... For very obvious reasons. If you are up for a challenge, go for it.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    14 Sep 2019
    My bed still had the previous guest's sheets all piled up on it! I asked for another room but they said it was all busy. Girl at the reception did not have the laundry keys so they used a staff's sheet to make my bed but with same pillow case and blanket sheet (disgusting) I would have left but it was too late! This is the second time my bed is taken but at least the 1st time I got another bed! Unfortunately, sometimes I need a last min booking and this was available!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 3.4


    21 Oct 2019
    Showers in the room. This could lead to mould and health risks. I walked out as soon as I walked in and found my room. No pots and pans in the kitchen. Everything was bare bones and worse. The stressful experience wasn't worth it. I should've read and payed heed to the reviews I saw before booking this hostel. I lost seventy five pounds and I didn't even sleep one night here. RUN.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    18 Sep 2019
    Management and some of the security is arrogant and behave like god, and are pretty abusive towards customers. Place is dangerous, the building was set on fire, and evacuated in middle of a coldnight. Lets not mention the filthy rooms and filthier toilets..should not be allowed on the website, ideally shall be shut by the local council. Rest of staff are far from professionals, and most are homeless ppl that work for their stay, so often you get your stuf spread around after they 'cleaned'.
    Bulgaria, Male, 31-40
  • 2.3


    02 Nov 2019
    Worst hostel I've been to in my life. Weird check-in check out system. Beds all crambled up together with the shower inside the room. Bathrooms where a disgrace. Wouldn't come back even if they gave me the rooms for free.
    Paraguay, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    18 Oct 2019
    The hostel caught fire. Enough said.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    02 Oct 2019
    Bag of sh*t
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi